Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 7, 2007 to Sep 29, 2007
Premiered: Spring 2007
Broadcast: Saturdays at 08:06 (JST)
Producers: Geneon Universal Entertainment, Dentsu, NHK Enterprises
Licensors: Viz Media, Media Blasters, Geneon Entertainment USA
Studios: Production I.G
Source: Light novel
Genres: Action, Adventure, Historical, Fantasy
Duration: 25 min per ep
Rating: PG-13 – Teens 13 or older
Resolution: 720p, 480p
Type: BD, Dual Audio
Characters & Voice Actors
ED1: “Itoshii Hito e (愛しい人へ; To the loved one)” by Sachi Tainaka
02: Hunters, Hunted
03: Fight to the Death
04: Torogai’s Letter
05: Secret Plan, the Blue Hand
06: To Die in the Misty Blue
07: Chagum’s Resolve
08: The Swordsmith
09: Shuga Thirsts
10: Soil and Heroes
11: Flower Wine for Tanda
12: The Summer Solstice Festival
13: Neither Human Nor Tiger
14: The Knot
15: Unexpected Death
16: With All One’s Heart
17: The Water Mill Burns
18: The Ancient Village
20: To Hunter’s Hole
21: Jiguro Musa
22: Season of Awakening
23: In Search of the Shigu Salua
24: The Last Hope
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