Blade & Soul

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Synonyms: Blade and Soul
Japanese: ブレイドアンドソウル
English: Blade & Soul
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Type: TV
Episodes: 13
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 4, 2014 to Jun 27, 2014
Premiered: Spring 2014
Broadcast: Unknown
Producers: TBS
Licensors: Sentai Filmworks
Studios: Gonzo
Source: Game
Genres: ActionAction, AdventureAdventure, FantasyFantasy
Theme: Martial ArtsMartial Arts
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)


Score: 6.041 (scored by 5462354,623 users)
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Ranked: #90552
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Popularity: #1725
Members: 121,302
Favorites: 134

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Alka is an assassin for the Clan of the Sword. She's on a journey to find the woman Jin Valel, who killed her master Hon without feeling—not unlike how Alka has learned to kill in her work as an assassin. On her journey, Alka encounters three strange women, each a great warrior in her own right and grapples with her slain master's wish that she leaves the life of an assassin behind.

(Source: ANN)


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Characters & Voice Actors

Ran, Yu

Itou, Shizuka


Inoue, Marina


Shimozaki, Hiroshi


Matsuoka, Yoshitsugu


Fujiwara, Keiji


Morishita, Hiroto
Sound Director
Yamauchi, Shigeyasu
Episode Director, Storyboard


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"Sayonara Usotsuki (サヨナラ嘘ツキ)" by MimimemeMIMI

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Feb 15, 2022
The anime has a good story "but I think if they used it better, the rating would have been higher."

The anime has great side characters, such as the guitar playing, the nomadic kid "or as I like to call him the detective".

It would have been better if many things had been clarified, including the past of both "jin, varel" and "ran,yu." I also wish the anime had been enhanced with a bit of a darker atmosphere "knowing that the general atmosphere of the anime and comedy is great."

"el,karen" is a calm character, and this is a distinctive trait and character. I wish we had seen ...
Dec 31, 2016
Mixed Feelings
*only really minor spoilers here
Watching the first 8 episodes of Blade and Soul feels like you're just watching another fantasy medival anime, albeit a very bad one. The story feels rather rushed and is vaguely explained, the characters are flat, and lack any meaningful depth or connection to them.
What got me through this anime for those episodes was the somewhat decent animation, and a little hope that the anime would improve itself. It eventually did, with the second half delivering more emotion, character development, and brings and interesting twist to the story. It eventually reverted back to being your typical hero vs Big bad ...
Jun 17, 2017
I was excited when I found out that there is an anime adaptation of my most anticipated
MMORPG, Blade and Soul. Upon watching the anime for the first time, the episode kind of clicked with me but the later episode just feels like chewing a flavorless piece of gum for hours but I was interested of what will happen next to the emotionless character. Speaking of emotionless character, I don't particularly hate the anime for having an emotionless main character because she's a heartless assassin with a tragic past (how many times have we heard of this trope before?). What I hate about this anime ...

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