Lady Ran is a self-described 'beautiful drifter': a samurai who travels Japan on a whim, always searching for good sake. Together with her good-hearted but somewhat dense sidekick Meow (master of the Iron Cat Fist style), they stumble into situations where they (usually unwillingly) confront bandits, corrupt officials and deceitful cults. But there's one enemy they can never defeat with their amazing sword and martial arts skills: their perpetual poverty!
Story: Before I start out, I should say that I usually enjoy episodic animes, like Mushishi and GitS:SAC. This anime, however, seemed to be simply doing the same plot over, and over, and over... with minor tweaks here and there. Here is the main formula for this story: Ran finds sake, Ran can't afford the sake she has consumed, Ran gets Meow to pay for her sake, Meow gets hooked into trouble, Ran saves... read more
A very relaxed, peaceful anime, nothing really too serious, or anything that indicates some sort of plot, but it never attempts to make one. It's basically a show about a wandering samurai women of unknown origin, and a wandering female martial artist whom she befriends (mainly cause she can pay for her booze) and the adventures they have together. Each episode is really stand alone, and doesn't include any... read more