Information:Genres: Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Supernatural, Historical, Mystery
Tags: Ghosts, Historical, Magic, Martial Arts, Old Asia, Samurai, Swords & Co, Theater, War, Feudal Japan, Mystery, Swordsmen, War
Release Date: 06.10.2006 ‑ 30.03.2007
Studios: SUNRISE Inc.
Type: TV (2006)
Alternative names:幕末機関説 いろはにほへと
Bakumatsu Kikansetsu Irohanihoheto
Intrigue in the Bakumatsu
In the final years of the Bakumatsu, wandering mercenary Yojiro Akizuki
travels the length and breadth of Japan. While he employs his sword in the usual fashion, he also uses it help him locate supernatural items which he pursues with single-minded determination, often with bloody results. In the course of his quest, he crosses paths with a traveling theater group whose members have their own dark agenda. Is it a chance meeting, or the result of an undiscovered conspiracy?
It is the era of Bakumatsu – the last years of the shogunate. In the general turmoil caused by warring groups with different political interests, a curious theatrical group known as the Yuyama Troupe is set out for revenge. They come across a mysterious young swordsman, Akizuki Youjirou
, who seems to be burdened with a dark past. Thrown around by currents of history, powerful people from different factions and personal relations, Akizuki tries to fulfill his mission to destroy an ancient, cursed relic, the Lord’s Head, which has caused chaos and bloodshed for thousands of years.