For Takaya Ougi, exorcising vengeful spirits has become an everyday occurrence. Things change when he is sent to Kyoto to investigate the re-awakening of the Ikko sect and their leader, Araki, who deserted the clan hundreds of years ago. He meets up with his servant, Haruie, and they learn that several clans have rallied together and are seeking a mandala made up of the hair of deceased soldiers and the spirit of Araki. Takaya, along with his fellow possessors, Naoe and Hariue, must keep the mandala from falling into the other clan’s hands and exorcise the spirits possessing the mandala. Hariue must also exorcise Akari to keep him from the enemy, but hesitates because he resembles her lover from two hundred years ago. With Haruie’s conflicting emotions and the explosive relationship between Takaya and Naoe, will they be successful at defeating their latest threat or will they be each other’s downfall?
An OVA that actually outshines the series by miles, could be a first. Story - 7/10 Some time has passed since the original series and the possessors are off doing their own thing. Naoe is a guard for high profile clients, while Takaya and his classmates are spending their vacation traveling around exorcising spirits. When Takaya is called to exorcise a spirit in Kyoto he finds out there is a... read more
|Mirage of Blaze||TV||2002|