Tactics: Volume 1

Manga Entertainment   (2004) / Region 1
Tactics: Volume 1

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"...a stunning blend of water color washes of brilliant hues and well drawn characters." -- AnimeSource.com

Meet supernatural sleuth and writer Kantaro Ichinomiya. Kantaro spends his days traveling the Japanese countryside, fighting demons and writing about his adventures in hopes of finding the resting place of the mysterious Demon-Eating Goblin. During a trip to the countryside, Kantaro finds himself face-to-face with the creature he's been searching for since childhood.

Will Haruka the Demon-Eating Goblin join Kantaro's band of supernatural adventurers? Can Haruka peacefully coexist with fox demon Toko, heiress Suzu Etogawa, Sugino the White Goblin and his wife Muuchan? Will Kantaro be able to solve feudal Japan's growing demon problem and finish his book by his editor's deadline? Find out in Volume One of Tactics!

Episode 1

On his way to a temple in the Japanese countryside, Kantaro discovers the resting place of the Demon-Eating Goblin. Can Kantaro save a young noble woman trapped in the cold grip of the Icicle Woman?

Episode 2

Kantar and Haruka travel to Yoshiwara, to investigate old happenings. Kantaro befriends Kosome, a courtesan haunted by a dark secret.

Episode 3

Kantaro's band of supernatural adventurers springs into action when they discover the children of a mountain village are disappearing. Will Kantaro and Haruka be able to defeat the God of the Mountain?

Episode 4

In the woods of Japan, a mysterious photographer traps the souls of young women in the pictures he takes of them. Kantaro's search of the photographer becomes desperate when Reiko's soul is trapped in a portrait.

Episode 5

Haruka returns home to visit an old friend, Yumeyako, whose client, the famous dollmaker Shinzaburo, secretly wishes to transfer Yumeyako's essence to one of his dolls.


  • Length
  • Rating NR
  • Released:
  • Added May 01 2006
  • Production Year 2004
  • Empire SKU 1097805
  • UPC Code 013138205193
  • Studio  Manga Entertainment
  • Packaging Keep
  • Number of Discs 1
  • Disc SS-DL
  • Subtitles English


Photo Gallery
Motion Menus
Textless Opening/Ending
Original Japanese TV Commercial
Original Japanese Merchandise Ads
Interviews with Japanese Voice Cast


  • Audio
    English Dolby Digital 5.1
    Japanese Dolby Digital 5.1
    English Dolby Digital Stereo
    Japanese Dolby Digital Stereo
  • Video
    Standard 1.33:1 Color

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