Part of Anime Mirai 2013
Ryo begins in the year Keiō 2 (1866), or the 11th month in the year Keiō 3 by lunar calendar reckoning, in Kyoto. It is a time when Japan was in turmoil over different ideologies, such as those calling for the overthrow of the Tokugawa shogunate. A youth named Ryo will confront the real-life historical swordsman Hijikata Toshizō on the listing deck of the Goryōkaku government's flagship Kaiyō. (Historical Japanese names are listed family name first here, while modern names are listed family name last.)
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