Qin's Curse
Created by Akira Jotaro (aka Justice0)
Writer(s) Ai Jing
Director(s) Akira Jotaro
No. of episodes 5
Run time 39-42 minutes

Qin's Curse is an OVA that was written by Ai Jing and directed and created by Akira Jotaro who also created the anime Book of the Warrior, One Hero, and Restaurant of the Revolution.

The story is set in the near end of the Qin Dynasty, where Emperor Ying Zheng has began to research the secrets to immortality and was near to finding it. The story is about a young rogue warrior and his wife in the last rebellion against the emperor and ending the cruel Qin Dynasty.


For over 20 years, Emperor Qin Shi Huangdi has ruled over China as a tyrant and dictator who looks lowly upon everyone, including his most trusted men. Qin Shi Huangdi was rebelled against many times and had won against all the rebellions, making the people too afraid to rise and claim the Mandate of Heaven. In the last year of Emperor Shi Huangdi's rule, he was rebelled against one last time, by a rebellion known as the Golden Lotus.

Zhao Tianming is a young man who has lived all of his life under the rule of Qin Shi Huangdi. After the day he had married to a woman named Lian, their village was attacked by an imperial army and had witnessed everything they loved, destroyed. Soon after the raid, Tianming and Lian had formed a group against the Qin Dynasty, starting with the suvivors of the village, then later moved to royalty and warriors that hated the Emperor. As Tianming forms an army, Lian has become the spy to gather information in the palace. Once the plan was set, Tianming and Lian organize the Golden Lotus to rebel against Qin Shi Huangdi.


Main ProtagonistsEdit

Zhao TianmingEdit

A 19 year-old man who hates everything about Qin Shi Huangdi and wants revenge for all the things he has done to the people of China. He is very spirited, charismatic, and determined to bring down Qin Shi Huangdi. He is a master of swordsmanship and uses his family's treasured sword as his weapon. He is killed in the end by Qin Shi Huangdi's guards, Lu Wei. He is voiced by Gackt.


The 17 year-old wife of Tianming. Like Tianming, she hates Qin Shi Huangdi and wants to end the Qin Dynasty to bring forth a new Mandate of Heaven. Her personality often switches determining on the situation, but most of the time, she is a great but easily jealous wife. She is master of magic who had been trained in Taoism before she married Tianming. She was also killed by Qin Shi Huangdi's guards at the end, but not before she had planted a dark cursed him to death before she was killed. She is voiced by Yū Asakawa.

Main AntagonistEdit

Qin Shi HuangdiEdit

Formerly known as Ying Zheng before he changed his name. He is a 48 year-old man who rules China with an iron fist and wishes for nothing more but then to conquer the world. He is a cold and evil man who only takes joy in punishment of others and riding horses. He had discarded all history of the Golden Lotus rebellion the battle. A year after the Golden Lotus rebellion, he had began to become paranoid of the curse to death and wanted to find the key to immortallity faster than originally planned; he later died that year after seeing delusions and day nightmares of the Golden Lotus. He is voiced by Unshō Ishizuka.