Blade of the Immortal

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  • TV-MA
  • 2008
  • 1 Season
  • 6.7  (719)

Blade of the Immortal is an action-packed anime series produced by Media Blasters in 2008. The show takes place in feudal Japan and follows the story of Manji, an immortal swordsman who has been cursed with eternal life. He is on a mission to avenge the brutal murder of his younger sister at the hands of a ruthless gang of samurai.

The series is a perfect blend of action, drama, and adventure, with excellent animation and soundtrack. Tomokazu Seki voices the lead character, Manji, with Kazuya Nakai, Katsuyuki Konishi, Hirofumi Nojima, Mamiko Noto, Masashi Ebara, Daisuke Namikawa, Megumi Toyoguchi, Shinichiro Miki, Toshiyuki Morikawa, Wataru Hatano, Maaya Sakamoto, Daisaku Shinohara, Toru Ohkawa, and Kousei Yagi contributing to the supporting roles.

The show follows Manji as he becomes the bodyguard of a young girl named Rin, who is on a mission to avenge the death of her parents. Her parents were brutally murdered by a group of samurai seeking the secret of immortality. Manji agrees to help Rin, as he sees it as an opportunity to end his own eternal suffering. Together, they travel across Japan, facing several challenges and opponents along the way.

One of the unique aspects of the show is that it explores the moral implications of immortality. Manji, despite being immortal, is still haunted by the memories of his past and the people he has lost. He realizes that immortality is not a blessing, but a curse. The show also delves into themes like revenge, redemption, and the true nature of humanity.

The fight scenes in the show are well choreographed and visually stunning, with a mix of swordplay and hand-to-hand combat. Each character has their own unique fighting style and techniques, adding to the variety of battles in the show. The intense fight scenes are amplified by the excellent soundtrack, which complements the action perfectly.

Blade of the Immortal is a faithful adaptation of the manga by Hiroaki Samura. The show has received praise for its faithfulness to the source material, capturing the tone and atmosphere of the manga perfectly. The show also features excellent character development, with each character having their own backstory and motivations. The villains are not one-dimensional and have their own reasons for their actions, making the show more nuanced and realistic.

Overall, Blade of the Immortal is an immersive and engaging anime series that will satisfy both fans of the manga and newcomers to the story. The show has an excellent blend of action, drama, and moral themes, making it stand out from other anime series in its genre. The animation is top-notch, with an excellent soundtrack that elevates the fight scenes to new heights. The characters are well-developed, with the villains being more nuanced than typical anime antagonists. If you're looking for an action-packed and thought-provoking anime series, Blade of the Immortal is definitely worth checking out.

Blade of the Immortal is a series that is currently running and has 1 seasons (25 episodes). The series first aired on July 13, 2008.

