TV (12 eps x 50 min)
4.446 out of 5 from 6,657 votes
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In the wake of a rebellion that shook Japan twenty years prior, Togame Hida, general director and strategist for the army, seeks to obtain the 12 "deviant blades" created by master swordsmith Shikizaki Kiki to help add stability and security to the Bakufu government. To aid in this endeavor, she looks to enlist the help of Yasuri Mutsune, head of the Kyotou-ryu school and hero of the rebellion. But when she arrives on the island where he lives in exile, she finds him dead, succeeded by his skilled yet slightly daft son Shichika. Undeterred, the two set off from the island in search of the swords armed only with Togami's sharp strategic mind and Shichika's powerful, swordless Kyotou-ryu.

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VivisQueen's avatar by VivisQueen on Feb 12, 2011
Score: 9/10

Katanagatari has no right to be as grand and engrossing as it is considering its impressively banal premise. A mysterious woman called Togame turns up on a lonely island to recruit the martial artist read more

asterris's avatar by asterris on Jul 26, 2014
Score: 7/10

Don't expect anything too in depth or 'professional' about this review. Not that I'm trying to write something that you'll find unhelpful. Good thing there's not an unhelpful button. ANYWAYS. There might or might not be unimportant or important spoilers in this... To be honest, I wasn't quite sure after the first episode, but after they started on thier journey, I came to really like this story... read more

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