Ranked #789

Break Blade 1: Kakusei no Toki

Alternative Titles

English: Broken Blade
Synonyms: Breaker Blade, Break Blade 1: The Time of Awakening
Japanese: ブレイク ブレイド 覚醒ノ刻


Type: Movie
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: May 29, 2010
Licensors: Sentai Filmworks
Studios: Production I.G, Xebec
Source: Manga
Duration: 51 min.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)


Score: 7.821 (scored by 30,361 users)
Ranked: #7892
Popularity: #854
Members: 52,993
Favorites: 138
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In the continent of Cruzon, an impending war between the Kingdom of Krisna and the nation of Athens is brimming. The people of this land are able to use quartz for whatever purpose they desire. Yet one person, Rygart Arrow, is not. He is an "un-sorcerer," a person unable to use quartz. But this characteristic will enable him to pilot an ancient Golem, one strong enough to put up a fight against the invading army of Athens.


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Characters & Voice Actors

Erster, Sigyn
Erster, Sigyn
Saito, Chiwa
Saito, Chiwa
Arrow, Rygart
Arrow, Rygart
Hoshi, Soichiro
Hoshi, Soichiro
Kamiya, Hiroshi
Kamiya, Hiroshi
Nakamura, Yuuichi
Nakamura, Yuuichi


Amino, Tetsuro
Amino, Tetsuro
Habara, Nobuyoshi
Habara, Nobuyoshi
Director, Storyboard
Tsuruoka, Yota
Tsuruoka, Yota
Sound Director
Foster, Steven
Foster, Steven
Script, ADR Director

Opening Theme

"Fate" by KOKIA

Ending Theme

"SERIOUS-AGE" by Faylan

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Aug 16, 2010
Well I was pretty surprised to know that Break Blade got a movie! Talk about being out of date. I've read the manga and quite liked it, though in the manga, mecha battle scenes aren't drawn very well, it gets kinda confusing. So I was pretty excited to watch the movie, to see what the mecha battles will be. And this movie really doesn't disappoint me in anyway.

Story: 7
Kinda typical story, a boy who can't use any magic in world where everyone can use magic, but somehow can activated a Golem that no other person managed to activate. Even if it's typical, I think it's read more
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Jul 30, 2010
Just finished watching it and I liked it.

Story-7,it's not uncommon,still in the Gundam form- a guy that appears incapable of doing something or common suddenly manages to fight a robot different from the others in order to protect his friends.-Despite that,the story is structurated well,though i still believe 50 minutes isn't enough,especially for the first part,in order to introduce us well to the characters.But for now we do have a presentation to the main character,Rygart Arrow,and a small idea about the other characters.

Art-10,because it is Production I.G. and XEBEC we are talking about,and it looks well for me,as a mecha-fighting anime.The surroundings,canyon and desert read more
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Jun 23, 2011
"It's like a Broken Blade"

Break Blade, or to be more accurate, Broken Blade is a very interesting start to this 6 part movie franchise. Yunosuke Yoshinaga is probably not the most well known mangaka out there having only two manga to his name (Rampage and of course Broken Blade) and to be honest I had never even heard of the manga until a very good friend of mine happened to point it out to me. Looking at Broken Blade's story, it isn't exactly what most people would call "hot property" and there isn't really much that can be said about it other than what's in read more
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Aug 14, 2010
‘Break Blade’ is essentially a 50-minute teaser.

It starts with a rather chaotic scene featuring giant robots shooting at each other, only to shift focus to a young man fainting in the desert a couple of minutes later. It’s eventually made clear that conflict has broken out between 2 nations and that one of them has discovered a special weapon that could turn the tide in their favor if only they know how to use it. Enter our fainting young man in the desert who actually knows the ruler of said nation and, surprise, can use the weapon!

That’s the bare essentials of the main story. There read more
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'Generic' is frequently used to describe Broken Blade's tale of mecha warfare, and even I - with my limited experience with mecha - must confess to being reminded of Gundam SEED on a few occasions when watching. It's so well-executed and beautiful looking & sounding that I cared not, but the similarities are worth noting.

The first SEED-BB similarity is the 'Friends becoming enemies' subplot prevalent early on in BB. Just like in SEED, the two friends went to school together; one being averse to war and the other being a pacifist. But skip a little into the future and two find themselves on  read more 
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Both give a very similar feeling. Both have futuristic monarchies that are plunged into war. Both have princesses that fall in love with their protectors despite being betrothed to a prince. The MCs are both underdogs, whether it be because of nonability or because of social class. Break Blade focuses more on the MCs fighting and struggle, while Princess and the Pilot focuses more on their romance. Break Blade can be summed up as a battle focused Princess and the Pilot with mechs. Vice versa, Princess and the pilot is a romance focused Break Blade with fighter planes. 
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