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Chihayafuru
Chihayafuru
(ちはやふる) is a manga series written and illustrated by Yuki Suetsugu, serialised in Be Love
Be Love
and published by Kodansha. It is about a school girl, Chihaya Ayase, who is inspired by a new classmate to take up Hyakunin Isshu
Hyakunin Isshu
karuta competitively. It has been adapted into an anime television series, which aired on Nippon Television (NTV) and Crunchyroll
Crunchyroll
between October 2011 and March 2012. A second season aired between January and June 2013. A live action film adaptation titled Chihayafuru: Kami
Kami
no Ku was released on March 19, 2016, with a second film released on April 29, 2016. A third season of the anime series is set to air in 2019.[2] The manga has won the Manga
Manga
Taishō Award and the Kodansha
Kodansha
Manga Award. Since its fourth volume was released in March 2009, it has regularly appeared on the Japanese Comic Ranking chart, and in August 2011 was estimated to have sold over 4.5 million copies. Its popularity has boosted the profile of competitive karuta in Japan.

Contents

1 Plot 2 Development 3 Media

3.1 Manga 3.2 Anime 3.3 Novel series 3.4 Other 3.5 Live action film

4 Reception 5 Notes 6 References 7 Further reading 8 External links

Plot[edit] See also: List of Chihayafuru
Chihayafuru
characters Chihaya Ayase is a girl who has spent most of her life simply supporting her sister in her model career. That changes when she meets a boy named Arata Wataya, a talented karuta player. After becoming friends, he believes that Chihaya has potential to become a great player. As Chihaya takes on a new dream of becoming Japan's best karuta player, she is soon separated from her karuta playing friends as they grow up. Now in high school, Chihaya is reunited with her childhood friend, Taichi Mashima. Together, they form the Mizusawa Karuta
Karuta
Club. With her teammates and friends supporting her, Chihaya strives to become the best karuta player in the world and to one day be with Arata again. Development[edit]

An Edo period
Edo period
karuta card with the Kami
Kami
no Ku, or "upper phrase" from the Chihayaburu Tanka
Tanka
and the attribution to "Ariwara no Narihira Ason" written on it. The name of the series comes from this Heian Era poem.

Yuki Suetsugu belonged to a karuta club in senior high school, and feels that the school years are a period of a person's life where "you can dedicate the most genuine part of yourself to something". The name of the series is a poetic Makurakotoba, or pillow word, and comes from the first five syllables of the seventeenth poem in the Hyakunin Isshu poetry anthology, a collection of one hundred poems which are printed on the karuta cards. In this poem chihayaburu is used as an epithet to kami and can be translated into English as "shaken in fury" and "swift in fury", according to Edwin A. Cranston, or "awesome", as offered by Joshua S Mostow.[3][4][5] Media[edit] Manga[edit] The manga has been serialized in Be Love
Be Love
since 2007,[6] and has been collected by Kodansha
Kodansha
into 36 bound volumes as of November 2017. As of 23 February 2012 Kodansha
Kodansha
has also published the first three tankōbon in a two volume bilingual edition, with English translations by Stuart Varnam Atkin and Yōko Toyozaki. On 14 February 2017 Kodansha
Kodansha
Comics began publishing a Digital Edition of the series in English for which the eight volume was released on 16 january 2018.[7][8][9][10] The manga is licensed in French by Pika Édition, in Korean by Haksan Culture Company, in Taiwanese by Tong Li Publishing
Tong Li Publishing
and in Thai by Bongkoch Publishing.[11][12][13][14]

