Mirage of Blaze
|Name:||Mirage of Blaze (炎の蜃気楼[ミラージュ], Honō no Mirāju|
|Date(s):||light novels: 1990-2004; Anime: 2001-2002; OVAs: 2004|
|Medium:||light novels; anime|
|Country of Origin:||Japan|
|External Links:||Mirage of Blaze Wikipedia page|
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Mirage of Blaze comprises 40 light novels, a 13-episode anime and three OVAs.
The anime's plot follows a group of 400-year-old 'possessors' who take host bodies (generally from the host's birth) in order to continue their fight against the Feudal Underworld, a collection of restless warrior spirits bent on modern-day conquest. Some of the characters are loosely based on historical figures, and the story contains flashbacks to past lives in different periods of Japanese history.
The canon includes reincarnation, amnesia, rape, genderbending, impassioned confessions of love, hopeless pining, terrible misunderstandings and a very large amount of melodrama. Despite this, the fandom is quite small (or perhaps because of this: what is left for fans to do?).
- Biography of the Cheated Girl by sesame seed. A story from the Possessors' past; Naoe is born into a woman's body. It all goes pretty badly. (2005).
- The Mirage of Blaze Community, a general English language Livejournal community for fanfiction, fanart and discussion.
- Mirage of Blaze translations LJ community.
- Asphodel's Haven houses translations of some of the novels.
- Cerise's Sanity Check: The Names Chart An overview of the characters and an attempt to clarify the numerous names by which the characters go by.