Yakumo Tatsu

Title:Yakumo Tatsu
Eight Clouds Rising
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Notables: Animation - Studio Pierrot
Original Concept - Kodansha Manga Award Winner
R1 License - Media Blasters
SEKI Tomokazu
Fuzuchi Kuraki is a quiet young high school student blessed with immense psychic powers and an ancient sword. He is searching for other magical artifacts with the help of Nanachi Takeo, a college student with latent powers of his own. They delve deep into the dark magic of Izumo, only to discover the secrets buried within the birthplace of all Japanese mythology.
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Animated by Studio Pierrot
2 episode OAV series first released on October 25, 1997.
Licensed by Media Blasters
OverallArtAnimationCharacter Design MusicSeries StoryEpisode StoryReviewer
Watch 8 7 8 6 5 5 Ggultra2764 [series:2530#1552]
Yet another crutch of an OAV adaptation of an ongoing manga series made in the 1990s, Eight Clouds Rising clearly has a bigger plot it wishes to expand upon concerning the seven swords our two male leads are seeking out yet this OAV only tells one part of the story. The title's fast pacing limits any time for depth into the plot and characters thus limiting any connection the audience could have for it. The show's visuals are solid as the subdued color shading, vast scenery and detailed character designs are decent on the eyes. Beyond this, not really much else I can comment on. Might be better off tracking down the manga adaptation of this series if the premise for it catches your interest as this won't make for the best start for it.

Last updated Wednesday, February 08 2012. Created Wednesday, February 08 2012.

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Pierrot page of the anime http://pierrot.jp/title/yakumo/

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