Fūma no Kojirō

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Fūma no Kojirō (風魔の小次郎, "Kojiro of the Fuma Clan") is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Masami Kurumada. It was published in Weekly Shōnen Jump from January 1982 to November 1983. It tells the story of sword legends and rivalry between ninja clans. The main character Kojiro is a young boy who is a member of the Fuma clan.

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Cover of the first manga volume
風魔の小次郎
Manga
Written byMasami Kurumada
Published byShueisha
ImprintJump Comics
MagazineWeekly Shōnen Jump
DemographicShōnen
Original runJanuary 11, 1982November 21, 1983
Volumes10
Original video animation
Directed byHidehito Ueda
Produced by
  • Nagateru Kato
  • Yasuhisa Kazama
Written byTakao Koyama (head writer)
Music byToshiro Imaizumi
StudioAnimate Film
J.C. Staff
Released June 1, 1989 December 1, 1990
Runtime25−30 minutes (each)
Episodes12
Original video animation
Fuma Rebellion
Directed byHidehito Ueda
Produced byYumiko Masujima
Written by
  • Motonori Tachikawa
  • Tomoyuki Machida
Music byToshiro Imaizumi
StudioAnimate Film
J.C. Staff
ReleasedNovember 21, 1992
Runtime50 minutes
Manga
Fūma no Kojirō: Yagyū Ansatsuchō
Written byMasami Kurumada
Illustrated bySatoshi Yuri
Published byAkita Shoten
MagazineChampion Red
DemographicSeinen
Original runSeptember 19, 2003May 19, 2006
Volumes3
Television drama
Directed by
  • Toshihiko Ōoka
  • Ryūichi Ichino
Written by
  • Takashi Ito
  • Megumu Sasano
Music byKōichirō Kameyama
StudioGeneral Entertainment
Original networkTokyo MX
Original run October 3, 2007 December 26, 2007
Episodes13
Manga
Fūma no Kojirō: Jo no Maki
Written byMasami Kurumada
Published byAkita Shoten
MagazineChampion Red
DemographicSeinen
Original runAugust 19, 2019 – present
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The series was adapted into an OVA series released between June 1989 and December 1990, plus an additional episode released in November 1992.

A sequel entitled Yagyū Ansatsuchō (柳生暗殺帖, "Yagyu's Murder Book") was published in Akita Shoten's Champion Red between 2003 and 2006. The manga is written by Kurumada and illustrated Satoshi Yuri.

In October 2007, a live-action television drama adaptation began airing on Tokyo MX starring Ryouta Murai in the lead role of Kojiro.

PlotEdit

Hakuo Academy used to be a prestigious high school, and famous for martial arts. However, because its rival school Seishikan has been cowardly luring its superior students, Hakuo was going to decline. In order to recover from the situation, the acting principal of Hakuo; Himeko Hojo, sends Ranko Yagyu to the Fuma village in search of the famous Fuma ninja clan for assistance. The leader of the Fuma sent Kojiro to Hakuo, there he faces the notorious Yasha clan who fights for Seishikan led by Musashi Asuka. Kojiro's comrades arrive, resuming an all-out ninja war that began five centuries ago.

Kojiro with his friends, will fight in the "war of the sacred swords", for the conquest of the ten swords that give the power to rule over the whole world.

CharactersEdit

Fuma ClanEdit

Kojiro (小次郎, Kojirō)
Ryoma (竜魔, Ryōma)
Kirikaze (霧風)
Ryuho (劉鵬, Ryūhō)
Kou (項羽, Kōu)
Shoryu (小龍, Shōryū)
  • Voiced by: Shigeru Nakahara
  • Played by Kazuya Sakamoto
Rinpyo (琳彪, Rinpyō)
Kabutomaru (兜丸)
Reira (麗羅)
Fuma Leader
Komomo (小桃)

Hakuo AcademyEdit

 
Fūma no Kojirō - Yagyū Ansatsuchō compilation cover art
Ranko Yagyu (柳生 蘭子, Yagyū Ranko)
Himeko Hojo (北条 姫子, Hōjō Himeko)

SeishikanEdit

Musashi Asuka (飛鳥 武蔵, Asuka Musashi)
Erina Asuka (飛鳥 絵里菜, Asuka Erina)
Musashi's younger sister.

