Anime Review: Shin Koihime†Musou: Otome Tairan

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Year: 2010
Length: 12 Episodes
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Ecchi, Fantasy, Historical
Studio: Doga Kobo

Synopsis: Kashin is afflicted with a disease that will turn her into a cat if an antidote is not found, and Kada is still seeking the Crucial Ways to the Key of Peace, so he entrusts Kan’u’s group to go seek the ingredients for an antidote. At the same time, Chōjō is plotting something between the Kingdoms, and Kashin may have been only the first in a line of dominoes set to fall.


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At long last, we’ve come to the final season of Koihime†Musou, so let’s not waste any time and get this over with already.

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Anime Review: Shin Koihime†Musou

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Year: 2009
Length: 12 Episodes
Genre: Comedy, Ecchi, Fantasy, Historical
Studio: Doga Kobo

Synopsis: Kanuu and Chouhi’s group rescue a mysterious girl, who is actually the real Ryuubi, her name and heirloom sword stolen after the events of the last season. The group sets off to recover Ryuubi’s sword. At the same time, a group of street performers, the three Chou Sisters, are given a mysterious magic book that may be more trouble than they think….The franchise re-imagines the classic Chinese historical novel Romance of the Three Kingdoms (Sangokushi) as a “moe (fiery), moe (preciously cute) action love comedy” with an almost all-female cast.


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Last time on YuriReviews, I was very impressed at how Koihime†Musou managed to be so incredibly average, but now it’s time for the second season to show us what it’s got. Can Shin Koihime†Musou build upon the foundation set by the original and get over the proverbial hump? In short, not really.

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Anime Review: Koihime†Musou

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Year: 2008
Length: 12 Episodes
Genre: Action, Adventure, Ecchi, Fantasy, Historical, Martial Arts
Studio: Doga Kobo

Synopsis: After witnessing the death of her family at the hands of bandits, Unchou Kan’u has devoted her life to protecting the innocent by exterminating any group of bandits she comes across. Over time, Kan’u’s deeds become famous throughout the land—even if she herself remains unknown. During her travels, she runs across a young girl, Chouhi Yokutoku, whose parents suffered a similar fate as Kan’u’s. Finding companionship through their similar pasts, the two girls take a vow of sisterhood and continue to wander the land, determined to bring peace to wherever their journey takes them.

During Kan’u and Chouhi’s journey, they meet and travel with several people who are sympathetic to their cause, such as the noble Chouun Shiryuu, the headstrong Bachou Mouki, and the calculating Shokatsuryou Koumei. From problems with local lords to groups of ravaging bandits, Kan’u and her friends do what they can to make life a little easier for those in need, wherever they may be.


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