logo
g Text Version
Beauty & Self
Books & Music
Career
Computers
Education
Family
Food & Wine
Health & Fitness
Hobbies & Crafts
Home & Garden
Money
News & Politics
Relationships
Religion & Spirituality
Sports
Travel & Culture
TV & Movies

dailyclick
Bored? Games!
Nutrition
Postcards
Take a Quiz
Rate My Photo

new
Houseplants
Romance Movies
Creativity
Family Travel
Southwest USA
Irish Culture
Home Finance


dailyclick
All times in EST

Full Schedule
g
g Anime Site

BellaOnline's Anime Editor

g

Puppet Master Sakon

Guest Author - Lesley Aeschliman

Puppet Master Sakon, which is known in Japan as Karakurizoshi Ayatsuri Sakon, is an anime based on a manga series written by Masaru Miyazaki (under the name Sharaku Maro) and illustrated by Takeshi Obata.

The main character of the series is Sakon, the grandson of the famous Bunraku master, Tachibana Zaemon. Sakon is shy and lacks self-confidence; however, when he's with his puppet, Ukon, Sakon can focus on both himself and on his crime-solving abilities. Sakon is a master ventriloquist, and he can mimic and throw voices to force a confession out of a villain.

Ukon is a Bunraku puppet created in 1870; supposedly, Ukon was created by the Master puppet-builder Unosuke Koizumi III. Ukon is a forward, obnoxious, flirtatious, coarse, and egocentric puppet. Sakon and Ukon travel Japan together and solve murders, mysteries, and horrific crimes. Sakon's aunt Kaoruko is a young police detective who helps him out and tries to keep an eye on him.

In the first episode, Sakon and Ukon are taken by a young woman to an old high school that's about to be demolished. She is gathering there with some of her old friends for one final time at the building. It turns out the friends have a secret concerning a friend who died eight years earlier. A voice over the PA system accuses the friends of being murderers and announces that revenge will be taken. The sudden activity of light at the school attracts the attention of a police officer, who tries to get everyone to leave. He says the building is condemned and could collapse.

After one of the friends gets in a scuffle with the officer, he rides off on his motorcycle. He ends up being beheaded as he tries to cross a bridge that's the only way back to town from the school. As he dies, the bridge collapses, trapping Sakon, Ukon, the remaining friends, and the police officer at the school. One of the first mysteries in the series is to figure out who's trying to kill this group of people.

Puppet Master Sakon is a series that focuses on mystery, and it's not willing to shy away from bloody violence, such as the beheading near the end of the first episode. It's definitely not a series being aimed at a younger audience. Personally, I would recommend Puppet Master Sakon to anime viewers who are 16 or 17 years of age and older.


Title
Episodes
Release Year(s)
Director
Studio
N.A. Licensor
Puppet Master Sakon261999-2000Hitoyuki MatsuiTokyo Movie ShinsaN/A
This site needs an editor - click to learn more!

Add Puppet+Master+Sakon to Twitter Add Puppet+Master+Sakon to Facebook Add Puppet+Master+Sakon to MySpace Add Puppet+Master+Sakon to Del.icio.us Digg Puppet+Master+Sakon Add Puppet+Master+Sakon to Yahoo My Web Add Puppet+Master+Sakon to Google Bookmarks Add Puppet+Master+Sakon to Stumbleupon Add Puppet+Master+Sakon to Reddit




RSS | Related Articles | Editor's Picks Articles | Top Ten Articles | Previous Features | Site Map


For FREE email updates, subscribe to the Anime Newsletter


Past Issues


print
Printer Friendly
bookmark
Bookmark
tell friend
Tell a Friend
forum
Forum
email
Email Editor


Content copyright © 2014 by Lesley Aeschliman. All rights reserved.
This content was written by Lesley Aeschliman. If you wish to use this content in any manner, you need written permission. Contact BellaOnline Administration for details.

g


g features
Kuroko no Basuke Season Two Episode Nine Recap

Kuroko no Basuke Season Two Episode Eight Recap

Kuroko no Basuke Review

Archives | Site Map

forum
Forum
email
Contact

Past Issues
memberscenter


vote
Poetry
Daily
Weekly
Monthly
Less than Monthly



BellaOnline on Facebook
g


| About BellaOnline | Privacy Policy | Advertising | Become an Editor |
Website copyright © 2014 Minerva WebWorks LLC. All rights reserved.


BellaOnline Editor