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Blade & Soul

Blade & Soul

Alternative Titles

English: Blade & Soul
Synonyms: Blade and Soul
Japanese: ブレイドアンドソウル


Type: TV
Episodes: 13
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 4, 2014 to Jun 27, 2014
Producers: Gonzo, TBS, Sentai FilmworksL
Duration: 24 min. per episode
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)
L represents licensing company


Score: 6.301 (scored by 19383 users)
Ranked: #58612
Popularity: #776
Members: 45,084
Favorites: 50
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Alka is an assassin for the Clan of the Sword. She's on a journey to find the woman Jin Valel, who killed her master Hon. Jin is a demon-like woman who controls the Energy of Chaos and kills without feeling—not unlike how Aruka has learned to kill in her work as an assassin. On her journey, Alka encounters three strange women, each a great warrior in her own right and grapples with her slain master's wish that she leave the life of an assassin behind.

(Source: ANN)

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Characters & Voice Actors

Takao, Yuki
Takao, Yuki
Dan, Roana
Dan, Roana
Takagaki, Ayahi
Takagaki, Ayahi
El, Karen
El, Karen
Ohara, Sayaka
Ohara, Sayaka
Jin, Varel
Jin, Varel
Yuuki, Aoi
Yuuki, Aoi


Takeuchi, Hiroshi
Hamasaki, Hiroshi
Morishita, Hiroto
Sound Director
Theme Song Performance

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Jul 21, 2014
The anime has supernatural dark theme and mainly focuses on woman with a little fanservice here and there. The protagonist is a woman named Aruka who is seeking revenge against Jin Valel the one that killed her master, while being haunted by bounty hunters at the same time.
Plot (3/10): it was kind of disappointing that blade and soul didn't really have a solid plot, the episodes aren't connected to each other whatsoever, each one has its own events, characters and places, I found it to be very boring actually... I wouldn't recommend this anime if you're a fan of big/complicated plots.
characters (4/10) : since females read more
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Jun 26, 2014
At first, this series seemed to be extremely intriguing. I liked the premise of the story, and the art/animation style is gorgeous. But unfortunately, for a majority of the series, that's the only thing that I could say positive.

Alka is an assassin for the Clan of the Sword. She's on a journey to find Jin Varrel, who killed her master Hon. Jin is a demon-like woman who controls the Energy of Chaos and kills without feeling, which is similar to how Alka has learned to kill in her work as an assassin. On her journey, Alka meets three gorgeous, strange women, each a great warrior read more
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Jan 24, 2015
How hard can it be to find an assassin who seems to have sold her soul to the chocolate man and ought to be in a strip club?

Oh god, what am I doing? Did I just start by criticizing Blade & Soul for it's fanservice? My mind must already be turning into kool-aid.... Oh right, the story. Perhaps a thing of note is that Blade and Soul does not look nor feel like a video game (as one might have expected), just your standard fantasy fare with the magics, totally not loli/shota/furries and stuffs. Blade and Soul is essentially another Queen's Blade... You know, read more
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Jul 15, 2014
Blade and Soul seemed promising, but then it lied to you...

STORY: If you don't already know, Blade and Soul is based off an MMORPG. The story is based around a girl named Alka, who belongs to the infamous Sword clan. A clan known for being extremely dangerous and are usually hired assassins. At first it seems like something promising, then the next episode disappoints you, and then the next and then the next.

ART: The art in this anime isn't something that should be talked about. As they only focused on the female characters and left all the male characters looking like an awful, read more
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Both female leads are the strong and quite type. Both also have a lot of action and dark flashbacks/back-stories in them.
When i think about Recommendations for Blade and Soul this anime come to my mind; both have some sort of magic in it and both Protagonist has a dark past.

If you liked Blade and Soul then i'm sure you will enjoy Kaze no Stigma.
- Created by same studio
- Main story is about revenge
- In somepoint MC companions turn become enemy
- TL;DR >>> is all about "Woman in action"
- Main character almost dominated by woman
- both movie has a focus on "women in action"
Both have a goal to kill a strong opponent (main goal). They both have action and fighting as theme. At last they probaly face their opponent(their goal), where they have learned a lot through the actions and earned some knowledge, that they have done through the story. (sry for bad english)
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Both are fantasy anime about a group of big-breasted world that fights enemies. Both have fanservice, but Momo Kyun Sword has more frequent one. Hazuki and Momoko have somehow similar character. Both anime are setted in past.

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"Sayonara Usotsuki (サヨナラ嘘ツキ)" by MimimemeMIMI

Ending Theme


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