The inhabitants of the continent of Cruzon are born with the ability to freely control quartz. Technology based on this power allows them to perform a great multitude of tasks such as shoot projectiles and pilot Golems (mobile suits). Rygart Arrow is an un-sorcerer, a rare individual who is unable to levitate even the smallest crystal. Living with his brother on a farm, he receives a letter from an old friend, Hodr, the current king. Close companion of the king and queen when they were students at Assam Military School, Arrow is informed that a war is about to occur. Hodr called him because an ancient type of Golem has been found in a mining shaft. No one has been able to move it and queen Sigyn, an expert engineer, suspects that maybe an un-sorcerer might be the key to activate it.
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Alternative Names: Broken Blade
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Magic, Mecha
Adapted from the manga, Broken Blade - Manga. The anime will take to form of six theatrical features. Also adapted into the anime, Break Blade TV
This shows promise - interesting characters, cool concept and a main conflict skillfully introduced. The idea of a character who's special because of what he can't do is my favorite part.
Seems decent enough. Starts in media res then gets on with explaining the characters and tech. Leaves me wanting to see more.
Mecha are tried true of anime and tired out. This makes it all seem all NEW when we first saw our first giant robot-mecha show. It has not forgotten the show is about personal conflict more than it is about big chucks of machinery. Another freshing change is the main hero is some superpowered person but opposite. Everyone else has powers but him. His only skill is ability to get people to stop fighting by his presence and manners. Freaking awesome.
I've found that the basic theme of this show is that of the underdog being the key to saving the kingdom. I've always tend to gravitate towards this type of story and it is somewhat rare that this type of series is shown here at Anime London. I would love to see more of this type of series.
i like it.
Date Reviewed: Sept 12, 2010
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