I find FUNimation’s synopsis of Donten ni Warau to be just exactly right, for both fans and the uninitiated.
When swords were outlawed in the eleventh year of the Meiji Era, the mighty samurai population began to dwindle. Those who rejected the ban on blades rebelled, causing violent unrest to erupt throughout the countryside. To combat the rise in criminal activity, an inescapable lake prison was constructed. Three young men, born of the Kumoh line, were given the duty of delivering criminals to their place of confinement—but could there be more to their mission than meets the eye?
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You see, I watched this anime when I was very much into the supernatural genre and I really had a great time watching the episodes. I’m not much of a manga reader, so my timeline is quite different from those who became loyal to Donten via the original source. What I like most about it is the interaction between the Kumoh brothers – they have such distinct personalities. Even the supporting characters can be quite fascinating – the Yamainu Squad and of course, Shirasu Kinjo.
When the casting of Sota Fukushi as Tenka Kumoh was announced, it was such a disappointment! [ Read Kaye casting news here ]
I dunno really why they could cast such an incompetent actor to play such an intriguing lead, but hey, it’s a done deal. Johnny’s Yuma Nakayama & Kirato Wakayama are to play the two other brothers. Nakayama is just Ok for me, have seen him in a few shows (Pin to Kona, being one of them). The casting of Yuki Furukawa is great news, though his role may be quite limited…
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