A little orphan girl unexpectedly finds herself in a clan, whose warriors killed her beloved father. When Biwa first met with the Taira clan leader, the girl predicted their imminent death: she saw bloodshed, violence and war. How surprised Shigemori was, because he always believed that he was the only one capable of seeing strange things …
Genre — historical drama, fantasy.
Season 1 premiered on September 15, 2021.
Original anime title: Heike Monogatari.
“The Heike Story ss 2”: release date, announcement
Watching the episode 1 of the anime “The Heike Story” immerses the viewer in the world of the main character, born with a unique gift to see the future. The designers did a great job, thinking over the images to the smallest detail, which was noted by both viewers and critics. Despite the fact that the episode 1 was rather slow in revealing the plot, it was interesting to watch. One can easily understand the life and goals of the Taira clan, as well as its rulers as individuals. The elaboration of each character, the visual picture of the series, the historical plot put the anime in the top premieres of 2021. So should we wait for a sequel?
As of June 2023, there is no official information about the work on new episodes, but, according to critics, such an excellent work has a great future. If Season 2 comes out, then most likely no earlier than 2024. We are waiting for official statements.
Biwa remembered the day when people in red ran past her and her father, recognized to punish those who dared to speak badly about Taira, also known as Heike. The soldiers ran into the house and took the girl away. Seeing such injustice, Biwa allowed herself to shout out words of disagreement, the price of this act was the life of her beloved father. In front of the girl’s eyes, one of the warriors killed him in cold blood — the father was punished for his child-daughter.
The glory of the Taira house is known far beyond their domains. The clan flourished because they conquered the sea, accumulated wealth and created great military power. By the will of fate, little Biwa falls into this family. Shigemori, noticing the girl’s unusual gift, accepted her, ordered her to be taught manners and etiquette. And in the person of his eldest son, Biwa finds a friend. What awaits her in the future in that family in which she sees only a terrible end?..
- Biwa — from childhood, her father dressed and raised her as a boy, and Biwa sincerely considered herself to be him, so no one could guess, either by her appearance or by her manners, that she was a girl; she invented a name for herself, in honor of her favorite musical instrument; dad forbade Biwa to see the future and the girl kept her promise for a long time.
- Shigemori — Minister, Commander of the Guard; thanks to his eyes he sees the ghosts of the dead who have not found a refuge for themselves; even at celebrations, he behaves with restraint and calm; the father does not find him interesting, which greatly hurts Shigemori’s soul; at the first meeting with Biwa, he saw next to her the spirit of her deceased father, who was killed by warriors of the Taira clan.
- An interesting fact is that in some countries the anime premiered earlier than in Japan. While, for example, the North American viewer saw the story of a little girl in September 2021, the show was only scheduled to air for the Japanese in January 2022.
- The biwa is a Japanese stringed musical instrument, although it originally appeared in the country thanks to the Chinese 4-string pipa, which was first introduced to Japan around the 7th-8th century.
- The anime was directed by Naoko Yamada. Drawing was Naoko’s greatest hobby, but she was also interested in sports: at school, she first played volleyball, and then tennis. Yamada gained the greatest popularity after the release of the full-length anime film “A Silent Voice”. Also among Naoko’s striking projects is the anime series “K-On!”, which became her directorial debut.
The Heike Story Season 2: release date
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|2x06||Series 6||not announced|
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|2x09||Series 9||not announced|
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