Anime Spotlight - Dai - Shogun - Great Revolution

by Anthony Foronda,

Broadcast Begins April 9, 2014 (JST)

Key Staff

Director: Takashi Watanabe
(Shakugan no Shana, Ikki Tousen, LOST UNIVERSE)
Series composition:Dai Sato
(FREEDOM, Eureka Seven)


As a virgin, I'm the man that deserves to rule!


In the late Edo period, Japan faced an unprecedented crisis due to the arrival of Black Ships from overseas. However, giant robots called Onigami that have existed in Japan since ancient times drove away the Black Ships, and the exclusion of foreigners was accomplished. The story begins in this Japan where the Meiji Restoration in 1868 never happened. At last, an unrivaled virgin man ignites an action romance featuring giant robots!!


Keiichiro Tokugawa
VA:Tetsuya Kakihara

Main hero raised in a public bathhouse in Nagasaki. He can't control his fiery energy to become the strongest man, and spends his days taking on fights. He has dominated Nagasaki, but is not satisfied. There is a certain reason for which he breaks out in hives when he touches women, and that is why he is still a virgin. However, he does not know that being a virgin has great meaning to him.

Kiriko Hattori
VA:Ayako Kawasumi

Female ninja from Iga. She was raised with strict discipline as a ninja to carry out missions with loyalty and in cold blood. For hits reason, she lacks human emotions such as sympathizing with others. Her actions place highest priority on the Tokugawa Shogun family and the mission, which leads to many conflicts with Keiichiro.

VA:Yukari Tamura

She looks like a sweet little girl, but is actually half fox demon and half human. Her bushy tail is always sticking out from behind. She is a tomboy with and unyielding spirit, but has long lived as a social outcast because she is half demon. She meets Keiichiro and starts to change as she develops an affection for him.

VA:Hideki Ogihara

Keiichiro's “sworn brother” who adores him unconditionally and is always accompanying him. He's not a fighter at all, but is fanatical about foreign countries and machinery and has invented many new machines. Physically weak, but tries desperately to support Keiichiro. He is proud of his slicked topknot hairstyle.

VA:Miyuki Sawashiro

A voluptuous and beautiful “mystery woman.” She talks like an Oiran (courtesan), and everything she says is erotic. She confronts Keiichiro and Kiriko several times for a particular purpose. Master of kung fu and uses a giant iron fan.


Keiichiro Tokugawa
Tetsuya Kakihara
Kiriko Hattori
Ayako Kawasumi
Yukari Tamura
Hideki Ogihara
Miyuki Sawashiro


Original story
Produced by
Kazuya Sasahara (ILCA)
Takashi Watanabe
Series composition
Dai Sato
Original character design
Shunya Yamashita
Character design
Hiroya Iijima

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