No. Release date ISBN

1 13 May 2008[15] ISBN 978-4-06-319239-1

2 12 September 2008[16] ISBN 978-4-06-319245-2

3 12 December 2008[17] ISBN 978-4-06-319252-0

4 13 March 2009[18] ISBN 978-4-06-319259-9

5 12 June 2009[19] ISBN 978-4-06-319266-7

6 11 September 2009[20] ISBN 978-4-06-319271-1

7 11 December 2009[21] ISBN 978-4-06-319276-6

8 12 March 2010[22] ISBN 978-4-06-319282-7

9 11 June 2010[23] ISBN 978-4-06-319287-2

10 13 September 2010[24] ISBN 978-4-06-319294-0

11 13 December 2010[25] ISBN 978-4-06-380301-3

12 11 March 2011[26] ISBN 978-4-06-380309-9

13 13 June 2011[27] ISBN 978-4-06-380320-4

14 13 September 2011[28] ISBN 978-4-06-380324-2

15 13 December 2011[29] ISBN 978-4-06-380331-0

16 13 March 2012[30] ISBN 978-4-06-380339-6

17 13 June 2012[31] ISBN 978-4-06-380349-5

18 13 September 2012[32] ISBN 978-4-06-380359-4

19 13 December 2012[33] ISBN 978-4-06-380369-3

20 13 March 2013[34] ISBN 978-4-06-380379-2

21 13 June 2013[35] ISBN 978-4-06-380389-1

22 13 September 2013[36][37] ISBN 978-4-06-358459-2 (limited edition) ISBN 978-4-06-380397-6 (regular edition)

23 13 December 2013[38] ISBN 978-4-06-380410-2

24 11 April 2014[39] ISBN 978-4-06-380422-5

25 11 July 2014[40] ISBN 978-4-06-380433-1

26 10 October 2014[41] ISBN 978-4-06-380442-3

27 13 April 2015[42] ISBN 978-4-06-380465-2

28 12 August 2015[43] ISBN 978-4-06-380474-4

29 13 October 2015[44] ISBN 978-4-06-380484-3

30 13 January 2016[45] ISBN 978-4-06-380491-1

31 11 March 2016[46] ISBN 978-4-06-380498-0

32 13 July 2016[47] ISBN 978-4-06-394513-3

33 13 October 2016[48] ISBN 978-4-06-394522-5

34 13 March 2017[49] ISBN 978-4-06-394535-5

35 10 August 2017[50] ISBN 978-4-06-394550-8

36 13 November 2017[51][52] ISBN 978-4-06-510484-2 (regular edition) ISBN 978-4-06-510715-7 (special edition)

Anime[edit] See also: List of Chihayafuru
Chihayafuru
episodes An anime television series based on the manga was announced in May 2011.[53] The series was produced by the studio Madhouse under the direction of Morio Asaka with script supervision by Naoya Takayama and character designs by Kunihiko Hamada.[54] The art director is Tomoyuki Shimizu, the director of photography is Kenji Fujita, the colour supervisor is Ken Hashimoto, the CG director is Tsukasa Saito, the music is by Kousuke Yamashita, and the sound director is Masafumi Mima of Techno Sound. The series' 25 episodes aired on Nippon Television between 4 October 2011, and 27 March 2012.[note 1][54] The series was simulcast in the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Ireland, South Africa, Australia and New Zealand by Crunchyroll.[56] Animax Asia aired their English adaptation of the anime from 13 February – 18 March 2013.[1] The series was released in 9 volumes on DVD
DVD
and Blu-ray Disc between 21 December 2011,[57][58] and 22 August 2012,[59][60] and as a complete set on Blu-ray Disc
Blu-ray Disc
on 18 July 2013.[61] A second 25-episode season, Chihayafuru
Chihayafuru
2, aired on Nippon Television between 11 January and 28 June 2013,[note 2] and was simulcast by Crunchyroll.[63] An original video animation episode was released on DVD
DVD
bundled with the special edition of the 22nd manga volume on 13 September 2013.[36][64] Sentai Filmworks
Sentai Filmworks
has licensed both seasons of the anime for home video release in North America.[65] This Flower has Bloomed at Last, the series' first episode, premiered with English subtitles on the HIDIVE streaming service on 15 June 2017. Sentai Filmworks' dub, in which Luci Christian
Luci Christian
gives voice to Chihaya Ayase, is streamed by HIDIVE starting from 29 August 2017. On Blu-ray and DVD
DVD
Sentai's first season was released on 12 September 2017.[66][67] A third season has been announced and is set to premiere on NTV's AnichU block in 2019 with the main cast set to reprise their roles.[2]

