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Crystal Blaze

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
Genres: Action, Sci-Fi
Duration: 24 min. per episode
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)
L represents licensing company

Statistics

Score: 6.281 (scored by 3363 users)
Ranked: #59402
Popularity: #2212
Members: 10,354
Favorites: 7
1 indicates a weighted score
2 based on the top anime page.

Popular Tags

action mystery sci-fi

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.

Episodes

Episodes  0 / 12
Aired  Apr 9, 2008 to Jun 25, 2008
Status  Finished Airing
No data, yet..

Characters & Voice Actors

Shu
Shu
Main
Miki, Shinichiro
Japanese
Miki, Shinichiro
Akira
Akira
Main
Ueda, Yuji
Japanese
Ueda, Yuji
Manami
Manami
Main
Arai, Satomi
Japanese
Arai, Satomi
Ayaka
Ayaka
Main
Takahashi, Mikako
Japanese
Takahashi, Mikako

Staff

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



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Jul 4, 2010
711
…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
bbonthec
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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Aug 20, 2009
Kolm
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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Dec 15, 2010
shreeveera
1)Intro/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 read more
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Recommendations

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.  
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. 
both animes about dark side of lost cities 
both deal with the underground world and people with superpowers
 
both deal with the underground world and people with superpowers 
both deal with the underground world and people with superpowers 

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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