Blade of the Immortal (TV)

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[ adapted from Blade of the Immortal (manga) ]

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: 596 ratings have been given [details]
 Masterpiece: 22 votes (sub:19, dub:2, others:1
1 Italian subtitled
)
 Excellent: 59 votes (sub:41, dub:16, others:2
1 Russian dubbed
1 Portuguese subtitled
)
 Very good: 150 votes (sub:117, dub:26, raw:2, others:5
2 Spanish subtitled
1 Portuguese subtitled
1 Russian subtitled
1 German subtitled
)
 Good: 177 votes (sub:133, dub:37, others:7
2 Spanish subtitled
2 Portuguese subtitled
1 French subtitled
1 Spanish dubbed
1 Russian dubbed
)
 Decent: 83 votes (sub:69, dub:13, raw:1)
 So-so: 50 votes (sub:43, dub:6, others:1
1 French subtitled
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 Not really good: 14 votes (sub:7, dub:5, raw:1, others:1
1 Portuguese subtitled
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 Weak: 25 votes (sub:18, dub:5, ?:1, others:1
1 Lithuanian subtitled
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 Bad: 9 votes (sub:7, dub:2)
 Awful: 7 votes (sub:6, dub:1)
 Worst ever: -
Seen in part or in whole by 1359 users, rank: #780 (of 5923)
Median rating: Good
Arithmetic mean: 6.869 (Good), std. dev.: 1.7665, rank: #2651 (of 5916)
Weighted mean: 6.786 (Good−), rank: #2711 (of 5916) (seen all: 7.03 / seen some: 6.46 / won't finish: 4.15)
Bayesian estimate: 6.800 (Good−), rank: #2454 (of 4473)
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 $5.99)
    Blade of the Immortal - The Tears I've Cried (DVD 2) 2009-11-24 (from $5.94)
    Blade of the Immortal - No Virtue In (DVD 3) 2010-01-26 (from $5.76)
    Blade of the Immortal [Complete Collection] (DVD) 2010-09-14 (from $23.96)
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
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
Fight Choreographer: Yasuhiro Saiki
In-Between Supervisor:
Mao Yamazaki (ep 11)
Masako Yumoto (ep 10)
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 HP Studio
Sound Production: Half HP 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
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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