Music

The first season's opening and ending themes are "Youthful" by 99RadioService and "Soshite Ima" (そしていま, "And Now") by Asami Seto respectively.[55] 99RadioService released "Youthful" as a single on 30 November 2011.[68] Two original soundtrack and character song albums were released on 18 January – 28 March 2013.[69] The second season's opening and ending themes are "Star" by 99RadioService and "Akane Sora" (茜空) by Seto.[70] Novel series[edit] A 4-volume novel series was published by Kodansha
Kodansha
under their KC Deluxe imprint between 9 September 2012,[71] and 13 December 2013.[72] The books were written by Yui Tokiumi and illustrated by Yuki Suetsugu and follow the middle-school years of the three protagonists.[71] Other[edit] Kodansha
Kodansha
released a guidebook for the series on 9 November 2011. It provides a study guide for the poetry and background for the story.[73] Live action film[edit] Main article: Chihayafuru: Kami
Kami
no Ku On 11 April 2015, it was reported that the series would be adapted into a live-action film.[74][75] A live action film adaptation titled Chihayafuru: Kami
Kami
no Ku was released in March 19, 2016, with a second film, Chihayafuru: Shimo no Ku, released on April 29, 2016.[76] Chihayafuru: Musubi, a third and final film in the trilogy, is scheduled for release in 2018.[77] Reception[edit] Chihayafuru
Chihayafuru
won the second Manga
Manga
Taishō award,[78] and the 35th Kodansha
Kodansha
Manga
Manga
Award in the shōjo manga category.[79] When Chihayafuru
Chihayafuru
won the Manga
Manga
Taishō award, it was commented that the series combines elements of the sport genre and literary elements with a discerning eye on the subject matter.[80] The manga had sold over 16 million copies in Japan by the spring of 2016,[81] and its popularity has boosted the popularity of competitive karuta.[3][82] In the week of 10–16 March 2009, the fourth volume of Chihayafuru appeared at #24 on the Japanese Comic Ranking chart, selling 29,776 copies in that week.[83] In the week of 8–14 June 2009, the fifth volume appeared at #11 on the chart, selling 46,774 copies in that week.[84] The next week, it slipped to #21, selling an additional 40,344 copies in that week.[85] In the week of 7–13 September 2009, volume six of Chihayafuru
Chihayafuru
appeared at #8 on the list, selling 61,089 copies.[86] The next week, it appeared at #23, selling 45,028 copies in that week.[87] In the week of 7–14 December 2009, the seventh volume ranked at number nine on the list, selling 70,790 copies.[88] The following week, it ranked at #15, selling an additional 55,266 copies.[89] The eighth volume of Chihayafuru
Chihayafuru
ranked at #5 on the bestseller's list, selling 92,555 copies in the week of 8–14 March 2010.[90] The following week, it slipped to seventh place, selling an additional 72,957 copies.[91] For the week of 7–13 June 2010, the ninth volume of Chihayafuru
Chihayafuru
appeared at #6 on the chart, selling 99,296 copies in that week.[92] The following week, it slipped to ninth place, selling an additional 74,885 copies.[93] The tenth volume of Chihayafuru
Chihayafuru
placed first on the list for the week of 13–19 September,[94] slipping to nineteenth place the next week.[95] For the week of 13–19 December, the eleventh volume debuted at #2,[96] slipping to #23 the next week.[97] The twelfth volume appeared at #9 for the week of 7–13 March 2011,[98] rising to #4 the following week.[99] The thirteenth volume debuted at #3 for the week of 13–19 June 2011,[100] slipping to #20 the following week.[101] The fourteenth volume debuted at #3 for the week of 12–18 September 2011,[102] slipping to #24 the following week.[103] Among North American reviewers, Gia Manry, writing about the first episode of Chihayafuru, felt that despite the animators' efforts, karuta seemed boring, and criticised the overuse of CG sakura, describing it as a "mixed bag" of an anime.[104] Bamboo Dong says that Chihaya's passion and characterisation make karuta interesting.[105] Carlo Santos felt that the series was the "first genuinely good show of the season", citing its characterisation, unusual subject, and polish of the first episode.[106] Marcus Speer enjoyed the production values of the first episode, but felt that the theme songs were "standard fare". He was intrigued by how the characters' childhood impacted on their present interactions.[107] Theron Martin appreciated the focus on the characters rather than the game, feeling that while the teenage Chihaya seemed "gimmicky", her younger self was "quite likable".[108] Chris Beveridge praised the tension shown between Arata and Taichi in the second episode's karuta match.[109] Theron Martin felt the second episode's karuta tournament was tense and compelling, and that despite the plot unfolding in a predictable fashion, the execution made this forgivable.[108] Notes[edit]

^ As Chihayafuru's first season aired in Nippon Television's Tuesday 25:59 (1:59 JST) time slot, the episodes technically aired the days following the ones listed.[55] ^ As Chihayafuru's second season aired in Nippon Television's Friday 25:53 (1:53 JST) time slot, the episodes technically aired the days following the ones listed.[62]

