The series starts off at a tournament where a one armed samurai faces a blind one and quickly flashes back to reveal the history between the two fighters.
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Daisuke Namikawa ...  Gennosuke Fujiki / ... 12 episodes, 2007
Emi Shinohara ...  Iku 12 episodes, 2007
Seizô Katô Seizô Katô ...  Kogan Iwamoto 12 episodes, 2007
John Burgmeier ...  Gennosuke 12 episodes, 2007
R. Bruce Elliott ...  Ushimata 12 episodes, 2007
Mike McFarland ...  Narrator 12 episodes, 2007
Nozomu Sasaki ...  Seigen Irako / ... 11 episodes, 2007
Jerry Russell Jerry Russell ...  Kogan 11 episodes, 2007
Houko Kuwashima ...  Mie Iwamoto / ... 10 episodes, 2007
Laura Bailey ...  Mie 9 episodes, 2007
Johnny Bruce Lewis ...  Mariko 9 episodes, 2007
Mark Stoddard ...  Yamazaki 9 episodes, 2007
J. Michael Tatum ...  Seigen 9 episodes, 2007
Charles Baker ...  Munakata 8 episodes, 2007
Wendy Powell ...  Iku 8 episodes, 2007
Kent Williams ...  Okitsu / ... 8 episodes, 2007
Grant James ...  Mosuke 7 episodes, 2007
Christopher Bevins ...  Tomoroku / ... 6 episodes, 2007
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The series starts off at a tournament where a one armed samurai faces a blind one and quickly flashes back to reveal the history between the two fighters.

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not your average Samurai series, not for the impatient, not for the young
20 July 2010 | by a3443629See all my reviews

This is a 12 part Anime series. I watched the Blu-ray (english 5.1) and thought it was "translated well", without knowing the original language (which is also on the disc in 2.0). Atmosphere and presentation is where this series really shines. The voice acting is good and ambient sounds can be great at times. The artwork and sound design is impressive and can be almost hypnotic. The story may seem a bit convoluted and i actually watched the 1st part again after finishing the series, but much of it comes together in the end.

This is not your average Samurai-Anime, if you're looking for something action-packed like Ninja Scroll, you won't find it here. If you like the more arty touch and trippiness of Ghost in the Shell and thrive on atmosphere and just enjoying the animated art, then you're in the right place. There aren't huge battles or war-scenes, the Samurai are mostly dueling, building up tension with dialog and the great score before bursting into short but intense fights. There is some pretty graphic violence, so only recommendable to adults, especially with the slower, more atmospheric style of the series, which can be interpreted as "boring" by viewers with a short attention span.

If you are in need of another Samurai fix, but with more action, then check out Ninja Scroll (1993) + Basilisk (2005)


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