Kidou Shinsengumi Moeyo Ken

機動新撰組 萌えよ剣

Running time: 25 minutes
Number of episodes: 13
Vintage: 2005-07-01 to 2005-09-23

Kidou Shinsengumi Moeyo Ken is definitely a different take on the Shinsengumi and the somewhat Bakumatsu period. Instead of foreigners and locals, we have humans & monsters trying to live with each other. Instead of the Shinsengumi men in their asagiroo uniform, we have their daughters in their pretty kimonos. The series definitely scores points in creativity. The series was created by Ouji Hiroi and the character design by Rumiko Takahashi. Although not as popular here in the US, it would surprise to know that it's mostly credited for the renewed interest in the Shinsengumi in Japan a few years ago.