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Animage, July 2011 p. 152 Beveridge, Chris (15 November 2011). " Chihayafuru
Chihayafuru
Episode #07 Anime Review". The Fandom Post. Retrieved 16 November 2011.  Beveridge, Chris (8 November 2011). " Chihayafuru
Chihayafuru
Episode #06 Anime Review". The Fandom Post. Retrieved 16 November 2011.  Beveridge, Chris (2 November 2011). " Chihayafuru
Chihayafuru
Episode #05 Anime Review". The Fandom Post. Retrieved 4 November 2011.  Beveridge, Chris (25 October 2011). " Chihayafuru
Chihayafuru
Episode #04 Anime Review". The Fandom Post. Retrieved 2 November 2011.  Beveridge, Chris (18 October 2011). " Chihayafuru
Chihayafuru
Episode #03 Anime Review". The Fandom Post. Retrieved 20 October 2011.  Dong, Bamboo (16 November 2011). "The Stream - Back to the Future". Anime
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External links[edit]

2000s portal 2010s portal Anime
Anime
and manga portal

Official Kodansha
Kodansha
site (in Japanese) Kodansha
Kodansha
Comics webste, imprint of Kodansha
Kodansha
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Crunchyroll
site Madhouse : Exploring the World of Chihayafuru
Chihayafuru
through Storyboards (in Japanese) Chihayafuru
Chihayafuru
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(manga) at Anime
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Kodansha
Kodansha
Manga
Manga
Award – Shōjo

1970s

Haikara-san ga Tōru
Haikara-san ga Tōru
by Waki Yamato and Candy Candy by Kyoko Mizuki and Yumiko Igarashi
Yumiko Igarashi
(1977) Seito Shokun!
Seito Shokun!
by Yōko Shōji (1978) The Star of Cottonland
The Star of Cottonland
by Yumiko Ōshima (1979)

1980s

Lemon Report by Mayumi Yoshida (1980) Ohayō! Spank
Ohayō! Spank
by Shun'ichi Yukimuro and Shizue Takanashi (1981) Yōkihi-den by Suzue Miuchi (1982) Hi Izuru Tokoro no Tenshi
Hi Izuru Tokoro no Tenshi
by Ryoko Yamagishi (1983) Lady Love by Hiromu Ono (1984) Mahiro Taiken by Naomi Nishi (1985) Yūkan Club by Yukari Ichijō (1986) Nana Iro Majikku by Yū Asagiri (1987) Junjō Crazy Fruits by Akemi Matsunae (1988) Chibi Maruko-chan
Chibi Maruko-chan
by Momoko Sakura
Sakura
and Shiratori Reiko de Gozaimasu! by Yumiko Suzuki (1989)

1990s

Pride, Naka Marimura (1990) Eien no Nohara by Mieko Ōsaka (1991) Uchi no Mama ga iu Koto ni wa by Mariko Iwadate (1992) Sailor Moon
Sailor Moon
by Naoko Takeuchi (1993) Kimi no Te ga Sasayaite iru by Junko Karube (1994) Sekai de Ichiban Yasashii Ongaku by Mari Ozawa (1995) A Gentle Breeze in the Village
A Gentle Breeze in the Village
by Fusako Kuramochi (1996) Eight Clouds Rising by Natsumi Itsuki (1997) Kodocha by Miho Obana (1998) Peach Girl
Peach Girl
by Miwa Ueda (1999)

2000s

Guru Guru Pon-chan
Guru Guru Pon-chan
by Satomi Ikezawa (2000) Fruits Basket by Natsuki Takaya (2001) Antique Bakery
Antique Bakery
by Fumi Yoshinaga (2002) Honey and Clover
Honey and Clover
by Chica Umino and Tramps Like Us
Tramps Like Us
by Yayoi Ogawa (2003) Nodame Cantabile
Nodame Cantabile
by Tomoko Ninomiya (2004) Hey Pitan! by Risa Itō and A Perfect Day for Love Letters by George Asakura (2005) Life by Keiko Suenobu (2006) IS by Chiyo Rokuhana (2007) Kimi ni Todoke
Kimi ni Todoke
by Karuho Shiina (2008) Kiyoku Yawaku
Kiyoku Yawaku
by Ryo Ikuemi (2009)

