Created by Akira Jotaro (aka Justice0)
Writer(s) Akira Jotaro
Director(s) Akira Jotaro
No. of episodes 13
Run time 23-25 minutes

Wanderer is an anime that was written, directed, and created by Akira Jotaro who also created the anime Sengoku Busou: Kabuto, Dokuganryu-hime, and Musou Yami.

The story takes place in a re-imagined version of the Sengoku era of Japan. The story is about the wandering monk Tenkai, who used to be known as Mitsuhide Akechi, the former loyal general of Nobunaga Oda in his quest for revenge against Hideyoshi Toyotomi.


After the Incident of Honno-ji, the death of Lord Nobunaga Oda of Owari was blamed on Mitsuhide Akechi for betrayal by Hideyoshi Hashiba. A few months later, Mitsuhide was ambushed by Hideyoshi's army claiming the ambush was for revenge and had almost killed him. Expecting Mitsuhide to be dead, Hideyoshi left the battlefield and later changed his family name to Toyotomi after he took Nobunaga's place, but Mitsuhide had also left the battlefield and changed his name. While Hideyoshi became a warlord in place of Nobunaga, Mitsuhide had became the wandering monk known as Tenkai; both had became famous among the people in opposite ways, Hideyoshi had power as Tenkai had benevolence. As Tenkai travels around Japan, he finds a reason for why he should avenge the death of Nobunaga after meeting the ronin ninja, Goemon Ishikawa, and wanders to the capital of Edo but not before obtaining the seven armors that was spread through the land by Nobunaga given to his greatest rivals.

Seven ArmorsEdit

Nobunaga Oda had given his seven greatest rivals pieces of his treaured armor, the Asura. The mask was given to the Tiger of Kai, Shingen Takeda, his mentor; the helmet was given to his friend, the Vagabond, Keiji Maeda; the left gauntlet was given to the War God, Kenshin Uesugi; the right gauntlet was given to his loyal retainer, the Devil, Katsuiie Shibata; the chestplate was given to a mercenary who hated him, the Crow, Magoichi Saika; the fauld was given to his former ninja, the master thief, Goemon Ishikawa; and the greaves were given to the youngest warlord, the One-Eyed Dragon, Masamune Date. The Asura armor is a mechanical armor that gives the wearer a certain power to control an element depending on the piece of armor, each piece of armor was given out to the people most deserving. The Sword of Asura was given to Mitsuhide, but it was stolen by Hideyoshi after his "death" in Yamazaki.


Main ProtagonistsEdit

Tenkai (Mitsuhide Akechi)Edit

A young man in his mid-20s who was very loyal to Nobunaga Oda since he was 14 years-old but was blamed for his death after his flag was waved in the battle during the incident of Honno-ji. He had changed his name to Tenkai after being saved by a monk and became one. In the year he was a monk, he had been known all over Japan as a benevolent monk who helped everyone who he sees in need except for nobles. He searches for the seven armor pieces of Asura to get his vengence against Hideyoshi and clean his name of the betrayal and also reobtain his stolen sword. He is voiced by Hiroshi Kamiya.

Hiromi EnmaEdit

The unknown 14 year-old niece of Nobunaga Oda and the abandoned daughter of Nobuhiro Oda. She was disguised as a boy to become a samurai of her lord but was caught by the general before the new recruits' training began. She was saved from death by Tenkai and began travelling with him since as his "bodyguard" even though he has no need of one. She has a crush on Tenkai but is too embarassed to accept it or even talk about it. She is voiced by Aya Hirano.

Main AntagonistEdit

Hideyoshi ToyotomiEdit

The true culprit of Nobunaga's death. He hated Nobunaga but endured being his loyal retainer for years since he had planned to conquer Japan after it was already done, but he had his plans discovered by Ranmaru Mori who told Mitsuhide through bird mail; so he had to kill and take Nobunaga's place earlier than planned and framed Mitsuhide for betrayal after killing Nobunaga and everyone in Honno-ji. He is a master strategist who hates doing hard work, so he leaves many of his work to his trusted retainer, Mitsunari Ishida. He is voiced by Hōchū Ōtsuka.