What is Historical anime?

Historical anime have clear ties to our history and usually occur in a particular epoch.

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Kimetsu no Yaiba: Yuukaku-hen

(Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba - Entertainment District Arc)

8.72

Description:

After visiting the Rengoku residence, Tanjirou and his comrades volunteer for a mission within the Entertainment District, a place where desires are sold and demons dwell. They journey alongside the flashy Sound Hashira, Tengen Uzui, in search of a monstrous foe terrorizing the town. Sworn to slay creatures of the night, the hunt continues. (Source: Funimation)
Type

TV

Episodes

11

Rating

17+ (violence & profanity)

Status

finished

Aired

2021-12-05

Kimetsu no Yaiba: Natagumo Yama Hen

(Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba - Mt. Natagumo Arc)

8.7

Description:

Compilation TV Special of the Natagumoyama Arc (Mt. Natagumo Arc) (episodes 15-21) with new eyecatches, end credits scenes and next episode previews.
Type

movie

Episodes

1

Ep.Length

140 Min

Status

finished

Aired

2020-10-17

Kimetsu no Yaiba: Mugen Ressha-hen

(Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba - Mugen Train Arc)

8.7

Description:

The TV version of Kimetsu no Yaiba Movie: Mugen Ressha-hen including an entirely new first episode. The first episode depicts Rengoku as he embarks on his journey to the Mugen Train. The remaining episodes will add about 70 new animation cuts and new background music, as well as a new trailer. (Source: Anime News Network)
Type

TV

Episodes

7

Ep.Length

26 Min

Rating

17+

Status

finished

Aired

2021-10-10

Kimetsu no Yaiba: Mugen Ressha-hen

(Demon Slayer -Kimetsu no Yaiba- The Movie: Mugen Train)

8.67

Description:

Falling forever into an endless dream... Tanjiro and the group have completed their rehabilitation training at the Butterfly Mansion, and they arrive at their next mission on the Mugen Train, where over 40 people have disappeared in a very short period of time. Tanjiro and Nezuko, along with Zenitsu and Inosuke, join one of the most powerful swordsmen within the Demon Slayer Corps, Flame Hashira Kyojuro Rengoku, to face the demon aboard the Mugen Train on track to despair. (Source: Crunchyroll)
Type

movie

Episodes

1

Ep.Length

117 Min

Rating

17+ (violence & profanity)

Status

finished

Aired

2020-10-16

Kimetsu no Yaiba: Katanakaji no Sato-hen

(Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba - Swordsmith Village Arc)

8.6

Description:

Tanjiro’s journey leads him to the Swordsmith Village, where he reunites with two Hashira, members of the Demon Slayer Corps’ highest-ranking swordsmen - Mist Hashira Muichiro Tokito and Love Hashira Mitsuri Kanroji. With the shadows of demons lurking near, a new battle begins for Tanjiro and his comrades. Notes: • The first episode has a runtime of ~49 minutes. • The final episode has a runtime of ~52 minutes.
Type

TV

Episodes

11

Rating

17+ (violence & profanity)

Status

finished

Aired

2023-04-09

Kimetsu no Yaiba: Asakusa Hen

(Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba - Asakusa Arc)

8.64

Description:

Compilation TV Special of the Asakusa Arc (episodes 6-10) with new eyecatches, end credits scenes and next episode previews.
Type

special

Episodes

1

Ep.Length

105 Min

Status

finished

Aired

2021-09-12

Kimetsu no Yaiba: Hashira Gou Kaigi - Chouyashiki Hen

(Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba - The Hashira Meeting Arc)

8.64

Description:

Compilation TV Special of the Hashira Gou Kaigi - Chouyashiki Arc (The Hashira Meeting Arc) (episodes 22-26) with new eyecatchers, end credits scenes, and next episode previews.
Type

movie

Episodes

1

Ep.Length

110 Min

Status

finished

Aired

2020-12-20

Kimetsu no Yaiba

(Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba)

8.64

Description:

It is the Taisho Period in Japan. Tanjiro, a kindhearted boy who sells charcoal for a living, finds his family slaughtered by a demon. To make matters worse, his younger sister Nezuko, the sole survivor, has been transformed into a demon herself. Though devastated by this grim reality, Tanjiro resolves to become a “demon slayer” so that he can turn his sister back into a human, and kill the demon that massacred his family. (Source: Crunchyroll)
Type

