Samurai Deeper Kyo

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Samurai Deeper Kyo

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In the 1600s, the battle of Seikigahara is fought between the Western Army and the Ieyasu Tokugawa's Eastern Army. During the battle, two samurai face off, one known as Kyoshiro, the other known as Demon Eyes Kyo (killer of a thousand men). As the battle rages on, an unexpected falling star crashes into the ground overwhelming both samurai. Years later, Kyoshiro, performs as a medicine man, roams the land with a past he can not recall. Soon, he realizes that he is not alone for his enemy's soul, Demon Eyes Kyo, is now within him. When Kyoshiro encounters the bounty hunter Yuya Shiina, an unexpected turn of events occur causing the sweet Kyoshiro to retreat having the soul of Demon Eyes Kyo take over the body of Kyoshiro. The world will soon discover why Kyo is called a demon.
Katsuyuki Konishi

Katsuyuki Konishi

Kyoshiro Mibu / Demon Eyes Kyo

Dan Green

Dan Green

Kyoshiro Mibu/ Demon Eyes Kyo

Yui Horie

Yui Horie

Yuya Shiina

Veronica Taylor

Veronica Taylor

Yuya Shiina

Yumi Kakazu

Yumi Kakazu

Izumo No Okumi

Deborah S. Craig (II)

Deborah S. Craig (II)

Izumo No Okumi

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  • This show may not be historically accurate but it is still enjoyable none the less.

    8.0
    The show follows Kyoshiro a former samurai who now works as a medicine man. However it soon emerges that Kyoshiro is not alone, the soul of an old and very powerful enemy now dwells with in him. A chance encounter with the bounty hunter Yuya Shiina soon causes that dark personality to emerge and Demon Eyes Kyo reappears upon the earth.



    This show is often criticised for being very historically inaccurate but lest be honest it features soul swaping and magical powers do we really acre. The plot is interesting, the animation is good and the characters are worth being interested in. Thats is enough for me.moreless
  • Disappointing.

    6.5
    After watching Rurouni Kenshin, i was looking for a Good samurai anime to watch. I found Samurai Deeper Kyo. I was really impressed with the trailers and ads,and was expecting something really big. It all started well with A Decent intro, The first Episode was very promising with Just three interesting characters But after that we have an onslaught of uninteresting and pointless Characters, episode after episode. There are so many insignificant characters which You'll forget. The plot gets really confusing too.



    As this is a Samurai Anime, you'd expect the combat to be the high point but sadly that cannot be said. Most fight scenes are Just confusing with very little action shown. There's no free flowing smoothly animated combat here. you see Monsters being cut down but the action leading up to the kill is never shown. I never really liked This 'one hit one kill' system of combat. while i could compare Samurai Deeper kyo to Basilisk, the combat sequences in Basilisk are far more interesting. The animation is Good but nothing special and the dub is ok. The plot feels lifeless with so many uninteresting, weird characters. They should've kept the Plot simple and then maybe i would've loved this anime. There are some Decent combat scenes and Some good episodes But Samurai Deeper Kyo suffers from supreme mediocricity and Never really gets going.moreless
  • Samurai Deeper Kyo...

    8.0
    Although the manga was better, the show was still very good. Definitely not my favorite, but still better then some other shows out there. normally I wouldn't even think about watching this, but I recommend seeing at least the first episode, especially if you have read the manga. Its a little bit confusing at first, but as long as you pay attention to the story, you should be able to follow it well. The story is original and has action, comity, and lots more so, like I said earlier, I recommend you seeing a few episodes. Whats the worst that could happen, right?moreless
  • Absolutely loved it...

    10
    I absolutely loved this show. I believe it is one of, if not the best, samurai themed shows.

    Unlike Rurouni Kenshin, which is also a good show, SDK wasn't repetitive or predictable. After watching Kenshin for a bit, it seemed like you could predict the next move, but in SDK you never knew what to expect. Plus it wasn't as drawn out as Kenshin was. I mean the anime only has 26 episodes compared to Kenshin's 95 plus OVAs.

    The animation was wonderful and voicing was well done.

    Well, I'll admit the english dub was...weird after watching the whole thing in Japanese (I watch everything in Japanese with subtitles first.) Then again what anime doesn't have a issue with the english dubbing being somewhat bad.

    I plan on buying the complete collectors set of SDK sometime soon, I MUST own it on DVD.moreless
  • Schedule

    7.7
    Just wanted everyone to know that it comes on Encore WAM! everyday at 4:3OPM, with replays at 2:3OAM and 8:3OAM the following morning. Encore WAM! plays several anime series, so it could be taken off for an extended ammount of time after its run, but usually runs two to three times in a row before being replaced with another anime, then is re-aired again after the replacement finishes its run. Just a little FYI, currently (August 21, 2007) it is on episode 21, with the final episode airing on Sunday August 26, 2007, but is scheduled to run again with Episode #1, "Road to Armageddon," airing on Monday August 27, 2007 at 4:3OPM.moreless
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