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Break Blade (TV)

Break Blade (TV)

Alternative Titles

English: Broken Blade
Japanese: ブレイク ブレイド

Information

Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 6, 2014 to Jun 22, 2014
Duration: 24 min. per episode
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)
L represents licensing company

Statistics

Score: 7.481 (scored by 12260 users)
Ranked: #15612
Popularity: #1184
Members: 31,813
Favorites: 72
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Synopsis

In the continent of Cruzon, an impending war between the Kingdom of Krisna and the nation of Athens is brimming. The people of this land are able to use quartz for whatever purpose they desire. Yet one person, Rygart Arrow, is not. He is an "un-sorcerer," a person unable to use quartz. But this characteristic will enable him to pilot an ancient Golem, one strong enough to put up a fight against the invading army of Athens.

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Characters & Voice Actors

Erster, Sigyn
Erster, Sigyn
Main
Saito, Chiwa
Japanese
Saito, Chiwa
Arrow, Rygart
Arrow, Rygart
Main
Hoshi, Soichiro
Japanese
Hoshi, Soichiro
Zess
Zess
Main
Kamiya, Hiroshi
Japanese
Kamiya, Hiroshi
Hodr
Hodr
Main
Nakamura, Yuuichi
Japanese
Nakamura, Yuuichi

Staff

Amino, Tetsuro
Amino, Tetsuro
Director
Habara, Nobuyoshi
Habara, Nobuyoshi
Director
Sogo, Masashi
Sogo, Masashi
Script
Tanimura, Daishiro
Tanimura, Daishiro
Script

More episodes Episodes(0/12)

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Opening Theme

"Junction heart" by Sayaka Sasaki

Ending Theme

"Itoshiki Aragaiyo, Michibike Hikari e (愛しき抗いよ、導け光へ)" by Aira Yuuki



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AironicallyHuman
Jul 2, 2014 9:07 AM
Titles do not usually hold much - if any - meaning. But in the case of Broken Blade, which is better known in Engrish as 'Break Blade' (BB), the title refers to the broken blades visible on the head and back of Rygart's (the lead & pilot) robot. The titular broken blades also - symbolically - link into Rygart's character. One of the two things they symbolise is how broken as a person he is in Break Blade's universe due to his "unsorcerer" (can not manipulate quartz / use technology) limitations. The other is how mentally broken he becomes as he goes from being pacifistic read more
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iron-arny
Jun 28, 2014 7:28 AM
Break Blade is one of those animes with a lot of potential. Unfortunately this is just a "12er" (only 12 episodes), and this is just not enough to develop a deep story and profound characters.

The strongest part of this anime however is, without a doubt, the art, animation and sound. It is just incredible. The highest quality you´ll probably ever see in a mecha anime. A lot of details, colours, special effects. The mechs are a 100% hand-drawn, yet they still look better than any other made with CGI.

The way the producers used the art in combination read more
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Subxaero
Jul 7, 2014 6:40 PM
Broken Blade it is then.Well in my opinion the specific anime is the most underrated of the past spring season.I will be more specific below.

Story:7--Its not nuclear science thats for sure but it solid nontheless.The 3 main protagonists(Zess rhygart and Hord) are connected with a deep friendship coming along the way from the past.The people of this continet(Cruzon) use quartz to move mechas except Rhygart, who gets to operate an ancient golem(aka mecha).Unexpectedly Rygart and Zess will confront each other in the battlefield serving different countries(even though rygart isnt a soldier)

Art:9. The art is simply fantastic.As a fun of mecha animes, i am a harsh read more
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Alnairth
May 6, 2:43 AM
Break Blade (Broken Blade ; ブレイクブレイド ) Is a TV adaptation of manga with the same title. Before TV series there was series of movies, and the thing is both of them are the same thing. It really is hard to point out difference between those two, more so TV series is fundamentally chopped movie without any will of redeeming ending for manga fans.

Art and animation is really enjoyable, combined with battle music can easily stun viewer. Manga is easily the best mecha comic you can read, and so Movie/TV series could become one of the best mecha production - Movie ended differently because read more
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Recommendations

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Besides the mechas used, they share similarities with the story and it starts off with an impending war between two nations/worlds. They are very political and have a stronger second half to their respective stories. Both have really good fight scenes with Break Blade having much better animation while Nobunaga the Fool uses CGI for it's mechas but in it's defense at times it really blends well with the visuals. The main character only share two things in common, and that is to fight for the greater good and protect their people. 
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Anime: Cross Ange: Tenshi to Ryuu no Rondo
Both MCs have the same issue of being unable to manipulate mana, though the approach to this disability is much different.  
reportRecommended by ASighofRelief
Anime: Shirogane no Ishi: Argevollen
> Both are about mechas
> The MC in both have a special mecha,that can take over the enemies
> Both have nations that fight one against the others with the mechas( Athens and Krishina in Broken Blade/Arandas and Ingelmia in Shirogane no Ishi)
> Both talk about political aspects and make a reflection about the life 
reportRecommended by Montinihabato13
Anime: Tenkuu no Escaflowne
You like break blade huh? Then you'll like Escaflowne. These two animes are very similar, especially when it comes to mecha combat and the warring nations feel to it. Escaflowne has a stronger romantic sub plot, but also has a more epic feel to it. The main characters are different, however the overall feel of the animes are similar. Break blade is a great anime in it's own regard, but if you like Break blade, you'll like Escaflowne. It is IMO a better anime 
reportRecommended by tye1
Anime: Turn A Gundam
A single mysterious ancient mecha is found in ruins, which is far superior to every other modern mechs or weaponry, that the main protagonists operates. There's also a minor romance subplot where the main heroine (whom are also queens) has romantic feelings for our male protagonists.  
reportRecommended by 4kicks
Anime: Neon Genesis Evangelion
If not for the Break Blade movie series breaking up the content into six parts, I would've made this recommendation far sooner.

What links these series is the main characters and the unglorified manner in which they deal with the 'mecha' (technically, neither are mecha shows, with rock/quartz manipulation instead of mechanical control in Break; Rygart aside) genre. Neither lead wants to be a pilot in a 'robot'. In other shows you'd have a young boy that dreamed of piloting a giant war machine, with maybe some harsh lessons learned along the way, but you'd still describe them as heroic. In stark contrast, both  read more 
reportRecommended by AironicallyHuman

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