English: The Sacred Blacksmith
Synonyms: Seiken no Katanakaji
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 3, 2009 to Dec 19, 2009
24 min. per episode
R+ - Mild Nudity
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Score: 7.001 (scored by 22557 users)
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SynopsisOnce upon a time, there was a tragic war, in which the power of the devils was involved. After the war, the devils' power was banned and the world was restored to peace. Cecily Campbell is a knight, who has been looking for a blacksmith to repair her old sword given by her father. One day, she saw a man fighting with a ruffian who used the tabooed devil's power. The man defeated him with one blow of his weirdly shaped sword. The man turned out to be a blacksmith called Luke. The fateful encounter was the beginning of the adventure.
Related AnimeAdaptation: Seiken no Blacksmith
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What it's really about:
A big-chested clumsy knight gets involved with a demon problem, as well as handsome blacksmith and his mysterious past.
- Excellent production value
- The relationship between the blacksmith and the knight is cute
- The episodes that don't directly further the plot are still very interesting
- The setting has an intriguing history
- The knight can be viewed by many as "annoying."
- Those expecting a Lord of the Rings experience will be sorely disappointed.
I think the reason this anime got so many below average reviews is because of the reviewers' preconceptions of what the anime should have been. If you can manage to dispel any preconceived notions you have about this anime, then you're in for a very nice treat. Just enjoy it for what it is. read more
If you throw in a bunch of random adventures and try to make one big story about it, then what do you get? You guessed right; you get Seiken no Blacksmith.
Seiken no Blacksmith is basically about the misadventures of a lady knight named Cecily Cambell with a blacksmith called Luke. These misadventures ironically, contains very minimal adventures; so if you’re expecting to see a fantasy-like adventure with a good story that contains some dragon slaying or monster killing with a bit of dark magic just like a scene from your favorite role-playing games, then prepare to be disappointed.
Seiken no Blacksmith is actually your boring and random slice of life only set in a different time which was probably during the medieval times. You might disagree with me on it being a slice of life, but look at the pacing; it feels like you’re watching a lame Lucky Star only with erotic jokes and bloodshed. It just focuses on the everyday things that the characters do with a lot of random moments and some tits. Yes, tits, specifically Cecily’s – those are the main focus of the story and I still remember one episode having to joke about it over and over again.
The thing that I liked the most about this anime would be its animation style. The backgrounds, scenes and characters are fluid and precise but there’s one thing that bugs me. If you look at the female characters closely, you would notice the striking resemblance of each and every one of them. Maybe they were twin sisters to begin with but dyed their hair and tanned their skin for identification purposes. The battle scenes look cool but then the powers from the Demon Swords looks like a clash of two huge Kamehamehas from DBZ. And oh, I’ve noticed that the characters here would be good barbers as with every strike from their swords even if it was a miss, you could see hair strands falling. But enough with my lame jokes; the animation was the best part of this anime seriously, which actually made me like it a bit.
Aki Toyosaki as Lisa. Rings a bell? Yes, it’s Yui Hirasawa from the anime K-ON! She’s my favorite seiyuu in Seiken no Blacksmith as she made it livelier but then it actually emphasized that the entire anime was about “moe.” If you don’t believe me, the ending song proves it. While the ending song could be a K-ON!-like song, the opening song really made me want to kill myself after listening to the ending song and back to the opening. The opening song was somewhat a song that was taken from the ‘90s while the ending song is your modern “moe moe kyun” song which I find horribly not compatible. Setting that aside, the BGMs were ok though, got nothing to say about it.
Seiken no Blacksmith has main characters which proved to be ok, but not to the point that they’d be outstanding. Simple character development was given to the four which made them realistically human… or waif. What I hate the most about the characters is the antagonist. He is insanely stupid but ridiculously strong. Want to know why he is stupid? His motives weren’t even stated as to why he does things; clearly, he just wanted to have fun like “Doh, me wants to smash you.” Seriously, why would someone with a good mentality let his enemy create the “Most Super Fantastic Ultima Omega Best Sword Ever Which Turned Out To Be A Katana” in front of him which could lead to his doom? But thinking about it, maybe the authors made it look balanced by lessening his brains while adding up to his brawns.
