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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

Information

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

Statistics

Score: 6.301 (scored by 21700 users)
Ranked: #54442
Popularity: #774
Members: 49,891
Favorites: 53
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Synopsis

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 Honithout feeling—not unlike how Alka 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 leaves the life of an assassin behind.

(Source: ANN)

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Characters & Voice Actors

Alka
Alka
Main
Takao, Yuki
Japanese
Takao, Yuki
Jin, Varel
Jin, Varel
Main
Yuuki, Aoi
Japanese
Yuuki, Aoi
El, Karen
El, Karen
Main
Ohara, Sayaka
Japanese
Ohara, Sayaka
Jin, Hazuki
Jin, Hazuki
Main
Amamiya, Sora
Japanese
Amamiya, Sora

Staff

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

More episodes Episodes(13/13)

# Episode Title Aired
1 Path
Michi (道)
Apr 4, 2014
2 Desires
Yoku (欲)
Apr 11, 2014
3 Revenge
Kataki (仇)
Apr 18, 2014
4 Sword
Ken (剣)
Apr 25, 2014
5 Flower
Hana (花)
May 2, 2014


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Eradawn
Jul 11, 7:49 AM
To be honest, Blade and soul have good moments and alot of Bad moments. The bad ones surely overhelming in this anime but the character design and the style is very nice drawn and also animated, with exeptcion of Episode 10 this was the worst of all.

Alka is beeing hunted by Jin Varrel ( Ingame name is Jeon Seon Yung) Yuran and Ga Gangte.
this is not always the case of the entire anime in some Episodes we all thing it is the end because main antagonist died before the end. And then its turned into an unexcepted disaster.

Overall it is hard to follow read more
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SirRabbit
Jul 2, 7:00 AM
Watch this if you enjoy a good artwork of anime, however don't expect too much from this anime in terms of story and character development.

The story seems like they cut it way too short and the fights are so quick and ends way too fast which both are a bit of a disappointing side.

However, if anyone doesn't mind a poor story and loves good female assets bouncing around, they would enjoy this anime though.

I give this a fair score due to the good artwork, else i would even give it slightly lower than a fair score.

Enjoy if you are watching =)
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Chrono1219
Jun 23, 1:36 AM
Blade and Soul is the latest game that is based on an actual MMORPG and not about people trapped in one. It mostly follows Alka, a mysterious swordswoman who is being hunted by the same people who murdered her master.


As stated the story is essentially about how Alka is trying to find the person who killed her master while at the same time trying to stay alive. To make matters worse, Alka herself has a bounty on her and can be identified easily by a tattoo on her body, meaning everyone is out to get her. On her journey she meets both friends and foe read more
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Larinel
Jul 21, 2014 3:30 PM
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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Opening Theme

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

Ending Theme

"RAINBOW" by LEGO BIG MORL

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