2010s

Princess Jellyfish
Princess Jellyfish
by Akiko Higashimura (2010) Chihayafuru
Chihayafuru
by Yuki Suetsugu (2011) Shitsuren Chocolatier by Setona Mizushiro (2012) My Love Story!!
My Love Story!!
by Kazune Kawahara (2013) Taiyō no Ie
Taiyō no Ie
by Ta'amo (2014) Nigeru wa Haji da ga Yaku ni Tatsu
Nigeru wa Haji da ga Yaku ni Tatsu
by Tsunami Umino (2015) Kiss Him, Not Me
Kiss Him, Not Me
by Junko (2016) P and JK
P and JK
by Maki Miyoshi (2017)

v t e

Manga
Manga
Taishō

Gaku: Minna no Yama by Shinichi Ishizuka (2008) Chihayafuru
Chihayafuru
by Yuki Suetsugu (2009) Thermae Romae
Thermae Romae
by Mari Yamazaki (2010) March Comes in Like a Lion
March Comes in Like a Lion
by Chica Umino (2011) Silver Spoon by Hiromu Arakawa (2012) Umimachi Diary
Umimachi Diary
by Akimi Yoshida
Akimi Yoshida
(2013) A Bride's Story
A Bride's Story
by Kaoru Mori
Kaoru Mori
(2014) Kakukaku Shikajika
Kakukaku Shikajika
by Akiko Higashimura (2015) Golden Kamuy
Golden Kamuy
by Satoru Noda (2016) Hibiki: Shōsetsuka ni Naru Hōhō by Mitsuharu Yanamoto (2017) Beastars by Paru Itagaki (2018)

v t e

Works of Madhouse

Masao Maruyama Osamu Dezaki Rintaro Yoshiaki Kawajiri

Films

1980s

The Fantastic Adventures of Unico
Unico
(1981) Natsu e no Tobira
Natsu e no Tobira
(1981) Haguregumo
Haguregumo
(1982) Harmagedon (1983) Unico
Unico
in the Island of Magic (1983) Barefoot Gen (1983) Lensman (1984) The Dagger of Kamui (1985) Barefoot Gen 2
Barefoot Gen 2
(1986) Phoenix: Ho-ō (1986) Toki no Tabibito: Time Stranger (1986) Wicked City (1987) Neo Tokyo (1987) Twilight of the Cockroaches
Twilight of the Cockroaches
(1987) Legend of the Galactic Heroes: My Conquest is the Sea of Stars (1988)

1990s

A Wind Named Amnesia
A Wind Named Amnesia
(1990) Urusei Yatsura: Always, My Darling (1991) Ninja Scroll
Ninja Scroll
(1993) Anne no Nikki
Anne no Nikki
(1995) Memories (segment Stink Bomb) (1995) Yawara!
Yawara!
Special
Special
- Zutto Kimi no Koto ga (1996) X (1996) Perfect Blue (1997) Clover (1999) Cardcaptor Sakura: The Movie (1999)

2000s

Cardcaptor Sakura
Sakura
Movie 2: The Sealed Card (2000) Vampire Hunter D: Bloodlust (2000) Metropolis (2001) Millennium Actress
Millennium Actress
(2001) Di Gi Charat - A Trip to the Planet (2001) WXIII: Patlabor the Movie 3 (2002) Hajime no Ippo: Champion Road (2003) Nasu: Summer in Andalusia (2003) Tokyo Godfathers
Tokyo Godfathers
(2003) The Girl Who Leapt Through Time (2006) Paprika (2006) Cinnamon the Movie (2007) Highlander: The Search for Vengeance (2007) Piano no Mori
Piano no Mori
(2007) Hells (2008) Summer Wars
Summer Wars
(2009) Mai Mai Miracle
Mai Mai Miracle
(2009) Redline (2009) Yona Yona Penguin (2009)

2010s

Trigun: Badlands Rumble (2010) The Tibetan Dog (2011) The Princess and the Pilot
The Princess and the Pilot
(2011) Wolf Children
Wolf Children
(2012) Hunter × Hunter: Phantom Rouge (2013) Death Billiards (2013) Hunter × Hunter: The Last Mission (2013) No Game No Life: Zero (2017) Kimi no Koe o Todoketai (2017)

