Dai - Shogun - Great Revolution

Dai - Shogun - Great Revolution is an anime series
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Overview

An original anime series produced by J.C. Staff and A.C.G.T.

Licensing

For audiences outside of Japan, Crunchyroll is legally streaming the anime series for the following countries: U.S.A, Canada, United Kingdom, Ireland, South Africa, Finland, Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Netherlands, Turkey, Latin America (Central and South America including Caribbean), Europe (excluding German speaking territories), the Arab League, and the Middle East.

Its simulcasts air every Wednesday starting on April 9, at 11:30pm Pacific Time.

Plot

The story takes place in in the year 1875 in an alternate reality in which the Meiji Restoration never happened. 21 Years earlier, when so-called black ships arrived to demand the Shogunate to open Japan for trade, a large mecha, a so-called Onigami, piloted by a young boy appeared and destroyed the black ships. Some foreign technology did exist though. With the arrival of the steam engine, steam-powered mecha, called Steam Puppets, were created and some groups had acquired cannons.

Nagasaki, 1875: Keiichiro turns out to be the late shogun’s heir. When he is targeted by an assassin, he receives a seal case with the Tokugawa crest, which enables him to awaken his own Onigami, called Susanoo. With Susanoo he has to fight for his own survival and the future of Japan.

Characters

Keiichiro Tokugawa (徳川 慶一郎 Tokugawa Keiichirō)

Voiced by: Tetsuya Kakihara

Age: 17 years old

Keiichiro, the story's hero, lives in Nagasaki. He acts as if he rules the city, but in truth he works at his “grandmother”’s bath house. After being targeted by an assassin he learns he is a Tokugawa and receives a seal case, which enables him to pilot the Onigami Susanoo. For piloting Susanoo he has to be a virgin. To prevent him from losing his virginity, he was cursed at a young age to drive women away: touching (or being touched by) a woman with lewd intentions would give him a rash and could even lead to losing consciousness.

Kiriko Hattori (服部 霧子 Hattori Kiriko)

Voiced by: Ayako Kawasumi

Kiriko is a female ninja from Iga sent to to protect Keiichiro. Her strictness and inability to express her feelings often lead to conflicts with Keiichiro. Being a virgin, like Keiichiro, qualifies her as a co-pilot for Susanoo.

Chiharu (ちはる Chiharu)

Voiced by: Yukari Tamura

Age: 250 years old

Chiharu is half human half demon fox. Despite looking like a young girl, she is actually 250 years old. Until meeting Keiichiro she used to live alone in the shadows, because people hated and used her. She decided to follow him, because he was the first person to treat her as if she is a normal person. She turns out to be a virgin as well, qualifying her as a co-pilot for Susanoo.

Hyougo Asai (浅井 兵庫 Asai Hyōgo)

Voiced by: Yōko Hikasa

Hyougo is a female swordsman who is searching for the murderer of her father. Because it is hard for a woman to travel alone, she decided to dress like a man. At first she thinks Keiichiro was the murderer, but when it is proven that he is innocent and that the murderer is most likely linked to his enemies, she decides to stick around. Since she is a virgin as well, she qualifies as a co-pilot for Susanoo.

Otomi (お富 Otomi)

Voiced by: Mari Yokoo

Otomi is Keiichiro’s “grandmother”, who owns a bath house. When she was a ninja at , she was a good friend of Keiko, the daughter of one of the shogun’s concubines. After Keiko got pregnant of the shogun’s child, Otomi was ordered to hide Keiko and the still unborn Keiichiro in . Before Keiko’s death, Otomi promised her to raise Keiichiro, no matter what.

Hyakusuke (百助 Hyakusuke)

Voiced by: Hideki Ogihara

Hyakusuke is Keiichiro's friend and loyal follower, calling him “aniki”. He falls in love with Chiharu and does not give up after being turned down.

