A swordfight story taking place in Edo era (17th - 19th century). Yasuri Shichika is the seventh head of the Kyotou school of Japanese sword martial arts and lives in Fushou Island with his sister Nanami. With the order from a female samurai general Togame, he sets out for a trip to collect the twelve treasured swords created by a legendary swordsmith Shikizaki Kiki.
Episodes: 12(One episode per month) Opening: "Meiya Kadenrou" by Minami Kuribayashi Ending: "Tasogare no Getsuka" by Yousei Teikoku
So yeah, this just aired, art and animation were good, characters likable, plot....ehh bit simple, but that's not necessarily a bad thing.
So did anyone else check this out?
Thread Recap (last 10 posts from newest to oldest)
Dec 12, 10 at 8:17pm
A Scabbard, I believe. .....well it wouldn't be fun if there were too many plain old swords now would it?
Dec 12, 10 at 4:13pm
What the hell was that sword even supossed to do anyway?
Dec 12, 10 at 9:29am
Haha. "Try throwing it?" "I guess that's all I can do." *pwned*
That was awesome. I was a little afraid Shichika would kill him though.
Dec 12, 10 at 5:14am
Oh god yes, great show, episode, and ending.
Although this girl(boy?)
I'm in love. Best part of the episode.
Dec 11, 10 at 9:37pm
I know, right? But honestly I should have waited to watch. Now I don't want to do anything but reminisce and rewatch the final scenes.
Dec 11, 10 at 7:40pm
That's the only word for that ending.
Dec 11, 10 at 4:25pm
I just finished, and I figured this was as good as any for my 9000th post. May I say, wow, what a journey that was. The conclusion was completely unexpected, and I'm still rattled by it, but this show completely blew me away. I'd rank it among the best of the year easily and literally. It's classic storytelling at its best. A show that had a humble tone throughout, not trying so much to shock or impress, but more to draw in from the start. It only starts to really accelerate toward the end, and with dramatic results. The final episode was spectacularly animated. The art directors deserve a medal for this entire series, both for the unique style as well as the smooth and beautiful animation. The events at the start of the final episode brought tears to my eyes with the excellent music and dramatic setting. May I say, Shickika's gauntlet through the castle gave me chills. His outfit, his facial expression, his fights, and his general tank-ness somehow managed to not have a typical shounen feel while remaining awe-inspiring.
I can't quite figure out whether I'm happy with how it ended. I need to think about what the point of the whole tale really was, but I think that's in part because of how spaced out every episode was and how recently I finished. I haven't had time to think about it. But nevertheless it's a show worth watching and I show I loved. More anime should follow in its footsteps. It's sad to see you go, Katanagatari. A very rare 9/10 for me. (After I think about the ending I'll consider a 10/10, but the opening theme by Ali Project still puts a bad taste in my mouth. Actually strike that. It's a 10/10 for sure.) It's right up there with Utawarerumono for me. One of the most epic adventure anime I've ever seen.
Also: 9000th post! That's right. I still brag about that at 20-years-old. Got a problem?
EDIT: After thinking about it for a sec, I've decided to add this as the sixth anime I've seen that I think deserves a perfect 10 for 10. It's not as impressive as other anime I've given that score, but for the adventure genre it embodies, I honestly think it's the best of the best.
Dec 11, 10 at 12:26am
Just finished the show,Already knew the ending so I'm not upset.
Oct 22, 10 at 1:54am
Oh, 2 months left. Time to start this. I didn't like how far the episodes were apart so I didn't start this 10 months ago.
Oct 22, 10 at 12:16am
Spoiler: Big Image
Excellent deduction. Also, is anybody else still watching this, or am I alone?
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