Swordplay Titles

Swordplay: (Story/Location) A subcategory of "Action". This is about the art or skill of wielding a sword, esp. in fencing. Entries in this category should contain the use of swords to a large extent in scenes. See also the Kendo Girl Scrapbook of this site.

Title Rating Synopsis
.hack Rent See .hack//SIGN

Watch Mimiru and Bear meet up at a reopened dungeon known to have given rise to legends in the past. But rather than collect treasures and experience points, Mimiru has come to see a past experience that she had with powerful Longarm character, Mimika.

Watch In 2015, CC Corporation`s datacenter caught on fire destroying "The World". By splicing in data from what would have been another project, CC Corp. was able to rebuild the game. In 2016, "The World R:2" was released. .hack//Roots covers the time Haseo spent with Shino and Ovan in the guild known as the Twilight Brigade, before the .hack//G.U. PS2 games. (ANIDB)

Rent It's the near future, and there is only one video game, called "The World." In the virtual reality of "The World", all sorts of people play. However, once a character named Tsukasa is unable to log out, and weird events start happening, "The World" starts to seem much more mysterious than anyone ever thought.

5 Killers
Unevaluated The Five Killers is an original creation from writer/producer Eric Calderon currently in development as an animated TV series (12 episodes with a 1 hour finale) with Studio Gonzo. The designs were created by up-and-coming manga artist Shigeki Maeshima and this pilot was animated under the direction of ‘Trinity Blood’ director Tomohiro Hirata.
Adventure of Kotetsu, The Watch See Kotetsu no Diaboken

Afro Samurai

Based on a doujinshi written by Takashi Okazaki in the late 90's, Afro Samurai is a creative collaboration between Samuel L. Jackson, Takashi Okazaki and the Japanese animation company Gonzo, a division of GDH, with the intentions of creating an anime series for US and Japanese markets. Scheduled to premiere on Spike TV (a US cable station). With the Academy Award-nominated actor Samuel L. Jackson already signed on to co-produce and to do the lead character's voice, this is a first in a potentially interesting trend.

Afro Samurai Resurrection Watch See Afro Samurai: Resurrection

Afro Samurai: Resurrection
Watch Late one night, Afro is suddenly attacked by Jinno. However, he is unable to protect himself, and Jinno drags him nearby to his father's grave, where a woman named Sio awaits. She proceeds to take the Number One headband that he possesses, as well as the remains of his dead father's skull. Before leaving, she tells him to seek and obtain the Number Two headband, if he wants the right to take back his father's remains. With that, Afro must once again embark on a path of violence in order to let his father rest in peace once again. (Source: ANN)

Air TV

Kunisaki Yukito is a traveler, ever seeking the 'girl in the sky' from a legend passed down in his family. His journey takes him to a small seaside town, where he meets Misuzu, a girl who seems eager to become his friend. A story spanning a thousand years begins to unfold against the background of their peculiar relationship.

Akazukin (OVA) Unevaluated See Otogi Jushi Akazukin (OVA)

Angel Beats!
Rent In a world after death, teenagers fight for their fate and their future. Tenshi (Angel), the white-haired chairperson of the student council for the world after death, tries to enforce the school rules; Yuri, the red-haired leader of the Shinda Sekai Sensen (Afterlife Battlefront), rebels against the god who destined her to have an unreasonable life, and the members of her SSS organization utilize armed weaponry to battle it out against Tenshi's supernatural powers.

Aquarian Age Saga II ~Don't forget me...~
Avoid Earth still recovers from the damage by the attack of the evil Erasers (aliens) who have only been defeated by the combined forces of the four hidden magical tribes amongst mankind who've been battling for control over earth - Arayashiki (eastern mages), Wiz-dom (western mages), Dark Lore (demi-human monsters), and E.G.O. (evolutionary gender organization = super-humans). In the aftermath, Earth is placed under the unified rule of the Polestar Empire (invaders from a different universe), beginning to use forbidden magic. These dark powers cause dimensional rifts around the world and once again plunge Earth into chaos and warfare. So four selected fighters, one of each tribe each, have to protect humankind once more.
Aquarian Age the Movie Avoid See Aquarian Age Saga II ~Don't forget me...~

Arata Kangatari
Unevaluated Two boys, one a bullied schoolboy in present-day Japan, another a warrior in an alternate world, switch places.
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