1863 was the year when the era of the samurai ended and Japan was divided into 2 factions, the pro-shogunate and the anti-shogunate forces. The Time Retrogade Army was sent from the future to change the history of Japan and threaten the fate of this world. Kunihiro and Kanesada, assisted by Yoshiyuki, Tōshirō, Tombokiri, and also their own master, Kuninaga, try to stop the Time Retrograde Army’s plot to change history. With the fate of history rests upon them, what end awaits them?


This first episode introduces the background of the story as well as the characters of this series through the dialogue between the characters. The explanation does not go into much details about what really happened and why. However, that is the thing that can make the audience look forward to the next episode. Each characters also have quite different characteristics. The development of the characters and their interactions give this series the potential that can be one of its own charms.

Ufotable also manages to pack this series with stunning animation and visuals throughout the episode. This is a plus as the fight feels very satisfying to watch. And outside of the fight, the animation is no less interesting from the fight. Thus, this series has a great potential to be a masterpiece.

Facts and Figures

Alternative Title  –
Source Material Online web browser game by DMM and Nitroplus
Casts Junya Enoki as Horikawa Kunihiro
Kento Hama as Mutsunokami Yoshiyuki
Ryouhei Kimura as Izuminokami Kanesada
Seiichirou Yamashita as Yagen Toushirou
Soma Saito as Tsurumaru Kuninaga
Tooru Sakurai as Tonbokiri
Director Toshiyuki Shirai
Scenario Hikaru Kondo
Original Character Design Kayo Kizawa
Miki Yamazaki
Miyuki Ishizuka
Moe Tsuzuki
Rio Niisato
Toko Uchimura
Yuka Shiozima
Yukako Serai
Opening Theme “Hikari Tatsu Ame” by Soma Saito
Ending Theme “Hyakka Ryouran” by Kalafina
Studio Ufotable
Official website
Twitter @katsugekitouken
Broadcast date 1 July 2017 (1530 GMT/ 2230 WIB), 2 July 2017 (0030 JST)

Screenshots and Trailer


The Indonesian Anime Times | by Vincent Valentine

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