TV

Episodes

26

Ep.Length

23 Min

Rating

17+ (violence & profanity)

Status

finished

Aired

2019-04-06

Kimetsu no Yaiba: Kyoudai no Kizuna

(Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Sibling`s Bond)

8.55

Description:

The first 5 episodes of TV series Kimetsu no Yaiba were released as a film. A special screening was held on 19.03.2019 in Shinjuku Wald 9, Tokyo.
Type

movie

Episodes

1

Ep.Length

120 Min

Status

finished

Aired

2019-03-29

Kusuriya no Hitorigoto

(The Apothecary Diaries)

8.58

Description:

Maomao lived a peaceful life with her apothecary father. Until one day, she’s sold as a lowly servant to the emperor’s palace. But she wasn’t meant for a compliant life among royalty. So when imperial heirs fall ill, she decides to step in and find a cure! This catches the eye of Jinshi, a handsome palace official who promotes her. Now, she’s making a name for herself solving medical mysteries! (Source: Crunchyroll)
Type

TV

Episodes

24

Ep.Length

22 Min

Rating

Teens 13 or Older

Status

finished

Aired

2023-10-21

Vinland Saga Season 2

8.24

Description:

A new millennium begins in the southern part of the Jutland peninsula in Denmark. After the death of his longtime enemy, Askeladd, Thorfinn lost his purpose in life. He was bought by the landowner Ketil as a "slave" and engaged in land reclamation work on his farm. Thorfinn meets a young man there, Einar, who was also a slave like him. The encounter with Einar led Thorfinn to face the sins he had committed and began to find meaning in life. On the other hand, Canute, who became the King of England, attempted to extend his territory for the establishment of "the promised land". (Source: Official Website)
Type

TV

Episodes

24

Ep.Length

24 Min

Rating

17+ (violence & profanity)

Status

finished

Aired

2023-01-09

Vinland Saga

(Vinland Saga)

8.23

Description:

As a child, Thorfinn sat at the feet of the great Leif Ericson and thrilled to wild tales of a land far to the west. But his youthful fantasies were shattered by a mercenary raid. Raised by the Vikings who murdered his family, Thorfinn became a terrifying warrior, forever seeking to kill the band's leader, Askeladd, and avenge his father. Sustaining Throfinn through his ordeal are his pride in his family and his dreams of a fertile westward land, a land without war or slavery … the land Leif called Vinland. (Source: Kodansha Comics USA)
Type

TV

Episodes

24

Ep.Length

25 Min

Rating

Violence, Profanity

Status

finished

Aired

2019-07-08

Black Butler: Book of Circus

(Black Butler: Book of Circus)

8.21

Description:

Full of wonder and excitement, the Noah's Arc Circus troupe has captured audiences with their dazzling performances. Yet these fantastic acts don't come without a price. Children have mysteriously gone missing around London, correlating to that of the groups' movements. Unsettled by these kidnappings, Queen Victoria sends in her notorious guard dog, Ciel Phantomhive, and his ever-faithful demon butler, Sebastian Michaelis, on an undercover mission to find these missing children. Trying to balance their new circus acts with their covert investigation under the big top, however, proves to be quite a challenge. With the other performers growing suspicious and the threat of the circus' mysterious benefactor looming overhead, what the two discover will shake Ciel to his very core. [Written by MAL Rewrite]
Type

TV

Episodes

10

Ep.Length

24 Min

Rating

17+ (violence & profanity)

Status

finished

Aired

2014-07-11

Black Butler: Book of the Atlantic

(Black Butler: Book of the Atlantic)

8.21

Description:

Whispers turn into screaming headlines in Earl Ciel Phantomhive's morning paper as word of the dead being resurrected takes society by storm. But when the unsavoury details of the business reach Ciel's ear, he and his superlative butler, Sebastian, book themselves on a luxury liner to look into these alleged miracles and the "Aurora Society" conducting them. As the waters lap and crash all around the vessel, mysterious individuals gather under the banner of the "Phoenix." Ciel and Sebastian may be one step closer to the truth, but have they sealed their fates by conducting an investigation on what could easily become a floating coffin...? (Source: Yen Press)
Type

movie

Episodes

1

Ep.Length

1 Min

Rating

17+ (violence & profanity)

