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Otogi Zoshi vol. 1: Legend of the Magatama (2004-2005)

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Rating: Not Rated
Studio: Anime Works
Genre: Anime, Fantasy Anime, Action Anime
Languages: English, Japanese
Subtitles: English

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Otogi Zoshi vol. 1: Legend of the Magatama (2005)
At the peak of the Heian Era, famine and disease tear the country apart. Deadly assassins fill the court, and wild bandits infest the countryside. The legendary samurai Minamoto is sent on an Imperial quest for an artifact that can restore the world. But his skill with the bow cannot save him from illness, and his young sister is forced to take his place. Hikaru Minamoto and her companions embark on a quest to find the Magatama to bring new life to Japan. Her survival in the emperor's court depends on one thing, she must keep her true identity hidden.

Otogi Zoshi vol. 1: Legend of the Magatama (Bonus Disc) (2004)
It is 972 A.D. in Kyoto Japan, at the peak of the Heian era, and corruption and disease are both rampant. Most samurai have succumb to ruthless greed and desperation, while illness is rendering the population at large too weak to change the hopelessness sweeping over the land. In a final act of desperation, the Imperial Court sends Minamoto no Raiko, noble hearted samurai and superior archer, to search for a legendary gem said to hold the power to create peace. When Raiko falls ill, however, his younger sister, Hikaru secretly embarks on the journey in his place. This extremely detailed, artistically rich anime traces the stories of darkly woven political corruption, highly skilled and often bloody tests of martial arts skill, and hope for a nation on the brink of a new age. ~ Cammila Albertson, All Movie Guide

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