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J. Shanon Weaver ... Taikoubou (unknown episodes)

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Ryu Fujisaki (4 episodes, 1999)

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"Senkaiden Hôshin engi" - Japan (original title)
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Canada:G (Quebec) (VHS/DVD rating) | Germany:12 (DVD rating) | South Korea:15

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great anime; nice plot; awesome animation!, 14 February 2009
Author: thecodex from Puerto Rico

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The 26-episode storyline somehow follows the main plot of the manga, with the young (72 years old) "doushi" (Apprentice to a Sennin) Taikoubou told to go from the Sennin (Immortal) world to Earth (and specifically Yin China) to hunt down 365 renegade evil spirits in order to bring down the fall of Queen Dakki, a Fox spirit who has enslaved the Emperor.

Taikoubou recruits Nataku, a human/weapon hybrid, and Raishinshi, a would-be vigilante, in his quest to hunt down Dakki. He also rides a talking 'hippopotamus' (actually a Reijuu) named Suppushan, who remains the most popular character of the series.

Ki Shou, the Lord of the West, is a man who is unwittingly destined to found the Zhou dynasty. Imprisoned for trying to stop Dakki's evil, he suffers a grievous guilt when his son is murdered and served to him as a meal, causing him to refrain from eating. Escaping from his captors, he returns with an army to overthrow the Yin with the help of Taikoubou.

In the midst of this historical drama, the Immortal High Council (a group of three Immortals seemingly of a higher position than Genshi-tension) is plotting some form of magical spell that requires the capturing of many souls, which made them deliberately lie about the purpose of the Houshin Project to Taikoubou.

The anime ends with Dakki's death due to the combined efforts of Taikoubou's group and Shinkouhyou, with the Juunisen making a short appearance near the end and no mention of Jyoka.

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