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Le Chevalier D'Eon

Le Chevalier D'Eon

Alternative Titles

Japanese: シュヴァリエ Le Chevalier D'Eon

Information

Type: TV
Episodes: 24
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jul 2, 2006 to Feb 23, 2007
Duration: 25 min. per episode
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)
L represents licensing company

Statistics

Score: 7.421 (scored by 8147 users)
Ranked: #17692
Popularity: #1316
Members: 25,833
Favorites: 159
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drama historical mystery supernatural

Synopsis

18th Century, France. Lia de Beaumont, loyal servant of Versailles and its King, Louis XV, is found dead in the river Seine. Floating inside a coffin, on which the word "Psalms" was written, her body had been poisoned by mercury, thus preserving decay. According to the Church, the soul that belonged to a corpse incapable of being consumed by the soil will forever wander in the human realm, unable to go to Heaven.

This greatly affects D'Eon de Beaumont, Lia's brother and one of the king's spies. He vows to discover by whom - and why - she was murdered. But he never expected that the one who conducting the revenge would be Lia, now possessing D'Eon's body! And what will the knight do when this quest might risk France itself?

History is retold in this supernatural tale of vengeance, loyalty and betrayal.

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Adaptation: Le Chevalier d'Eon

Characters & Voice Actors

Beaumont, Charles d'Éon de
Beaumont, Charles d'Éon de
Main
Tai, Yuuki
Japanese
Tai, Yuuki
Beaumont, Lia de
Beaumont, Lia de
Main
Mizuno, Risa
Japanese
Mizuno, Risa
Robin
Robin
Main
Matsumoto, Megumi
Japanese
Matsumoto, Megumi
Durand
Durand
Main
Narita, Ken
Japanese
Narita, Ken

Staff

Chung, Jin Ho
Chung, Jin Ho
Producer
Ishikawa, Michiru
Ishikawa, Michiru
Producer
Furuhashi, Kazuhiro
Furuhashi, Kazuhiro
Director, Episode Director, Storyboard
Gouda, Hozumi
Gouda, Hozumi
Sound Director

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Episodes  0 / 24
Aired  Jul 2, 2006 to Feb 23, 2007
Status  Finished Airing
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Jan 2, 2:31 AM
BeomSik
All the world's a stage, all the world's a stage! Comedy and Tragedy cycle endlessly! And to be or not to be---that is the question! We live in a world that has walls, and those walls have to be guarded by men with weapons. Who's gonna do it? You weep for those that are your allies, and you curse those that are your enemies. You have that luxury. You have the luxury of not knowing the truth. Death, while tragic, probably saves lives. And the existence of love and hatred, while grotesque and incomprehensible to most, is the core of life itself. You don't want read more
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Jan 27, 2008 5:41 PM
Washi
Watching Le Chevalier De’on ended up being quite a saga for me. Back when it when it was initially airing, I was really enthusiastic about the series and was watching it as fast as possible - until AnimeYuki’s “as fast as possible” became slow enough to hamper my interest with signs of limping plot development. So I put the show on hold and recently decided to watch through it with a friend from the start again. At first, beyond the stunning first episode, I thought the show had some significant flaws. From the start it was immensely pretty, Production IG going all-out on the production, read more
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Jul 15, 2007 5:36 AM
ZJun
Since this is from Production I.G., a studio which I like a lot, I had no doubt in collecting this. It is definitely a good quality anime but of course, its not perfect

Art/ Animation:
Seriously, can you go wrong with a studio that produced something like Ghost In the Shell? The building designs, settings are marvelous, although I admit I'm not familiar with the French architechture, it still managed to capture the western feel. Characters were designed to look realistic and thus, would not appeal to audiences who want either 'moe' or extreme cuteness. The swordfights were perfect, they were swift read more
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Apr 12, 2010 8:40 PM
unclesnapple
I am acutely aware that reviews that do not praise an anime are often flagged as "not helpful," so We expect some backlash here but onward We press, as Louis XV might say.

Le Chevalier D'Eon is an anime that tries to draw off a lot of people who existed in European History, including the main character and several other characters with large roles in the show. The main hero is based on a cross-dressing French spy from the 18th century, given an original backstory to explain his gender confusion. Other, more recognizable characters, include Maximilien Robespierre, Catherine the Great, King Louis XV of France, and read more
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Opening Theme

"BORN" by Miwako Okuda

Ending Theme

"OVER NIGHT" by Aya

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