Shigurui

TV (12 eps)
3.377 out of 5 from 2,616 votes
Rank #2,029

In the 6th year of the Kan'ei era, people enjoy a time of peace; skilled swordsmen are revered and respected, and their lives are their own. Amidst the tranquility, Lord Tokugawa Tadanaka decides, for his own amusement, to hold a fighting tournament in which real swords are used - though laws forbid their use. In a match to the death two highly-skilled swordsmen face off: the one-armed Fujiki Gennosuke, and the blind Iraki Seigen. As they take their respective stances, flashbacks paint a picture of the duo’s past and battle wounds; and thus, the real story begins...

my anime:

not rated

Watch online now

If you like Shigurui, you might like...

Shigurui has no manga recommendations yet. Be the first and add some today!

Reviews

See all reviews
Sheex's avatar by Sheex on Jun 6, 2008
Score: 1/10

Story
I'll be blunt: ordinarily I would have dropped a series like Shigurui after the first episode and called it quits.  On behalf of all the decent people who might unknowingly pick up this title, though, I compelled myself to see it through to the end.  Thus, with an enormously bitter taste in my mouth I bring you this review, as I feel it my moral obligation to bring to... read more

valondar's avatar by valondar on Apr 2, 2009
Score: 7.5/10

Story
In the Japanese New Wave, films such as Hara Kiri and Samurai Rebellion depicted bushido as a baseless sham and the feudal system as corrupt, cruel, decadent, and crushing people underfoot. They exposed all the supposed nobilities of the era for base lies covering even baser men. I sound terribly pretentious, don't I? Good - because so is Shigurui. This anime takes the same blatantly pessimistic... read more

Related manga

Shigurui 2003 Original Manga

Characters

Staff

User Stats

Recent activity

View all
DrSlipperyNips rated the Shigurui anime 1.5/5 stars
DrSlipperyNips watched Shigurui at 12 of 12 episodes
Kantoro removed the Shigurui anime from their anime list
joker85 rated the Shigurui anime 4/5 stars
defakitty wants to watch Shigurui

Custom lists

View all
(A) Funimation on Youtube by phoenixaurora Aug 17, 2014
Top 20 Anime Series of All-Time by Risana Apr 27, 2014
Mind Screw by rowaine9 Mar 29, 2014