Chiruran Nibun no Ichi Has a Three Episode Impression Now! Cute Chibis or Funny?

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Chiruran Nibun no Ichi

Genre:
Action, Historical, Samurai

Airing Date:
January 10 2017

Studios:
LandQ Studios

Honey’s Highlights

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Awww look at all of the Chibi characters!!! They all look so cute. This is a spin off from the Chiruran series which is why it is a short, chibi anime right?
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That is right! The story seems to be taking itself seriously as it looks a lot like a shounen anime. I wonder if we are looking at any good seiyuu?
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Shouta Aoi, Mone from Magic Kyun! Renaissance, Makoto Furukawa, Saitama from One Punch Man, and Ryouhei Kimura, Sakura Hitsurugi from Gakuen Handsome, are all here. So there are quite a few industry giants lending their voices to this series.
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There is one thing you are missing though, this is definitely leaning more action than BL/cuteness factor. Sure they are going to be chibi characters, but this seems more like an adrenaline capsule packed into a short show. It should be fun.
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For once.... you may actually be correct about that Bee-kun.

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Official Images / Key Visuals

Synopsis

On the eve of a new era, Kyoto was in chaos. Different factions were moving at cross-purposes, and with the clash of different ideals, many were resorting to violence to enforce their views. To bring back order to the streets of Kyoto, Shinsengumi – the supposed guardians of peace – were formed. A chosen group of hot blooded youth, on a mission to save Kyoto, and to prove their worth… This is a tale of proud young Samurai mercenaries, who lived and died by the sword, in a turbulent period of political upheaval. To them, a man is defined by the way he dies.

Three Episode Impression

Upon first glance, we couldn’t help but roll our eyes at another Shinsengumi-themed anime. From Hakuoki to Touken Ranbu, it’s hard to really come up with an anime about all boys that will top this list. Then you remember there’s Gintama. Chiruran: Nibun no Ichi is more like Gintama in its stupid comedy and lack of seriousness, playing upon the characters of the Shinsengumi. It is an anime short that reminds us of Nobunaga no Shinobi in which they take something of historical significance and make a joke out of it, taking the seriousness out of it. The characters are hardly memorable so far and done in chibi style, much like Nobunaga no Shinobi, but not in a cute way. They are rather crudely done and the farthest thing imaginable from Hakuoki and Touken Ranbu. There is no plot thus far as it seems to be a slice of life anime and nothing of significance has happened. Upon watching the first three episodes, we have to say Chiruran is rather unappealing and doesn’t hold your attention well unless you want something silly and casual to watch.

Characters & Voice Actors List

Hijikata Toshizou

Voice Actor: Tatsuhisa Suzuki


A straightforward man who would lay his life on the line for his comrades. In pursuit of strength, he always wants to fight strong opponents.

Nagakura Shinpachi

Voice Actor: Yuuichirou Umehara


The only member of the Shinsengumi with common sense. The type who gets stronger through earnest cooperation rather than skill.

Saitou Hajime

Voice Actor: Ryouhei Kimura


The sadist of the Shinsengumi. He drives his opponents into a corner with his merciless attacks.

Okita Souji

Voice Actor: Tsubasa Yonaga


Adored for his amiability and childlike looks, but every time he draws his sword he turns into the fastest, strongest demon child.

Harada Sanosuke

Voice Actor: Shouta Aoi


Taciturn and usually doesn’t speak. The spear-wielder and glutton of the Shinsengumi.

Kondou Isami

Voice Actor: Wataru Takagi


Loved by those around him as a father figure, he can calmly grasp the general goings on of any situation.

Toudou Heisuke

Voice Actor: Makoto Furukawa


The youngest in the Shinsengumi. He’s very expressionate, honest, and cheerful.

Kai Shimada

Voice Actor: Fukushi Ochiai


He has the physical strength to lift a boulder with one hand, but has a timid personality.

Yamanami Keisuke

Voice Actor: Showtaro Morikubo


The theorist of the Shinsengumi. Serious and a worrywart.

Serizawa Kamo

Voice Actor: Katsuyuki Konishi


Boasts overwhelming military power, the most self-centered man in the whole world. Fighting is his entire life.

Other TitleChiruran: Shinsengumi Requiem
Theme Songs
  • Opening Song: Boku no te ni Fureru na by Kamisama, Boku wa kizuiteshimatta
Adaptation
Manga

Main Staff
  • Original Creator: Shinya Umehara
  • Editing: Kashiko Kimura
  • Photography Director: Tomotaka Kanda
  • Original Illustrator: Eiji Hashimoto
  • Art Director: Mieko Ichihara

For more information: Official Website

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