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Zetsuen no Tempest


Alternative Titles

English: Blast of Tempest
Synonyms: Zetsuen no Tempest: The Civilization Blaster
Japanese: 絶園のテンペスト

Information

Type: TV
Episodes: 24
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 5, 2012 to Mar 29, 2013
Premiered: Fall 2012
Broadcast: Fridays at 02:00 (JST)
Licensors: Aniplex of America
Studios: Bones
Source: Manga
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older

Statistics

Score: 8.141 (scored by 143,395 users)
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Ranked: #3892
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Popularity: #145
Members: 304,506
Favorites: 5,073
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Synopsis

Yoshino Takigawa, an ordinary teenager, is secretly dating his best friend Mahiro's younger sister. But when his girlfriend Aika mysteriously dies, Mahiro disappears, vowing to find the one responsible and make them pay for murdering his beloved sister. Yoshino continues his life as usual and has not heard from Mahiro in a month—until he is confronted by a strange girl who holds him at gunpoint, and his best friend arrives in the nick of time to save him.

Yoshino learns that Mahiro has enlisted the help of a witch named Hakaze Kusaribe to find Aika's killer and of the existence of an entity known as the "Tree of Exodus." The witch's brother selfishly desires to make use of its power, in spite of the impending peril to the world. However, Hakaze is banished to a deserted island, and it is now up to Yoshino and Mahiro to help her save the world, while inching ever closer to the truth behind Aika's death.

[Written by MAL Rewrite]

Background

Zetsuen no Tempest draws heavily on two Shakespeare plays, Hamlet and The Tempest.

The series was simulcast on Crunchyroll.

Episode Videos


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Characters & Voice Actors


Staff

Ando, Masahiro
Director
Wakabayashi, Kazuhiro
Sound Director
Asai, Yoshiyuki
Episode Director, Storyboard
Tamura, Koutarou
Episode Director, Storyboard


Edit Opening Theme

#1: "Spirit Inspiration" by Nothing's Carved In Stone (eps 2-12)
#2: "Daisuki nano ni (大好きなのに)" by Kylee (eps 14-23)

Edit Ending Theme

#1: "Spirit Inspiration" by Nothing's Carved in Stone (ep 1)
#2: "happy endings" by Kana Hanazawa (eps 2-11)
#3: "Boku-tachi no Uta (僕たちの歌)" by Tomohisa Sako (eps 13-24)




More reviewsReviews

Apr 4, 2013
nixnao (All reviews)
“What’s past is prologue.” - The Tempest - William Shakespeare

Nothing could say more about Blast of Tempest than Shakespeare’s The Tempest which is heavily referenced throughout the series. Blast of Tempest is a story about overcoming entrapment in the past, both figuratively and literally.

Story

One thing that can be said about Blast of Tempest is that it follows a logical premise that manages to feel legitimately inspired despite its fair share of twists. Even though the story involves magic, the series defines a strong logical framework that both empowers and entraps its characters.

Above all, our character’s personal history is a major factor in the read more
Apr 5, 2013
LuckyKrystal (All reviews)
Zetsuen no Tempest is an action/supernatural/shonen anime by studio Bones, known for its previous works Eureka Seven, Fullmetal Alchemist, Star Driver, etc. Tempest starts out as a very promising shonen anime with interesting characters and an elaborate setup in a world full of turmoil. Preferring to skip the dramatic buildup, Tempest throws you right into the action and chaos right from the very first episode. Its steady pacing keeps the viewers on the edge of their seat and eager for more of the story. It’s too bad that Tempest doesn’t keep this up for the whole series. Halfway through, the show takes a serious dip read more
Dec 24, 2013
Rosella6199 (All reviews)
How should I say this... This anime was one of the best that I've seen. Whenever I have nothing to watch, I would turn to Zetsuen no Tempest (Blast of the Tempest/ The Civilization Blaster). The ending was perfect, the story line was amazing, but the best of all were the characters.

Let me go into detail...

Story: The story was put together in a great yet questionable way. There were many parts of the anime that could be related to the famous works of Shakespeare. With plot twists that would leave you confused, the story was never boring. The twisted tale of love, hate, revenge and read more
Mar 29, 2013
Stark700 (All reviews)
Some secrets are better left dead.

Yet, in some ways, they always seem to come back from the past and continue to be part of your lives. It's like when you go through a photo album and you see that one picture which strikes you the most. You take out that picture and examines it carefully and take a trip down memory lane. However, in this series, that memory lane isn't a happy memory. No, in fact, it's one ride you wish you'd never had taken because from that event, things are never the same again.

Zetsuen no Tempest (also known as Blast of Tempest) is an read more

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