Kōtetsu Sangokushi (鋼鉄三国志?) is one of the Japanese anime loosely-based adaptations of the Chinese Romance of the Three Kingdoms.


Rikuson Hakugen (Lu Xun) is the inheritor of the right arm, a magical arm that had great power. During a raid by the Gi (Wei) faction in a Go (Wu) faction town, Zaoli, the soldiers were about to kill a small family of a mother and son when Rikuson arrived in his mount. Rikuson successfully repelled the raiders but he was unable to prevent one of the soldiers from slaying the mother. As he went close to the boy, the boy moved away from him, as he finally realized the severity and harshness of war. Rikuson was the disciple of Shoukatsuryou Koumei (Zhuge Liang) as they observed a war between Sonsaku Hakufu (Sun Ce), the ruler of the Go faction and a Gi squadron thrice the size of his forces. It seemed that Sonsaku was in a disadvantage, but Rikuson could feel a mysterious force in the faction. It was Sonsaku with the power of the Hereditary Seal, the ability to wield great power as he exterminated the enemy force easily. A flashback showed that Sonsaku had killed Rikuson’s father to retrieve the Hereditary Seal and the seal had chosen Sonsaku to be the owner of it and the brilliant power stored within it. At the aftermath, Sousou (Cao Cao), the leader of the Gi faction realized that Sonsaku had such a power. Koumei also saw the red star moving toward the center, as fate started to move


