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Seven Stars Will Shatter The Empire

Co-written by the creator of Fullmetal Alchemist

  • Genre: Action,Comedy,Fantasy,Martial Arts,Shonen
  • Rating: TV-14
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9
  • Number of Episodes: 26

Story

For citizens of the Xian Empire, justice is a myth. Lord Keiro, the deranged General of the Imperial Army, blazes a trail of terror across the countryside in search of the sacred sword that will make him a god. Standing in his way is Taito, an omnipotent star reborn in human form – a young hero who vows to use his celestial strength to avenge those slaughtered by the villainous General. Taito’s mystical powers steer him toward a violent showdown with Keiro, and if used recklessly, his newfound abilities could shred the very fabric of his being. To master the art of control and become a heroic martial artist, Taito must seek the guidance of others like him: the seven star-born warriors with the strength to shatter a corrupt empire.

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  • Chapter One: Alkaid Roars
    Episode 1 - Chapter One: Alkaid Roars

    When their village temple is burned to the ground by cutthroat invaders, siblings Taito and Laila are thrust into the middle of a celestial struggle to obtain the power of a sacred sword.

  • Chapter Two: The Karma of Mizar
    Episode 2 - Chapter Two: The Karma of Mizar

    Tales of a destiny written in the stars are overshadowed by Taito’s ferocious desire for a rematch with Keiro. While the young warrior plots his quest for vengeance, Ryuko tries to teach him to control his newfound power.

  • Chapter Three: The Pledge of Energy...
    Episode 3 - Chapter Three: The Pledge of Energy...

    Taito’s training with Ryuko continues as the travelers stop for rest in a town where a torrential downpour turns an outlawed religious symbol into a harbinger of death.

  • Chapter Four: Divine Warrior
    Episode 4 - Chapter Four: Divine Warrior

    Laila gains an admirer when the heroic travelers fight to bring order to a town ruled by villains. This mysterious newcomer is deadly with a bow and arrow, but he fights on the wrong side of destiny.

  • Chapter Five: Ailing Empire
    Episode 5 - Chapter Five: Ailing Empire

    Keiro appears to be plotting against the empire, and the traveling heroes tangle with bandits on behalf of some starving orphans. During the unexpected skirmish, Taito learns the value of teamwork.

  • Chapter Six: The Red Champion
    Episode 6 - Chapter Six: The Red Champion

    Hosei feels ignored when his master takes a special interest in training Taito, so the young archer picks a fight with a gang of bandits who refuse to die - no matter how many times he kills them!

  • Chapter Seven: Sorrowful Phecda
    Episode 7 - Chapter Seven: Sorrowful Phecda

    Hosei’s rash behavior causes his master to become an undead servant of evil. With his new friends’ lives on the line, will he be able to obey her chilling final order?

  • Chapter Eight: What Echoes in the...
    Episode 8 - Chapter Eight: What Echoes in the...

    Sensing Hosei’s pain over the loss of his master, the heroes embark on a mission to lift his spirits. While Taito and Ryuko try their luck as hunters, Laila collects mushrooms in an attempt to conjure up something edible.

  • Chapter Nine: Shadow on the Imperial...
    Episode 9 - Chapter Nine: Shadow on the Imperial...

    Upon reaching the capital, Taito is eager to seek revenge for his fallen comrades. Ryuko fails to convince the young Alkaid that he cannot defeat Keiro, but perhaps a pretty girl will have better luck.

  • Chapter Ten: The Lonely Emperor
    Episode 10 - Chapter Ten: The Lonely Emperor

    Spurred by delusions of grandeur, Taito infiltrates the royal palace, determined to teach the emperor how to run a country - or claim the throne for himself!

  • Chapter Eleven: The Tale of the Big...
    Episode 11 - Chapter Eleven: The Tale of the Big...

    Lord Keiro continues his march of destruction across the peaceful countryside. Meanwhile, Taito grows increasingly stronger, and Ryuko agonizes over his destiny.

  • Chapter Twelve: A Glimmer in the...
    Episode 12 - Chapter Twelve: A Glimmer in the...

    Ryuko seeks the council of his elders as he struggles to determine his role in the prophesized battle, and Chouka makes an aggressive attempt to eliminate Taito.

