Witchblade

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Alternative Titles

Japanese: ウィッチブレイド
English: Witchblade
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Information

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 4770147,701 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #31322
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #1838
Members: 116,296
Favorites: 561

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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.

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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.

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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

Staff

Cook, Justin
Producer
Nagai, Masaru
Producer
Okazaki, Takeyuki
Producer
Oohashi, Yoshimitsu
Director, Storyboard


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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 6, 2009
I don't know how many times I looked at this page only to run away five seconds later. For some reason I just refused to watch this, but I can't even remember why anymore.

Witchblade was a nice surprise. Considering it is based off an American comic of the same name that is known for being very sexual and violent, I was expecting a perverted ecchi mess. Her costume certainly doesn't leave much to be desired and the ecchi factor is certainly there, but miraculously it doesn't become the focus of the story. Don't worry boys, you'll all have plenty to drool over. But there's ...
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 ...
Apr 5, 2015
Witchblade appears as if when in production the writing team were sitting at their round table, and just going down a checklist on the many different sub genres they want, not need, to add into their show in hopes of telling a story. It attempts to be a jack of all trades but clearly excels in none. This anime was a total disappointment for me that resulted in being a massive waste of time; but there's a mass of very easy to please otaku's out there whom will swear to you otherwise. They claim this anime is truly excellent and it's quite rewarding to ...

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