Life is tough during the Warring States period of medieval Japan: Lords battle lords for control of the country, while samurai and mystical warriors do their bidding from the shadows. Backstabbing and betrayal is common, and legendary ninja Saizo Kirigakure has had enough. He lives only for himself - until a girl with a mysterious dark power falls into his arms. He quickly finds himself dragged into a struggle between powerful warlord Ieyasu Tokugawa, and the strange but alluring Yukimura Sanada. Saizo becomes one of "Sanada's Ten Braves" who use their mystical powers and ninja abilities to protect the people and things they care about the most.


Complete Series Premium Edition
  • Release date: October 8, 2013
  • Genre: Action, Martial Arts, Fantasy
  • Age rating: Teen
  • 2 Blu-ray disc set
  • Total of 12 episodes
  • Runtime: Approximately 309 minutes
  • Original Japanese voice acting with English subtitles
  • Bonus content: Clean opening and ending, Japanese commercials, and Japanese trailers
  • Premium box with bonus item: A full-color, 32-page hardcover art book, complete with episode guide, character and world descriptions, production and key art, and more

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Saizo Kirigakure

Voiced by: Daisuke Ono
Our story's lead character. His unrivaled combat prowess has earned him the name Marici, after a powerful battle deity. He once made a living as an assassin for hire, but due to his innate distrust of the master-servant relationship, he refuses to commit himself to a lord. He also has a deep-seated hatred of Koga ninjas. He wields a large sword known as the Mari Blade, and is also adept with small kunai.


Voiced by: Rina Sato
A priestess of Izumo Shrine. She was found at the shrine gate when she was a baby, and was raised by the head priest. Years later, Tokugawa burned the shrine to the ground, and Isanami fled to Shinshu to ask Yukimura for his help. It would seem that the Kushimitama, a hairpin which was entrusted to her by the head priest, holds some kind of mystical power...

Kamanosuke Yuri

Voiced by: Motoki Takagi
Head of a local group of bandits. He and his thugs like to prowl a certain precarious mountain bridge, trapping travelers midway and robbing them. His preferred weapon is the chain-sickle, and can also manipulate gusts of wind. He's hedonistic and brutal, and derives perverse pleasure from the sight of blood, whether it's his own or someone else's.

Sasuke Sarutobi

Voiced by: Tetsuya Kakihara
A Koga ninja and head of Yukimura Sanada's ninja squad. Sasuke's loyalty to Yukimura is utterly unwavering, and he's very proud to be one of Yukimura's Braves. He has an odd, broken way of speaking, and has trouble relating to humans. Conversely, he has a very deep connection with the animal kingdom and can command creatures such as owls and weasels with ease. He despises Iga ninjas, which leads to no small amount of tension between him and Saizo.


Voiced by: Izumi Kitta
A young boy who suddenly stumbles into the Braves' path. He's in search of a lord worth serving, and though he's just a child his explosive traps can ensnare even the wisest adults. His real name is Rokuro Mochizuki, but in order to keep him separate from Rokuro Unno, Yukimura gives him the nickname Benmaru.

Jinpachi Nezu

Voiced by: Kazuya Nakai
Leader of a band of pirates that control Lake Biwa. He once met Kakei during his travels, and the two swore an oath of brotherhood. He lives to be free and can't stand the idea of being tied down. He loves his ship, drinking, and women, mainly in that order. He travels with a black panther named Veronica, and holds the power of lightning at his fingertips.


Voiced by: Yu Asakawa
An alluring woman with long blonde hair and sparkling blue eyes. Her appearance suggests a European heritage, but she is in fact an Iga ninja and Saizo's childhood friend. She has mastered the ice technique, and can freeze water and mist in a flash, earning her the nickname "Anastasia the Frozen Flower." Originally, she was hired to assassinate Yukimura, but when her attempt was thwarted she decided to join him instead.

Juzo Kakei

Voiced by: Ryutaro Okiayu
A samurai in the service of Yukimura. He's an expert marksman with his matchlock gun, never missing his target no matter the distance. He's even named his gun—Saya—and treats it with a lover's affection. He takes everything very seriously, and on Yukimura's orders he's traveled the country gathering information. He's strong where alcohol is involved, but when it comes to women, and heights, he's a total chicken.

Seikai Miyoshi

Voiced by: Kazunari Tanaka
Isanami's self-proclaimed big brother. When Isanami was abandoned at Izumo Shrine, he was the one who first found her. They were raised together by the head priest, until Seikai left the shrine at the age of fifteen. He believes that the more faith you have, the closer you are to salvation. As a result, he believes in every religion without thought or judgment. Though he may be a giant with great physical strength, he can never win when he's up against Isanami.

Rokuro Unno

Voiced by: Hiroshi Kamiya
Yukimura's devoted personal attendant. His clan has served the Sanada family for generations, and Yukimura trusts him absolutely. He is quiet and composed, but has no problem chastising Yukimura for his questionable behavior. When threatened, he can attack by emitting ultrasonic waves.

Yukimura Sanada

Voiced by: Toshiyuki Morikawa
Lord of Ueda Castle, and an accomplished kabuki actor. He is an eccentric man, but while he may seem odd and unkempt at first glance, he's actually quite clever. Still, his unshaven face and casual style of dress makes him appear very unlike the feudal lord that he is, and Saizo quickly takes to calling him simply "old man."

Hanzo Hattori

Voiced by: Takahiro Sakurai
A ninja in the employ of Ieyasu Tokugawa. Despite his apparent allegiance, in reality he doesn't have a single speck of loyalty toward his master, and schemes to rule the world from the shadows. His ruthlessness and brutality know no bounds. He can move at superhuman speeds, and his talent as a ninja may even surpass the legendary Saizo. In order to obtain the immense power he desires, he's set his sights on the Kushimitama, Isanami's mysterious hairpin.

Masamune Date

Voiced by: Takehito Koyasu
The military commander in charge of Oshu. He revels in his flamboyant attitude and attire, and isn't afraid to proclaim his talent with a sword. As a leader, he wants to destabilize the land and rule through chaos. To this end, he's committed to destroying the Kushimitama, which they say holds the power to keep the world in balance. He begins paying careful attention to Yukimura after a certain incident...
Cast Saizo Kirigakure Daisuke Ono
Sasuke Sarutobi Tetsuya Kakihara
Kamanosuke Yuri Motoki Takagi
Rokuro Unno Hiroshi Kamiya
Yukimura Sanada Toshiyuki Morikawa
Hanzo Hattori Takahiro Sakurai
Masamune Date Takehito Koyasu
Isanami Rina Sato
Juzo Kakei Ryutaro Okiayu
Anastasia Yu Asakawa
Staff Original Comic Books Created by Kairi Shimotsuki
Comic Series Published by "Monthly Comic Gene" MEDIA FACTORY
Directed by Kiyoko Sayama
Script Supervisor Mamiko Ikeda
Script Writers Mamiko Ikeda
Michiko Yokote
Mitsutaka Hirota
Character Designer/Animation Director Yukiko Ban
Art Director Yukihiro Watanabe
Director of Photography Nozomi Shitara
Sound Director Satoshi Motoyama
Music Composer Seikou Nagaoka
Editor Seiji Morita
Animation Production Studio Sakimakura