Houkouin (法光院 Hōkōin)

Voiced by: Miyuki Sawashiro

The mysterious Houkuoin is sent to to investigate and dispose of the Shogun’s heir. Not knowing his identity, she just murders every 17 year old male virgin she finds. After discovering Keiichiro is the one she is looking for, she attacks him using a Steam Puppet.

Shigeyoshi Hitotsubashi (一橋 重義 Hitotsubashi Shigeyoshi)

Voiced by: Takehito Koyasu

Shigeyoshi is a military commander who, because of its increasing decadence and willingness to open the borders, rebels against the Shogunate. He pilots the Onigami Takemikazuchi.

Isami Kondou (近藤 勇 Kondō Isami)

Voiced by: Mina

Kondou is the leader of the Shinsengumi. She is the most aggressive and foulmouthed of the three. Se murdered Hyougo’s father.

Toshizou Hijikata (土方 歳三 Hijikata Toshizō)

Voiced by: Sarah Emi Bridcutt

Toshizou is a member of the Shinsengumi. She comes across as the quiet, more level headed type.

Soji Okita (沖田 総司 Okita Sōshi)

Voiced by: Saeko Zōgō

Soji is a member of the Shinsengumi. She as almost as aggressive as Isami. She tried to kill Ii, but got captured instead. She was freed when Shigeyoshi revolted.

Maika Yurihara (由利原 埋火 Yurihara Maika)

Voiced by: Yū Kobayashi

Maika is a pirate captain, whose crew tries to steal Susanoo using an airship. Later she joins Ryouma on his ship. She suffers from seasickness.

Sutemaru (捨丸 Sutemaru)

Voiced by: Ryota Ohsaka

Sutemaru is a ninja and the prince of Iga. He visits to warn Keiichiro’s group of the approaching Shinsengumi and to meet Kiriko, his childhood friend.

Sadachika Matsudaira (松平 … Matsudaira …)

Voiced by: Masaki Terasoma

Sadachika is a high level councillor. He discovered Keiichiro’s existence and ordered Otomi to hide him and his mother. He doubts what Ii claims to be the Shogun’s wishes. He is most likely killed when Shigeyoshi revolts.

Naosuke Ii (井伊 … Ii …)

Voiced by: Chafurin

Ii is the chief minister and since he is one of the few that knows the Shogun is dead, he is basically the leader before his own demise. He is decadent and a womanizer. He is willing to trade Takemikazuchi for Western weapons and technology. He is killed by Shigeyoshi and the Shinsengumi.

Ryouma Sakamoto (坂本 龍馬 Sakamoto Ryōma)

Voiced by: Hiroshi Tsuchida

Ryouma is a mysterious man, who at first seems to work together with a group of foreigners who are after the Onigami. Later, it turns out he wants Keiichiro to succeed in saving . Wanting to see more of the world, he was on one of the Black Ships destroyed by Takemikazuchi. He barely survived that attack.

Verbeck (フルベッキ Furubekki)

Voiced by: Kazuki Hiroto

Verbeck is one of the foreigners that came to to trade… and to obtain an Onigami. He was going to obtain Takemikazuchi from Naosuke Ii before Shigeyoshi staged his revolt. Perverted, he likes to take pictures of scantily clad or naked women.

Glover (グラバー Gurabā)

Voiced by: Naomi Kusumi

Glover, from Glover Trading, is one of the foreigners, that came to to trade… and to obtain an Onigami. After Shigeyoshi's revolt he and the other foreigners decided to stay at Dejima island. He loves playing rock-paper-scissors.

Theme Songs

Opening Theme

“Tamashii Rises” by Kyoco, lyrics by Shōgo Yasukawa, composition by Keiichi Okabe, arrangement by Kakeru Ishihama

Closing Theme

“Upon a Star” by Saeko Zōgō, lyrics and composition by Tak,OHARA, arrangement by Daisuke Mizuno

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General Information Edit
Name Dai - Shogun - Great Revolution
Name: 風雲維新ダイ☆ショーグン
Romaji: Fūun Ishin Dai Shogun
Publisher J.C. Staff
Start Year 2014
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