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The World's Finest Assassin

  • October 21, 2021
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The World's Finest Assassin

The Tale of the Heike in Text and Animation

Rebecca Silverman looks at the original classic story that inspired Science Saru and Naoko Yamada’s beautiful, historical anime series.
― Once upon a time, most likely before 1330 C.E., a story was written. It told of the clash of the Genji and Taira clans, and while we don’t know who first wrote it down, we can certainly trace at least some versions’ provenance. The story was written and rewritten, …

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