Kasei Yakyoku

English: Nightsong of Splendor
Synonyms: Night Song of Splendor, Starlight Nocturne, Gasei Yakyoku
Japanese: 華星夜曲
Type: OVA
Episodes: 4
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Mar 25, 1989 to Sep 25, 1989
Producers: Tokuma Japan
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: Magic Bus
Source: Manga
Genres: Drama, Historical, Josei, Romance
Duration: 30 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
Score: 6.94 (scored by 106 users)
Ranked: #3567
Popularity: #7881
Members: 511
Favorites: 1

Description of Kasei Yakyoku

The story takes place in old Tokyo, the Tokyo of August-September 1923 (Showa 12). At this moment in time, the city is a mixture of extremes... past and present, rich and poor, good and bad. This is a city where we see both horsecarts and motorcars, swords and pistols, lords and businessmen.

A wealthy woman from an upper-class family finds herself attracted to a handsome young man, Taka. He and his younger brother seem to be allied, perhaps not entirely willingly, with some of the city's criminal underground (Yakuza). The lady's lovely young maidservant, Sara, meets him too, and a conflict ensues which can only lead to tragedy, passion, and dishonor. But, as events move on, and the days pass, the viewer sees a terrible date coming closer... that unforgettable day of September 1, 1923, at 11:58, when the Great Kanto Earthquake and tidal wave struck Tokyo, causing the death of almost 100,000 people, one of the greatest disasters in human history.

(Source: The Technogirls)

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List of Characters and Actors

Nozawa, Nachi

List of Staffs

Dezaki, Satoshi
Dezaki, Osamu
Director, Storyboard
Yamada, Etsuji
Sound Director
Shinohara, Toshiya
Episode Director
Ando, Masahiro
Key Animation
Kobayashi, Shichiro
Art Director
Sugino, Akio
Animation Director, Character Design
Takahashi, Hirokata
Director of Photography