  • Chapter Thirteen: The Two Celestial...
    Episode 13 - Chapter Thirteen: The Two Celestial...

    When Taito and Keiro meet again on the field of battle, Ryuko must decide whether he will fight alongside his friend - or his father!

  • Chapter Fourteen: The Dou Ya Changes...
    Episode 14 - Chapter Fourteen: The Dou Ya Changes...

    Devastated by the loss of Ryuko, Taito angrily rejects his cosmic destiny. When the young warrior becomes insufferable, Koyo teaches him a painful lesson in humility.

  • Chapter Fifteen: Alkaid's Guidepost
    Episode 15 - Chapter Fifteen: Alkaid's Guidepost

    Koyo sends Taito into the forest to rediscover his missing star power, but the mission takes a dire turn when Laila wanders away from camp in search of her brother.

  • Chapter Sixteen: Dubhe, Devourer of...
    Episode 16 - Chapter Sixteen: Dubhe, Devourer of...

    A festival celebrating the emperor’s engagement is marred by an unexpected eclipse, and Taito continues his mission to restore peace to the empire - one fight at a time!

  • Chapter Seventeen: The Father-Son...
    Episode 17 - Chapter Seventeen: The Father-Son...

    Upon their triumphant homecoming, Taito and his new friends dazzle the crowd with a martial arts exhibition. Later, the young Alkaid learns the truth about his ancestry.

  • Chapter Eighteen: Lian Tong Temple...
    Episode 18 - Chapter Eighteen: Lian Tong Temple...

    After setting fire to Taito’s city, Chouka’s ninjas take a wise man hostage, but the true threat is a powerful, all-seeing demon who’s out to harm someone close to the Alkaid.

  • Chapter Nineteen: Stars Divided
    Episode 19 - Chapter Nineteen: Stars Divided

    Lord Keiro gains even more power after his daughter’s marriage to the Emperor is made official. Elsewhere, Taito and company cross paths with an old friend.

  • Chapter Twenty: The Turmoil Begins
    Episode 20 - Chapter Twenty: The Turmoil Begins

    Kyo proposes a daring - and deadly - plan to overthrow Keiro, and Rinmei is shocked to learn the full extent of Ryuko’s heartless betrayal.

  • Chapter Twenty-One: A Commoner Infuriated
    Episode 21 - Chapter Twenty-One: A Commoner Infuriated

    Shimei lures Taito into the clutches of Lord Keiro. The Alkaid is ready for a fight, but his counterpart is unwilling, instead choosing to reveal the secrets of his own dark past.

  • Chapter Twenty-Two: Imperial Capital in Confusion
    Episode 22 - Chapter Twenty-Two: Imperial Capital in Confusion

    The empire undergoes frightening changes after Keiro stakes his claim to the throne. When the former emperor is imprisoned, Taito and company must act quickly to save him.

  • Chapter Twenty-Three: Clash
    Episode 23 - Chapter Twenty-Three: Clash

    Taito’s encounter with Lord Keiro proves that the young Alkaid has grown in power since their first meeting. In the aftermath of their clash, Keiro displays the true depths of his depravity.

  • Chapter Twenty-Four: Karma Out of Control
    Episode 24 - Chapter Twenty-Four: Karma Out of Control

    When Ryuko objects to his father’s use of zombie foot soldiers to slaughter innocent citizens, he ends up behind bars. On the other side of the empire, Taito rallies his fellow heroes for one final battle!

  • Chapter Twenty-Five: The Dubhe God
    Episode 25 - Chapter Twenty-Five: The Dubhe God

    Having fallen under the control of his father’s rapidly-expanding influence, Ryuko is powerless to stop his own body from launching a murderous attack against Taito.

  • Final Chapter: The End of the Tale
    Episode 26 - Final Chapter: The End of the Tale

    Lord Keiro’s grotesque appetite for power turned him into a bloodthirsty monster. Only Taito can stop him, but he’ll need to draw strength from his friends to survive the final showdown!

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docskate23
docskate23

12-30-2013

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"Short, but good!"

This series was a short one, but it had a good story. Definitely worth the watch.

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"Short Story But Well Presented"

This is one that I would tell my friends about. Short thou it may be it was a well told story. If you liked this one you would like Fushigi Yûgi: It is about the starts as well. I would buy this one... more

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