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Break Blade 1: Kakusei no Toki

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
Duration: 51 min. per episode
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)
L represents licensing company


Score: 7.841 (scored by 28071 users)
Ranked: #7642
Popularity: #744
Members: 48,260
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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.

Related Anime

Adaptation: Break Blade
Sequel: Break Blade 2: Ketsubetsu no Michi
Side story: Break Blade Picture Drama
Alternative version: Break Blade (TV)

Characters & Voice Actors

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


Amino, Tetsuro
Habara, Nobuyoshi
Director, Storyboard
Tsuruoka, Yota
Sound Director
Sogo, Masashi

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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 Talk about being out of date.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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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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Jun 1, 2013
This review will cover the all 6 films, thus meaning that this review will be an overall review of all the films, got it? :)

The very first moment I watched this series, I knew right away that I'd be in for a great ride, and if you're into the mecha, shounen and military action genreas, then Broken (Brake) Blade is the anime for you and you won't be disappointed.

I give the overall story a 7. Why? Here comes why.
The story had a great start, however, I think that it seriously lacked some elements that would make the story better. The story is pretty chronological, so read more
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May 3, 2013
Coming from common knowledge of mecha animes, Break Blade 1 doesn't go that far from reintroducing different viewers to what is really appreciated as a great genre of anime.

To start things off, I could say that BB1 is something very typical of an action/military that contains a hero. It's cliche, as some of the reviews had already said. However, I admired how it was implemented well. There's great character development which helps the movement of the story. Rygart, who I can describe as an unconventional hero since he lacks the ability that all of the people around him possess, shines out. His lack of power read more
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both have guys with incredible talent using some sort of machine that runs on power provided by the user to help save their country from being taken over. 
'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 
A territorial war for "natural" resources / energy crystals. A unique Mecha. Half-hearted love story with triangles. War, sadness, deaths 
Both are about a war, where the main guy decides to fight to protect those he loves. There´s machines with pilots. Also in both, two good friends turn into enemies and fight each other. Both have great art and soundtrack.  
Both have this ideal feeling like "nobody is evil" and stuff like that 
Both have an ancient mecha unearthed to help fight in a war, while the pilots of said mechas have super powers that they use to control them. Each series has absolutely gorgeous backgrounds and animation. 

Opening Theme

"Fate" by KOKIA

Ending Theme

"SERIOUS-AGE" by Faylan

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