Nazca (TV series)
(Jikū Tenshō Nasuka)
|Anime television series|
|Directed by||Hiroko Tokita|
|Produced by||Motoki Ueda|
|Written by||Tsunehisa Ito (eps. 1-3, 5)|
Naruhisa Arakawa (eps. 4, 6-7, 9-12)
Katsuyuki Sumisawa (ep. 8)
|Music by||Tsuneyoshi Saito|
|Studio||Radix Ace Entertainment|
|Original network||TV Tokyo|
|Original run||April 6, 1998 – June 29, 1998|
Nazca (時空転抄ナスカ, Jikū Tenshō Nasuka, Dimensional Movement of Nazca) is an anime series created by Yoshihiko Inamoto. It is about a group of people who are reincarnations of ancient Inca warriors who have returned to re-enact a civil war that resulted in the fall of the Inca Empire.
Miura Kyoji, a dedicated kendo student, discovers that his instructor, Tate Masanari, is a reincarnated Inca warrior named Yawaru who wishes to destroy the world to purify it. Kyoji himself is the warrior Bilka, who foiled Yawaru's plans in their previous lives. As Yawaru gathers other awakened spirits to give him ever more power, Kyoji faces conflicting loyalties; he must decide if he is merely a vessel for the reincarnated soul, destined to fulfill a role given to him and destroy a person he liked and respected in order to save the world, or if he is a free individual who can bring Masanari to his senses and break the cycle of rebirth and human possession.
- Two clips from Nazca are used in the opening titles of the American sitcom Malcolm in the Middle.
- The opening song, Ai no Fugue, is widely inspired by the Fugue in G minor, BWV 578 from Johann Sebastian Bach.
- The subject from another song, Kuuchuu Shinden, is inspired by a leitmotif hearable in the 1st movement of Antonín Dvořák's Symphony No. 9.
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