Peace Maker Kurogane
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Tetsu is a very short boy with red hair.He caused a great commotion when he wanted to join the army at the Shinsengumi place.Tatsu was pleading him to stop and not to join the army and while they were arguing Souji a great well known soldier from the Shinsengumi was playing with his pet Saizou.Saizou was a pig and he was fetching a stick the one that Souji threw and while doing that he knocked Tetsu over and which Tetsu felled into the river. Souji treated the brothers to tea and Souji guess that there was something wrong and also gussed it had to do with the Shinsengumi.Souji said he has friend who can help get him join the army and that was Kondou-san.Kondou said he can but he needed to try out and so Tetsu went and duel Souji.He fought with everything he could but Souji easily knocked him down but Tetsu got back up and use two Katanas against Souji and almost sliced Souji.Souji started to get serious and went for the kill and Tetsu flew out of the room(i think i forget :P) but then
Tetsu spends days waiting outside in the pouring to join the army but Hijikata still refuses.After Souji persistant Hijikata finally let Tetsu in the army.Hijikata went outside and welcome Tetsu inside himself.Tetsu then fainted because he was happy and he was worn out.He eventually meet new friends the next day like Ayu,Shinpachi,and Sano.The next day he learns that he's Hijikata servant and was so pissed off(I mean is he good enuff to even be a servent:P).Souji said it's very hard for a servant for someone to become Hijikata's servant.Will Tetsu just be his servant and not actually be part of the army?
Episode 3: Crimson Still aspiring to become an inspector, Tetsunosuke followed Susumu by dressing up as a girl to investigate Masuya. Susumu caught him and told Tetsunosuke that he is incompetent because he couldn't even complete a single task as a page, and told him to stay out of other people's business. Tetsunosuke, being very hurt from being called incompetent walked in front of Masuya while there were 3 roshis (wandering Samurai) bullying a little girl. They pulled their swords out, but Souji, Sano, and Shinpachi got there in time to help them get away. Souji led Tetsunosuke and the girl away through an ally, but there, one of the roshis attacked Souji while Tetsunosuke revealed Souji's name. Back in Shinsengumi headquarters, Susumu gave Hijikata a report of what happened while Tetsunosuke is kneeling outside. While talking to Souji, Tetsunosuke revealed that the person who attacked Souji was killed. Tetsunosuke was mortified after witnessing another murder, and blamed Souji for k
Tetsunosuke got bored doing random housework that Hijikata had assigned him, so he decided to go to the dojo to train. There he met Heisuke who had just returned. Susumu was investigating recent fires that were being set, when Hijikata came to the conclusion that Yoshida was behind the fires and that he was the one organizing the Choshu in the revolution. While being punished by Hijikata for joining the training without permission, Tetsunosuke heard noises in the courtyard. He then saw Souji facing off with another person whom he thought was a Choshu spy. The person fought equally with Souji, and Tetsunosuke found out from Shinpachi and Sano that the person is actually Saitou who is the Captain of the 3rd Squad. Eager to learn more about the person who could fight equally with Souji, Tetsunosuke followed Saitou around the city. He learned that Saitou could see and feel the presence of dead people. He mentioned that Tetsunosuke had a shadow following him, but he could not talk to it bec
Tetsunosuke is doing more chores by orders of Hijikata. This time he's cleaning the dojo. Half way through he heard noises outside and met Yamanami Keisuke, the other Vice-chief of the Shinsengumi. Unlike Hijikata, Yamanami is very nice and personable. After finishing his work, Ayumu asked Tetsunosuke to go grocery shopping for her. On the streets, Tetsunosuke met the little girl that he saved before. He learned that she's a mute and her name is Saya. While talking to her, Tetsunosuke had a flashback of when his father took him to the temple and taught him that if they step back 3 steps away from the coin donation box, and throws the coin in, the percentage will be higher for their wishes to come true. Tetsunosuke took 10 steps away from the coin donation box and threw a coin in. Tetsunosuke then tells Saya that his father spoke a strange foreign language (English) and because of it, a xenophobic faction murdered him. Tetsunosuke's mother was also killed, leaving only him and his broth
Kondo is having an events competition for all Shinsengumi members while Hijikata is out on an errand. First event is the Spear competition, Sanosuke won easily. Tetsunosuke have no intention of participating in any of the events because he doesn't see the reason it would make him stronger. Second event is long distance race around the Mibu Temple. Winner gets Ayumu's custom Okoa (a japanese dish). As the race starts, Tetsunosuke is lying inside the dojo being bored as Souji walked in. Tetsunosuke asked for a training session with Souji, they're sparring with wooden swords instead of bamboo swords. During the match, Tetsunosuke asked Souji why did he choose to pick up the katana to fight and why does he want to be strong. Tetsunosuke, despite how much he wants to avenge his parents; he could not bring himself to kill a person. Souji explained that each person's reason are different, but give it plenty of thought before deciding. It's time for another one of the events, which is to race
