Mirage of Blaze

Genre: Historical, Supernatural, Shōnen-ai
Original run: January 7, 2001 – April 8, 2002
Episodes: 13
Mirage of Blaze (Honō no Mirāju) is a shōnen-ai light novel series by Mizuna Kuwabara, which are published under Shueisha's Cobalt label. It was adapted into a TV anime series directed by Susumu Kudo in 2002 and an OVA in 2004.

Difficult to classify, Mirage of Blaze is equal parts melodrama, historical romance, and supernatural fantasy. Japanese history predominates a heavily structured plot, which mainly involves the continued aggression between magic using guardians, or "possessors," and the denizens of a "feudal underworld," or the restless souls of long-dead samurai attempting to re-ignite ancient war on the modern plane.

The TV anime series and the OVAs have since been released in North America by Media Blasters, and both have aired on Encore Action and Encore WAM.

Anime Plot
Takaya Ohgi, a typical high school student, wants nothing more than to protect his best friend Yuzuru Narita and live a normal life. That is, until Nobutsuna Naoe, an intense and charismatic older man, informs Takaya that he is in fact the reincarnation of Lord Kagetora, the adopted son of a noble samurai lord, Kenshin Uesugi. Naoe, himself a "possessor," or a soul reborn through time, reawakens Takaya's abilities to exorcise evil spirits and fight the Feudal Underworld, a collection of restless warrior spirits bent on modern-day conquest. While most possessors remember their former lives before being reincarnated, Takaya does not, and is often hostile towards any effort for the complete recovery of his memory. As the plot unfolds, the complex history of the characters and their past suggests why this is so, and the true nature of the tempestuous and somewhat ambiguous relationship between the two leads provides the backdrop for a melodrama that spans several generations of Japanese history. Chief among the antagonists of the series are the Hojo and Fuma clans, once at war with and eventually overthrown by Kenshin Uesugi. As they ascend to the living world to renew their ancient war, Naoe, Takaya, and two other possessors gear up to prevent that from happening.

Episode list
01. Fated Destiny
02. Possessor From The Darkness
03. An Imperfect Awakening
04. Premonition of a Chain Reaction
05. Endless Conflict
06. Golden Emblem
07. Memories of Hateful Anguish
08. At the End of Obsession
09. Endless Void
10. Sorrowful Betrayal
11. Eternal Blaze
12. Choices of Conflict
13. Twilight of Beyond

wikipedia.org


Cand am vazut eu Mirage of Blaze, nici nu m-am gandit ca e shounen-ai. Nu l-am asociat cu acest gen, deoarece pe atunci abia descoperisem Animax, ce sa mai zic de shounen-ai sau yaoi.

Anyway, am urmarit cu placere animeul (si asta imi aminteste de minunata melodie de la ending) si mi-au placut mult personajele. Kagetora este preferatul meu, atat ca si studentul Takaya Ohgi, cat si ca Lordul Kagetora. Pana si numele imi place foarte mult.
Naoe este un alt personaj care mi-a placut mult.

Ah, postul asta il puteti gasi si pe Anime Empire. Vroiam sa postez ceva si am postat asta si pe blog.

3 comments :

  1. Nu l-am vazut pana acum, dar s-ar putea sa-l pun pe lista mea de vizualizari in vara asta pt ca daca nu fac ceva...caldura asta cu siguranta ma va trimite la nebuni :))
    :-* Hugs!

    ReplyDelete
  2. E cute, dar sa nu te astepti la cine stie ce shounen-ai. Ai putea sa incerci OVA, am auzit ca sunt yaoi, dar nu le-am vazut (inca) si cica sunt dragute.

    *hugs back* :*:*:*

    ReplyDelete
  3. Well, sa incerci si OVA. :)) 'Cause the anime really is cute. xD In my opinion. xD

    *hugs* :*

    ReplyDelete