Ghost Slayers Ayashi

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  • TV-PG
  • 2006
  • 1 Season
  • 6.4  (78)

Ghost Slayers Ayashi is a historical and supernatural anime series from Aniplex that aired in 2006. The setting takes place in feudal Japan during the Edo period, when the country was plagued by a variety of ominous ghosts and spirits that threatened the safety of its people. The social order was also in flux during this time, as the shogunate system was slowly fading away, and a new era of enlightenment was on the horizon.

The story follows the adventures of a group of skilled individuals known as the Ayashi, who possess special abilities and are tasked with hunting down and vanquishing these dangerous apparitions. The team is led by the mysterious and enigmatic Yukiatsu Ryuudou, who is shrouded in secrets and appears to have a hidden agenda. The other members of the group include Ryunosuke Akutagawa, a young writer with the power to manipulate his surroundings through the power of words; Ogasawara Genbu, a former samurai who now sees ghosts due to a curse; and Kumoshichi, a skilled ninja who can traverse walls and attack from the shadows.

Together, the team faces a myriad of challenges and obstacles as they travel across Japan, encountering a plethora of different ghosts and spirits along the way. From malevolent and powerful yokai to vengeful ghosts seeking revenge, the Ayashi face a variety of terrifying opponents that push their skills to the limit. However, they are not alone in their quest, as they sometimes run into other individuals with special abilities and unique backgrounds. Some of these allies become recurring characters in the show, with their own distinct personalities and strengths.

One of the standout features of Ghost Slayers Ayashi is its visual style, which blends traditional Japanese artwork and motifs with modern animation techniques. The character designs are intricate and detailed, capturing the unique looks and personalities of each member of the Ayashi team. The backgrounds are also richly detailed, with a focus on architecture and cityscapes that reflect the era's period. The show is also notable for its use of color, with a bright and vibrant palette that contrasts well with the dark and menacing aura of the ghosts.

Aside from its stunning visuals, Ghost Slayers Ayashi also boasts an engaging and complex storyline that keeps viewers intrigued from start to finish. As the series progresses, viewers learn more about the origins and motivations of the Ayashi, as well as their hidden connections to each other and the ghosts they hunt. The show is also not afraid to tackle themes of social justice and political upheaval, as the Ayashi often find themselves caught up in larger conflicts that threaten the entire country.

Overall, Ghost Slayers Ayashi is a must-watch for fans of historical anime, supernatural thrillers, and action-packed adventure. With its richly-detailed animation style, engaging storyline, and memorable characters, this classic from Aniplex is sure to leave a lasting impression on viewers even after the final episode has aired.

