Hyakka Ryoran: Samurai Girls

Hyakka Ryoran Samurai Girls

百花繚乱

When I first saw this, I didn’t know what I was about to see, and I couldn’t be any more glad than I am and did watch this! Fantastic Anime! <3 This Anime’s genere is Action, Romance and Comedy. The theme of this is; Alternate History, Ecchi, Harem, Samurai, Split Personality, and Sword Fighting. Now if you love Anime with Ecchi in it, you’ll love this one! x3 –– This Anime is based off the Light Novels and Manga’s, the plot story takes place in in Japan in the early 21st century, in an alternate reality where the Tokugawa Shogunate has remained in power. In this reality, student councils are tasked with oppressing schools. Yagyuu Muneakira is a high-school student who rebels against his student council with the help of girls who’ve had the names of famous samurai heroes passed on to them. Hyakka Ryōran Samurai Girls (Japanese) 百花繚乱 SAMURAI GIRLS (Japanese) 百花繚乱 サムライガールズ (Japanese)

Hyakka Ryōran Samurai Girls (Japanese)
百花繚乱 SAMURAI GIRLS (Japanese)
百花繚乱 サムライガールズ (Japanese)

If you can’t see Japanese writing displayed, then you’re probably not using UTF-8 Encoding and/or don’t have the necessary installed languages on your computer. –– Great Japan (大日本国 Dai Nippon-koku) is the name of place this story takes place.The story takes place at Buou Academic School (武應学園塾 Buō Gakuen-juku), an academy located at the base of Mount Fuji where children of military families train to become samurai warriors. The academy is in the middle of a power struggle between Yukimura Sanada and Matabei Goto of the Toyotomi faction and the powerful student council that rules the school, and Muneakira Yagyu, the owner of the Yagyu Dojo, and the mysterious Jubei Yagyu are dragged in the middle of the conflict. The series features famous historical figures from Japan’s Sengoku period and early Edo period. The character Charles d’Artagnan also comes from the same age in Europe.

Main characters:

Muneakira Yagyu – The protagonist of the series, and a childhood friend of Sen. He has a hitherto unknown power to create Master Samurai, first manifested when he was kissed by a naked girl who fell from the sky.

Jubei Yagyu – Muneakira’s first Master Samurai, with the contractual mark on her chest. She also has a power level of 5 million when she transforms according to Hattori and bears amber eyes with verticle slits, but in this state she has shown a sadistic side, yet she is an honerable warrior who gives respect to those who have earned it. In her normal form however, she has no memories of her former life and has an obsession with Muneakira, whom she refers to as onii-chan (big brother) due to the fact that they share the same surname. She is also airheaded, innocent, and acts very much like a child, which is reinforced by the fact that she refers to herself in third-person. Her weeapon is a daisho set, with the katana unusually colored. Her transformation phrase is currently unknown, instead she transforms everytime she kisses Muneakira. However for the duration of her transformation, Muneakira is bound from moving by mysterious chains.

Yukimura Sanada – A 13 year-old student in the middle of school section and the leader of the Toyotomi faction. She is Muneakira’s second Master Samurai, with the mark of wisdom on her left butt cheek. Her weapons are a pair of huge battle fans capable of manipulating wind and can also use them to block enemy attacks. However she has shown no control whatsoever over her powers when she is in her Master Samurai state, though she improves as the series progresses. She also seems to have feelings for Muneakira. Her transformation phrase is “Fushaku Shinmyo” which means “Self-sacrificing Dedication”. Jubei’s nickname for Yukimura is “Yukki” (ゆっきー Yukkī).

Matabei Goto – Yukimura’s bodyguard and loyal samurai. Her weapon is a yari and can also use a small tanto that she dons as a hair accessory. She seems to have weakness for hot baths, such as the case when she eagerly went to one as “punishment” from Hanzaro, only to be stopped by Yukimura. Jubei’s nickname for Matabei is “Beta-san” (べーたさん).

Kanetsugu Naoe – Kanetsugu is the self-proclaimed “warrior of love” and a childhood friend of Yukimura. She was fully humiliated by Yukimura at a young age and still carries a grudge against her, and was sent by Sen’s brother Yoshihiko to spy on Sen and Yukimura’s actions. Her speech pattern is notable as she uses keigo. Her weapon is decorated sledgehammer capable of knocking heavy gates and create fissures when slammed down to the ground. Jubei’s nicknames for Kanetsugu are “Gutsugutsu” (ぐつぐつ), “Gucchan” (ぐっちゃん), and “Gucchorinado” (ぐっちょりなど). Kanetsugu’s appearance oddly resembles that of Vocaloid Hatsune Miku. Her favorite food is leek, also like Miku.

Sen Tokugawa – Muneakira’s childhood friend and the eldest daughter of the Tokugawa Shogunate. She seems to have feelings for Muneakira, and acts very much like a tsundere towards him. She is a self-proclaimed spoiled princess and always seeks to get her way regarding any decision she wants to make. She gets extremely jealous of any girl who tries to get close to Muuneakira, and generally acts upon this jealousy by flying into a rage, like when Jubei kissed him in front of her and later had him wear a full oni helmet so he could “reflect” at what the kiss he shared with Yukimura. Later, she reveals her true feelings to Muneakira and kisses him, thus becoming his Third Master Samurai. Her weapon is a naginata dectorated near the blade, and her transformation phrase is “Tenga Ryuei”, which means “Elegant Beauty”. Sen’s attacks usually revolve around thunder or lightning.

Hanzo Hattori – Sen’s servent and head of the Student Council police, wearing a maid’s outfit and glasses. It is hinted that she has deeper feelings for Sen and may be a masochist longing for her abuses. Her weapon is a double-bladed pole that can split into two individual katana, and can shoot a number of shuriken, kunai or any throwable material under her skirt. Her glasses allow her to detect and individual’s power level and also see through any man made materials.

Sasuke – Yukimura’s pet monkey.

Quite alot of good laughs in this Anime which I love most! <3 and quite a bit of Ecchi moments too! :3 I really love the art style in this Anime, it’s… hmm show should I put it? … sorta like Okami-art style. Like sumi-e-inspired cel-shaded visual style.

 

I would probably recommend this Anime to any body who likes Anime or this kind of Anime I should say, not all Anime Otaku’s like the same stuff as I do. It’s all about personal tastes and what they like about it, and I sure like this one. ^^ If I were to rate this I’d give it a full 5 Stars! …For the amazing art style, and excellent story. :3

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