# Episode Name Original air date
1 Koumei who Stands in Opposition, the Freeing of Rikuson the Crimson at Koutou
"{{{RomajiTitle}}}" (在野の孔明、深紅の陸遜を江東に放つ)
April 5, 2007 {{{FirstEngAirDate}}}
2 Rikuson at a Loss, his Discovery of Sonken in Go's Capital
"{{{RomajiTitle}}}" (彷徨える陸遜、呉の都に孫権を見出す)
April 12, 2007 {{{FirstEngAirDate}}}
3 Assemble at Koutou's lands, young patriots
"{{{RomajiTitle}}}" (若き志士ども、江東の大地に集結す)
April 19, 2007 {{{FirstEngAirDate}}}
4 The Lone-Eyed Hero Entrusts Ryoutou with the Principles of a Warrior
"{{{RomajiTitle}}}" (隻眼の勇者、戦士の道を凌統に託す)
April 26, 2007 {{{FirstEngAirDate}}}
5 A Grieving Ryoutou Roars in Agony as he Hunts Down a Bitter Enemy
"{{{RomajiTitle}}}" (嘆きの凌統、仇敵を求めて咆哮す)
May 3, 2007 {{{FirstEngAirDate}}}
6 In his Sorrow, Kannei of Suzu, Shoots an Arrow into the Battlefield
"{{{RomajiTitle}}}" (鈴の甘寧、悲しき一矢を戦場に射る)
May 10, 2007 {{{FirstEngAirDate}}}
7 A Bewildered Rikuson Sees the Light in a Reunion with his Teacher
"{{{RomajiTitle}}}" (惑いし陸遜、師との再会に光を見る)
May 17, 2007 {{{FirstEngAirDate}}}
8 Shokatsuryou Koumei Inspires Sonken of Go with his Idea
"{{{RomajiTitle}}}" (諸葛亮孔明、論を以て呉の孫権を動かす)
May 24, 2007 {{{FirstEngAirDate}}}
9 The Young Warriors Assemble at Koutou's Hills and Rivers for Training
"{{{RomajiTitle}}}" (若武者集いて、江東の山河に己を磨く)
May 31, 2007 {{{FirstEngAirDate}}}
10 Sou Moutoku Pushes a Red Wall, Drawing Near Son Go
"{{{RomajiTitle}}}" (曹孟徳、赤き壁を駆りて孫呉へ迫る)
June 14, 2007 {{{FirstEngAirDate}}}
11 Go's Six Steeds Cause the Dawn Over Choukou to Gleam Red
"{{{RomajiTitle}}}" (呉の六駿、夜明けの長江に紅く煌く)
June 21, 2007 {{{FirstEngAirDate}}}
12 Ingenuity and Cunning, the Sound of the Ominous Flute Reverberates Across the Lake Shore
"{{{RomajiTitle}}}" (知略と鬼略、妖しき笛の音湖畔に木霊す)
June 28, 2007 {{{FirstEngAirDate}}}
13 Bi Shuurou Stands Upon the Battlefield to Guide Rikuson
"{{{RomajiTitle}}}" (美周郎、戦野に立ちて陸遜を導く)
July 5, 2007 {{{FirstEngAirDate}}}
14 The Wail of Son Go Wavers in Repose Offered by the Six Steeds
"{{{RomajiTitle}}}" (孫呉の慟哭、六駿鎮魂に揺らめく)
July 12, 2007 {{{FirstEngAirDate}}}
15 Gloomy Rikuson Vows to Recover with Sonken's Smile
"{{{RomajiTitle}}}" (憂いし陸遜、孫権の微笑に再起を誓す)
July 19, 2007 {{{FirstEngAirDate}}}
16 Kan'u's Roar Strikes Rikuson which Forces him to Hold Determination
"{{{RomajiTitle}}}" (関羽の咆哮、陸遜を撃ちて覚悟を迫る)
July 26, 2007 {{{FirstEngAirDate}}}
17 Reunion at the Thatched Hut, the Deep Connection Between Master and Disciple, Wedged Together in Ekishuu
"{{{RomajiTitle}}}" (草庵の再会、師弟の深縁益州に交叉す)
August 2, 2007 {{{FirstEngAirDate}}}
18 The Sworn Brothers of the Peach Garden see the Flower of Ties in the Fields and Mountains of Shoku
"{{{RomajiTitle}}}" (桃園の義兄弟、蜀の山野にて絆の花を見る)
August 9, 2007 {{{FirstEngAirDate}}}
19 Courageous Taishiji Stands Tall on the Earth of the Central Plains
"{{{RomajiTitle}}}" (猛き太史慈、中原の大地に仁王立つ)
August 16, 2007 {{{FirstEngAirDate}}}
20 Amou of Go Rises from Obscurity by Using His Young Wisdom
"{{{RomajiTitle}}}" (呉下の阿蒙、若き智を用いてその身を起こす)
August 23, 2007 {{{FirstEngAirDate}}}
21 Kouryou's Setting Sun Seizes a Warrior's Soul
"{{{RomajiTitle}}}" (江陵の落日、武人の魂を侵奪す)
August 30, 2007 {{{FirstEngAirDate}}}
22 Ryuubi Goes Insane and Becomes a Frozen Shadow Wandering in Koutou
"{{{RomajiTitle}}}" (劉備乱心、凍てつく陰となりて江東を彷徨う)
September 6, 2007 {{{FirstEngAirDate}}}
23 Son Chuubou, in the Snowfield, Follows Rikuson to Escape from His Homeland
"{{{RomajiTitle}}}" (雪原の孫仲謀、陸遜に従いて故国を脱す)
September 13, 2007 {{{FirstEngAirDate}}}
24 Ryuubi's Weeping Gives a New Light to the Field
"{{{RomajiTitle}}}" (劉備の落涙、新たな光明を野に示す)
September 20, 2007 {{{FirstEngAirDate}}}
25 Riku Hakugen Dances on Gojouhen Where Red Stars Are Falling
"{{{RomajiTitle}}}" (陸伯言、紅き星落つ五丈原に舞う)
September 27, 2007 {{{FirstEngAirDate}}}



The plot takes place in the historical period of China's Three Kingdoms.

Kingdom of Go (呉)

Chinese name: Kingdom of Wu

Kingdom of Gi (魏)

Chinese name: Kingdom of Wei

Kingdom of Shoku (蜀)

Chinese name: Kingdom of Shu

Theme songs


  1. "Nostalgia" by Camino


  1. "Kuon" by Miyano Mamoru

Insert Songs:

  1. "Koubou" by Miyano Mamoru (episode 25)


References Names in Romance of the Three Kingdoms in their Chinese and Japanese versions

External links

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