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30. Myth
October 24, 2007
It is by the sword of Choei that the Divine Maiden is cut down. Yukiastsu is awakening to become god of the land. Choei and Torii have desired these forms. What is the truth of this world? The end has come.
Earthly Paradise
29. Earthly Paradise
October 24, 2007
Saizo comes to Yukiatsu and tells him that she will not be returning to the Ayashi. She then vanishes with Choei. According to Mamiya's will, they are headed for the Ezo region.
Mount Purgatory
28. Mount Purgatory
September 26, 2007
Saizo is sent to help Ogasawara. Unfortunately Saizo is manipulated by Choei to call the Youi, Red Cat to set fire to the prison.
The City of Dis
27. The City of Dis
September 26, 2007
Ogasawara takes sole responsibility for the fight against the Tsukudashima fishermen. He is then sent to prison in Kodenmacho. He and Choei Takano are reunited after 5 years. Choei is now the convict boss.
The River of Wailing
26. The River of Wailing
August 22, 2007
It is now the first month of the Tenpo Year 15. The Senior Councilor Mizuno has fallen from power and Tenpo Reform is over. The people are still struggling with daily hardships.
People Are Ayashi
25. People Are Ayashi
March 31, 2007
The Western Ones enter the Maejima Temple, with Genbatsu with them. They desire to bring down Edo Castle, which stands above the temple.
Fantasy of the Latter Southern Court
24. Fantasy of the Latter Southern Court
March 24, 2007
As Atl has decided to reject this world, he summons Giei from the Other World. Giei is a gigantic Youi. The appearance of Giei causes and avalanche that covers Inba Swamp in debris. The Western Ones come before the Ayashi in this mass chaos.
Inba Swamp Construction Along the Old Canal
23. Inba Swamp Construction Along the Old Canal
March 17, 2007
The Inba Swamp construction site, in Shimousa Province, has had a series of accidents. There is suspicion that the accidents are the work of a black goblin. Tasaku comes to the city of Edo to stop the construction at Inba Swamp.
The Drunk Who Does Not Come Home
22. The Drunk Who Does Not Come Home
March 10, 2007
Well water has been turned into sake and the Ayashi mobilize. The cause is a water Youi in Edo's aqueducts, but it is hard to track, as it has burrowed underground. Meanwhile, Atl meets a warrior sentenced to die and tries to lead him to the Other World.
To Perish in the Starlit Night
21. To Perish in the Starlit Night
March 3, 2007
A Youi heads for Edo and turns young maidens into monsters, one after another. The Ayashi mobilize to capture it, using Saizo and Atl as bait. But Yozo Torii was trying to cover up the existence of 'the Western Ones', who are behind this incident.
Shinobazu Pond Lullaby
20. Shinobazu Pond Lullaby
February 24, 2007
Yukiatsu and his mother are reunited after 25 years of being apart. Yukiatsu is encouraged to replace the missing adopted in the House. Ogasawara convinces Yukiatsu to take on this new assignment, in hopes that it protects the House.
Three Yukiatsus
19. Three Yukiatsus
February 17, 2007
A man claiming to be Yukiatsu Ryudo, shows up in the city of Edo. Ogasawara feels that it may be best to take some time to visit Yukiatsu's childhood home. They are hoping to find clue into the true identity of the fake Yukiatsu
Wanderer's Paradise
18. Wanderer's Paradise
February 10, 2007
Ougu, a Youi, appears with Ninai. Yukiastsu tries to find out its Ayagami, but cannot discover the name. Ougu disappears with Ninai into the Other World. Only Rudio the Youi is left before Abi.
The Shrouded World
17. The Shrouded World
February 3, 2007
The Ayashi have discovered that silent weapons may have been sold to Yamazakiya. Masurao has said that he sold "air guns" that produce no sound or smell. All are wondering why Yamazakiya, who agrees with Western Learning scholars, tried to kill Atobe?
People of Craft
16. People of Craft
January 27, 2007
The Finance Magistrate, Yoshisuke Atobe, has had an attempt on his life. More trouble comes as a group of ruffians begin to make appearances around town. They seem to hate Western Learning and show up at the place of a medicine wholesaler named Yamazakiya.
Woman of Rashomon Alley
15. Woman of Rashomon Alley
January 20, 2007
As the mystery of Yoshiwara continues to unfold, the Ayashi begin to investigate missing butterfly tattoos from the bodies.
Butterfly Dance
14. Butterfly Dance
January 13, 2007
There is a frightening case in Yoshiwara of Edo, someone is killing the courtesans. Kyousai has become a suspect with Atl believed to be his accomplice.
Heaven, Hell, and a Book of Rumors
13. Heaven, Hell, and a Book of Rumors
May 5, 2009
Atl is hiding in a courtesan house where a young artist, Kyousai Kawanabe, is being attended. After walking with police hand Tamahei, Kyousai becomes interested in the Ayashi. He is dazzled by Atl's beauty, who is suspected to be involved with the group.
Hakuryu Howls To the Moon
12. Hakuryu Howls To the Moon
May 6, 2009
Honjo and the others come across stone said to possess strange powers, but it's stolen by a mysterious group, the Western Ones, who raise an enormous Youi. Yukiatsu fights using Ayagami, but is no match. Meanwhile, Ogasawara faces his old friend, Kanou.
Nikko Fey Road
11. Nikko Fey Road
December 16, 2006
Yukiatsu is sent to destroy the Youi on Nikko Road as the Shogun's troop advances. Yukiastsu takes Ogasawara with him on his way to Nikko. They find the Nikko High Road taken over by all kinds of Youi.
A Maiden's Dance, Fragrance of Spring
10. A Maiden's Dance, Fragrance of Spring
December 9, 2006
Saizo, still possessed by the mask of Youi, heads for the town. The mask is rumored to feed upon all the desires of one's self to be more than they really are.
Front and Back
9. Front and Back
December 2, 2006
Yukiatsu and others rush to the theater to save Saizo. As the arrive, they find her completely surrounded by foxes. She has already been possessed by the mask of Youi.
Fox Theater
8. Fox Theater
November 25, 2006
A person mysteriously disappears from the town theater. The only clue left behind is a mask.
The Dragon is Within the Cloud
7. The Dragon is Within the Cloud
November 18, 2006
The Ayashi prepare to stand against Yukiwa. They attempt to calm him as he rages. Yukiatsu tries to bring Ayagami away from Yukiwa.
Racing Dragon Aura
6. Racing Dragon Aura
November 11, 2006
Who is Kumoshichi and why can no one else see him? Yukiatsu suddenly remembers a crime 15 years old.
The Tale of a Murder
5. The Tale of a Murder
November 4, 2006
Gigi, the Youi that possessed the life-size dolls enters battle with Yukiatsu. Yukiatsu gains aide by Ayagami. During the battle Yozo Torii orders Atl's horse, Yukiwa, captured.
Life-Size Dolls
4. Life-Size Dolls
October 28, 2006
The Ayashi begin to investigate a series of mysterious disappearances. All the disappearances are occurring in the show tent area. The Ayashi worry that there are connections to Youi.
The Undercurrents of Beautiful Edo
3. The Undercurrents of Beautiful Edo
October 21, 2006
With the help of Ayashi, Yikiatsu enters the Office of Barbarian Knowledge Enforcement that is hidden beneath Hibiya.
After the Fall of the Mountain God
2. After the Fall of the Mountain God
October 14, 2006
Mixed up in the fight between the two Youi from the Other World, Yukiatsu, Tae, and Outa are taken to Hozaburo's estate. But the Youi Yamago appears at the estate and Outa disappears during the commotion. Yukiatsu heads into town to search for him.
The Youi Cometh
1. The Youi Cometh
October 7, 2006
The Ayashi array themselves against Yukiwa to calm him as he rages about. Yukiatsu tries to draw out Ayagami from Yukiwa, but is helpless against the coldness that he unleashes. Atl works desperately to protect Yukiwa from the Ayashi's attacks.
  • Premiere Date
    October 7, 2006
  • IMDB Rating
    6.4  (78)