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Old 2007-02-12, 00:55   Link #1
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Anime that takes place in ancient Japan

I'm looking for an anime that just takes place in ancient Japan.. like, no modern technology, pretty much. People walk around with swords, live in wooden houses, women wear kimono daily, etc. Any anime that incorporates Japanese mythology like Amaraterasu, would be a big plus (bah, Naruto doesn't count).

I've already seen some that would describe what I'm looking for such as:

Samurai Champloo
Samurai Deeper Kyo
Rurouni Kenshin

So, uh, do you guys know any like those? Thanks.

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Old 2007-02-12, 02:21   Link #2
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Bakumatsu Kikansetsu Irohanihoheto

I know the name is a bit too hard to remember BUT....I'm on episode 12 and it's been great so far....

I'll be following this thread cause i'm looking for something new in that category too.

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Old 2007-02-12, 05:12   Link #3
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try peacemaker kurogane and basilisk
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Old 2007-02-12, 05:23   Link #4
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Utawarerumono should be pretty much to your liking
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Old 2007-02-12, 05:26   Link #5
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Would fighting genre a requirement? If not, try Mushishi.
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Old 2007-02-12, 05:43   Link #6
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Shounen Onmyouji.

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Old 2007-02-12, 07:21   Link #7
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Also Ayakashi Japanese Classic Horror, Air Summer Special, Harukanaru Toki no Naka de, Ninja Scroll, Tenpou Ibun Ayakashi Ayashi, Shura no Toki
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Old 2007-02-12, 09:56   Link #8
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Edit: lol, I made a big mistake by recommending one of the anime that was in the first post. Please someone with moderator rights delete this.
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Old 2007-02-12, 10:00   Link #9
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Though it may not seem like it at first, AIR, that other classic visual novel by Key after Kanon, comes to mind.
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Old 2007-02-12, 11:05   Link #10
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I guess the following might be considered similar to what you asked: Fushigi Yuugi, Houshin Engi, Princess Mononoke (movie), Omnyou Taisenki (not ancient, but has the feeling), Tsubasa (partially, there are arcs from that era), Twelve Kokuki (another good one).
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Old 2007-02-12, 16:40   Link #11
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Haruka Naru Toki no Naka de: Hachiyoushou hmmm ancient Kyoto

ok just adding the movie and OVA...

and also I second utawarerumono

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Old 2007-02-12, 16:44   Link #12
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I'll second Mushishi and Juuni Kokuki.

Take a look at Shura no Toki as well. (geh, I guess that's a second also)
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Old 2007-02-12, 18:02   Link #13
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Izumo.... Isnt exactly ancient japan, but could say similar enough
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Old 2007-02-13, 03:21   Link #14
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Wow, thanks for the suggestions! 嬉しい!

Oh, it doesn't have to be a fighting anime.
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Old 2007-02-13, 03:38   Link #15
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Utawarerumono should be pretty much to your liking
ROFL. I second that.

And Mushishi. That is a must watch.
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Old 2007-02-13, 07:15   Link #16
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historical setting
Basilisk - ninja theme (licensed)
Otogizoushi - Heian era
Tsukikage Ran
saiunkoku monogatari - currently ongoing but set in fantasy ver. of ancient china.

with folklore theme
Tactics - the protagonist is a folklorist
Hundred Stories - horror
xxxHolic --- not historical but it has strong influence on folklores

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Old 2007-02-19, 04:33   Link #17
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more ancient Japan

Kai Doh Maru

Not a favorite of mine, but it takes place in Heian Japan (swords and sorcery)
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