Lance N' Masques

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Synonyms: Lance and Masks, LN'M
Japanese: ランス・アンド・マスクス
English: Lance N' Masques
German: Lance N'Masques
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Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 2, 2015 to Dec 18, 2015
Premiered: Fall 2015
Broadcast: Fridays at 01:46 (JST)
Licensors: Ponycan USA
Studios: Studio Gokumi
Source: Light novel
Genre: FantasyFantasy
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 5.491 (scored by 2059320,593 users)
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Ranked: #114192
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Popularity: #2801
Members: 48,507
Favorites: 20

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Eight words describe the feelings of Youtarou Hanabusa: "I just want to live a normal life." Unfortunately for him, as a member of the Knights of the World, his training in this ancient and international order has left him with a condition he calls "White Knight Syndrome." This condition causes Youtarou to instinctively act heroically and chivalrously whenever he encounters someone in danger.

To protect his identity in such embarrassing moments, he carries a mask with him at all times. Then one day, he saves the life of Makio Kidouin, the young daughter of an elite and affluent family. Little does he know that this singular act of heroism will change his life forever. Soon, he is simultaneously blessed with a life in the lap of luxury and cursed with one of abnormality, for his new friend Makio lives a life far removed from the everyday.

Between coping with the hijinks of six-year-old Makio, and dealing with a cast of odd friends and scheming enemies, Youtarou must protect his new friend while keeping his identity hidden as the masked hero Knight Lancer.

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Characters & Voice Actors


Ishiguro, Kyouhei
Director, Episode Director, Storyboard
Motoyama, Satoshi
Sound Director
Fukuoka, Daiki
Episode Director, Storyboard
Koyasu, Hideaki
Script, Original Creator, Series Composition


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"Light for Knight" by Suzuko Mimori

Ending Theme

"Little*Lion*Heart" by Ayana Taketatsu

Dec 20, 2015
As you can probably tell from the rating, I absolutely despised this anime. There isn't a single redeemable quality about it. I do not recommend this anime to anyone.

Story: 2
The story is very simple, the protagonist has White Knight Syndrome, and he's a Knight. How very convenient. the rest of the story consists of saving the same 3 people over, and over. getting kidnapped over and over, and gaining protagonist powers due to the plot.

Art: 2
The adults are lolis, the horse is a loli, the lolis are lolis. Oh, and there is also the background which looks okay, the style didn't appeal to me.

Sound: 3
Not ...
Dec 17, 2015
Lance N' Masques is not a series for everyone. In particular, if you are someone who needs their anime to be heavily realistic, or full of grit, or to have some deep message to it, then you might as well just close this page now and walk away as this anime won't satisfy you in the slightest.

If, on the other hand, you are after a fun and quirky series, that mixes together a fairly large number of genres in a way that still feels comfortable, then this might just be what you are after.

There are many different ways of interpreting and watching this series, but ...
Dec 17, 2015
I looked at the other reviews and was surprised at some peoples perspectives, and then in agreement with others. So allow me to shove my bias opinion down your throat.
First off, this show is bad, like really bad. A lack of interesting characters, a simplistic story which jumps all over the place and lacks an over-arching story/goal, cookie cutter characters who face “wavering” in their ideals yet never show any character development as result, boring art style; all in all it makes for a boring and uninteresting show. If you can complement this show on anything it would be the music. While not amazing it ...

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