In the mid 1800s, prior to the fall of the Tokugawa Shogunate, two men lead very different lives in the city of Edo. Ibuya Manjiro is a would-be samurai who refuses to back down from a fight, and Ryoan Tezuka is the son of a well-known doctor and student of Western medicine. Both are looked down upon by members of the community – Ibuya for his heroic behavior that makes his dojo look bad, and Ryoan for following a form of medicine that Japan, as a whole, shuns. Though the two are on very different paths, their lives inevitably cross in romance, times of need, and the changing of history...
Shortly after watching the mediocrity that is 'Angolmois' I see 'Hidamari No Ki'- and find just what I was looking for in a historical fiction anime.
Adapted from a manga written in the early 80's by the 'God of Manga' Osamu Tezuka, 'Hidamari No Ki' takes place during the final years of the Tokugawa Shogunate, when Japan rapidly transitioned both politically and culturally from the medieval... read more
Hidamari no Ki
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