Crystal Blaze


Glass Maiden

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Alternative Titles

Japanese: クリスタル ブレイズ
English: Glass Maiden
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Information

Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 9, 2008 to Jun 25, 2008
Premiered: Spring 2008
Broadcast: Wednesdays at 01:15 (JST)
Licensors: Maiden Japan
Studios: Studio Fantasia
Source: Original
Genres: ActionAction, Sci-FiSci-Fi
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)

Statistics

Score: 6.181 (scored by 55765,576 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #91692
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #5193
Members: 17,025
Favorites: 10

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Synopsis

Rags Town is the garbage dump of Japan. The place where people who want to forget their pasts run to. In this town, where the rules strictly forbid asking about the past or getting to know people, there is small detective agency called S&A Detectives.

The story revolves around Ayamana, the inseparable pair of misfit wannabe detectives, the case Manami takes on impulse, and the trouble that arises from it. On the case they find a woman who is abnormally hot, and who is being chased by a bunch of women with guns. After being dubbed Sara, the detectives try and figure out just what is going on with her. At the same time, all over town teenage girls are burning up and turning into glass. The government is covering everything up, but the detectives, as well as a nosy reporter and the local police, are determined to find out what is happening.

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Characters & Voice Actors

Ayaka

Main
Takahashi, Mikako
Japanese

Manami

Main
Arai, Satomi
Japanese

Akira

Main
Ueda, Yuuji
Japanese

Sara

Main
Kobayashi, Yuu
Japanese

Porilyn

Main
Rokkaku, Seiji
Japanese

Shu

Main
Miki, Shinichiro
Japanese

Monica

Supporting
Itou, Miki
Japanese

Kito

Supporting
Inoue, Norihiro
Japanese

Kyrie

Supporting
Sawashiro, Miyuki
Japanese

Job

Supporting
Matsuyama, Takashi
Japanese

Staff

Kase, Mitsuko
Director, Episode Director, Storyboard
Kameyama, Toshiki
Sound Director
Shimizu, Kazunobu
Episode Director
Satou, Keiichi
Storyboard


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Opening Theme

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"Never looking back" by Rie
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Ending Theme

1: "qué sera-sera" by TASO (eps 1-8)
2: "Kokoroyo Kaze ni Nare" by TASO (eps 9-12)




Reviews

May 21, 2011
It's the atmosphere that really makes this show a gem. The artists and writers really made the setting pop -- it really feels like a gritty, sexy, noir, near-future world. The story is just OK, but the characters are varied and interesting, and combined with such an incredibly realized setting, it is a great show to immerse yourself in for 4 hours.

This anime has flaws, no doubt about it. However, the flaws are easily overlooked, and do not detract from being able to thoroughly enjoy this show. A highly recommended miniseries.
Jul 4, 2010
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Mixed Feelings
…you are walking down through the foggy wet night of an old badly lit neighborhood when you suddenly spot a humming neon sign on top of a brick thorn wall with a small wooden door by it. Walking steadily towards it the echoed water splashing sound caused by your steps against the water on the pavement, give place to a still stuffy mellow deep bass from inside the place. As soon as you open the door your eyes instantly loose themselves on the tick mist of smoke against the small green lamps on each table, which provides the only light to the small cramped ...
Oct 6, 2015
What can one expect out of a pure action/sci-fi, such as we have here in Cystal Blaze? Good fights, interesting technologies, and the same things we've come to expect out of basically any anime: good characters, plot, and in some cases, a great soundtrack. With these as our guidelines, how effective is Crystal Blaze at presenting its story and themes? Well, like attempting to use Earthquake on a Flying-type Pokemon, its not effective at all, except under very specific circumstances.

Let's start off with the basics in what Crystal Blaze does well. Its not all that much, but if you're looking for something with ...

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