5 years ago in a small village, where almost every villager died from a plague. mysteriously, a girl and 2 boys survived. they now lived in a church, hidden from those who may want to find them. one of the survivor Shino, had control over the power of Murasame, the blade of life. however, his power was attracting those who thirst for power.
the life of Shino, Sosuke, and Hamaji was originally peaceful until his power was heard of. with tones of Yokai (妖怪) and monsters, the series was intense and absolutely interesting to catch. despite the messy first episode, everything was explained soon as the series progressed. there were lighthearted moments that made the characters absolutely lovable, a childish yet protective side of them that hold everything together. it reminded me of 07 Ghost (2009) that was equally enjoyable, or came as naturally as Natsume Yuujinchou (2008-2012). fast paced and extremely enjoyable.
some background on the anime:
- episodes: 12
- director: Mitsue Yamazaki (山崎光恵)
- released: 2013
- language: Japanese
- genre: Action/Supernatural
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