Fūma no Kojirō

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Fūma no Kojirō
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DVD cover for Fūma no Kojirō
風魔の小次郎
Genre Fantasy, Martial arts
Manga
Written by Masami Kurumada
Published by Shueisha
Demographic Shōnen
Magazine Weekly Shōnen Jump
Original run January 1982December 1984
Volumes 10
Manga
Fūma no Kojirō - Yagyū Ansatsuchō
Written by Masami Kurumada
Illustrated by Sōtarō Yuri
Published by Akita Shoten
Demographic Seinen
Magazine Champion Red
Volumes 1
Original video animation
Fūma no Kojirō: Yasha Ichizoku Hen
Directed by Kōzō Morishita
Studio Toei Animation
Released June 1, 1989August 2, 1989
Runtime 25 minutes (each)
Episodes 6
Original video animation
Fūma no Kojirō: Seiken Sensō Hen
Directed by Kōzō Morishita
Studio Toei Animation
Released September 21, 1990December 1, 1990
Runtime 25 minutes (each)
Episodes 6
Anime film
Fūma no Kojirō: Fūma Hanran Hen
Directed by Kazuhito Kikuchi
Studio Toei Animation
Released November 21, 1992
Runtime 60 minutes
Television drama
Directed by Ooka Toshihiko, Ichino Ryuichi
Network Tokyo Metropolitan Television
Original run October 3, 2007December 26, 2007
Episodes 13
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Fūma no Kojirō (風魔の小次郎?, lit. "Kojirō of the Fūma") is a manga series by Japanese author Masami Kurumada, later adapted to anime. It tells the story of sword legends and rivalry between ninja clans. The main character Kojirō is a young boy who is a member of the Fūma clan. On June 1, 1989, an OVA was released featuring animation character designs by Michi Himeno and Shingo Araki (both of whom also worked on the respective anime adaptations of Kurumada's other manga works; Ring ni Kakero, Saint Seiya and B't X).

In 2003, Masami Kurumada authored an additional short story titled Fūma no Kojirō: Yagyū Ansatsuchō (風魔の小次郎 - 柳生暗殺帖 Fūma no Kojirō - Yagyū Ansatsuchō?). The story was illustrated by artist Sōtarō Yuri, who imitated Kurumada's drawing style for consistency with the already published volumes of the original manga.

On October 3, 2007, a tokusatsu drama adaptation began airing on Tokyo Metropolitan Television starring Ryouta Murai in the lead role of Kojirō. The opening theme was "Ryūsei Rocket" performed by An Cafe and the ending theme was "Eien no Setsuna" (永遠の刹那?, "Eternal Moment") performed by On/Off.

Plot[edit]

Hakuō Academy used to be a prestigious high school, and famous for martial arts. However, because its rival school Seishikan has been cowardly luring its superior students, Hakuō was going to decline. In order to recover from the situation, the acting principal of Hakuō; Himeko Hōjō, sends Ranko Yagyū to the Fūma village in search of the famous Fūma ninja clan for assistance. The leader of the Fūma sent Kojirō to Hakuō, there he faces the notorious Yasha clan who fights for Seishikan led by Musashi Asuka. Kojirō's comrades arrive, resuming an all-out ninja war that began five centuries ago.

Characters[edit]

Part 1[edit]

Fūma Clan[edit]

Kojirō (小次郎?)
The Title character
Ryōma (竜魔?)
Kirikaze (霧風?)
Ryūhō (劉鵬?)
Kōu (項羽?)
Shōryū (小龍?)
Rinpyō (琳彪?)
Kabutomaru (兜丸?)
Reira (麗羅?)
Fūma Leader
Komomo (小桃?)

Hakuo Academy[edit]

Fūma no Kojirō - Yagyū Ansatsuchō compilation cover art
Ranko Yagyū (柳生 蘭子 Yagyū Ranko?)
Himeko Hōjō (北条 姫子 Hōjō Himeko?)

Seishikan[edit]

Musashi Asuka (飛鳥 武蔵 Asuka Musashi?)
Erina Asuka (飛鳥 絵里菜 Asuka Erina?)
Musashi's younger sister.

Yasha Clan[edit]

Kōsuke Mibu (壬生 攻介 Mibu Kōsuke?)
Mizukage (水影?), Yamikage (闇影?), & Tsukikage (月影?)
Princess Yasha (夜叉姫 Yasha-hime?)
Maya (魔矢?)

8 Yasha Generals[edit]

Byakko (白虎 "White Tiger"?)
Shiranui (不知火 "Mysterious Sea Light"?)
Shien (紫炎 "Purple Flame"?)
Raiden (雷電 "Thunder Lightning"?)
Anki (闇鬼 "Darkness Demon"?)
Kurojishi (黒獅子 "Black Lion"?)
Yōsui (妖水 "Magic Water"?)
Kagerō (陽炎 "Shining Flame"?)

Part 2[edit]

Cosmo Warriors[edit]

Kojirō
Musashi Asuka
Ryōma
Shiguma (死牙馬?)
Sōshi Date (伊達 総司 Date Sōshi?)

Chaos Warriors[edit]

Emperor Chaos (華悪崇皇帝 Kaosu-kōtei?)
Nerow (涅絽 Nerō?)
Oz (雄皇 Ozu?)
Jackal (邪火麗 Jakkaru?)
Syura (朱羅 Shura?)

Others[edit]

Witch of the White Mountain
Lasya (羅沙亜 Rasha?)
Sion (紫苑 Shion?)
Arthur (亜沙悪 Āsā?)
David (堕毘穪 Dabide?)
Cruz Ryūōin (龍王院 狂須 Ryūōin Kurusu?)

Part 3[edit]

The Old Fūma Clan[edit]

Kojirō
Ryōma
Shōryū
Kirikaze
Ryūhō
Jūzō (十蔵?)
Majin (魔仁?)
Enrai (炎雷?)

The New Fūma Clan[edit]

Raien (雷炎?)
Muma (夢魔?)
Raizō (雷蔵?)
Shimon (死紋?)

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