|Genre(s)||Historical, Seinen, Swordplay, Violence|
|Synopsis||Legend tells of a lone swordsman who lives in the Demon's Castle, the ruins near the Black Forest. This mysterious stranger only accepts rare books for his services, books from the ancient past. Comedy tells the story of a young girl who desperately wishes for her family and village to be saved from the coming English soldiers' wrath, and is willing to trade a precious book in exchange for the deed. With only her legs beneath her, she runs towards the Black Forest, hoping to get there in time...|
This very pretty, yet very rare anime is a 10 minute short movie that was contained on volume 3 of 'Grasshoppa!' which is a serial DVD of Japanese short movies and animation.
It was Directed by Kazuto Nakazawa of El Hazard character designing fame and is one of 4 short features from Studio 4?C in the Grasshoppa series.