Zetsuen no Tempest


Blast of Tempest

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Alternative Titles

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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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
Genres: ActionAction, DramaDrama, FantasyFantasy, MysteryMystery
Theme: PsychologicalPsychological
Demographic: ShounenShounen
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older

Statistics

Score: 7.931 (scored by 250249250,249 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #6612
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #331
Members: 562,087
Favorites: 6,398

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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.

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Background

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

The series was simulcast on Crunchyroll.

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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)
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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)



Apr 4, 2013
“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 ...
Apr 5, 2013
Mixed Feelings
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 ...
Dec 24, 2013
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 ...

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