In ancient China, a young boy dreams of becoming the greatest general of the Qin Kingdom.
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Series cast summary:
Adam Fedyk ...  Muta / ... 7 episodes, 2012
Masakazu Morita ...  Li Xin / ... 5 episodes, 2012-2013
Jun Fukuyama ...  Yin Zheng 4 episodes, 2013
Akio Kato Akio Kato ...  Teng 4 episodes, 2013
Rikiya Koyama ...  Wang Qi 4 episodes, 2013
Rie Kugimiya ...  He Liao Diao 4 episodes, 2013
Kôki Miyata Kôki Miyata ...  Cheng Jiao 4 episodes, 2013
Yutaka Nakano Yutaka Nakano ...  Chang Wen Jun 4 episodes, 2013
Mie Sonozaki Mie Sonozaki ...  Yang Duan He 4 episodes, 2013
Kôji Yusa Kôji Yusa ...  Bi 4 episodes, 2013
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In the Warring States Period of ancient China (475-221 BCE), Shin and Hyou are war-orphans in the kingdom of Qin. They dream of one day proving themselves on the battlefield. One day, however, Hyou is taken to the palace by a minister. Winding up on the losing side of a power-struggle, Hyou manages to return to the village, barely alive. Shin then meets a boy who closely resembles Hyou, Ei Sei. For now he is the king of Qin; later he will become the emperor Shi Huangdi. Written by Owais Abid

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4 June 2012 (Japan) See more »

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NHK, Pierrot, Sogo Vision See more »
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Long but still interesting war anime
27 February 2013 | by joelherroSee all my reviews

At 38 episodes, this one takes a while to get going...and there is season 2 planned (don't know how many episodes this time), but if you can handle this many, then you must be into it and more will just be welcome...

The story starts with 2 young orphans, Xin and Piao (pronounced 'Hou'), who live in China in the state of Qin during the warring states period and who fight each other every day with practice swords and dream of becoming great generals...one day a nobleman sees something in one of these orphans and decides to offer him a brighter future...the 2 orphans go their separate ways and adventures await them...

I could go into a lot more depth here, as this is a long and detailed story, but I'll leave it at that...the animation is good, the characters are well developed and the action is balanced with an interesting story. As for how accurate it is, I'm not super knowledgeable about feudal Chinese history, so I can't say either way, but it makes for fun to watch! Just be prepared to sacrifice a lot of time on this one...


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