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Crystal Blaze

Crystal Blaze

Alternative Titles

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


Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 9, 2008 to Jun 25, 2008
Genres: Action, Sci-Fi
Duration: 24 min. per episode
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)
L represents licensing company


Score: 6.281 (scored by 3235 users)
Ranked: #56822
Popularity: #2099
Members: 9,782
Favorites: 6
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2 based on the top anime page.

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action mystery sci-fi


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.

Characters & Voice Actors

Miki, Shinichiro
Miki, Shinichiro
Ueda, Yuji
Ueda, Yuji
Arai, Satomi
Arai, Satomi
Takahashi, Mikako
Takahashi, Mikako


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

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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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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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Both are strong female characters at the forefront used as weapons. They both involve the government/ advancing of weaponry. Witchblade and Crystal Blaze have a very similar feel.
They both have girls used as weapons, the main caracters are girl that escaped the research facilities and are trying to survive. Otherwise the stories and actual enjoyment of the anime are completely different.

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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