When going through some of the anime shows I’ve seen, I’ll sometimes learn that a few of them were based off visual novels in Japan, and most of them were of the adult variety. Thankfully most of the series will tone down the adult content and focus more on the story aspect, as is the case with Toka Gettan – The Moonlight Lady Returns: Complete Collection which combines fantasy, romance, and some light action that features a little something for everyone.
Taking place in a land called Kamitsumihara that still holds traces of ancient magic from long ago, the story follows the life of a young man named Toka Kamiazuma who is part of the Kamiazuma clan that have protected the land for hundreds of years. He’s able to carry out his duties with the aid of a magic sword contained within his body should he ever come across trouble.
Though it seems like Toka comes across some trouble that even his sword won’t be able to help with, the trouble of the heart when he runs into a lovely young lady named Momoka Kawakabe who ends up in the care of the clan. As she stays with them, Toka finds himself drawn to her with her feeling likewise. They soon discover that there’s something more to their feeling besides romance, something that just might tear the clan and land apart.
I won’t dare go any further and spoil anything, but it was nice watching this series unfold. I’m a sucker for a good romance tale and this one delivers, especially with the light action elements thrown in that’s a welcome addition. For a series that was released in the mid-2000s, it looks and sounds great thanks to the nice high-definition transfer Sentai has done.
There’s not much in the special features department outside the usual clean opening and closing credits, but it’s the romantic story of the Toka Gettan – The Moonlight Lady Returns: Complete Collection that will have you returning to the land of Kamitsumihara to relive these 26 episodes when you need a romance anime fix.