Peace Maker Kurogane

Posted by: Otaku Ayu  /  Category: Chrono Nanae

Author: Chrono Nanae

Status: On Going

Rate: 5/5(FULL STARS)!!

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With Japan in the midst of a bloody revolution, an elite cadre of samurai swordsmen known as the Shinsengumi must protect the embattled city of Kyoto. Tetsunosuke Ichimura has spent his life dreaming of working at the Shinsengumi, and his wish has recently been fulfilled.

As a page for Vice-Commander Hijikata Toshizo, he is privy to a wealth of secrets and is among Japan’s highest ranking officials, some of whom are actual historical figures. When a strange gun-toting swordsman, Ryoma Sakamoto, recognizes Tetsunosuke and his brother as the sons of someone he calls the “Peacemaker,” trouble brews and the other Shinsengumi run the outsider out of town.

Full of action, this sword-fighting and gun-toting story is centered on the bakumatsu, a chaotic and bloody time of revolution that would ultimately result in the disbanding of the samurai and the opening up and Westernization of Japan.

Fifteen-year-old Tetsu must witness the war around him, and perhaps gain some amount of wisdom about the samurai.

Pumpkin Scissors

Posted by: Otaku Ayu  /  Category: Iwanaga Ryoutaro

Author: Iwanaga Ryoutaro

Status: On Going

Rate: 5/5

The story is set up in a region of a fictional world strongly resembling Western Europe during the Inter-war period. Wireless communication does not exist nor do fully automatic weapons, and semiautomatic firearms are still technically novel.

Alice L. Malvin – The main female protagonist. Second in command and field leader of the Pumpkin Scissors. An inexperienced soldier of noble origin who graduated in the academy just before the ceasefire.

Alice’s hot-tempered and reckless demeanor tends to sometimes put her and her subordinates in danger.

She has a strong sense of duty and justice and tries to live up to her family’s military traditions, contrary to her father and sisters’ belief that she must assume a more feminine behavior.

Randel Oland – A retired soldier who joined the Pumpkin Scissors to aid in their war relief effort. He was part of the secret 901 anti-tank-trooper unit, which basically consisted of foot soldiers trained to take down enemy tanks by themselves. Trained to ignore pain and fear in order to engage tanks and armored vehicles at point blank range.

Gamaran

Posted by: Otaku Ayu  /  Category: Nakamaru Yousuke

Author: Nakamaru Yousuke

Status: On Going

Rate: 3/5

“Middle Edo Period — One state becomes the gathering place for sinful martial artists, who believe in nothing other than power, know of no other way of life other than letting oneself go wild in the battle. That state is the Unabara State, the “Haunt of Demons” . . .”

Washitzu Naosata, the ruler of the powerful state, Unabara, is looking for his successor. He calls upons all his 31 sons, and tell them to search for whoever they believe to be the strongest martial artist of all. Each of their chosen martial artists then are to fight against each other until only one is left standing.

Whoever is the winner, whoever has the strongest martial artist in nation by his side will become his successor . . .

Out in the midst of the mountain is the doujo of the “Daigame Ryuu” (Giant Tortoise Style). There lives Kurogane Gama, the son of the legendary swordsman, Kurogane Jinsuke, who is believed to be able to kill 1000 martial artists in Unabara.

There, one of the son of Washitzu Naosata, Washitzu Naoshi, comes in search of the legendary swordsman, only to find that he had gone missing several years ago. After seeing the battle style of Gama, he instead chooses to ask Gama to come with him. Wanting to become stronger, Gama agrees to his offer, and that marks the beginning of Gama’s battle to become the strongest of all . . .