Ranked #5719

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
Premiered: Spring 2014
Broadcast: Unknown
Producers: TBS
Licensors: Sentai Filmworks
Studios: Gonzo
Source: Game
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)

Statistics

Score: 6.281 (scored by 25,936 users)
Ranked: #57192
Popularity: #772
Members: 59,109
Favorites: 76
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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
Ishibashi, Daisuke
Ishibashi, Daisuke
Script

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

"RAINBOW" by LEGO BIG MORL



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DatDamnPR
Jun 26, 2014
**SPOILER WARNING**

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 read more
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Stark700
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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drethough
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.
5/10

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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Larinel
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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