Otogi Zoshi

The year is 972 A.D. in Kyoto, the capital of ancient Japan. Kyoto is becoming a corrupt and run-down city; selfish samurai and onmyoji, who care only about gaining political power are everywhere. To make matters worse the city is suffering from famine and widespread disease. Unable to ignore the condition of the city any longer, the Imperial Court decides to send Minamoto no Raiko, a famous samurai well-known for his archery skills, to recover a legendary gem said to hold mysterious power to save the world. However Raiko also falls ill to disease. Instead his youngest sister, Hikaru, decides secretely to make the journey in his place. Hikaru meets many people, and has many adventures while on her trip for the legendary gem.

Show Info

Airs on: Japan NTV (2004 - 2005)
Runtime: 30 minutes
Status: Ended
Language: Japanese
Show Type: Animation
Genres: Drama Action Adventure Anime
Episodes ordered: 13 episodes

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Episode 2x13; Mar 29, 2005

Previous Episodes

Episode NameAirdateTrailer
2x13: MinatoMar 29, 2005
2x12: KimonMar 22, 2005
2x11: ManseibashiJan 4, 2005
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