Seiken no Blacksmith started out promising at first, but all that started to quickly fade away just as soon as you’ve finished the second episode. You might think that each and every episode would go deeper revealing more of the scenes in episodes 1 & 2, but guess what; Seiken no Blacksmith proved viewers that they were wrong. Seiken no Blacksmith was never really predictable, heck it wasn’t because the whole anime itself was very random. At first, it introduced a very interesting premise which could have garnered a lot of potential if was continued properly but then a totally different sub-story just popped out from out of nowhere and it was about some “Demon Swords.” Though it is said in the anime that these “Demon Swords” are rare, I can’t help but to laugh on how the anime itself contradicts on what it has set as most of the characters that appear are carrying one. After this, the “Demon Sword” topic was easily shoved away and ignored faster than you can say “Ka-Ta-Na.” After a wasted time on a sub-plot, another and a more unrelated sub-plot came out from nowhere and it was about some random guy who wants revenge and again carries the “rare” “Demon Sword” which actually wasted about 2 episodes. Seriously, when will the randomness stop? At the ending maybe? Finally, Seiken no Blacksmith now takes on its proper path but with the retarded and boring pacing, the ending really feels awkwardly rushed. With a lot of questions still unanswered, I couldn’t help but smile on how I managed to get over those 12 lame episodes.
ZZzzzz... Huh? Wait it already ended? So what just happened? Exactly! This anime is pointless no doubt. It was all about the characters doing what they do at their best but then considering that there was a supposed to be plot; it just ruins everything. But if you like Digimon, I’m very much sure that you’ll like this as Drimogemon (Drill-Nosed Mole) appears in one of the episodes. read more
Both have strong willed female characters and alloof male characters, not wanting to have a part in the matters until they are forced to. Elements and swords are also involved, not to mention action scenes.
The characters and their interactions are almost a carbon copy, and without going into minute detail it's safe to assume that if you liked one show you will feel at home on the other.
The setting might be different but since both shows revolve heavily around character interactions, the change in scenario will barely be noticeable to most ><
They both have a red-headed tsudere girl from a prestigious family who tries her best to succeed her father but is totally useless. They both wield swords.Then comes the male characters with brown hair and blue eyes, who are both mysterious and cold but they grow to like the female character.
There is someone younger following both main characters in each anime who have blond hair and are soft-hearted.
In both, male characters had a girl who they(seemingly)liked but this girl got eaten by a demon and thus they seek revenge and both have a tremendous power that they gained from their malice.
The main difference is that the setting for both animes. Kaze No Stigma is in present time in Japan and Seikon No Blacksmith is ALOT earlier.
The lead carachters are very alike. Both girls are strong minded and stubborn. Both boys are cold. Both series have a lot of fantasy.
Both series contain a male protagonist who is independent, strong, but also caring towards his friends and allies.
Both series contain fantasy themes and involving the art of swordsmanship. The two main characters also has an unique relationship revolving around from tsundere, respect, and even affections.
Both series contain drama, action, fantasy, and hints of romance.
First off, both main male protagonists have a similar attitude. Both main female protagonists are very determined and Ayano & Cecily have red hair. Both have similar romance between the main characters. Both have action, & elemental powers (Aria; Air & Kazuma; Air). Both main male characters have lost someone dear to them in the past.Also, Cecily & Ayano use swords. I don't know who copied who, but it sure seems like one of them copied each other. I mean like, it is no coincidence that there are so many similarities in both Animes. But, if you enjoyed Kaze No Stigma, you should watch Seiken no Blacksmith. & if you enjoyed Seiken No Blacksmith, you should watch Kaze No Stigma. But, Kaze No stigma is much much better than Seiken No Blacksmith. Seiken No Blacksmith is much shorter = But u'll love BOTH! ^__^
If you want another anime including ecchi shots, tsundere redheads, and cool main male characters with a tragic past, than take a look at Seiken no Blacksmith.
Although not with the same premise, both series adapt a similar feeling in a fantasy setting.
The main male protagonists from both series are considered "heroes" and often try to get work done alone. The female protagonists from the series share a strange bond with him.
There is some action, drama, and adapts more of an adventure premise for both series.
It also features some past histories related to the events in the stories and how they came to be.
They both have the some level of adventure and a "hero" that they rely on; however, the girls in both series are still strong and are able to stand strong on their own as well.
Opening Theme"JUSTICE of LIGHT" by Mayumi Gojo
Ending Theme"Miracle Happy Day (みらくるハッピーディ)" by Aki Toyosaki
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