Tokyo Majin Gakuen Kenpuchō: Tō
(東京魔人學園剣風帖 龖, Tokyo Majin Gakuen Kenpuchō: Tō
?) is a Japanese anime series, which premiered in Japan on the anime satellite TV network Animax. It is based on a PlayStation game, Tokyo Majin Gakuen Kenpuchō
(東京魔人學園剣風帖, Tokyo Majin Gakuen Kenpuchō
?), and is directed by Shinji Ishihara.
The first season first aired on January 19, 2007 and ended on April 20, 2007; all the episodes in the series were called the 'Dark Law Chapters'. A second season, titled Tokyo Majin Gakuen Kenpuchō: Tō Dai Ni Maku (Second Act)
(東京魔人學園剣風帖 龖 第弐幕, Tokyo Majin Gakuen Kenpuchō: Tō Dai Ni Maku (Second Act)
?) started airing on July 27, 2007; its first 5 episodes are called the 'Martial Fist Chapters'.
On June 26, 2007, ADV announced that they had acquired the license to this series. ADV distributed the series under the title of Tokyo Majin
, dropping "Gakuen Kenpuchō: Tō" from the title. In 2008, the anime became one of over 30 ADV titles whose licenses were transferred to Funimation.
Tatsuma is a mysterious boy who transfers to Magami High School in his senior year. He is often shown as being very silent and carefree, but he actually has more insight on the people around him. He usually hangs out with Kyouichi and helps him fight gangsters from other schools, giving him the status of the fifth most delinquent student in Magami High School's history. Tatsuma is probably the only one in the group who is close to Kyouichi and would often calmly tease and irritate him.
He seems to be an experienced fighter; he knows a person's vital points, whether or not they are fighting seriously, and if they have killed before. He is often the first to realize a threat that is approaching them and sometimes gets a strange feeling when someone near him is in danger.
What adds to his mysteriousness is the fact that, two months prior to enrolling in Magami High, it is revealed that he was actually sent there by his master, who said that his skills will be needed there, though none of the others know of this. Also, during a fight with Kozunu, they both see a flashback image of four people, who bears similarities to Tatsuma's current group, during the Bakumatsu period. This bothers Kozunu so he once again fights him to figure out who and what Tatsuma is, but he left unsuccessful. Tatsuma is later lured in a trap, where Kozunu decides to take a peek into Tatsuma's heart while he is incapacitated. Once again, the two see a vision of the past. This time, Kozunu realizes that Tatsuma's family had a hand in Kozunu's family's destruction during the Bakumatsu period; in the vision, it showed Tatsuma and Kozunu's ancestors (who both bears a striking resemblance to the current two), ready to fight each other. The visions also show that Tatsuma has a history with Yagyuu. At the end of the second season, he disappears.
Since birth, Tatsuma has had a mark on his right hand, which he was told by his father to treasure because it will one day be of important use. However, only Aoi knows of this mark. In flashbacks of his childhood, Tatsuma played hide and seek games with other kids, and he was instantly able to guess who was where. This caused the other kids to run away from Tatsuma, calling him a cheater and making him feel different.
Due to his handsome looks and his habit of sleeping in class, he is often called Sleeping Beauty by his homeroom teacher. He is always seen wearing a blue hoody, with his school uniform worn over it. Tatsuma dislikes regular milk, so when he was a child, his mother mixed in some strawberries, calling it 'magic'. Since then, he is often seen drinking strawberry milk. Presently, Tatsuma apparently lives alone after traveling to Tokyo. In the last episode of the first season, it is revealed that Tatsuma is an orphan, and had previously lived with his foster parents.
In the second season, it is revealed and eleborated on his connection with the Birth Stars. He is the Vessel of the Golden Dragon. He gives up his life to save Ryuuji and is last seen rampaging through an undisclosed location.