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In the year 54 AD, 15-year-old slave fighter Cestvs desires one thing—an escape from his violent life. It is the wish Cestvs' owner has promised to grant him, but only after he wins 100 battles. However, Cestvs quickly comes to terms with the fact that, as a slave, his life is expendable. After the death of his friend, the possibility of freedom is the only thing keeping him going. With a burning ambition to attain it, Cestvs embarks on a journey to earn himself back, even if it means fighting other slaves for the entertainment of the public.

User Rating: 2.98 ( 3 votes)


Japanese: セスタス-The Roman Fighter-
Type: TV
Episodes: 11
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 15, 2021 to Jun 24, 2021
Premiered: Spring 2021
Broadcast: Thursdays at 00:55 (JST)
Producers: Hakusensha, Fuji TV, Bandai, Bandai Namco Live Creative, BS Fuji, Hakuhodo DY Media Partners, Bandai Spirits
Studios: Bandai Namco Pictures
Source: Manga
Genres: Action, Historical, Drama, Seinen
Duration: 22 min per ep
Rating: PG-13 – Teens 13 or older
Resolution: 480p, 720p, 1080p
Type: Eng Sub




Toshifumi Kawase – Director, Script, Series Composition
Kazuya Monma – Director
Tooru Nakano – Sound Director
Hiroyasu Kanemitsu – Color Design
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Theme Songs

OP1: “Endeavor (エンデヴァー)” by Dragon Ash
ED1: “Kirei da (きれいだ)” by Sarasa Kadowaki (門脇更紗)


The story is amazing and deserved a better adaption than it got. RIP.


The story seems interesting and unique, but that 3D just takes me out of it.


A prime example of what CGI is supposed to be. Thrilling fights, decent characters, meh plot, but overall a good watch. Would recommend.


Plot and characters are interesting and what the CGI lacks in facial expression make up in fluidity,but sadly the 2D fights aren’t so good.



    "We, who hurt each other so terribly, will sit here licking each other's wounds. We damaged goods will each seek the other out in comfort. If you are to die tomorrow, I'm fine with my life ending then as well. But if you want to live for me for one more day,I'll go on living with you today as well. And thus begins a tale of kindred, bound by their scars. Soaked in red and written in black, a story of blood. One of which I'll never speak. Our very own, precious as it is, story of scars. And I have no intention of reciting it to anyone."