Both Tetsu and Tatsu are out to buy grocery for Shensengumi. Tetsu noticed a weapon shop and went inside and saying how he really want them cool looking swords. He then noticed a Wakizashi sword and wanted to but it but another boy named Suzu wanted it as well. They both argue and then when another customer came to stop them. Suzu hastly drew his sword and slash that person's sleeve by accident. Tatsu noticing what has happen quickly came in the shop and apologizing and blaming Tetsu for all that has happen. Well later in this chapter Tetsu noticed that he didn't have a Katana since he was part of the army.He went and asl Hijikata for a sword but he replied no. Souji was in this scene and he and Hijiakta went out for a walk. Souji ask him why he wouldn't let Tetsu have a sword. Hijikata said he was too young and Souji retorted that he was 9 when he picked up a sword. Souji knew that Hijikata doesn't want to create another demon. At the end of this chapter Susumu was on a mission but
Susumu got out of the river okay; his wounds are being treated by Ayumu. Tetsunosuke's being laughed at by Shinpachi, Sanosuke, and Heisuke for asking Hijikata directly for a katana. Seeing how insistent Tetsunosuke is, Heisuke gave him one of his Katanas. But it's too long and Tetsunosuke couldn't pull it out, and instead in broke it in half. Upon careful inspection, he realized that the sword is made of bamboo, only looked like a real katana from the outside. Upset at the bunch of them making fun of his feelings, Tetsunosuke chased them around the headquarters and accidentally hit Kondo in the head with the broken sword. Kondo, instead of getting mad at him, sent him on an errand to a festival to buy some kuroame (type of sweets). At the festival, Tetsunosuke met Saya and her friend, Hana. Hana bought all the kuroame before but she gave half of them to Tetsunosuke. Tetsunosuke learned that Hana's parents were also killed and they're all orphans. Tetsunosuke's attempting a hoop throwi
In the very beginning of the episode we see a flashback of Suzu's past. Suzu's brother was killed by the Shinsengumi and Yoshida took Suzu in as his page. Hijikata sent Tatsunosuke and Tetsunosuke to Hyogo to pick up a parcel for him, on their way to the Yodo River, Tetsunosuke saw Suzu and started chasing after him. Suzu saw him coming and started running until they both got lost. They're finally able to find their way to Yodo river and met up with the worried sick Tatsunosuke. After crossing the river, Tetsunosuke met a mysterious person who sang a strange song (US national anthem) in a strange language (English), the same strange language that his father spoke. Tetsunosuke ran after this person, but he wasn't the only one. Four roshis were after this person and took Tetsunosuke hostage. The mysterious person not only carries a katana, but also carries a pistol. After the roshis ran away, Tetsunosuke wanted to ask this person some questions, but he doesn't want to reveal his secret.
This is the same time line as episode 9, so Tetsunosuke and Tatsunosuke are still out on the errand for Hijikata. Yamanami watches Hijikata as he trains himself. Yamanami apologizes to Hijikata for opposing him all the time and wanted to be demoted to an accountant. Even though he held the highest martial arts rank, he said that after the incident with Serizawa Kamo (He was the Chief of the Shinsengumi until he was ordered to be assassinated. Read the history section for more details), his sword became rusted. Hijikata argued that him, Souji, and Kondo all had a part in the incident and their sword didn't become rusted. It is because Yamanami didn't want to do it in the first place; Hijikata forces him to draw his sword and insists that he can kill again. Yamanami became angry and threw his sword down, he opposes the way Hijikata run things, and anything that gets in the way gets killed. He doesn't want to be manipulated by Hijikata anymore. The scene flashes back to the night they ass
If there was one particular word that I could use to describe this anime it would overwhelmingly be: "Average." It never reaches too far out into any ideas that would make it stand out in any way but it never really does anything to harm its cause either. For example, the main character has a standard motivation for wanting to join the Shinsengumi- and later on we find out it gets more complicated but, it never really goes in depth enough to really make it interesting. **Story:** The overall story is that our main character, Tetsunosuke Ichimura, wants to join the Shinsengumi and get strong so that he can get revenge for the death of his parents. Throughout the episodes it deals with his development in terms of his character and skill with the sword. If there was one complaint I have about the story is that some parts seem out of place, and characters do things that seem weird to me as a whole. While they do give reasons for it, that doesn't excuse it from pulling me out of the story and making me wonder why it was necessary to include it. **Animation & Sound:** Note: I am simplifying scoring on these sections. 1 - if I noticed it was bad 2.5 - if I thought it was fine 5 - if I noticed it was good As I am not an expert on animation as a whole I can only give you my overall feelings which is not conducive for a 1-5 scale. I will be scoring the sound in the same way because I am more focused on the story and overall enjoyment in my scoring. **Character:** The majority of the cast is your standard band of characters and since most of these characters are based on historic people those traits will be easily noticed. (Okita is a very skilled swordsman who is sickly, for example) There were only two characters in the whole series that I thought were particularly interesting, one is a girl who is unable to speak named Saya. The second is one of the vice-commanders of the Shinsengumi named Hijikata Toshizou. The main reason I thought these two were the most interesting is because they both have a large influence on the main character and how he develops during his time in the Shinsengumi. So in the end this anime never really brings a strong enough story to make it different from all the other Meiji stories. Even though most of the anime is average, the points where I was let down actually drag the score lower because of my expectation that it would develop into something more. I can't really recommend this as there are other Meiji era stories that seem to be somewhat similar. As I stated in the beginning, this whole series was just average for me so I would rather look for one above average.
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