Nobody asked young Shinjuro if he wanted to take over the dojo, but the responsibility fell on his shoulders anyway. Now, he must try and make his school succeed while protecting the town he lives in. Things get worse when Mikage, a rogue samurai, seeks the legendary sword Mizuchi to destroy the Tokugawa government. Shinjuro is called upon to defeat Mikage and restore peace to feudal Japan. However, he's not alone. A band of beautiful women await to support him emotionally and in battle.
Galan is a failure of a samurai who is down on his luck, until one day, the unexpected happens: a princess of a foreign country presents him with a sword. To his delight, he accepts it, completely unaware of its past and its secrets. Shortly after, strange events begin to unfold, causing both humorous and ecchi situations for Galan to survive through, all the while protecting his mysterious sword full of secrets.
Short ecchi elements in Samurai: Hunt for the Sword and Labyrinth of Flames really makes them alike. Both of them are about young samurai who are surrounded by girls and trouble, but in the end they somehow deal with it. However, Shinjuro looks and acts more intelligent than Galan.
Keitaro Urashima is somewhat of a failure. In order to fulfill a promise he made to a girl fifteen years ago, he has tried time and again to get into Tokyo U but has never managed to pass the exam. However, fate smiles upon him and he ends up working for his aunt, managing an all-girls dorm! Living with the feral Kaolla, the timid Shinobu, the sake-loving Mitsune, the blade mistress Motoko and the punch-happy Naru, can Keitaro keep his focus and keep his promise? And will he ever end up meeting that girl from his past?
In the revolutionary Meiji period, Japan is undergoing enormous political change. It is a time when vagabonds and terrorists will use any method to prevent the modernization of their country, even if it means trampling on the innocent in the process. In such a time, Himura Kenshin, a wandering samurai, has dedicated his life to protecting the weak and desperate peasants from those who would oppress them. However, Kenshin has a dark past which threatens to destroy the values he is fighting for. When he meets his new friends Kaoru, Sanosuke, and Yahiko, and tries to build a peaceful life with them, events conspire against him. Can Kenshin overcome the demons within and without, and finally ensure the peaceful future that Japan deserves?
Tenchi Masaki lives a quiet life helping his grandfather at the temple. Quiet, that is, until he accidentally unleashes a strange and beautiful space pirate from her 700-year-old prison. Things rapidly get worse for Tenchi when the royal princess Ayeka, cute Sasami, ditzy galaxy police agent Mihoshi and scientifically insane Washu crash land in his back garden to join the mayhem. Will Tenchi be able to shake off the unwanted romantic advances of these women, and what secret does his history hold?