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Shigurui: Death Frenzy (2007)
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Shigurui: Death Frenzy (2007)
Original name: シグルイ
Genre: Animation, Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: Shigurui is a manga series written by Norio Nanjo and illustrated by Takayuki Yamaguchi, based on the first chapter of the novel Suruga-jō Gozen Jiai by Norio Nanjō. An animated television adaptation, based on the first 32 chapters of the manga, aired on WOWOW July 19th, 2007 to October 12th, 2007. The series was directed by Hiroshi Hamasaki, written by Seishi Minakami, and produced by Madhouse Studios. The series is noted for its realistic graphic violence and nudity as well as its abrupt ending. The anime was licensed in North America by Funimation Entertainment under the fully translated title Shigurui: Death Frenzy. The licensing was announced in May 2008 and the full series was released on March 31st, 2009 on Blu-ray and DVD.
Style: rough, suspenseful, stylized, disturbing, serious, realistic, bleak, adult animation
Plot: contests and competitions, samurai, martial arts, mercilessness, rivalry, duel, mortal combat, blind character, ambition, championship, haunted by the past, ruler, opponent, disability, heroes, master warrior, respect, strong violent content, vicious, matchmaking, gory, bodies, uninhibited rivalry, nudity (full frontal - brief), spider ...
Time: 17th century
Place: japan, asia

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