The Heike Story

The Heike Story

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The Taira clan, also known as the Heike, holds immense authority over Japan. When a young girl, gifted with an odd eye that allows her to see the future, foolishly disrespects the clan, her father pays the price of her crime with his life. Soon after, as fate would have it, Taira no Shigemori—the eldest son of the clan leader—stumbles upon the same unfortunate girl, who now calls herself "Biwa." Biwa informs him that the downfall of the Heike is imminent. After learning of the great injustice Biwa suffered at the Heike's hands, Shigemori vows to take her in and care for her rather than let her be killed. In an era of rising military tension, the Heike are in the midst of a cunning struggle for power, and bloodstained war is on the horizon. Shigemori, whose eyes allow him to see spirits of the dead, is both anxious and hopeful to prevent his clan's demise. Biwa, however, is reluctant to reveal the future to him and must adapt to her new life filled with both happiness and sorrow in this pivotal chapter in Japanese history.

User Rating: 5 ( 1 votes)


English: The Heike Story
Japanese: 平家物語
Type: TV
Episodes: 11
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Sep 16, 2021 to Nov 25, 2021
Premiered: Fall 2021
Broadcast: Thursdays at 00:55 (JST)
Producers: Dentsu, Pony Canyon, Fuji TV, Asmik Ace, BS Fuji, bilibili
Licensors: Funimation
Studios: Science SARU
Source: Book
Genres: Drama
Duration: 23 min per ep
Rating: PG-13 – Teens 13 or older
Resolution: 720p, 1080p
Type: Dual Audio, Eng Sub

Encoder's Notes

Monogatari series never ends


SubsPlease, Yameii, Golumpa (F)


Naoko Yamada – Director
Eriko Kimura – Sound Director
Ryouhei Takeshita – Episode Director, Storyboard
Reiko Yoshida – Script
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Theme Songs

OP1: “Hikaru Toki (光るとき)” by Hitsuji Bungaku (羊文学)
ED1: “unified perspective” by agraph feat. ANI (++SCHADARAPARR++ (スチャダラパー))


Naoko Yamada and Science SARU is a combination I would’ve never expected, but it’s a pleasure one.


The pacing is a bit weird at times and the story feels massively condensed, but it’s still an enjoyable watch overall.


A beautifully written and well-executed historical narrative. Every existence is impermanent, that’s what Heike Monogatari is all about.


Indistiguishable characters and condensed pacing makes for a hard story to follow but somehow its still a pleasure to watch


A visual spectacle for which I sadly lack both the historical knowledge and cultural context to fully appreciate.


As an outsider completely unfamiliar with the story outside a few names, this was nice, if a bit hard to follow at times.


Old dudes malding over politics, the anime™



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