At his father’s command, Oguna, the youngest prince of Yamato, sets out to kill Takeru Kawakami, the leader of Kumaso. However, upon arriving in Kumaso territory, he is injured by the stray arrow of a young local woman named Kajika who is hunting game. Eager to compensate for the terrible mistake, she escorts Oguna to her village to treat his wound. But as the two rapidly fall in love, the prince makes a disturbing discovery: Kajika is Takeru’s younger sister!
Conflicted between his newfound love and family duty, Oguna seeks advice from the Phoenix, a legendary immortal bird that serves as Kumaso’s guardian. Compelled to make a decision, will the Yamato prince betray his own for the woman he loves, or will he murder Kajika’s brother as commissioned?
Inspired by the Yamato Takeru Japanese legend, Hi no Tori: Yamato-hen chronicles the tragic story of an ill-fated couple, showing how true love can conquer hate and adversity even among the greatest of uncertainties.
- Other Title: Hi no Tori: Yamato-hen, 火の鳥・ヤマト編, The Phoenix: Chapter of Yamato
- Status: Completed
- Sub/Dub: Anime Sub
- Anime Type: OVA
- Genres: Drama, Historical, Fantasy, Romance, Seinen, Animation
- Characters: Oguna
- Score: 6.92
- Rank: 4424
- Popularity: 9704