Status

finished

Aired

2017-01-21

Dororo

(Dororo)

8.21

Description:

In Japan's Warring States period, Lord Daigo Kagemitsu makes a pact with 12 demons, exchanging his unborn son for the prosperity of his lands. The child is born malformed and is set adrift in a river, while Kagemitsu's lands thrive as promised. Years later, young thief Dororo encounters the mysterious "Hyakkimaru", a boy whose arms are blades and whose visionless eyes seem able to see monsters. (Source: Amazon Prime Video)
Type

TV

Episodes

24

Ep.Length

24 Min

Rating

Violence, Profanity

Status

finished

Aired

2019-01-07

Jigokuraku

(Hell's Paradise)

8.17

Description:

The Edo period is nearing its end. Gabimaru, a shinobi formerly known as the strongest in Iwagakure who is now a death row convict, is told that he will be acquitted and set free if he can bring back the Elixir of Life from an island that is rumored to be the Buddhist pure land Sukhavati. In hopes of reuniting with his beloved wife, Gabimaru heads to the island along with the executioner Yamada Asaemon Sagiri. Upon arriving there, they encounter other death row convicts in search of the Elixir of Life... as well as a host of unknown creatures, eerie manmade statues, and the hermits who rule the island. Can Gabimaru find the Elixir of Life on this mysterious island and make it back home alive? (Source: Crunchyroll)
Type

TV

Episodes

13

Ep.Length

24 Min

Status

finished

Aired

2023-04-01

Mo Dao Zu Shi 3

8.18

Description:

Type

ONA

Episodes

12

Ep.Length

24 Min

Status

finished

Aired

2021-08-07

Black Butler: Book of Murder

(Black Butler: Book of Murder)

8.21

Description:

At the behest of the Queen, Earl Ciel Phantomhive hosts a lavish dinner party attended by several of the finest members of polite society—as well as struggling author, Arthur. But as the party reaches its high, a terrible murder takes place and none other than the Earl himself is suspected of the crime. As a violent storm rages on outside, the death count continues to climb. The Phantomhive household and their eminent guests find they must cooperate in order to solve this mystery before they too fall prey to the mysterious murderer. However, it seems that not even the perfect butler, Sebastian Michaelis, is safe from this horror. [Written by MAL Rewrite]
Type

OVA

Episodes

2

Ep.Length

58 Min

Rating

17+ (violence & profanity)

Status

finished

Aired

2015-01-28

Samurai Champloo

(Samurai Champloo)

8.21

Description:

Fuu Kasumi is a young and clumsy waitress who spends her days peacefully working in a small teahouse. That is, until she accidentally spills a drink all over one of her customers! With a group of samurai now incessantly harassing her, Fuu desperately calls upon another samurai in the shop, Mugen, who quickly defeats them with his wild fighting technique, utilizing movements reminiscent to that of breakdancing. Unfortunately, Mugen decides to pick a fight with the unwilling ronin Jin, who wields a more precise and traditional style of swordfighting, and the latter proves to be a formidable opponent. The only problem is, they end up destroying the entire shop as well as accidentally killing the local magistrate's son. For their crime, the two samurai are captured and set to be executed. However, they are rescued by Fuu, who hires the duo as her bodyguards. Though she no longer has a place to return to, the former waitress wishes to find a certain samurai who smells of sunflowers and enlists the help of the now exonerated pair to do so. Despite initially disapproving of this idea, the two eventually agree to assist the girl in her quest; thus, the trio embark upon an adventure to find this mysterious warrior—that is, if Fuu can keep Mugen and Jin from killing each other. Set in an alternate Edo Period of Japan, Samurai Champloo follows the journey of these three eccentric individuals in an epic quest full of action, comedy, and dynamic sword fighting, all set to the beat of a unique hip-hop infused soundtrack. [Written by MAL Rewrite]
Type

TV

Episodes

26

Ep.Length

24 Min

Rating

17+ (violence & profanity)

Status

finished

Aired

2004-05-20

Bungou Stray Dogs: Hitori Ayumu

(Bungo Stray Dogs 2: Walking Alone)

8.19

Description:

Bundled with the 13th volume of the Bungou Stray Dogs manga.
Type

OVA

Episodes

1

Ep.Length

23 Min

Rating

Violence, Profanity

Status

finished

Aired

2017-08-04

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