Break Blade

Broken Blade

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Alternative Titles

Japanese: ブレイク ブレイド
English: Broken Blade
German: Broken Blade
Spanish: Broken Blade
French: Broken Blade
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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
Genres: ActionAction, FantasyFantasy
Themes: Adult CastAdult Cast, MechaMecha, MilitaryMilitary
Demographic: ShounenShounen
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)


Score: 7.241 (scored by 3777437,774 users)
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Ranked: #30242
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #2167
Members: 96,271
Favorites: 220

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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.

Characters & Voice Actors

Zaubraff, Cleo

Hanazawa, Kana

Stryze, Narvi

Inoue, Marina


Nakai, Kazuya


Ogata, Kenichi


Sugawara, Masashi



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"Junction heart" by Sayaka Sasaki


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 ...
Jan 13, 2020
Mixed Feelings
Review to self:

Plot: the plot progression was so slow and almost tiring to watch. Nothing out of your ordinary mecha style story line. It would have been much better if it ended with zess reuniting but I guess there's probably another continuation somewhere on the Internet. There's so little detail about other nations apart from the fact that MC is going to war because his friends nation allowed another nation to pass through them to invade their neighbours. Shallow plot leaves more to be desired

Art and design honestly loved the quality added in this anime, animation was so smooth with characters being finely created. I ...
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 ...

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