Zetsuen no Tempest

Blast of Tempest

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Synonyms: Zetsuen no Tempest: The Civilization Blaster
Japanese: 絶園のテンペスト
English: Blast of Tempest
German: Blast of Tempest
Spanish: Blast of Tempest
French: Blast of Tempest
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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
Genres: ActionAction, DramaDrama, FantasyFantasy, MysteryMystery
Theme: PsychologicalPsychological
Demographic: ShounenShounen
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.911 (scored by 259035259,035 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #7332
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #356
Members: 590,141
Favorites: 6,556

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Yoshino Takigawa, an ordinary teenager, is secretly dating his best friend Mahiro Fuwa's younger sister, Aika. But when 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. However, the witch has been banished to a deserted island due to infighting within her clan. Hakaze's brother, Samon, selfishly desires to make use of the Tree of Exodus' power, in spite of both his sister's opposition and the impending peril to the world. With Hakaze out of the picture, it is now up to Yoshino and Mahiro to help her save the world, all while inching ever closer to the truth behind Aika's death.

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

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Opening Theme

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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)

Ending Theme

1: "Spirit Inspiration" by Nothing's Carved In Stone (eps 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)


Jul 17, 2023
After I watched the show my life was changed! I highly recommend it, as the characters are all fun and interesting (especially Aika) and the storyline is pretty interesting. Something about the show I really enjoyed was the awesome music, especially at the epic scenes. Also the plot twist at the end I thought was crazy and super cool. Highly recommend! Personally though, the beginning was a little slow for me, so as long as you stick it out and finish the season you'll hopefully like it :)
The art style is also pretty cool and dramatic, and the story was pretty unique.
Aug 20, 2022
Mixed Feelings
This feels like a tricky one to talk about, because my feelings on it drastically change depending on which part of 'Blast of Tempest' we're talking about. In fact, the two halves of this show feel like the beginning and ending of two similar but ultimately different shows entirely.

The first half, in all honesty, is pretty fantastic. It's got an interesting tone, a little melodramatic, with solid worldbuilding, and a really solid premise. It's something of a road trip story, with three different but complimentary protagonists, a solid antagonist, and a great mood that lets itself have levity but is also pretty dark and interesting. ...
Mar 16, 2023
Really disappointing ending. Finishing this show will leave you with a feeling of 'That's it?'.

All this tension and build up over so many episodes just to be shrugged off and thrown in the trash in the last few episodes. A total shift in genre and story that feels so out of place and unwanted.

I leave a 6 for the interesting moments it had. But like many works of art, the ending falls flat and leaves a feeling of longing, an expectation for something much better, something to fill the missing gap that the show leaves.

A dozen of episodes of teasing for big things and ...

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