Ranked #5555

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
Premiered: Spring 2014
Broadcast: Unknown
Producers: Gonzo, TBS, Sentai FilmworksL
Source: Game
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)
L represents licensing company


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Ranked: #55552
Popularity: #779
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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 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

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


Hamasaki, Hiroshi
Hamasaki, Hiroshi
Takeuchi, Hiroshi
Takeuchi, Hiroshi
Morishita, Hiroto
Morishita, Hiroto
Sound Director
Ishibashi, Daisuke
Ishibashi, Daisuke

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

Opening Theme

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

Ending Theme


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Sep 25, 2015
Normally I don't bother with reviews, but the reviews I saw for Blade & Soul p**sed me off. They hardly do this anime justice, apparently Blade & Soul is based off a game, I've never played it and I don't intend to. This review isn't about the game but the anime and the anime was GOOD!

Story (7/10): The general plot of the story is good, it's not to cliche. An assassin goes out for revenge against the person who killed her master. Stuff happens. Etc. Now I don't mean to spoil it or anything, but that's not the only plot for the anime. It begins 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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Jul 22, 2014
When it comes to video game adaptations, there’s an incentive when it comes to please fans. Blade & Soul is a good example based off a game and one that failed to live up to any expectations. Based off a Korean MMORPG game produced by NC Soft, there’s a truckload of problems I find that didn’t do well when adapting such a genre. But really, Blade & Soul isn’t anything special especially when the main characters are generic to the core. It’s soulless per se.

For starters, we get a fantasy setting with beautiful landscapes and the feeling that you’re actually in a fictional world. That’s read more
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Oct 18, 2015
I'm going to get my biggest praise out of the way now: The ending credits kick ass! Seriously, you have to watch at least that once. The animation and song are both absolutely fantastic, and I literally (and I mean it in its denotational sense) ignored the attractive woman doing the fan dance in favor of the effects surrounding the fan and her.

Now to serious stuff:

The characters are sort of well rounded and generally likable, but still hit on some of the tropes, namely being emotionally dead inside and lo-and-behold therein lies all your problems. Oh, and let's not forget that you have to have read more
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