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Zetsuen no Tempest


Alternative Titles

English: Blast of Tempest
Synonyms: Zetsuen no Tempest: The Civilization Blaster
Japanese: 絶園のテンペスト

Information

Type: TV
Episodes: 24
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 5, 2012 to Mar 29, 2013
Premiered: Fall 2012
Broadcast: Fridays at 02:00 (JST)
Licensors: Aniplex of America
Studios: Bones
Source: Manga
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older

Statistics

Score: 8.181 (scored by 113,881 users)
1 indicates a weighted score. Please note that 'Not yet aired' titles are excluded.
Ranked: #3302
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #132
Members: 236,331
Favorites: 4,253
8.18
Ranked #330Popularity #132Members 236,331
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Episodes: /24

Synopsis

Yoshino Takigawa, an ordinary teenager, is secretly dating his best friend Mahiro's younger sister. But when his girlfriend Aika mysteriously dies, Mahiro disappears, vowing to find the one responsible and make them pay for murdering his beloved sister. Yoshino continues his life as usual and has not heard from Mahiro in a month—until he is confronted by a strange girl who holds him at gunpoint, and his best friend arrives in the nick of time to save him.

Yoshino learns that Mahiro has enlisted the help of a witch named Hakaze Kusaribe to find Aika's killer and of the existence of an entity known as the "Tree of Exodus." The witch's brother selfishly desires to make use of its power, in spite of the impending peril to the world. However, Hakaze is banished to a deserted island, and it is now up to Yoshino and Mahiro to help her save the world, while inching ever closer to the truth behind Aika's death.

[Written by MAL Rewrite]

Background

Zetsuen no Tempest draws heavily on two Shakespeare plays, Hamlet and The Tempest.

The series was simulcast on Crunchyroll.

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Characters & Voice Actors

Fuwa, Aika
Fuwa, Aika
Main
Hanazawa, Kana
Japanese
Hanazawa, Kana
Takigawa, Yoshino
Takigawa, Yoshino
Main
Kuwashima, Houko
Japanese
Kuwashima, Houko
Uchiyama, Kouki
Japanese
Uchiyama, Kouki
Kusaribe, Hakaze
Kusaribe, Hakaze
Main
Sawashiro, Miyuki
Japanese
Sawashiro, Miyuki
Fuwa, Mahiro
Fuwa, Mahiro
Main
Sanpei, Yuuko
Japanese
Sanpei, Yuuko
Toyonaga, Toshiyuki
Japanese
Toyonaga, Toshiyuki

Staff

Ando, Masahiro
Ando, Masahiro
Director
Wakabayashi, Kazuhiro
Wakabayashi, Kazuhiro
Sound Director
Tamura, Koutarou
Tamura, Koutarou
Episode Director, Storyboard
Asai, Yoshiyuki
Asai, Yoshiyuki
Episode Director, Storyboard


Edit Opening Theme

#1: "Spirit Inspiration" by Nothing's Carved In Stone (eps 2-12)
#2: "Daisuki nano ni (大好きなのに)" by Kylee (eps 14-23)

Edit Ending Theme

#1: "Spirit Inspiration" by Nothing's Carved in Stone (ep 1)
#2: "happy endings" by Kana Hanazawa (eps 2-11)
#3: "Boku-tachi no Uta (僕たちの歌)" by Tomohisa Sako (eps 13-24)



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JBHUTT09
Dec 9, 2012
This my first time ever writing a review here on MAL. I felt the need to write one because this show is by far the most underrated show of the season. The story is original, the characters are great, and the artwork is beautiful. There is quite a bit of action in Zetsuen no Tempest but it's the dialogue that will keep you on the edge of your seat, especially in the later episodes. It's what happens when there is no real "bad guy" and both sides are desperately fighting for what they truly and honestly believe is right. These shows are always so much read more
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nixnao
Apr 4, 2013
“What’s past is prologue.” - The Tempest - William Shakespeare

Nothing could say more about Blast of Tempest than Shakespeare’s The Tempest which is heavily referenced throughout the series. Blast of Tempest is a story about overcoming entrapment in the past, both figuratively and literally.

Story

One thing that can be said about Blast of Tempest is that it follows a logical premise that manages to feel legitimately inspired despite its fair share of twists. Even though the story involves magic, the series defines a strong logical framework that both empowers and entraps its characters.

Above all, our character’s personal history is a major factor in the read more
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LuckyKrystal
Apr 5, 2013
Zetsuen no Tempest is an action/supernatural/shonen anime by studio Bones, known for its previous works Eureka Seven, Fullmetal Alchemist, Star Driver, etc. Tempest starts out as a very promising shonen anime with interesting characters and an elaborate setup in a world full of turmoil. Preferring to skip the dramatic buildup, Tempest throws you right into the action and chaos right from the very first episode. Its steady pacing keeps the viewers on the edge of their seat and eager for more of the story. It’s too bad that Tempest doesn’t keep this up for the whole series. Halfway through, the show takes a serious dip read more
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Rosella6199
Dec 24, 2013
How should I say this... This anime was one of the best that I've seen. Whenever I have nothing to watch, I would turn to Zetsuen no Tempest (Blast of the Tempest/ The Civilization Blaster). The ending was perfect, the story line was amazing, but the best of all were the characters.

Let me go into detail...

Story: The story was put together in a great yet questionable way. There were many parts of the anime that could be related to the famous works of Shakespeare. With plot twists that would leave you confused, the story was never boring. The twisted tale of love, hate, revenge and read more
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