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Zetsuen no Tempest

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


Type: TV
Episodes: 24
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 5, 2012 to Mar 29, 2013
Duration: 24 min. per episode
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
L represents licensing company


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Ranked: #2822
Popularity: #133
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One day, a sorceress princess was stuffed into a barrel and banished.
One day, a single girl was suddenly murdered, and the culprit still runs free.
And one day, a battle spanning time and space over magic and revenge began!
Sanity and madness, sense and intelligence, self-confidence and convictions.
The tragic tale of this irrational world starts now.

The Kusaribe family is a family of sorcerers under the protection of the "Tree of Origins". Their princess, Hakaze Kusaribe, was the greatest sorceress of their family. But Samon Kusaribe, a member of their family seeking to resurrect the "Tree of World's End", a tree that opposes the "Tree of Origins" and controls the power of destruction, stuffs her into a barrel, and banishes her to a deserted island. From the deserted island, she sends a message out to sea, which is picked up by Mahiro Fuwa, a young boy who's sworn vengeance upon the criminal who killed his little sister, Aika. Mahiro agrees to help Hakaze under the condition that she find Aika's killer with her magic. But once Mahiro's best friend and Aika's lover, Yoshino Takigawa is rescued from danger, he too gets dragged into this tale of revenge.

(Source: Aniplex USA)

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Adaptation: Zetsuen no Tempest

Characters & Voice Actors

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


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

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Aired  Oct 5, 2012 to Mar 29, 2013
Status  Finished Airing
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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.


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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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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Aug 2, 2014
“There is more shounen ai in this anime, Horatio, than is dreamt of in your philosophy” - Definitely not Shakespeare

A light hearted review of Blast of Tempest (my first, so suggestions welcome)

Blast of Tempest (Tempest for short) is, for some inexplicable reason, a love letter to two of Shakespeare’s most enduring plays: The Tempest and Hamlet. A strange concept it is indeed, and this anime is, without a doubt, one of the most pretentious I have seen as a result. I admire the writer for being self-absorbed enough to take two classic pieces of literature, and squeeze them into the context of a read more
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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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•both animes have a strong duo of protagonists who make/break the story as it takes its course, the storyline changes with the protagonists decisions, they are motivated from the death of a loved one.
•both protagonists are smart, strong willed, and driven for revenge/resolution/content for a loved one, and they are accompanied by another childhood friend who also partakes a significant role which also decides the course of the storyline.
•both contain unexpected/or expected twists/plots, and they do contain the usual portrayal of genres, but they both contain something indifferent that keeps the viewer on edge.
•they are similar in the duo protagonists driven for  read more 
reportRecommended by Lupta
Although it's been quite some time since Penguindrum's incest love-tri x stalking love dazzled me, it's the only anime that truly reminds me of Tempest. They both have a love triangle at their cores that crosses over into obsessive love; a 'sister' being caught in the middle as the love of those closest to her pushes them to do anything to gain understanding and protect/avenge.

There's this feeling nothing else I've watched quite captures of the balance of the bond shared between two male leads being closer than anyone, yet at risk of being damaged beyond repair by how strongly the feelings for  read more 
reportRecommended by AironicallyHuman
Both have mysterious feel. And there is a similar point that both animes share. 
reportRecommended by atobesama
Both pieces display some plot similarities, like for instance the typical "the world is in danger" due to a virus that kills people by transforming them in crystal/metal and the hero with a mysterious deceased sister that was also connected to the other hero. Both animes have great soundtrack and character designs.
I must say I enjoyed Znt much more than GC. In my opinion, ZnT is GC done right: that is, even if they share plot similarities, the stories differ completely, the direction of Znt was well executed, not containing any of the flaws, plot holes and fanservice of the former. Also, the  read more 
reportRecommended by Orulyon
Two anime fond of shaking that age-old spear that is Shakespeare. One is the loosest of adaptations (RxJ); the other takes inspiration from Shakespeare's work as it happily throws around quotes from Hamlet & The Tempest (ZnT).

It's HIGHLY DOUBTFUL Shakespeare would've envisioned flying horses, trees fighting and the like. And you aren't going to find dialogue that tries to be faithful to the source material's old English roots unless you watch RxJ dubbed. BUT, both anime are tragic love stories given an anime twist, so they're still easy to link as anime. 
reportRecommended by AironicallyHuman
In both:
- A mysterious phenomenon takes place: In DTB is the appearance of Hell´s gate and in ZnT is the Tree of Genesis.
- A group of people has supernatural powers related to that phenomenon: In DTB are psychics and in ZnT are mages.
- The use of magic requires remuneration.
- One of the main girls is able to use powers related to time, while other has a power that can be used for good or evil.
- Both have complicated dialogues/plot and are by studio BONES. IMO, Znt had more likable and more "human" characters than DTB.
reportRecommended by Orulyon

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)

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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