Ogre Slayer

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Ogre Slayer
Cover Ogre Slayer volume 1 as released by Viz Media
Genre Horror, Action
Written by Kei Kusunoki
Published by Shogakukan
English publisher
Demographic Shōnen
Magazine Shōnen Sunday Super
English magazine
Original run February 18, 1992April 18, 2001
Volumes 20
Original video animation
Directed by Yoshio Kato
Written by Kenji Terada
Music by Kazuhiko Toyama
Tomohiko Toyama
Studio OB Planning
Licensed by
Released September 9, 1994July 21, 1995
Runtime 30 minutes each
Episodes 4
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Ogre Slayer (Japanese: 鬼切丸?, Hepburn: Onikirimaru) is a manga series written and illustrated by Kei Kusunoki. The manga has been adapted into a four-episode original video animation (OVA) anime. Both the manga and anime were distributed in North America by Viz Media, though only two volumes of the manga were released. On July 11, 2013, plans for a follow-up manga were announced. Unlike its predecessor, Onigirimaruden (鬼切丸?) takes place in the Sengoku era, and features an entirely different lead character.[1]

Ogre Slayer is about a young man who hunts ogres (oni (?)). The young man was born of an ogre's corpse, like the oni born of human's body, making him pure ogre blood. Though he was born like an ogre, he has the appearance of a human. Instead of being born with horns like traditional Japanese ogres, he was born with a sword. The young man does not have a name, but his sword is called Onikirimaru, the Ogre Slayer.



  1. ^ "Kei Kusunoki's Ogre Slayer Manga Returns". Anime News Network. Retrieved 2016-10-18. 

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