Blue Seed [TV]
Momiji Fujimiya thought she was just an ordinary high school student. One day, she confronted on her way to school by a cat-eyed man with blue magatama beads embedded in his hands, who then attempts to kill her. Momiji is confused and terrified this strange man’s sudden desire to kill her, he also refers to her as Kushinada, confusing her even further. Momiji is saved by the sudden appearance of two government officials, one of whom shoots the man in the arm and sends him fleeing.
For thousands of years, the forces of the Aragami have been in check by a steady diet of human sacrifices, but now the bonds have been broken and mankind’s oldest and deadliest enemies are stirring. The story becomes increasingly complex with the appearance of Murakumo, a man with eight mitama who kills any Aragami he comes across for his own personal reasons. Kusanagi repeatedly attempts to kill Murakumo, Kaede Kunikida reappears along with a strange energy field in Tokyo, and Murakumo and Kaede’s plans soon become clear- they intend to resurrect the God Susanoo and purify the world of humanity’s influences, with Kaede acting as the leader of the movement.
About the Show
Blue Seeds is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Yuzo Takada. The plot is based on the Izumo cycle of Japanese mythology and the tale of the God Susanoo and the eight-headed monster Yamata no Orochi. The main character, Momiji Fujimiya, is a descendant of the mythical Princess Kushinada. When Japan is menaced by Aragami “angry gods” spawned by Yamato-no-Orochi, Momiji is intended to be sacrificed to appease the Aragami. She instead, however, becomes the member of the Terrestrial Administration Center (TAC) a secret agency charged with fighting them.
Ashi Productions and Product I.G created an anime adaptation for broadcast on Japan’s TV Tokyo. The anime series ran for 26 episodes, originally airing from October 5, 1994, to March 29, 1995. An original video animation was released in three episode between 1996 and 1998. Both anime was licensed by ADV Films in the United States until 2009 when the company shut down.
Is the primary protagonist of the series. An ironic twist of fate has Momiji carrying a mitama- an Aragami “Soul”- embedded in her chest. Her relationship with Kusanagi takes a turn for the better during the shielded town incident, where she finally confesses her love for him, and he in return tells her to wait for him. An eighth-grade student in middle school, she was unprepared to understand her destiny to battle the Aragami. At awkward times. Momiji is the recipient of panty shots and jokes about the type of panties she wears. She becomes a member of the TAC in order to stop Aragami from destroying humanity and the world.
Gains his 8th mitama from Momiji when he rescues her from danger in the last few episodes, which gives him the power to fight Murakumo on an even level. He comes around, however, makes it his sole purpose to keep Momiji from harm and eventually falls in love with her.
Is the chief director of the TAC. When Kaede and Momiji were born, Mr. Kunikida raised Kaede like his own daughter, but he exploited her ability to track down and kill the Aragami. However, when Kaede sacrificed herself, he felt heartbroken. With Momiji in the TAC, Mr.Kunikida decides not to exploit her abilities like he did with Kaede and instead treated her like a normal girl.
Is the science officer and experimental biologist in the TAC. Azusa is rarely on the field due to her research and development background. She constructs biological weapons for the TAC to use against the Aragami. She is a divorced mother of one.
A former member of Tokyo Metropolitan Police. She uses her police instincts to help the TAC. Ryoko uses her standard police issue weapons in conjunction with weapons modified to be used against the Aragami. She is in love with Kinikida.
Wears a pink jumpsuit, but never acts feminine. She is loud, brash and aggressive due to her stint in the Japan Self-Defense Forces. She was discharged by the SDF and transferred to the TAC as a result of insubordination. Her philosophy is based on the “bigger gun” theory and uses her military and muscle to destroy the Aragami. Despite her tough exterior, she is a vulnerable woman who wants to give her love. She has a soft spot for puppies, enjoys playing matchmaker to Momiji and Kusanagi, and at the end of the series, falls in love with co-worker Yaegashi.
The stereotypical computer nerd. Yaegashi does computer analogy for the TAC. On off days, he enjoys hentai games on his computer. He also has a program that pinpoints the Aragami’s weak points and attacks, but it doubles a program to predict what animal would appear on Momiji’s panties. He has a love/hate relationship with Koume through most of the series.
Spent most of her life training in the United States. She uses Shinto magic and magic seals to stop the Aragami. She often flirts with Kusanagi just to get under the skin of Momiji but also helps Momiji deal with the Aragami.
Is the twin sister of Momiji and Mr. Kunikida’s adopted daughter. Her talents were used to detect Aragami for the TAC, but after realizing she was merely a tool and not a person, she sacrificed herself, only to return to the side of Aragami. It’s not well-shown if Kaede was in love with Kusanagi or not.
Is an all-powerful god who is the guardian deity of the Aragami. In the legend, Susanoo killed the monster Yamato-no-Orochi and married the Princess Kushinada. Kaede and Murakumo awakened him as part of their plan to create a world of nothing but plants.
The series primary antagonist. Like Kusanagi, Murakumo was also chosen to protect the Kushinada. Murakumo has embraced the power of the Aragami and plans on unleashing that power against humanity. Murakumo has eight Blue Seeds embedded in his body.
She was implanted with mitama without turning into a full Aragami.