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Final Act
24. Final Act
March 26, 2020
The lives of those gathered fizzle out one after another. Those remaining are battered and bruised. Yet still they take up their swords, and slam their convictions against one another. The last one standing... And the revenge that was fulfilled... The curtain now closes on the tale of the man with an eternal life, and of those people whose finite lives were a blaze of passion.
Act Twenty Three
23. Act Twenty Three
March 19, 2020
The Ittou-ryu, Rokki-dan, and Manji and Rin all gather in Nakaminato, as if guided there. They all bear their motives on their swords in the moment they begin their final deathmatch. Deceive, subdue, and dance in chaos. Sparks will fly in the decisive battle between the strongest. The last laugh belongs to...
Act Twenty Two
22. Act Twenty Two
March 12, 2020
Arashino, Hasshuu, and Murasaki of the Rokki-dan act as the vanguard in the clash with the Ittou-ryu. The crucial Abayama manages to escape with the help of his followers. But then he has to confront Giichi and Hyakurin, who pursued Abayama to assist Habaki.
Act Twenty One
21. Act Twenty One
March 5, 2020
Manji is wounded from his duel with Shira. Renzou picks up a sword and tries to kill Manji, but Rin and the others talk him down. Meanwhile, Habaki is livid upon learning of the attack on Edo Castle. Habaki wants to pursue Itto-Ryu, even in absence of its leader. As a result, one of the Ittou-ryu enters a mountain village. Habaki's daughter, Ryou, tries to subdue him to be of use to her father.
Act Twenty
20. Act Twenty
February 27, 2020
Rin and Manji chase after Kagehisa, but Shira attacks them and Rin is taken away. Manji goes to rescue her, and meets not only Shira, but Renzou as well. Manji fights Shira in order to rescue Rin. But astoundingly, what slashes at Manji is Shira's left arm, which should have been lost.
Act Nineteen
19. Act Nineteen
February 13, 2020
The Ittou-ryu are pursued by the Rokki-dan, lead by Habaki. Upon hearing this, Rin and Manji decide to pursue as well. Even with all these people leaving Edo to chase the Ittou-ryu, the four leaders appointed by Kagehisa Anotsu are nowhere to be found. Then, in the wee hours of the morning, Kagehisa and the other three stand at the Ootemon in front of Edo Castle.
Act Eighteen
18. Act Eighteen
February 6, 2020
After his failure at Edo Castle, Habaki is dismissed as head clerk. But still, in order to annihilate Ittou-ryu, he heads up the Rokki-dan in hopes of subjugation. However, the new head clerk, Ugen, decides that Ittou-ryu, having left Edo, is now in the clear. Furthermore, to ensure he abides by the agreement, Habaki's wife and children are taken hostage.
Act Seventeen
17. Act Seventeen
January 23, 2020
Manji and Rin finally reunite. But the formidable foe made by Habaki in the dungeon blocks their escape. Then Doua and the presumed dead Isaku arrive as backup. The dungeon begins to cave in. As their escape nears, an unexpected person appears before Rin and Manji. Then, the answer that Burando arrived at from the results of his experiments...
Act Sixteen
16. Act Sixteen
January 16, 2020
Ever since the Dewanosuke incident, Burando kept making blunders. He is finally thrown in solitary confinement by Habaki, and goes insane. But as a result of his madness, Burando grasps something important about the immortality experiments. That humans are essentially otters. Meanwhile, Rin and Doua resolve to infiltrate Edo Castle to rescue the surrounded Manji and Isaku.
Act Fifteen
15. Act Fifteen
January 9, 2020
Burando succeeds in transplanting Manji's left arm onto the test body of Dewanosuke. From that starting point, more tests succeed. But Habaki puts pressure on Burando, and demands results. Habaki's blade closes in on the imperfectly immortalized Dewanosuke. Rin meets with Doua and Isaku in the street as she searches for Manji. That's when the official that Doua knocked over approaches them.
Act Fourteen
14. Act Fourteen
January 2, 2020
Habaki's scheme gets Manji trapped in a dungeon. Habaki uses a doctor, Burando Ayame, to try and solve the mystery of immortality. For the sake of the advancement of medicine, Burando sinks a scalpel into Manji's body. Meanwhile, while waiting for Manji's return, Rin is caught up in a strange cohabitation with Doua and Isaku, who had been searching for a place to stay.
13. Wind
January 1, 2009
The paths taken by all the surviving characters are shown. Rin abolishes her hesitations and trains with utter devotion.
Nemesis of Rin
12. Nemesis of Rin
January 1, 2009
Manji and Rin travel to the house where he lived with his sister and he continues to train Rin.
11. Feathers
January 1, 2009
Changing Face
10. Changing Face
January 1, 2009
Dream Bomb
9. Dream Bomb
November 2, 2008
More details from Anotsu's and Makie's past are revealed. A fierce battle between Manji and Makie unfolds.
Nail Bomb
8. Nail Bomb
October 19, 2008
Manji and Rin encounter Makie Otono-Tachibana, whose life Manji spares, since she appears to be too weak to pose a threat.
San To
7. San To
October 5, 2008
Manji settles the score with Shizuma.
Mushi no uta
6. Mushi no uta
September 21, 2008
Members of the Mugai-ry? are assassinated by members of the Itt?-ry?. Manji an Rin encounter Eiku Shizuma, who reveals Manji's and weakness.
To hito (JÅ«jin)
5. To hito (JÅ«jin)
September 7, 2008
The tragic past of Taito Magatsu, another member of the Itt?-ry?, who is a target of Rins vengence, is revealed.
4. Genius
August 24, 2008
Rin tries in vain to hire Sori, an artist.
Love Song
3. Love Song
August 10, 2008
Manji's and Rin's fateful encounter with Sabato Kuroi.
2. Conquest
July 27, 2008
More details about the tragic demise of Rin's family and their dojo are shown during her encounter with Manji.
1. Criminal
July 13, 2008
The Blade of the Immortal story revolves around a wandering warrior Manji, a crass, violent samurai with a special ability: he cannot die.
Where to Watch Blade of the Immortal
Blade of the Immortal is available for streaming on the Media Blasters website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Blade of the Immortal on demand at Amazon Prime.
  • Premiere Date
    July 13, 2008
  • IMDB Rating
    6.7  (719)