Yasha ClanEdit

Kosuke Mibu (壬生 攻介, Mibu Kōsuke)
Mizukage (水影), Yamikage (闇影), & Tsukikage (月影)
Princess Yasha (夜叉姫, Yasha-hime)
Maya (魔矢)

8 Yasha GeneralsEdit

Byakko (白虎, "White Tiger")
Shiranui (不知火, "Mysterious Sea Light")
  • Played by Haruki Itabashi
Shien (紫炎, "Purple Flame")
Raiden (雷電, "Thunder Lightning")
  • Voiced by: Masashi Hironaka
  • Played by Takuma Harada
Anki (闇鬼, "Darkness Demon")
Kurojishi (黒獅子, "Black Lion")
Yosui (妖水, Yōsui, "Magic Water")
Kagero (陽炎, Kagerō, "Shining Flame")

Cosmo WarriorsEdit

Sigma (死牙馬, Shiguma)
Soshi Date (伊達 総司, Date Sōshi)

Chaos WarriorsEdit

Emperor Chaos (華悪崇皇帝, Kaosu-kōtei)
Nero (涅絽, Nerō)
  • Voiced by: Hirokazu Hiramatsu
Oz (雄皇, Ozu)
Jackal (邪火麗, Jakkaru)
  • Voiced by: Nobuyuki Furuta
Shura (朱羅)

The Old Fuma ClanEdit

Juzo (十蔵, Jūzō)
Majin (魔仁)
Enrai (炎雷)

The New Fuma ClanEdit

Raien (雷炎)
Muma (夢魔)
Raizo (雷蔵, Raizō)
Simon (死紋, Shimon)

OthersEdit

Witch of the White Mountain
Lhasa (羅沙亜, Rasha)
  • Voiced by: Hiroyuki Shibamoto
Sion (紫苑, Shion)
Arthur (亜沙悪, Āsā)
David (堕毘穪, Dabide)
Cruz Ryuoin (龍王院 狂須, Ryūōin Kurusu)

MediaEdit

MangaEdit

Fūma no Kojirō is written and illustrated by Masami Kurumada. The manga was published in Shueisha's Weekly Shōnen Jump from January 11, 1982 to November 21, 1983.[1] Shueisha compiled its individual chapters into ten tankōbon volumes, the first published on August 15, 1982 and the last one on May 15, 1984.[2][3]

In 2003, a sequel entitled Fūma no Kojirō: Yagyū Ansatsuchō started in Akita Shoten's Champion Red on September 19, 2003.[4] The manga is written by Kurumada and illustrated by Satoshi Yuri. The series finished on May 19, 2006.[5] Akita Shoten compiled the individual chapters into three tankōbon volumes released between July 29, 2004 and May 18, 2006.[6][7][8]

A new short series entitled Fūma no Kojirō: Jo no Maki was released on Champion Red on August 19, 2019.[9]

Original video animationsEdit

A twelve-episode OVA series was produced by Animate Film and J.C. Staff. It was split in two arcs of six episodes each. The first arc was released between June 1 and August 2, 1989.[10][11] The second arc was released between September 21 and December 1, 1990.[12][13] An additional one-episode OVA was released on November 21, 1992.[14]

