Blade of the Immortal (TV)

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Alternative title:
Mugen no Jūnin (Japanese) 
Клинок Бессмертного (Russian) 
無限の住人 (Japanese) 
Genres: action , drama 
Objectionable content: Intense 
Plot Summary: Manji is a crass, violent samurai with a special ability: he cannot die. Cursed with immortality by the nun Yobikuni as punishment for his ruthless deeds, he has grown weary of his ageless life. The only way to lift the curse is to slay 1,000 evil men. So Manji wanders Japan, shedding the blood of the wicked on his quest to finally die. 
User Ratings: 612 ratings have been given [details]
 Masterpiece: 23 votes (sub:20, dub:2, others:1
1 Italian subtitled
)
 Excellent: 60 votes (sub:41, dub:17, others:2
1 Russian dubbed
1 Portuguese subtitled
)
 Very good: 154 votes (sub:120, dub:26, raw:2, others:6
2 Portuguese subtitled
2 Spanish subtitled
1 Russian subtitled
1 German subtitled
)
 Good: 179 votes (sub:134, dub:38, others:7
2 Spanish subtitled
2 Portuguese subtitled
1 French subtitled
1 Spanish dubbed
1 Russian dubbed
)
 Decent: 89 votes (sub:72, dub:16, raw:1)
 So-so: 52 votes (sub:45, dub:6, others:1
1 French subtitled
)
 Not really good: 14 votes (sub:7, dub:5, raw:1, others:1
1 Portuguese subtitled
)
 Weak: 26 votes (sub:18, dub:6, ?:1, others:1
1 Lithuanian subtitled
)
 Bad: 9 votes (sub:7, dub:2)
 Awful: 6 votes (sub:5, dub:1)
 Worst ever: -
Seen in part or in whole by 1389 users, rank: #785 (of 6096)
Median rating: Good
Arithmetic mean: 6.874 (Good), std. dev.: 1.7486, rank: #2698 (of 6089)
Weighted mean: 6.787 (Good−), rank: #2783 (of 6089) (seen all: 7.03 / seen some: 6.45 / won't finish: 4.18)
Bayesian estimate: 6.803 (Good−), rank: #2515 (of 4589)
Running time: half hour per episode 
Number of episodes: 13 
Episode titles: We have 13
Vintage: 2008-07-13 to 2008-12-28 
Release dates: We have 8
Opening Theme:
"Akai Usagi (赤井ウサギ)" by Makura no Sōshi 
Ending Theme:
"Wants" by GRAPEVINE 
Trivia: We have 1
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DVD (Region 1)
    Blade of the Immortal (DVD 1) 2009-09-29 (from $4.99)
    Blade of the Immortal - The Tears I've Cried (DVD 2) 2009-11-24 (from $4.99)
    Blade of the Immortal - No Virtue In (DVD 3) 2010-01-26 (from $15.08)
    Blade of the Immortal [Complete Collection] (DVD) 2010-09-14 (from $17.99)
DVD (Region 4)
    Blade of the Immortal (DVD 1) 2010-02-17

Japanese staff
Japanese cast
Director: Koichi Mashimo 
Series Composition: Hiroyuki Kawasaki 
Screenplay:
Hiroyuki Kawasaki (eps 1-9, 12-13) 
Kenichi Kanemaki (eps 10-11) 
Storyboard:
Hiroshi Morioka (OP; eps 4, 8, 12) 
Koichi Mashimo (ep 1) 
Koji Sawai (ED; 4 episodes
eps 2, 7, 11, 13
)
 
