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12-10-2007, 06:57 AM
any one know bout it?

The Onmyō Taisenki anime was produced by Sunrise (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sunrise_%28company%29). It has a total of 52 episodes, the anime was showne on year 2k4 and 2k5


Story of Anime

Riku Tachibana (太刀花リク, Tachibana Riku? (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Help:Japanese)) is a 12-year old Japanese boy who lives near Tokyo (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tokyo). Never having met his parents, he lives an ordinary life with his adoptive grandfather. His grandfather had taught him a series of strange hand movements, which Riku did not know the purpose of until the day his grandfather is attacked near his shrine. But it is not an ordinary attacker. The attacker is a Shikigami (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shikigami) (式神, Shikigami (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shikigami) ? (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Help:Japanese) lit. 'Ritual Gods'), strange monsters with human owners. Riku comes to the scene and that's where he first gets in contact with his Drive (神操機, Drive ? (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Help:Japanese)), the device he uses to call and make a 'contract' (契約, keiyaku? (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Help:Japanese)) with Kogenta of the Byyako (白虎のコゲンタ, Kogenta of the Byyako? (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Help:Japanese)), his Shikigami and, from that day on, best friend. The Shikigami needs, for special attacks, a special series of Seal (印, Seal? (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Help:Japanese) In), one of which happens to be the strange hand movements Riku's grandfather always taught him. As Riku's grandfather decides to leave the house for a journey, the 10-year old boy Souma Asuka (飛鳥 ソーマ , Asuka Sōma? (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Help:Japanese)) and the 10-year old girl Nazuna (ナズナ, Nazuna? (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Help:Japanese)) rent rooms in Riku's house. The 17-year old man, Masaomi, who teaches Riku the secrets of Onmyoudou (such as the use of Toujinfu, for example), drops by eventually. The three of them have 'contracts' with Shikigami. The main events of Onmyou Taisenki anime are related to the menace of the Chi-ryū (地流, Chi-ryū ? (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Help:Japanese)), a powerful Japanese financial group related to the Onmyoudou; attempting to open the four Taiten (Shitaiten ( 四大天, Taiten (Shitaiten? (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Help:Japanese) lit. the 'Four Great Heavens'); and freeing Utsuho (ウツホ, Utsuho ? (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Help:Japanese)), a boy who was born with the power to control yōkai (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Y%C5%8Dkai) (妖怪, yōkai (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Y%C5%8Dkai) ? (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Help:Japanese)), and had been imprisoned for thousands of years.

The Shikigami

For specific information, refer to the list of Shikigami (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_shikigami_in_Onmy%C5%8D_Taisenki).
Onmyō Taisenki shows monsters called Shikigami (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shikigami). There are 24 families of Shikigami (three per family for a total of 72) to represent each Solar term (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Solar_term). These monsters are extremely powerful, and their special abilities (必殺術, hissatsu waza? (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Help:Japanese), lit. 'certain-kill techniques') are activated when their owners use certain sequences of In. Every Shikigami has its own In sequences and some have special weapons, which are also activated by the In. Every Shikigami has its own name and a class/family. For example, Byakko no Kogenta's name means Kogenta of the Byakko (白虎 , Kogenta of the Byakko? (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Help:Japanese) White Tiger), one of the four Japanese great Gods; the other three are Seiryuu (青龍, Seiryuu ? (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Help:Japanese) blue dragon), Genbu (玄武, Genbu? (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Help:Japanese)), representing the family of turtle-type shikigami), and Suzaku (朱雀, Suzaku ? (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Help:Japanese) phoenix) family. Class names are usually named after gods and flowers.
The Shikigami can transform into a Daikōjin (大降神, Daikōjin ? (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Help:Japanese) Giant Descended God), which is a giant and extremely powerful form where they usually go berserk. Although Nazuna says that a true Daikōjin occurs when Mind-Technique-Body are together, Riku has been able to summon one when he is highly desperate and emotional (usually when Kogenta is about to be killed). Shikigami can also transform into Daikoujin form by forcing a Tōjin stone into a Shikigami, as Isou does to his Shikigami Fuji in Episode #20 (or by inserting a special chip made from the Tōjin stones into the drive). However, these methods only produce a confused and pained Daikōjin and causes the Drive to sprout coils that will eventually kill the Tōjinshi if the Daikoujin is not defeated. In addition, members of the obliterated sect Jin-ryū have been able to change their Shikigami into Daikoujin by using lengthy series of In.
When a Drive is activated for the first time, the Shikigami will appear behind a shoji (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shoji) and asks what the owner desires, and if it is to the Shikigami's liking, it will accept and a contract will be formed. Once the terms of the contract have been fulfilled, the Tōjinshi and Shikigami will part. However, when a contract is broken (Shikigami dies or Tōjinshi tries to break the contract), the Tōjinshi loses all the memories built since when he first contracted with the Shikigami and usually wanders around lost and depressed while the Shikigami is sent to Naraku (underworld, hell). Similar events happen with Riku in Episode 23-24, as he rejects his contract with Kogenta and consequently does not remember people he only met after he formed the contract, but still remembers his childhood friend Momo.

personaly i think its preety kewl =) i luv their skills only problem i have with it is what they call those skills good thing i didnt watch a dubb one or :banghead: youll get what i mean when u see it lol.