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Katanagatari, “Hakutō Hari”

Posted by Doug on April 29, 2010

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Katanagatari Katanagatari

Nanami’s back!  Yay!…whoa, wait, what just happened?

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Katanagatari, “Sentō Tsurugi”

Posted by Doug on March 24, 2010

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Katanagatari Katanagatari

Still no more Nanami.  It’s a pity.

Oh, well, on to what was actually in this episode:

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Katanagatari, “Zantō Namakura”

Posted by Doug on February 17, 2010

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Katanagatari Katanagatari

Unfortunately, there was nary a trace of Nanami in this episode, but other than that, this was an interesting episode that actually managed to surprise me a little.  Togame and Shichika do a little shopping before heading to the middle of the Inaba Desert, where the second of Shikizaki Kiki’s Deviant Blades, the Zantō Namakura, is to be found in the possession of a certain swordsman named Uneri Ginkaku.

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Katanagatari, “Zettō Kanna”

Posted by Doug on January 28, 2010

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I’m a huge fan of Nisio Isin—he is the creator of Bakemonogatari, which came out of nowhere last July and planted itself firmly on my short list of great anime. Hearing that another of his Nisio Isin’s works was to be animated naturally piqued my interest, and now having seen the first episode of Katanagatari, I can say that this is shaping up to be another top-tier anime.

The story goes something like this: Togame, a strategist (and daughter of the now-deceased leader of the last rebellion against the shogun) seeks the help of the head of the Yaguri family (who is heir to the ultimate style of swordsmanship, which paradoxically uses no sword) to track down and recover twelve legendary swords. She travels to the island where the head of the Yaguri family was exiled, only to find that the head of the Yaguri family is now a young man named Shichika.

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