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New Anime Series: Blade and Soul

First Episode(s) Review for: Blade and Soul
Summary:

A silent killer on the run from an empire is hired to defend a village under threat from same said empire, she performs her duty perfectly but will her presence bring down the wrath of the empires own army of Killers? (the answer is Yes)

Animation:

Slightly odd animation, excellent detail and glorious fight scenes, with sharp character design against near watercolour backgrounds and for some reason CGI flags.

Plot Potential:

I have not played the game that the anime is based off but it seems to be giving them plenty of plot to go with and it is moving along fast even on the first episode, it’s rare that I cant treat a game based anime as background but there is simply too much plot (a good thing)

Music:

Tribal fight music, nothing notable and I cant remember any lyrics, suitable but not outstanding

Reminds me of:

Ninja Scroll the series with shades of Fairy Tail and a bit of the story of Scrapped Princess

Overall:

Even before the opening credits it was obvious that this came from either an RPG or a computer game (just too many huge pairs of boobs), but it flows well and if it was not for the slightly suspect number of scantly clad ladies with swords there is nothing that stops it being a full blown plot filled series, I will be watching with interest.


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Disclaimer: These are mini reviews of anime’s that are fresh out in Japan and are not licensed in the UK, buy them once they have been licensed or at the very least buy the merchandise, remember if the anime makers make a loss, THEY WILL STOP MAKING ANIME!!

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