Television series

Pre–2000s

Nobody's Boy: Remi (1977–1978) Treasure Island (1978–1979) Galactic Patrol Lensman (1984–1985) Yawara!
Yawara!
(1989–1992) DNA²
DNA²
(1994) Azuki-chan
Azuki-chan
(1995–1998) Trigun
Trigun
(1998) Cardcaptor Sakura
Sakura
(1998–2000) Master Keaton
Master Keaton
(1998–2000) Bomberman B-Daman Bakugaiden (1998–1999) Super Doll Licca-chan (1998–1999) Pet Shop of Horrors
Pet Shop of Horrors
(1999) Jubei-chan: The Secret of the Lovely Eyepatch (1999) Di Gi Charat (1999–2001) Reign: The Conqueror (1999) Magic User's Club
Magic User's Club
(1999) Bomberman B-Daman Bakugaiden V (1999–2000)

2000–2005

Boogiepop Phantom
Boogiepop Phantom
(2000) Carried by the Wind: Tsukikage Ran (2000) Hidamari no Ki
Hidamari no Ki
(2000) Sakura
Sakura
Wars (2000) Hajime no Ippo: The Fighting! (2000–2002) Beyblade
Beyblade
(2001) Galaxy Angel
Galaxy Angel
(2001–2004) Shingu: Secret of the Stellar Wars (2001) Chance Pop Session (2001) Magical Meow Meow Taruto
Magical Meow Meow Taruto
(2001) X (2001–2002) Aquarian Age: Sign for Evolution (2002) Chobits
Chobits
(2002) Magical Shopping Arcade Abenobashi
Magical Shopping Arcade Abenobashi
(2002) Pita-Ten
Pita-Ten
(2002) Dragon Drive
Dragon Drive
(2002–2003) Hanada Shōnen Shi (2002–2003) Panyo Panyo Di Gi Charat (2002) Rizelmine
Rizelmine
(2002) Mirage of Blaze
Mirage of Blaze
(2002) Ninja Scroll: The Series (2003) Texhnolyze (2003) Gungrave (2003–2004) Gunslinger Girl (2003–2004) Uninhabited Planet Survive!
Uninhabited Planet Survive!
(2003–2004) Di Gi Charat Nyo! (2003–2004) Gokusen (2004) Jubei-chan: The Counter Attack of Siberia Yagyu (2004) Paranoia Agent
Paranoia Agent
(2004) Tenjho Tenge
Tenjho Tenge
(2004) Monster (2004–2005) BECK: Mongolian Chop Squad (2004–2005) Sweet Valerian
Sweet Valerian
(2004) Strawberry 100% (2005) Akagi (2005–2006) Paradise Kiss (2005) Oku-sama wa Joshi Kōsei (2005)

2006–2010

Kiba (2006–2007) Strawberry Panic!
Strawberry Panic!
(2006) NANA (2006–2007) The Story of Saiunkoku (2006–2008) Black Lagoon
Black Lagoon
(2006) Yume Tsukai (2006) Otogi-Jūshi Akazukin
Otogi-Jūshi Akazukin
(2006–2007) Kemonozume
Kemonozume
(2006) A Spirit of the Sun
A Spirit of the Sun
(2006) Death Note
Death Note
(2006–2007) Tokyo Tribe 2 (2006–2007) Claymore (2007) Oh! Edo Rocket (2007) Princess Resurrection
Princess Resurrection
(2007) Dennō Coil
Dennō Coil
(2007) Devil May Cry
Devil May Cry
(2007) Shigurui (2007) Gyakkyō Burai Kaiji (2007–2008) Neuro: Supernatural Detective (2007–2008) Mokke
Mokke
(2007–2008) MapleStory (2007–2008) Ani*Kuri15
Ani*Kuri15
(animated sequence) (2007–2008) Chi's Sweet Home
Chi's Sweet Home
(2008–2009) Allison & Lillia (2008) Kamen no Maid Guy (2008) Top Secret ~The Revelation~ (2008) Kaiba
Kaiba
(2008) Ultraviolet: Code 044 (2008) Casshern Sins
Casshern Sins
(2008–2009) Kurozuka (2008) Mōryō no Hako
Mōryō no Hako
(2008) One Outs
One Outs
(2008–2009) Stitch!
Stitch!
(2008–2010) Chaos;Head (2008) Hajime no Ippo: New Challenger (2009) Rideback (2009) Sōten Kōro
Sōten Kōro
(2009) Needless
Needless
(2009) Kobato
Kobato
(2009–2010) Aoi Bungaku (2009)

