The first DVD/Blu-ray volume of Hyakka Ryōran: Samurai Girls released by Media Factory on November 25, 2010.Hyakka Ryōran: Samurai Girls is a 2010 anime TV series based on the light novels written by Akira Suzuki and illustrated by Niθ, published by Hobby Japan. Produced by ARMS, the series is directed by KOBUN, series composition by Ryunosuke Kingetsu, music by Tatsuya Katou, produced by Hisato Usui, Ryūji Sekine, Shinsaku Tanaka, and Takuro Hatakeyama, and character designs by Tsutomu Miyazawa, with narration in early episodes provided by Fumihiko Tachiki. The series takes place in Great Japan, an alternate version of Japan where the Tokugawa shogunate remained active and has remained isolated from the rest of the world, and the story centers on Muneakira Yagyu, a young man attending Buou Academic School, an academy located at the base of Mount Fuji where elite nobles train to become samurai warriors. His life takes a sudden turn when he meets Jubei Yagyu, a mysterious girl who fell from the sky naked who later becomes his first "Master Samurai" after receiving a kiss from her.
Twelve episodes aired on Chiba TV and TV Kanagawa between October 3 and December 19, 2010, with later broadcasts on TV Saitama, Tokyo MX, TV Aichi, Sun Television, and AT-X. A preview of the first episode aired on Tokyo MX on September 4, 2010 prior to the official airing. Simulcasts were provided in North America by Anime Network on their video portal for their paid suscribers, and in Australia and New Zealand by Madman Entertainment. Six DVD and Blu-ray volumes were released by Media Factory between November 25, 2010 and April 28, 2011, each containing an OVA short called Hyakka Ryōran Samurai Girls: Blushing Maidens in the Pact(百花繚乱 サムライガールズ 〜乙女♥嬉し恥ずかし将士の契り〜 Hyakka Ryōran Samurai Gāruzu ~Otome Ureshi Hazukashi Shōshi no Chigiri~?) and a voiced 4-koma illustrated by Chiruo Kazahana.A Blu-ray box set is scheduled for release on February 27, 2013.
Samurai Girls is licensed in North America by Sentai Filmworks, and distributor Section23 Films released the series with an English dub (produced by Seraphim Digital) on August 23, 2011 on DVD and Blu-ray. The anime is also licensed in Australia and New Zealand by Madman Entertainment, and in the United Kingdom by Manga Entertainment. The English dub of the anime premiered on Anime Network's video portal on June 23, 2011.
The opening theme for the series is "Last vision for last" by Faylan, while the ending theme is "Koi ni Sesse Tooryanse" (恋にせっせ通りゃんせ?) by Aoi Yūki, Minako Kotobuki, and Rie Kugimiya, the voices for Jubei Yagyu, Sen Tokugawa, and Yukimura Sanada, respectively.
A second anime season, titled Hyakka Ryōran: Samurai Bride(百花繚乱 サムライブライド Hyakka Ryōran Samurai Buraido?), was announced on the twelfth volume of the light novels.
Yoshihiko Tokugawa returns to Great Japan a week ahead of schedule while Kanetsugu, Hanzo, and Matabei still contemplate kissing Muneakira to unlock their Master Samurai powers. Gisen talks alone with Muneakira out in a shed which eventually leads to her using her yet undisplayed Master Samurai power to take control of Muneakira when he refuses her advances. Gisen uses her control over Muneakira to aid her fight against Jubei, Hanzo, and Sen in hopes that if Muneakira kisses Jubei while under her control, it will invalidate the previous Master Samurai contract established between them. Yoshihiko appears during the fight with Charles d'Artagnan and orders Charles to attack Gisen. Charles uses her artificial Master Samuari mode change to eventually defeat Gisen temporarily. In the end, Charles reveals Project Inzanami to Hanzo, Matabei, Yukimura and the knocked out Kanetsugu while Yoshihiko reveals Project Inzanami to Sen. Jubei and Muneakira are currently held as research subjects of the project.
Hanzo, Matabei, Yukimura and Kanetsugu escape the guards watching over them in the dojo to a hidden room that Yukimura reveals to be her secret hideout she discovered while the guards look for them. Yukimura uses spiritual fluctuation reading to contact Muneakira's mind while his mind is in The Heart's Prison being subjected to Gisen's sexual advances. She talks with Sen and finds out that his body must be rescued first as its at Bukei Academy. The four break into Bukei Academy releasing Sen along the way but Matabei, Kanetsugu, and Hanzo are left for rear action deployment to slow advancing enemy forces. Yukimura and Sen make it to Muneakira's body. Its revealed that the decline in Master Samurai is actually due to the decline in men fit to be generals. Charles refuses Yoshihiko's orders and destroys part of the lab when Sen and Yukimura are being electrocuted thus releasing Jubei who falls into the now awake Muneakira's hands.
Yoshihiko attempts to escape the lab except is delayed by Jubei. Charles interferes to protect Yoshihiko and flashbacks to the prior relationship between Yoshihiko and Charles is shown. Charles fell in love with Yoshihiko however Yoshihiko used this to make her the prototype of Project Inzanami. Muneakira's true General powers come forward during the battle between Jubei and Charles. Gisen makes her move and Charles is killed protecting Yoshihiko but not before Yoshihiko realizes his feelings from the armor origami that Charles was carrying with her. Gisen is attempting to resurrect Amakusa Shirō and is taking over Bukei Academy in the process. Jubei Yagyu Master Samurai tells the "incomplete" Jubei Yagyu that once she and Muneakira kiss again, the true pact will form thus eliminating the "incomplete" personality of Jubei Yagyu.
Jubei Yagyu makes the complete contract with Muneakira. Hanzo, Matabei, and Kanetsugu protect the students while Jubei, Yukimura, and Sen go out to take on Gisen. Yukimura and Sen make the true contract with the now fully capable general Muneakira. Jubei makes it inside the "palace" which holds Amakusa and Gisen while Hanzo, Matabei, and Kanetsugu are overrun. While Gisen attempts to suck out Jubei's spirit, the artificial Master Samurai break through the barrier to reinforce the defenders. Charles having being resurrected brings Yukimura and Sen back allowing Muneakira to aid Jubei. Jubei is now the combination of the incomplete Jubei and the Master Samurai Jubei as noted by her combined different eye colors. To defeat Gisen, Jubei takes her into outer space but dies by this too. Buou Academy is being restored. Muneakira, Sen, Yukimura, Hanzo, Matabei, and Kanetsugu are shown waiting at the sunset with each disappearing as time goes on but as Muneakira turns to leave, a bright light is seen in the sky. The light is the same as when Jubei first appeared and in the dvd/blu-ray release, its shown after the credits that Jubei returns to them and shares a kiss with Muneakira.