Seiken no Blacksmith

The Sacred Blacksmith

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Alternative Titles

English: The Sacred Blacksmith
Synonyms: Seiken no Katanakaji
Japanese: 聖剣の刀鍛冶(ブラックスミス)


Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 3, 2009 to Dec 19, 2009
Premiered: Fall 2009
Broadcast: Unknown
Licensors: Funimation
Studios: Manglobe
Source: Light novel
Genres: ActionAction, AdventureAdventure, FantasyFantasy
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: R+ - Mild Nudity


Score: 6.701 (scored by 7422974,229 users)
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Ranked: #51002
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Popularity: #1088
Members: 161,074
Favorites: 191

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Forty-four years ago, the surviving nations of the Valbanil War declared peace and forbade the use of the devastating demon contracts that ravaged the land. Now, inexperienced knight Cecily Cambell is eager to follow the example of her family and protect the people of the city using the sword she inherited from her father.

Her first challenge arises in the market. A crazed swordsman wreaks havoc upon civilians and Cecily jumps into action to restore order. Overwhelmed, her weapon shatters, but a skilled stranger wielding a strange-looking sword intervenes. With the situation diffused, Cecily heads to a local blacksmith in an effort to restore her family heirloom. However, she finds out that her savior—the blacksmith Luke Ainsworth—may be the only person capable of such intricate repairs. Determined to have her treasured sword repaired, she seeks out the man who rescued her.

However, a group of bandits suddenly attack a convoy headed for the city. The assailants look inhuman, and an ice demon appears. Luke suspects the use of a demon contract and calls upon a sacred power to defeat them. Meanwhile, a shadowy hooded figure lurks, watching from a distance. Who is this mysterious evildoer, and what does his appearance mean for the pair?

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Characters & Voice Actors


Okiayu, Ryoutarou


Chihara, Minori


Yukino, Satsuki


Takahashi, Mikako


Sawashiro, Miyuki


Yano, Satoshi
Sound Director
Deai, Kotomi
Episode Director, Storyboard


Opening Theme

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"JUSTICE of LIGHT" by Mayumi Gojo

Ending Theme

"Miracle Happy Day (みらくるハッピーディ)" by Aki Toyosaki

Dec 20, 2009
bjtdevera (All reviews)
What it's really about:
A big-chested clumsy knight gets involved with a demon problem, as well as handsome blacksmith and his mysterious past.

The Good:
- Excellent production value
- The relationship between the blacksmith and the knight is cute
- The episodes that don't directly further the plot are still very interesting
- The setting has an intriguing history

The Bad:
- The knight can be viewed by many as "annoying."
- Those expecting a Lord of the Rings experience will be sorely disappointed.

I think the reason this anime got so many below average reviews is because of the reviewers' preconceptions of what the anime should have been. If you can manage read more
Dec 20, 2009
NV2301 (All reviews)
The Sacred Blacksmith is a really mixed bag. This could have been good, with the underlying story being highly interesting. The whole excecution of the story is unfortunately, horrific.

The flaws in the storyline mainly lie with the protagonist. Cecily as the main lead has shown growth but this is unfortunately obscured by her annoying personality. The way her "talk" sequences were done was extremely off-putting, and her jarring voice made things even worse. This links to the lack of a logical flow to the storyline whenever it involves Cecily. One evening, she's in a life-threatening battle, the next day read more
May 28, 2010
lali97 (All reviews)
First thing is what I think of this anime on a whole. Your first impressions are this is going to be a big disappointment. Sure! it may not be the best but it's enjoyable. There wasn't any surprises, nothing new but it was enjoyable. Don't judge it by the first episode. It really gets better.

Cecily Cambell becomes a knight and she is totally useless. She's all talk. She is saved by Luke Ainsworth and begs him to make a katana like his. And so their relationship begins. The story was like a Déjà vu (literally!!) But it shines! It makes you laugh, sometimes cry and read more
Dec 19, 2009
Spookt (All reviews)
Fantasy is all about adventure. It’s about going outside of your comfort zone, seeing a new place and a new facet of yourself, and being changed by the time you return home. Anime like that is filled with believable cause and effect. And then there’s The Sacred Blacksmith.

The series opens with Cecily Cambell, a newly trained knight charged with the protection of the Third Independent Trade City. She is an excitable girl, stubborn, and full of bravado. She wishes to help people, but has little actual competence. The broken sword of her family is as much a symbol of her own need to be tempered read more

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