Manji, a recently-turned immortal swordsman, has sworn to kill a thousand villains to counterbalance the merciless and indiscriminate slaughter that ended with the death of his sister. To this end, he decides to travel with Rin, a young girl who reminds him of the sister he failed. She has sworn to take vengeance on the Itto-ryu, specifically their leader Anotsu; for the Itto-ryu are group of elite swordsmen who killed her parents and raped her mother in front of her. However; being immortal doesn’t guarantee victory: Manji’s skill and immortality will be tested to their limits...
Boy, adaptations are usually messed up but this was overkill…
Animated by Studio Bee Train, which usually has high budgets and places most of its appeal on aesthetics rather than anything else. They messed up in this one though. Directed by Mashimo Kouichi, who pretty much directed all of Bee Train’s infamous “chicks with guns” shows that made it so rich.
I find very... read more
I decided to watch this anime based on the main character's design. I had seen him in a couple of manga covers and thought he was like a samurai Wolverine, maybe with a carefree attitude like a typical ronin. Too bad the anime did not support my vision. WHAT’S GOOD? Animation is fine. Main character looks cool. The series is short. I don’t know. Nothing... read more
Blade of the Immortal