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Break Blade


Alternative Titles

English: Broken Blade
Japanese: ブレイク ブレイド

Information

Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 6, 2014 to Jun 22, 2014
Premiered: Spring 2014
Broadcast: Sundays at 23:00 (JST)
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: Production I.G, Xebec
Source: Manga
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)

Statistics

Score: 7.441 (scored by 17,441 users)
1 indicates a weighted score. Please note that 'Not yet aired' titles are excluded.
Ranked: #17612
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #1184
Members: 43,828
Favorites: 120
7.44
Ranked #1761Popularity #1184Members 43,828
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Episodes: /12

Synopsis

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

Arrow, Rygart
Arrow, Rygart
Main
Hoshi, Soichiro
Japanese
Hoshi, Soichiro
Erster, Sigyn
Erster, Sigyn
Main
Saito, Chiwa
Japanese
Saito, Chiwa
Zess
Zess
Main
Kamiya, Hiroshi
Japanese
Kamiya, Hiroshi
Hodr
Hodr
Main
Nakamura, Yuuichi
Japanese
Nakamura, Yuuichi

Staff

Amino, Tetsuro
Amino, Tetsuro
Director
Habara, Nobuyoshi
Habara, Nobuyoshi
Director
Sogo, Masashi
Sogo, Masashi
Script
Tanimura, Daishiro
Tanimura, Daishiro
Script


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"Junction heart" by Sayaka Sasaki

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"Itoshiki Aragaiyo, Michibike Hikari e (愛しき抗いよ、導け光へ)" by Aira Yuuki



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AironicallyHuman
Jul 2, 2014
Titles do not usually hold much - if any - meaning. But in the case of Broken Blade, which is better known in Engrish as 'Break Blade' (BB), the title refers to the broken blades visible on the head and back of Rygart's (the lead & pilot) robot. The titular broken blades also - symbolically - link into Rygart's character. One of the two things they symbolise is how broken as a person he is in Break Blade's universe due to his "unsorcerer" (can not manipulate quartz / use technology) limitations. The other is how mentally broken he becomes as he goes from being pacifistic read more
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iron-arny
Jun 28, 2014
Break Blade is one of those animes with a lot of potential. Unfortunately this is just a "12er" (only 12 episodes), and this is just not enough to develop a deep story and profound characters.

The strongest part of this anime however is, without a doubt, the art, animation and sound. It is just incredible. The highest quality you´ll probably ever see in a mecha anime. A lot of details, colours, special effects. The mechs are a 100% hand-drawn, yet they still look better than any other made with CGI.

The way the producers used the art in combination read more
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Alnairth
May 6, 2015
Break Blade (Broken Blade ; ブレイクブレイド ) Is a TV adaptation of manga with the same title. Before TV series there was series of movies, and the thing is both of them are the same thing. It really is hard to point out difference between those two, more so TV series is fundamentally chopped movie without any will of redeeming ending for manga fans.

Art and animation is really enjoyable, combined with battle music can easily stun viewer. Manga is easily the best mecha comic you can read, and so Movie/TV series could become one of the best mecha production - Movie ended differently because read more
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Subxaero
Jul 7, 2014
Broken Blade it is then.Well in my opinion the specific anime is the most underrated of the past spring season.I will be more specific below.

Story:7--Its not nuclear science thats for sure but it solid nontheless.The 3 main protagonists(Zess rhygart and Hord) are connected with a deep friendship coming along the way from the past.The people of this continet(Cruzon) use quartz to move mechas except Rhygart, who gets to operate an ancient golem(aka mecha).Unexpectedly Rygart and Zess will confront each other in the battlefield serving different countries(even though rygart isnt a soldier)

Art:9. The art is simply fantastic.As a fun of mecha animes, i am a harsh read more
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