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


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
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)


Score: 7.341 (scored by 34,966 users)
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Ranked: #23782
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Popularity: #1183
Members: 84,839
Favorites: 539
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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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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

Soho, Reina
Sonozaki, Mie
Tozawa, Yuusuke
Matsukaze, Masaya
Kashii, Shouto
Yamakawa, Kotomi
Itou, Mika


Cook, Justin
Oohashi, Yoshimitsu
Director, Storyboard
Aketagawa, Jin
Sound Director
Tsuruoka, Youta
Sound Director

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

Edit 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 (ep 24)

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Dec 6, 2009
Winter (All reviews)
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 read more
Mar 1, 2010
AironicallyHuman (All reviews)
"When I saw the pictures and the explanation of the story, I thought it was a coarser, scarier and darker anime. But once we started, I realized it had less violence and more heart." - Mie Sonozaki


Before anything else, you need to understand the following: Witchblade is, first and foremost, a character-driven drama, rather than an action series. It has some fighting, yes, but the vast majority of the episodes are spent focusing on character development. Everything else comes a distant second. At first the suggestion is that it's going to be a The Devil Lady, 'monster of the week' type, and that is simply read more
Nov 6, 2007
twillit (All reviews)
Last Wednesday I caught the Flu, I worked through the first two days and took friday off. Wow, three day weekend of misery. So, after calling in friday morning I go back to bed, early saturday afternoon I awake, soar, hurting, miserable and bored. Now you know the state of my mind, and body, as I watched a 26ep Witchblade marathon!

Okay, let me get it out of the way early, it's a good series. It didn't wow me, it didn't bore me. It kept me engaged for two days of coughing and fever.

So we have a story set in the near future of an amnesiac read more
Feb 12, 2009
PKAmmoTroop (All reviews)
I stumbled across this anime at Funimation's Anime Selects On Demand channel and was pleasantly surprised. Lately it seems like anime has become stale and formulaic, but Witchblade brings some American energy into the mix with this US/Japanese co-production.

The characters were energetically imaginary but with enough reality mixed in to further endear them to the viewer. I've known several people like Masane - flighty and incapable of holding down a real job, but with enough heart and love to do what ever it takes to raise their kids. Rihoko is the mandatory kawaii injection that just about every Japanese production seems to require, and read more


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