Article: Top 10 Japanese Anime Which Are Based On Ancient Japan

Anime is considered a gemstone of Japan, infamous for showcasing real emotions via various genres, stories, plots, and much more. There is several anime we so strong plotlines that they could beat even the real ones on that. If we talk about ancient Japan and related anime, we will come across a bundle of them. However, selecting the top-notch is still challenging due to its abundance. Japan is a culturally rich country, and fans are never disappointed by how anime showcases its beauty, even when the plots revolve around ancient Japan. Here are the top 10 Japanese anime sets in old Japanese.

1. Demon Slayer

Demon Slayer is plotted in ancient Japan around the Taisho era between the Japan of 1912 to 1926. It is an incredible series showcasing a secret society called demon slayer corps fighting against demons who live in the dark and devour humans for hunger and fun. The corps' mission is to eradicate every demon shedding innocent blood, including the twelve moons of Muzan, the monster who started this war.

2. Peacemaker Kurogane

Peacemaker Kurogane is plotted in an era when Samurai existed. The plot revolves around a 15-year-old boy who is at Blaze to take revenge for the murders of his parents, and thus, he joins the Shinsengumi army as a soldier. His brother joins the police force, but Tetsu keeps his craving for redemption alive.

3. House Of Five Leaves

House of Leaves is based roughly in the Edo period of Japan. It follows the story of a skilled yet timid swordsman whose employer does not give job due to his reserved personality. Later he gets into a house of five leaves, a group of bandits and is appointed as a bodyguard.

4. Miss Hokusai

Miss Hokusai is about the world of artists and is set in the Edo period in Japan. She is one of the four daughters of an infamous painter of the country. She wanted to outshine her art but was always overshadowed by the glory of his father.

5. Gintama

Gin Tama is often marked for its excellence when it's come to comedy. The plot is based on the late Edo period when Amato, strange alien species, invaded humanity. He and his gang are among the ones who can do anything for survival and do not accept the rules of invaders.

6. Samurai Champloo

Samurai Champloo is set in the Tokugawa period and revolves around personalities who come together for a particular task across Japan. One of them is Fuu, a waitress at a tea shop who binds together two samurai, Mugen and Jin, who are enemies.

7. Mononoke

Monoke was a samurai movie set in the Meiji Era of Japan when the 4-class system was at its peak. The plan says that Samurai are the ones with top class and merchants are the lowest. That's why Samurai are the only ones who are thought to carry swords along. A strange tension begins when medicine makers are seen carrying swords along.

8. Basilisk: Kouga Ninpou Chou

Basilisk: Kouga Ninpou Chou is based on a clan fight and is said to be a historical action anime. Both of the clans have been the target of one another for centuries. They are behind some scroll which is believed to have a life of 1000 years.

9. Katanagatari

Katangatari is set in ancient Japan and revolves around the son of a war hero living on an isolated island. He fights barehanded, and thus he would not be cropped by the legendary swords, unlike Toagame, an energetic youngster who desires to have all 12 legendary swords.

10. Inuyasha

Inuyasha is about a teenage boy transported in the Sengoku period of Japan and Inyusha, a half demon half human. They both set on a journey to restore a fragmented jewel across Japan.