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Hi no Tori

Synopsis: From prehistoric times to the far future, Hi no Tori portrays how the legendary immortal bird Phoenix acts as a witness and chronicler of the history of mankind's endless struggle for power, justice and freedom.

the dawn
Since time immemorial, people have sought out the legendary phoenix for its blood, which is known to bestow eternal life. Hearing about rumors of Phoenix sightings in the land of fire, Himiko - the ruthless queen of Yamatai obsessed with immortality - leads her army to conquer the nation and retrieve the creature. Young Nagi, her older sister Hinaku, and her foreign husband Guzuri are the only survivors of the massacre. But while Nagi is pinned down by the enemy, elsewhere, Hinaku has a shocking revelation.

the resurrection
In the distant future, where Earth has become uninhabitable, Leona undergoes surgery on a space station to recover from a deadly accident. However, while also suffering from amnesia, his brain is now half cybernetic and causes him to see people as scraps and formless robots as human beings. Falling in love with Chihiro, a discarded robot, they escape the space station together to stop Chihiro from being destroyed. However, when her lost memories gradually return, Leona will have to face the painful truth about her past.

The transformation
Yearning for independence, Sakon No Suke - the only daughter of a tyrant ruler - kills the priestess Yao Bikuni, the only person capable of curing her father's illness. Consequently, she and her faithful servant, Kahei, are unexpectedly confined to the temple grounds of Bikuni Shrine. While looking for a way out, Sakon No Suke assumes the position of the priestess and uses a miraculous feather to heal all who seek help.

The sun
After his faction loses the war, Prince Harima's head is replaced with a wolf. An old medicine man who recognizes his lineage assists him and the wounded General Azumi-no-Muraji Saruta in escaping to Earth. But their arrival in a small Wah village is met with unexpected problems as Houben, a powerful Buddhist monk, wants Harima dead. With the help of the Ku clan's wolf gods who protect the village's environment, he survives the assassination attempt. After tensions settle, Saruta uses his established reputation in Wah to convince the villagers to welcome Harima into their community. Over a period of time, Harima becomes the respected leader of the village under the name Inugami no Sukune. But as the young prince adjusts to his new role, he must remain vigilant as new dangers soon arise and threaten his newly acquired tranquility.

The future
Life on Earth gradually ceased to exist, with survivors taking refuge in underground cities. To prevent human extinction, Doctor Saruta unsuccessfully tries to recreate life in his laboratory. However, the unexpected visit of Masato Yamanobe, his alien girlfriend Tamami and his colleague Rock Holmes reveals a disturbing crisis: the computers that regulate the underground cities have started a nuclear war that will wipe out all of humanity.

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- Manga and Products
- Characters
- Summary
- Games, OVAs, Movies
- Meaning
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Anime Names

  • Anime Name: Hi no Tori
  • Anime Name in Japanese: 火の鳥
  • Anime Name in English: Phoenix
  • Other names: Hinotori, Bird of Fire

Production information

  • Producers: NHK, Tohokushinsha Film Corporation
  • Licensors: Media Blasters, NYAV Post
  • Studios: Tezuka Productions

Anime Information

  • Duration: 25
  • Date: 38067 - Jun. 27, 2004
  • Genres: Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi, Supernatural
  • Subjects: Historic
  • Target: Unknown

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Below is the main curiosities of the anime "Hi no Tori": 

  • Hi no Tori is an anime based on the manga of the same name created by Osamu Tezuka, considered the "father of manga". The series was produced in 2004 to commemorate the centenary of Tezuka's birth. Each episode is a standalone story, but they all share a common theme of immortality. The title "Hi no Tori" means "bird of fire" in Japanese and is a reference to the Chinese legend of the phoenix, which rises from the ashes. The anime was shown in several countries, including Brazil, France, Italy and the United States.
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Main Characters

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  • Phoenix (Keiichi Noda) - An immortal phoenix that rises from the ashes every 500 years.
  • Sarutahiko (Junpei Takiguchi) - A Shinto god who guides the protagonist on his journey.
  • Masato Yamanobe (Kazuhiko Inoue) - A young man who seeks immortality and ends up getting involved with the phoenix.
  • Hi no Tori (Toshiko Fujita) - A woman who becomes the host of the phoenix and has her life transformed.

Summary and events

  1. The story begins with the presentation of a post-apocalyptic world, where humanity is on the verge of extinction.
  2. The protagonist, a young man named Jiro, is one of the few survivors and lives in an underground city.
  3. Jiro is chosen to lead an expedition to the surface in search of a legendary firebird believed to have the power to save mankind.
  4. Jiro and his team face many dangers and challenges on their journey, including mutated creatures and other hostile survivors.
  5. They eventually find the firebird, but learn that it cannot save humanity alone.
  6. Jiro and his companions then decide to work together to rebuild society and create a better future for everyone.

What happens in the end?

Hi no Tori, also known as Phoenix, is a manga by Osamu Tezuka that was never finished. Each chapter is an independent story that takes place in different times and places, but they all have in common the presence of the Phoenix, a mythical creature that represents immortality and renewal. As the work never had a definitive ending, it is not possible to summarize what happens at the end of the story.


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  • Hi no Tori (Nintendo Entertainment System)
  • Hi no Tori: Houou Hen (Super Nintendo)

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Meaning of Hi no Tori

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  • 火 (hi) - fire
  • partícula de posse - possession title
  • 鳥 (Tori) - Bird
The name of the anime "火の鳥" (Hi no Tori) means "Fire Bird" in Japanese. It is based on the manga of the same name created by Osamu Tezuka, which tells the story of an immortal bird that is reborn from the ashes every time it dies. The story addresses themes such as immortality, human nature and the pursuit of happiness. The anime was released in 1986 and is considered a classic of Japanese animation.

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Questions and Answers FAQ

How many episodes have the anime Hi no Tori?

Hi no Tori has a total of 13 episodes. This number may not represent all seasons.

Where to watch the anime Hi no Tori?

You can watch the anime on Crunchyroll, Netflix, or any other streaming site where the work is available.

Hi no Tori - Continuation and New Season?

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