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Anime : Peace Maker Kurogane

Peace Maker Kurogane Title Peace Maker Kurogane
Japanese Title ピースメーカー鐵
Official Site -
Category TV
Total Episodes 24
Genres Action, Historical Settings
Year Published 2003
Release Date 2003-10-07 ∼ 2004-03-23
Broadcaster -
US Distribution ADV Films
User Rating 7.8/10.0 (56 reviews)  (top 200: # 157)  (Statistic)
Updated Sat, 17 May 2008 13:28:17 +0000

It is the closing time of the chaotic Edo Era (Japan, 1603-1868). In this time, some young people make a breakthrough in this era.

It is the first year of Genji (1864)*, March. A spring where cherry blossoms scatter and dance in the air of Kyoto. A single young man knocks at the door of the headquarters of the Mibu Shinsengumi (the newly established Mibu team). His name was Ichimura Tetsunosuke, aged 15. His personality, as his name suggests, is Teppoudama*

Unlike his height, Tetsunosuke possesses great will power and hopes to join the Shinsengumi to avenge his parents. He is allowed to join the team on the condition that he can win against the talented swordsman Okita Souji*. And so, Tetsunosuke challenges Okita.

"I want to become stronger."
Tetsunosuke, getting back up and fighting back no matter how many times he gets knocked down, earns him the admiration of Kondou Isamu* who allows him to join. However, the "oni"* vice captain, Hijikata Toshizou* refused to let him join saying, "The Shingumi will not have someone joining for vengeance."
One night, Tetsunosuke passes by the place where Okita was hiding and witnesses a ferocious battle. Hijikata leaves Tetsunosuke saying "Joining the Shingumi is just a way of becoming a demon."
Tetsunosuke stood still as he took in the painful reality that he must hold a sword and hurt people to become stronger.

However, in the falling rain, he asks Hijikata with Great Spirit, "I will not be afraid of demons. Make me into a demon." And so, it was how Tetsunosuke got consent from Hijikata to join the Shingumi.

Tetsunosuke faces many dark and cold battles as he worries about and watches over his brother Tatsunosuke who suffers from gastralgia. Together with Souji and the others of the Shingumi, they make a breakthrough in the closing of the Edo Era as an apprentice of Hijikata Toshizou...

*** description and translation for AnimeNfo by Kaworu S. ***

Some interesting notes from Kaworu:
* Teppoudama = someone who does things without consent.
* oni meaning demon. In this case, it means he's mean.
* Some of the main characters in the Shinsengumi and the group itself; Hijikata Touzou, Okita Souji and Kondou Isamu were real people in Japanese History during the Edo Era.
* As you might already know, Japanese also use the name of their current emperor and the year of reign which is "Genji" in this story.

Crew, Cast, and Characters
Animation Hayashi Akimi (林明美)
Author Kurono Nanae (黒乃奈々絵)
Design Hayashi Akimi (林明美)
Director Hirata Tomohiro (平田智浩)
Script Hasegawa Naoko (長谷川菜穂子), Yamaguchi Hiroshi (山口宏)

CharacterSeiyuu (Voice Talent)
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Neya Michiko (根谷 美智子)description  image
Harada Sanosukedescription  image
Nomura Kenji (乃村 健次)nodescription  noimage
Hijikata Touzoudescription  image
Nakata Joji (中田 譲治)description  noimage
Ichimura Tatsunosukedescription  image
Ueda Yuji (上田祐司)description  image
Ichimura Tetsunosukedescription  image
Kobayashi Yumiko (小林由美子)description  image
Kitamura Suzudescription  image
Imai Yuka (今井由香)description  image
Kondo Isaodescription  image
Hashi Takaya (土師 孝也)description  noimage
Nagakura Shinpachidescription  image
Yamaguchi Kappei (山口勝平)description  image
Okita Soujidescription  image
Saiga Mitsuki (斎賀 みつき)description  noimage
Saitou Hitotsudescription  image
Matsuyama Takashi (松山 鷹志)nodescription  noimage
Sakamoto Ryumadescription  image
Ehara Masashi (江原正士)description  noimage
Sayodescription  image
Takahashi Mikako (高橋 美佳子)nodescription  image
Toudou Heisukedescription  image
Toriumi Kosuke (鳥海 浩輔)nodescription  noimage
Yamanami Keisukedescription  image
Inoue Norihiro (井上倫宏)nodescription  image
Yamasaki Susumudescription  image
Nagashima Yuko (永島由子)description  image
Yosida Toshimarudescription  image
Suwabe Junichi (諏訪部 順一)description  noimage

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