Tomoyuki Kurokawa (eps 5, 9) 
Yuki Arie (eps 3, 6, 10) 
Episode Director:
Hiroshi Morioka (eps 4, 8, 12) 
Koji Sawai (eps 2, 7, 10-11) 
Tomoyuki Kurokawa (eps 1, 5, 9, 13) 
Yuki Arie (eps 3, 6) 
Music: Kô Ôtani 
Original creator: Hiroaki Samura 
Character Design: Yoshimitsu Yamashita 
Art Director: Yoshimi Umino 
Animation Director:
Manamu Amasaki 
Mutsumi Sasaki (ep 10) 
Yoshiaki Tsubata 
Yoshimitsu Yamashita (OP/ED) 
Sound Director: Toru Nakano 
Director of Photography:
Jin Saito 
Shinichi Igarashi 
Animation Check:
Miho Imoto (OP) 
Satomi Naitou (ED) 
Art Work Manager: Tomomi Kato 
Assistant producer:
Mika Saiki 
Nakuru Yamatani 
Closing Director: Koji Sawai 
Color Check:
Natsuyo Otani (ep 10) 
Yuko Koshida (ep 11) 
Color design: Makiko Kojima 
Editing: Masayuki Kurosawa 
Fight Choreographer: Yasuhiro Saiki 
In-Between Supervisor:
Mao Yamazaki (ep 11) 
Masako Yumoto (ep 10) 
Key Animation:
Asami Watanabe (OP/ED, 10-11) 
Asuka Shinbo (ep 11) 
Chuuichi Iguchi (ep 11) 
Daisuke Endo (ED, 1, 11) 
Emi Honda (ED, 11) 
George Wakisaka (ep 9) 
Hiroaki Samura (eps 6, 9) 
Hitomi Ochia (OP) 
Hitomi Tsuruta (OP) 
Jun Nakai (OP) 
Kaori Hashimoto (ep 11) 
Kaori Higuchi (OP) 
Kazuhiko Inoue (ep 10) 
Kazuhiko Yano (ep 10) 
Keiichirou Honjou (ep 10) 
Kenichi Unemoto (ep 10) 
Kumiko Katou (ED, 11) 
Kyoko Kotani (OP) 
Makoto Sawazaki (OP) 
Masashi Koizuka (eps 10-11) 
Mayu Saito (ep 11) 
Miei I (ED; ep 11) 
Mika Shirota (ep 11) 
Mutsumi Sasaki (ep 10) 
Naotaka Hayashi (ep 10) 
Noriko Tsutsumiya (ep 10) 
Rie Maehara (OP, 11) 
Shingo Ogiso (OP) 
Shinichi Shigematsu (ep 10) 
Shinmei Saito (ep 10) 
Shinsuke Yanagi (OP) 
Takashi Iwata (ep 10) 
Takashi Tsuda (ep 10) 
Takayuki Noguchi (OP, 11) 
Tatsuya Oka (OP) 
Tomoaki Kado (ED, 11) 
Tomoko Ishida (OP) 
Tomomi Ishikawa (OP) 
Wakako Yoshida (ep 10) 
Yasuhiro Saiki (OP) 
Yoshiaki Tsubata (1, 4) 
Yukiko Ban (OP) 
Yuko Iwaoka (OP) 
Yuko Kimura (ep 11) 
Music producer:
Masashi Saito 
Takashi Watanabe 
Opening Director: Hiroshi Morioka 
Planning Cooperation:
Shohei Yoshida 
Takeo Inoue 
Production manager:
Katsuhiro Kurmoto (ep 11) 
Kenichiro Tanaka (ep 11) 
Tatsuya Hamamoto (ep 10) 
Publicity: Mika Saiki 
Scroll Painter: Hiroaki Samura (ep 13) 
Sound Editor: Akane Sango 
Sound Effects: Masaru Urahata 
Sound Mixing: Kenji Hoshino 
Sound Producer: Akiko Fujita 
Special Effects: Ayumi Kamo 
Theme Song Arrangement: Susumu Osada (ED) 
Theme Song Composition:
Kô Ôtani (OP) 
Toru Kamei (ED) 
Theme Song Lyrics:
Aika (OP) 
Kazumasa Tanaka (ED) 
Theme Song Performance: GRAPEVINE (ed) 
Weapon Design: Masashi Koizuka 
Rina Satou as Rin Asano 
Tomokazu Seki as Manji 

Daisuke Namikawa as Araya Kawakami 
Hirofumi Nojima as Kagehisa Anotsu 
Katsuyuki Konishi as Eiku Shizuma 
Kazuya Nakai as Taito Magatsu 
Mamiko Noto as Makie Otono-Tachibana 
Masashi Ebara as Sabato Kuroi 
Megumi Toyoguchi as Hyakurin 
Shinichiro Miki as Shira 
Toshiyuki Morikawa as Giichi 
Yuya Uchida as Shinriji 

