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Blade of the Immortal 

Mugen no Juunin (original title)
In medieval Japan, a witch curses a master swordsman with immortality. After many years he grows tired of it and asks her to make him mortal again if he atones for his sins by killing a 1000 evil men. A girl seeking revenge helps him.
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Mela Lee ...  Rin Asano 13 episodes, 2008
Keith Silverstein ...  Maji 13 episodes, 2008
Karen Strassman 13 episodes, 2008
Rina Satô Rina Satô ...  Rin Asano / ... 10 episodes, 2008
Tomokazu Seki ...  Manji 10 episodes, 2008
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In medieval Japan, a witch curses a master swordsman with immortality. After many years he grows tired of it and asks her to make him mortal again if he atones for his sins by killing a 1000 evil men. A girl seeking revenge helps him.

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Before getting the chance to meet author Hiroaki Samura, series writer Hiroyuki Kawasaki had initially thought Samura was a woman author. See more »

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Actually pretty good...except that it ends incomplete at episode 13
21 January 2012 | by JimPettisSee all my reviews

Probably an additional 13 episodes were planned. The story ends abruptly without resolution, but is pretty good as far as it goes.

The action is good (not great). The hero is particularly interesting because all of his opponents seem to be noticeably better than him in combat. With minor exceptions, the young girl who is the companion of the hero is treated (by the writer) in a respectful manner and the show is only mildly adult as a result. The villains are "fleshed out" better than is the case with most anime - they have motivation, occasionally insane but usually rational and believable.

The action is occasionally interrupted with long-winded philosophizing from the villains and, occasionally, from the hero.


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