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Witchblade


Alternative Titles

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

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

Statistics

Score: 7.401 (scored by 28,644 users)
1 indicates a weighted score. Please note that 'Not yet aired' titles are excluded.
Ranked: #19592
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #911
Members: 64,492
Favorites: 445
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Episodes: /24

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.

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Characters & Voice Actors

Amaha, Masane
Amaha, Masane
Main
Noto, Mamiko
Japanese
Noto, Mamiko
Amaha, Rihoko
Amaha, Rihoko
Main
Kanda, Akemi
Japanese
Kanda, Akemi
Maria
Maria
Supporting
Mizuki, Nana
Japanese
Mizuki, Nana
Tsuzuki, Shiori
Tsuzuki, Shiori
Supporting
Itou, Shizuka
Japanese
Itou, Shizuka

Staff

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


Edit Opening Theme

#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)




More reviewsReviews

Winter
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 read more
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twillit
Nov 6, 2007
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
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AironicallyHuman
Mar 1, 2010
"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

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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, but that isn't the read more
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PKAmmoTroop
Feb 12, 2009
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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