Daisaku Shinohara as Takayuki Asano 
Hiroaki Samura as Pinwheel Seller(ep 10) 
Hisako Kyouda as Yaobikuni 
Kan Tanaka as Kuzuya(ep 5) 
Kana Asumi as Teahouse Girl(eps 6-8) 
Kaya Miike as Boy(ep 10) 
Keiko Nemoto as Kagehisa Anotsu(child) 
Kentarou Itou as Hishiyasu Shido(ep 1) 
Kohei Kiyasu as Johnnie Gyobutsu(ep 1) 
Koichi Sakaguchi as Nagasakiya(ep 4) 
Kousei Yagi as Takahide Asano 
Kouzou Douzaka as Street Vendor(ep 10) 
Maaya Sakamoto as Machi 
Motoko Kumai as Renzo Kawakami(eps 10-12) 
Ryoko Shiraishi as Tatsu(eps 4, 13) 
Saeko Chiba as Ren 
Shouto Kashii as Sake Shop Owner(ep 10) 
Takafumi Kawakami as Michi Shop Owner(ep 10) 
Takashi Kondo as Tatsumasa Saitou 
Takaya Kuroda as Nisaburou Tsuchimochi 
Takayuki Sugo as Kagimura Habaki 
Takuma Suzuki as Ashiya(ep 5) 
Takuya Kiirimoro as Makiyuri(ep 10) 
Tetsu Inada as Ken'ei Sumino(ep 6) 
Tokuyoshi Kawashima as Takayoshi Asano 
Tomoyuki Shimura as Togishi(ep 5) 
Toru Ohkawa as Saburou Anotsu 
Toshihiko Seki as Souri(eps 4, 13) 
Wataru Hatano as Makoto 
Yoshinori Sonobe as Chougo Morozumi(ep 6) 
Yuka Komatsu as Toki Asano 
Japanese companies
Animation Production: Bee Train 
Animation Production Assistance: Production I.G 
Associate Music Producer: Imagine 
Backgrounds: Production AI 
Broadcaster: AT-X 
Digital Works: Bee Train Digital 
Key Animation: P.A. Works 
Music Production: Pony Canyon 
Photography: Studio Twinkle 
Planning Assistance: Kodansha "Afternoon" Editing Room 
Recording Studio: HALF H·P STUDIO 
Sound Production: HALF H·P STUDIO 
English cast
English staff
ADR Director: Kristi Reed 
Translation: Midori Maejima 
ADR Script: Kristi Reed 
Executive producer: John Sirabella 
Acquisition Liaison:
Megumi Kikuraku 
Yoko Hayama 
Adaptation:
Anna Yamamoto (eps 1-5) 
Derek Lieu (eps 1-5) 
Duane Johnson 
Sean Molyneaux (eps 1-5) 
Casting Director: Mami Okada 
Co-Producer: Mami Okada 
Dialogue Editing: Marco Bustos 
DVD Author: Dave Beinlich 
Editing: Derek Lieu 
Engineering Assistant: Tracy Popenhagen 
Graphic Design: Merideth Mulroney 
Jr. Assistant Producer: Ritsuko Nagakura 
Post-Production Assistant:
Mike Martin (eps 10-13) 
Ricardo Watson 
Robin Fujiwara (eps 10-13) 
Timothy Chiodo (eps 1-5) 
Post-Production Supervision: Christian Moran 
Production Assistant:
Amanda Waddell (eps 1-5) 
Caitlin Klein (eps 1-5) 
Chris Bourque (eps 10-13) 
Sean Castle (eps 1-9) 
Victor Sgroi 
Production Coordination: Emily Nicolas 
Production Supervision:
Richard York 
Sean Molyneaux 
Re-Recording Mixing: Patrick Rodman 
Recording engineer: Marco Bustos 
Sound Supervision: Patrick Rodman 
Special Thanks To:
Nick McWhorter 
Yuki Urakawa 
Subtitling: Clark Cheng 
Keith Silverstein as Manji 
Mela Lee as Rin Asano 

Artt Butler as Sabato Kuroi 
David Vincent as Giichi 
Derek Stephen Prince as Taito Magatsu 
Elle Deets as Makie Otono-Tachibana 
Ethan Murray as Kagehisa Anotsu 
James Hoover as Eiku Shizuma 
Jason Wishnov as Shira 
Karen Strassman as Hyakurin 
Kirk Thornton as Shinriji 
Liam O'Brien as Araya Kawakami 
Megan Hollingshead as Hyakurin 

Alfred Thor as Asana 
Artt Butler as Makiyuri(ep 10) 
Barbara Goodson as Fake Yaobikuni 
Cristina Vee as Machi 
Dave Mallow as Sori(eps 4, 13) 
Elle Deets as Renzo Kawakami(eps 10-12) 
James Hoover as Tatsumasa Saitou 
Jason Wishnov as Makoto 
Joe J. Thomas as Rin's Father(ep 2) 
Julie Ann Taylor as
Haya 
Kagehisa Anotsu(Young) 
Otatsu(eps 4, 13) 
Rin's Mother(ep 2) 
Karen Strassman as Oren 
Kirk Thornton as Kagimura Habaki 
Kyle Hebert as
Hishiyasu Shido(ep 1) 
Saburo Anotsu 
Louise Chamis as Yaobikuni 
Melissa Fahn as Ohatsu 
Michael McConnohie as Fusano 
Russell Thor as Takayuki Asano 
Tim Powers as
Chogo Morozumi(ep 6) 
Weapon Shop Clerk 
English companies
ADR Production: Bang Zoom! Entertainment 
Distributor:
AnimeWorks 
Madman Entertainment (Australia & New Zealand) 
MVM (UK) 
Internet Streaming:
Crackle (North America) 
Hulu 
Madman Screening Room (Australia & New Zealand) 
Licensed by: Media Blasters 
Special Thanks To: Dark Horse Comics 
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