• remind me tomorrow
  • remind me next week
  • never remind me
Subscribe to the ANN Newsletter • Wake up every Sunday to a curated list of ANN's most interesting posts of the week. read more

Samurai: Hunt for the Sword (OAV)

Have you seen this? want to / seen some / seen all


Alternative title:
Kai Toh Ran Ma: The Animation
Kaitōranma: The Animation
快刀乱麻 THE ANIMATION (Japanese)
Genres: action
Objectionable content: Significant
Plot Summary: Shinjūrō may be a little young to be the master of a swordsmanship school, but fate didn't give him a choice. Now his position and martial arts skill land him right in the middle of serious trouble when the rogue samurai Mikage faces off against the Tokugawa government. Caught in the middle, Shinjūrō and the small group of girls must protect the town from harm.
User Ratings: 82 ratings have been given [details]
 Masterpiece: 1 vote (sub:1)
 Excellent: -
 Very good: 2 votes (sub:2)
 Good: 22 votes (sub:11, dub:11)
 Decent: 19 votes (sub:11, dub:8)
 So-so: 18 votes (dub:9, sub:9)
 Not really good: 8 votes (sub:5, dub:2, ?:1)
 Weak: 8 votes (dub:4, sub:4)
 Bad: 3 votes (dub:2, sub:1)
 Awful: 1 vote (dub:1)
 Worst ever: -
Seen in part or in whole by 164 users, rank: #4223 (of 9605)
Median rating: Decent
Arithmetic mean: 5.451 (So-so+), std. dev.: 1.6242, rank: #8418 (of 9732)
Weighted mean: 5.496 (So-so+), rank: #8348 (of 9732) (seen all: 5.53 / seen some: 3.96)
Bayesian estimate: 5.767 (Decent−), rank: #6821 (of 7376)
Running time: half hour per episode
Number of episodes: 2
Vintage: 1999-11-26 to 1999-12-23
Release dates: We have 2
Ending Theme:
#1: "I MUST LIVE" by uco
Links: We have 1
News: Show:
New Sakura-Con Guests (Apr 2, 2003)
Other article: Show:
You can contribute information to this page, but first you must login or register

DVD (Region 1)
    Samurai: Hunt for the Sword (DVD) 2001-05-29 (from $8.99)

Japanese staff
Japanese cast
Director: Masahiro Sekino
Music: Yuzo Hayashi
Animation Director: Shuichi Shimamura
Sound Director: Yoshikazu Iwanami
Executive producer:
Koji Asano
Masaki Sawanobori
Assistant Animation Director: Takaaki Fukuyo (ep 2)
Key Animation: Takaaki Fukuyo (ep 1)
Production Design: Kohji Azuma
Theme Song Performance:
Machiko Toyoshima (ED2)
U (ED1)
uco (ED #1)
Showtaro Morikubo as Shinjūrō Tateoka

Houko Kuwashima as Sana Koishikawa
Machiko Toyoshima as Koharu Fujishiro
Michie Tomizawa as Shukuno Kotoharu
Yui Horie as Lei Lin
Yuka Imai as Miren Hanafusa

Ayako Kawasumi as Mayura
Hidetoshi Nakamura as Yoshimune Tokugawa
Hiro Yuuki as Mahoro Mikage
Kan Tanaka as Official
Kazuhiko Inoue as Torai Nanban
Kiyoyuki Yanada as Sawa
Naoko Matsui as Kageri
Tesshō Genda as Tesshusai Tateoka
Tokuyoshi Kawashima as Shinobu
Tomoyuki Kōno as Student #1
Toshihiko Seki as Chimatsuri
Toshitaka Hirano as Student #3
Toshitaka Shimizu as Student #2
Japanese companies
Animation Production: AIC
Backgrounds: Studio Tulip (eps 1-2)
Co-Production: Animate
Digital Production: AMGA
In-Between Animation:
Lee Production (ep 2)
OLM (ep 1)
Studio March (ep 1)
Studio Takuranke (ep 1)
Tokyo Animation Center (eps 1-2)
Key Animation:
AIC (ep 1)
Key Stone (ep 2)
Studio Mark (ep 1)
TNK (ep 1)
JM Media (eps 1-2)
Visual Workshop (ep 1)
Production Cooperation: APPP
English staff
English cast
Director: Eric P. Sherman 
ADR Director: Tom Wyner
Translation: Takashi Sakuda
ADR Script: Tom Wyner
Executive producer: John Sirabella
Producer: Eric P. Sherman

Audio Post-Production Supervisor: Kaeko Sakamoto
Design: Alissyn Brock 
Dialogue Editing: Patrick Rodman
Editing: Scott Marchfeld
Engineering Assistant: Matthew J. Mondrick
Graphic Design: Alissyn Brock
Production Supervision: Sean Molyneaux
Re-Recording Mixing: Mark Rozett
Recording engineer: Patrick Rodman
Spotting: Clark Cheng
Tony Oliver as Shinjuro

Jane Arden as Shukuno
Lia Sargent as Sana
Melissa Charles as Lei Lin
Sonja S. Fox as Miren
Tara Jayne as Koharu

G. Gordon Baer as
Shogun's Servant
George C. Cole as
Jackson Daniels as Enra
Michelle Ruff as Mayura
Richard Epcar as Tesshusai
Steve Cannon as Mahoro Mikage
Tom Wyner as
English companies
Licensed by: Media Blasters
Recording Studio: Bang Zoom! Entertainment
Released by: AnimeWorks

This encyclopedia is collaboratively edited by the users of this site
DISCLAIMER add information report an error lookup sources

Compare this anime's credits with others

# A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
Anime anthology