Ranked #5742

Crystal Blaze

Alternative Titles

Synonyms: Glass Maiden
Japanese: クリスタル ブレイズ

Information

Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 9, 2008 to Jun 25, 2008
Premiered: Spring 2008
Broadcast: Unknown
Licensors: Maiden Japan
Studios: None found, add some
Source: Unknown
Genres: Action, Sci-Fi
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)

Statistics

Score: 6.271 (scored by 3,523 users)
Ranked: #57422
Popularity: #2458
Members: 11,065
Favorites: 7
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Synopsis

Rags Town is the garbage dump of Japan. The place where people who want to forget their pasts run to. In this town, where the rules strictly forbid asking about the past or getting to know people, there is small detective agency called S&A Detectives.

The story revolves around Ayamana, the inseparable pair of misfit wannabe detectives, the case Manami takes on impulse, and the trouble that arises from it. On the case they find a woman who is abnormally hot, and who is being chased by a bunch of women with guns. After being dubbed Sara, the detectives try and figure out just what is going on with her. At the same time, all over town teenage girls are burning up and turning into glass. The government is covering everything up, but the detectives, as well as a nosy reporter and the local police, are determined to find out what is happening.

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Characters & Voice Actors

Manami
Manami
Main
Arai, Satomi
Japanese
Arai, Satomi
Sara
Sara
Main
Kobayashi, Yuu
Japanese
Kobayashi, Yuu
Akira
Akira
Main
Ueda, Yuji
Japanese
Ueda, Yuji
Ayaka
Ayaka
Main
Takahashi, Mikako
Japanese
Takahashi, Mikako

Staff

Kase, Mitsuko
Kase, Mitsuko
Director
Kameyama, Toshiki
Kameyama, Toshiki
Sound Director
Satou, Keiichi
Satou, Keiichi
Storyboard
Riki, Arai
Riki, Arai
Theme Song Arrangement, Theme Song Composition

More episodes Episodes(0/12)

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Opening Theme

"Never looking back" by Rie

Ending Theme

#1: "qué sera-sera" by TASO (eps 1-8)
#2: "Kokoroyo Kaze ni Nare" by TASO (eps 9-12)



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711
Jul 4, 2010
…you are walking down through the foggy wet night of an old badly lit neighborhood when you suddenly spot a humming neon sign on top of a brick thorn wall with a small wooden door by it. Walking steadily towards it the echoed water splashing sound caused by your steps against the water on the pavement, give place to a still stuffy mellow deep bass from inside the place. As soon as you open the door your eyes instantly loose themselves on the tick mist of smoke against the small green lamps on each table, which provides the only light to the small cramped read more
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bbonthec
May 21, 2011
It's the atmosphere that really makes this show a gem. The artists and writers really made the setting pop -- it really feels like a gritty, sexy, noir, near-future world. The story is just OK, but the characters are varied and interesting, and combined with such an incredibly realized setting, it is a great show to immerse yourself in for 4 hours.

This anime has flaws, no doubt about it. However, the flaws are easily overlooked, and do not detract from being able to thoroughly enjoy this show. A highly recommended miniseries.
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Kolm
Aug 20, 2009
When I started watching this series I hadn't got anything else on my disk, so It was the only reason why I didn't drop it.

First, the story. The genre of this anime is detective, so I expected something more, than just a simple story about super scientist, who decided to destroy the world. And I don't like stupid moments when one of the main characters are supposed to take part in SM with professor and a nurse. Why?! For what this was shown?!
The animation wasn't very good, especialy during fights. But sometimes I liked it, so it's OK.
I liked the music, it was very good, read more
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Garpachi
Oct 6, 2015
What can one expect out of a pure action/sci-fi, such as we have here in Cystal Blaze? Good fights, interesting technologies, and the same things we've come to expect out of basically any anime: good characters, plot, and in some cases, a great soundtrack. With these as our guidelines, how effective is Crystal Blaze at presenting its story and themes? Well, like attempting to use Earthquake on a Flying-type Pokemon, its not effective at all, except under very specific circumstances.

Let's start off with the basics in what Crystal Blaze does well. Its not all that much, but if you're looking for something with read more
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Recent News

Maiden Japan Acquires Glass Maiden

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