Episode listEdit

No. Title Episode director Original release date
The Yasha Clan arc
01"Fuma Clan! The Arrival of Kojiro!"
(風の一族! 小次郎見参!!)
Hideki HiroshimaJune 1, 1989 (1989-06-01)[10]
02"Wood Thunder! The Flying Dragon's Supreme Sword!!"
(林の雷鳴! 飛龍覇皇剣!!)
Shigeru MorikawaJune 1, 1989 (1989-06-01)[10]
03"Crossfire! The 8 Generals of the Yasha Clan!!"
(火の集結! 夜叉八将軍!!)
Osamu YamasakiJuly 1, 1989 (1989-07-01)[10]
04"Hallucinations on the Mountain! The Fog's Killer!!"
(山の幻夢! 霧の刺客!!)
Jun'ya KoshibaJuly 1, 1989 (1989-07-01)[10]
05"Dancing Lights! The Fuma's Deadly Mirror!!"
(光の舞曲! 風魔死鏡剣!!)
Yoshinori NakamuraAugust 2, 1989 (1989-08-02)[10]
06"Rest in the Snow! The Voice That Calls the Warrior!!"
(雪の終焉! 戦士を呼ぶ声!!)
Hideki HiroshimaAugust 2, 1989 (1989-08-02)[10]
The Sacred Swords War arc
07"Emperor Chaos"
(華悪崇)
Nanako ShimazakiSeptember 21, 1990 (1990-09-21)[12]
08"The Ten Sacred Swords"
(十聖剣)
Hideki TonokatsuSeptember 21, 1990 (1990-09-21)[12]
09"Cosmos"
(秩序)
Jun'ya KoshibaOctober 21, 1990 (1990-10-21)[12]
10"Gathering"
(集結)
Akihiro IzumiOctober 21, 1990 (1990-10-21)[12]
11"Phoenix Heavenly Dance"
(鳳凰天舞)
Hideki TonokatsuDecember 1, 1990 (1990-12-01)[12]
12"The Wheel of Samsara"
(輪廻転生)
Nanako ShimazakiDecember 1, 1990 (1990-12-01)[12]
Fuma Rebellion
Special"Fuma Rebellion"
(風魔反乱篇)
Hidehito UedaNovember 21, 1992 (1992-11-21)[14]

DramaEdit

A thirteen-episode live-action television drama series adaptation was announced in July 2007.[15] It was broadcast from October to December 2007.[16] The opening theme is "Ryūsei Rocket" performed by An Cafe and the ending theme is "Eien no Setsuna" (永遠の刹那, lit. Eternal Moment) performed by On/Off.[17][18]

ReferencesEdit

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  2. ^ "風魔の小次郎 1巻". kurumadapro.com (in Japanese). Retrieved August 23, 2019.
  3. ^ "風魔の小次郎 10巻". kurumadapro.com (in Japanese). Retrieved August 23, 2019.
  4. ^ "チャンピオンRED 2003年11月号" (in Japanese). Akita Shoten. Retrieved August 23, 2019.
  5. ^ "チャンピオンRED 2006年7月号" (in Japanese). Akita Shoten. Retrieved August 23, 2019.
  6. ^ "風魔の小次郎 柳生暗殺帖 第壱 1 巻" (in Japanese). Akita Shoten.
  7. ^ "風魔の小次郎 柳生暗殺帖 第弐 2 巻" (in Japanese). Akita Shoten. Retrieved August 23, 2019.
  8. ^ "風魔の小次郎 柳生暗殺帖 第参 3 巻" (in Japanese). Akita Shoten. Retrieved August 23, 2019.
  9. ^ Rafael Antonio Pineda (July 19, 2019). "Masami Kurumada Launches New Fūma no Kojirō Manga in August". Anime News Network. Retrieved August 23, 2019.
  10. ^ a b c d e f g 風魔の小次郎. Media Arts Database (in Japanese). Agency for Cultural Affairs. Archived from the original on August 23, 2019. Retrieved August 23, 2019.
  11. ^ 風魔の小次郎 夜叉篇 (in Japanese). J.C. Staff. Retrieved August 23, 2019.
  12. ^ a b c d e f g 風魔の小次郎 聖剣戦争篇. Media Arts Database (in Japanese). Agency for Cultural Affairs. Archived from the original on August 23, 2019. Retrieved August 23, 2019.
  13. ^ J.C.STAFF 風魔の小次郎 聖剣戦争篇 (in Japanese). J.C. Staff. Retrieved August 23, 2019.
  14. ^ a b 風魔の小次郎 最終章 風魔反乱篇. Media Arts Database (in Japanese). Agency for Cultural Affairs. Archived from the original on August 23, 2019. Retrieved August 23, 2019.
  15. ^ Loo, Egan (August 2, 2007). "ChocoMimi, Kurumada's Kojirō to Be Adapted as TV Dramas". Anime News Network. Retrieved August 23, 2019.
  16. ^ "学園忍者アクションドラマ「風魔の小次郎」公式サイト:". fuuma-kojirou.com (in Japanese). Retrieved August 23, 2019.
  17. ^ "アンティック-珈琲店-" (in Japanese). Oricon. Retrieved August 23, 2019.
  18. ^ "永遠の刹那" (in Japanese). Oricon. Retrieved August 23, 2019.

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