Let's start with something that's recent...
ANN: This story teakes place in the Edo era where Yasuri Shichika is the seventh head of the Kyotou school of Japanese sword martial arts living in Fushou Island with his sister Nanami. With the order from a female samurai general Togame, he sets out for a trip to collect the twelve treasured swords created by a legendary swordsmith Shikizaki Kiki.
More than that though, katanagatari flows beautifully, and the directors intent on maintaining the dialogue of the light novel is impressive. Here are screencaps from episode one. I hope everyone checks it out!