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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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Popularity: #140
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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
Watada, Shinya
Episode Director

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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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Basically Mahiro is kinda like lelouch... Hakaze is like C.C
and Aika is like euphemia, and yoshino is like suzaku...
Mahiro helps out Hakaze just like how Lelouch helps out C.C..
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 the 'sister' in the middle stretch.

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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