Synonyms: Sword Story
Aired: Jan 26, 2010 to Dec 11, 2010
Studios: White Fox
Genres: Action, Adventure, Historical, Martial Arts
Rating: R – 17+ (violence & profanity)
Yasuri Shichika is a swordsman who fights without a sword. The seventh head of the unique Kyotouryuu fighting school, he lives in exile on an island with his sister Nanami.
One day he is met by the young and ambitious strategist Togame, who wishes to enlist his help. Shichika learns that long ago, the masterful swordsmith Shikizaki Kiki crafted a range of twelve legendary swords known as the Deviant Blades, each with uniquely defined special abilities.
Together, the two journey across Edo-era Japan to collect the Deviant Blades for the shogunate and face the blade wielders in intense battles. As they do so, they uncover more about the blades, themselves, and their goals and wishes, including what Shichika truly inherits as a Kyotouryuu sword…