Witchblade

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Alternative Titles

Japanese: ウィッチブレイド
English: Witchblade
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Type: TV
Episodes: 24
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 6, 2006 to Sep 21, 2006
Premiered: Spring 2006
Broadcast: Thursdays at 01:45 (JST)
Licensors: Funimation
Studios: Gonzo
Source: Other
Genres: ActionAction, DramaDrama, Sci-FiSci-Fi
Themes: Adult CastAdult Cast, Super PowerSuper Power
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)

Statistics

Score: 7.211 (scored by 4842248,422 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #32112
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #1875
Members: 118,010
Favorites: 572

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Synopsis

Masane Amaha and her daughter Rihoko are on the run from a government child welfare agency that wants to take Rihoko away from her mother. They are caught and Rihoko is taken away. Meanwhile, Masane is attacked by an advanced weapon that can disguise itself as a human being. When faced with the danger, a strange light emits from her wrist and she transforms into a powerful being. She destroys the weapon and consequently becomes involved in a power struggle between powerful organizations, with her at the center of their attention. Because she holds the greatest power of them all, the legendary Witchblade.

(Source: AniDB)

Background

Witchblade is based on the American comic book series of the same name. Although it is set in the same universe, the story and characters are entirely new.

Characters & Voice Actors

Amaha, Masane

Main
Noto, Mamiko
Japanese

Amaha, Rihoko

Main
Kanda, Akemi
Japanese

Maria

Supporting
Mizuki, Nana
Japanese

Tsuzuki, Shiori

Supporting
Itou, Shizuka
Japanese

Soho, Reina

Supporting
Sonozaki, Mie
Japanese

Takayama, Reiji

Supporting
Koyama, Rikiya
Japanese

Nora

Supporting
Yumiba, Saori
Japanese

Asagi

Supporting
Watanabe, Akeno
Japanese

Cho

Supporting
Kashii, Shouto
Japanese

Tozawa, Yuusuke

Supporting
Matsukaze, Masaya
Japanese

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Opening Theme

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1: "XTC" by Psychic Lover (eps 1-13,24)
2: "Dear Bob" by KOOLOGI (eps 14-23)
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Ending Theme

1: "Ashita no Te (あしたの手)" by Mamiko Noto (eps 01-13)
2: "Kutsu Himo" by Asami Yamamoto (eps 13-23)
3: "kodou ~get closer~ (鼓動~get closer~)" by PSYCHIC LOVER (eps 24)




Reviews

Dec 29, 2023
I don't understand why they made a ship between Masane and Takayama, all the misfortunes that happen to her are because of his weapons company, plus he forces her to fight and that's putting your life in danger.

The clone witchblade and the real witchblade should have joined forces against Doji and the father.

I don't understand why they made a ship between Masane and Takayama, all the misfortunes that happen to her are because of his weapons company, plus he forces her to fight and that's putting your life in danger.

The clone witchblade and the real witchblade should have joined forces against Doji and the father.
Dec 17, 2017
Mixed Feelings
This is an odd mix of good, bad, awesome and mediocre which in the end - all things considered - averages somewhere in the middle.

So overall score of the title is either 5/10 or 6/10, and I'm unsure which.

At the beginning of the anime there are amazing fight scenes that are both creepy and at the same time charged... even sexually charged even. The design of protagonist is interesting as well, and protagonist - Masamune - is an extremely unusual archetype (a bit silly/foolish, but sincere and good hearted character...), that very rarely is shown in an adult form in anime. The anime also ...
Aug 14, 2019
✪ Genre: action, comedy, drama, sci-fi (genetic enhancement), military, seinen


✔ Positive Aspects ✔

◧ The quality of the animation is typical of any Gonzo production, highly saturated, fairly vibrant colors, with the characters being distinct from one another, with clear facial expressions.

◧ I found the concept of this series very interesting, even though it could have developed more.

◧ Probably the strongest aspect of the show was the character development of its protagonists, with the mother-daughter duo taking center stage, and every plot change being understandable only through this lens.
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