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Mirage of Blaze 

Honô no mirâju (original title)
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Takaya, an ordinary high school boy, gets drawn into an ancient war of darkness and tragedy when he discovers that he is the reincarnation of a feudal lord from Japan's Warring States Period.
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Series cast summary:
Richard Cansino ...  Takaya Oogi 5 episodes, 2002
Lex Lang ...  Danjyo Kousaka / ... 5 episodes, 2002
Jamieson Price ...  Nobutsuna Naoe 5 episodes, 2002
Tony Schnur Tony Schnur ...  Yuzuru Narita 5 episodes, 2002
Kim Strauss ...  Masumane Date / ... 5 episodes, 2002
Julie Ann Taylor Julie Ann Taylor ...  Ayako Kadowaki 5 episodes, 2002
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Takaya, an ordinary high school boy, gets drawn into an ancient war of darkness and tragedy when he discovers that he is the reincarnation of a feudal lord from Japan's Warring States Period.

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Japanese

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24 June 2003 (USA) See more »

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Mirage of Blaze See more »

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(13 episodes)

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Quotes

Nobutsuna Naoe: [Exorcising a spirit] "Bai!"
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Blaze 2002
by Kathy Shower
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A thrilling and deeply touching series
24 June 2013 | by athlynne81See all my reviews

My very favorite anime; my only complaint is that it was way too short.

Takaya is a sullen and distant high school student whose world is turned upside-down when he meets a monk named Naoe, who informs him they are the reincarnations of samurai lords destined to protect Japan from other clans that have returned to possess the living. It starts out as your basic supernatural, high-school-adventure, then takes a hard turn into serious drama and angst around episode 7. I like the way it turned out, personally, but if you have a problem with yaoi (male/male relationships), you should probably avoid this one.

Based on a long series of light novels (that have sadly yet to be translated), Mirage of Blaze runs for 13 episodes and a 3-part OVA, and is outstanding for its excellent voice acting, beautiful imagery and truly compelling, heartbreaking story. You will lose your heart to these characters and sniffle when they leave you. My only caution is please, PLEASE, watch it in Japanese with subtitles. The English dub is AWFUL.


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