Historical Japan, the Meiji Revolution: Hijikata Toshizou is a young swordsman fighting for the Shinsengumi and the Tokugawa shogunate. As a lieutenant of the Shinsengumi, Hijikata earns a reputation for his ruthlessness and harsh moral code. Hijikata Toshizou's tale is one of fierce determination, his samurai spirit unfaltering even as the war nears its inescapable conclusion and his comrades fall one by one.
Hijikata Toshizou Shiro no Kiseki is a biographical OVA by Studio 4°C that tells the life story of titular Hijikata Toshizou – a real historical figure and one of the most prominent Shinsengumi officers in times of Meiji Restoration. For its 30 minute length the anime manages to describe the whole life of our hero and flesh him out as a character. However, that comes at the cost of storytelling which... read more