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Korean MMORPG 'Blade and Soul' to Receive TV Anime Adaptation Airing Spring 2014 [Update 2/7]

by Wind_Sr
Feb 4, 2014 11:42 PM | 115 Comments
It was announced that the Korean MMORPG (massively multiplayer online role-playing game) Blade and Soul will receive a TV anime adaptation. It will air Spring 2014 and will be produced by Gonzo.

The Blade and Soul game is a Korean fantasy/martial-arts MMORPG released in June 2012. An English version of the game was announced in September 2012, but no release date has yet to be revealed.

Gameplay trailer:

Source: Yaraon!, Official site (English-version game announcement)

Update February 6
Directors: Hiroshi Hamasaki, Hiroshi Takeuchi
Series Composition: Atsuhiro Tomioka
Character Design: Eri Nagata
Studio: Gonzo

Source: Yaraon

Update February 7
Jin Varel: Aoi Yuuki
Ellen Karen: Sayaka Oohara
Jin Hazuki: Sora Amamiya
Dan Loana: Ayahi Takagaki

Source: Official site (now open)

Blade and Soul on MAL

20 of 115 Comments Recent Comments

Pangea approves this adaptation.

Mar 8, 2014 7:24 PM by Pangeaa

Whoops, Gonzo, I guess I added this titles to my list by accident. It has been almost 4 years since they did anything possible to watch, so I highly doubt BS will be any different to crap they are making recently.

Mar 8, 2014 2:34 PM by Antanaru

Dayuumm so hyped!!

Mar 8, 2014 2:24 PM by Akaisen

Huh... a mmorpg... I don't know if this will work as a anime...

Feb 18, 2014 9:24 AM by Meruru_Arls

I got play this before,but the game got english and chinese version
chinese blade and soul is 剑灵

Feb 18, 2014 1:29 AM by GodX

I'm not so sure if I'm going to watch the anime series of this but the game looks interesting anyway

Feb 16, 2014 5:33 AM by KurizenT

I was kinda exited because I've played the game in the chinese server for a while, but when I saw Gonzo are the producers I, err... dunno.

Feb 15, 2014 6:47 AM by Megaphy

NoSurrender1690 said:
the big two have now been done after this is done

You mean Ragnarok Online ?

Feb 14, 2014 2:12 PM by Valaskjalf

EasyGo-er said:
Korean-to-Japanese adaptation? I hope this will spark more adaptations like this in the future. Maybe Tower of God anime among others. :)

Tower of God! And maybe "The Gamer" in few years but still is limited to MMORPG right now.Lets see how this will be first.
So the MC is a girl or a boy?Since i don't see any synopsis.

Feb 14, 2014 5:38 AM by -Okami

pseudoenigma said:
plz tell me they will be able to log out.
lol Valid point right there.

Feb 7, 2014 10:31 PM by soulless4now

The game looks superb. I've been waiting for a while for the English version to come out. But there's no news update or anything on the site. I guess I'll play PSO2 first when it comes out on SEA.

Feb 7, 2014 9:30 PM by mapotofuu

The director Hamasaki Hiroshi is one amazing mofo, and it's quite different from everything he worked on so far. I don't know what to expect since it's also Gonzo and an MMO adaptation, let alone a video game one which tend to suck badly.

Please, sleeping master, make miracles with this adaptation like you always do.

Feb 7, 2014 9:07 PM by Yoeru

Still waiting for this game to release international... Oh well, I want to watch this but at the same time I don't ~.~

Feb 7, 2014 6:50 PM by Mimiko

Been waiting for an English version of this game for some time now, at least it's in the works now. Well this could be interesting if it's done right, will definitely give the anime a watch when it airs.

Feb 7, 2014 6:08 PM by Ghostini

And no stuff to us. :(

Feb 7, 2014 5:32 PM by ShiroiRyu

Anyone know if Pohwaran will be appearing in the anime or will she be a no show. I would love to play the game but sadly it not in english and I always loved her artwork that I have seen. Plus can't go wrong with two different color for your hair.

Feb 7, 2014 4:31 PM by YuinaTsukino

dont care about the mmo anymore... how long NCSoft working on the translation etc ? 1.5 yrs?! When the game comes out noone cares anymore about a 3 years old mmo...

when they can play TESO and EQN or other good mmo's...

but the aime sounds nice...

Feb 7, 2014 10:42 AM by phreeak

RazielZero said:
The game is pretty interesting and I have been waiting for the possible english version for some time now.
I wonder what they can make out of this adaptation :) I will probably watch it.

I thought they would make an english version right away. MMO's should be accessible to the entire world if they have been worked on as much as this MMO.

Feb 7, 2014 8:22 AM by Kuro-chin

Steins;Gate director eh? And the script guy from Samurai 7? Hmmmm...this could be interesting. Might be nice to see more information before making any serious judgment about it.

Feb 7, 2014 4:02 AM by Hahalollawl

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