2010s

Rainbow: Nisha Rokubō no Shichinin (2010) The Tatami Galaxy
The Tatami Galaxy
(2010) Highschool of the Dead
Highschool of the Dead
(2010) Marvel Anime
Anime
(2010–2011) Gyakkyō Burai Kaiji: Hakairoku-hen (2011) Hunter × Hunter
Hunter × Hunter
(2011–2014) Chihayafuru
Chihayafuru
(2011–2013) The Ambition of Oda Nobuna
The Ambition of Oda Nobuna
(2012) Btooom!
Btooom!
(2012) Photo Kano (2013) Sunday Without God
Sunday Without God
(2013) Hajime no Ippo: Rising (2013–2014) Ace of Diamond
Ace of Diamond
(2013–2016) Magical Warfare
Magical Warfare
(2014) The Irregular at Magic High School
The Irregular at Magic High School
(2014) No Game No Life
No Game No Life
(2014) Hanayamata (2014) Parasyte
Parasyte
-the maxim- (2014–2015) Death Parade
Death Parade
(2015) My Love Story!!
My Love Story!!
(2015) Overlord (2015–present) One-Punch Man
One-Punch Man
(2015) Prince of Stride: Alternative (2016) Alderamin on the Sky
Alderamin on the Sky
(2016) All Out!!
All Out!!
(2016–2017) ACCA: 13-Territory Inspection Dept. (2017) A Place Further than the Universe
A Place Further than the Universe
(2018) Cardcaptor Sakura: Clear Card (2018) Waka Okami wa Shōgakusei! (2018) Boogiepop and Others
Boogiepop and Others
(2018)

OVAs

1980s

Wounded Man (1986–1988) Phoenix: Yamato / Space (1987) Bride of Deimos
Bride of Deimos
(1988) Demon City Shinjuku
Demon City Shinjuku
(1988) Legend of the Galactic Heroes
Legend of the Galactic Heroes
(1988–1989) The Enemy's the Pirates! (1989) (episodes 1 and 2) Goku Midnight Eye
Goku Midnight Eye
(1989)

1990s

Cyber City Oedo 808
Cyber City Oedo 808
(1990–1991) Record of Lodoss War (1990–1991) Devil Hunter Yohko
Devil Hunter Yohko
(1990–1995) Doomed Megalopolis (1991–1992) Yawara!
Yawara!
Soreyuke Koshinuke Kizzu (1992) Tokyo Babylon
Tokyo Babylon
(1992–1994) Zetsuai 1989
Zetsuai 1989
(1992, 1994) Battle Angel (1993) Mermaid's Scar (1993) The Cockpit (segment Slipstream) (1993) Final Fantasy: Legend of the Crystals (1994) Phantom Quest Corp.
Phantom Quest Corp.
(1994–1995) Clamp in Wonderland (1994, 2007) Spirit Warrior (1994) Bio Hunter
Bio Hunter
(1995) Birdy the Mighty
Birdy the Mighty
(1996–1997) Night Warriors: Darkstalkers' Revenge (1997–1998) Twilight of the Dark Master (1997)

2000s

Space Pirate Captain Herlock: The Endless Odyssey (2002–2003) Trava: Fist Planet (2003) The Animatrix
The Animatrix
(animated sequence) (2003) Hajime no Ippo: Mashiba vs. Kimura (2003) Lament of the Lamb
Lament of the Lamb
(2003–2004) Aquarian Age: The Movie (2003) Di Gi Charat Theater - Leave it to Piyoko! (2003) Tsuki no Waltz
Tsuki no Waltz
(2004) Otogi-Jūshi Akazukin
Otogi-Jūshi Akazukin
(2005) Last Order: Final Fantasy
Final Fantasy
VII (2005) Nasu: A Migratory Bird with Suitcase (2007) Batman: Gotham Knight (animated sequence) (2008) Hellsing
Hellsing
Ultimate V-VII (2008–2009)

2010s

Supernatural: The Anime
Anime
Series (2011) Arata-naru Sekai (2012) Iron Man: Rise of Technovore (2013) Avengers Confidential: Black Widow & Punisher (2014)

Video games

Earnest Evans
Earnest Evans
(1991) Wild Arms (1996) Solatorobo: Red the Hunter (2010) Persona 2: Eternal Punishment PSP OP (2012) Persona 4 Golden OP (2012) Persona 4 Arena
Persona 4 Arena
OP (2012) Etrian Odyssey Untold: The Millennium Girl (2013) Etrian Odyssey 2 Untold: The Fafnir Knight (2014)

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