Blade and soul is a good series. Although the plot presents some rather important errors, I can say that it is quite entertaining.
One of the worst mistakes that the plot presents is the great contradiction of the main characters, however, omitting this detail the anime is very entertaining, enjoys good scenes and the development of the audiovisual elements is quite good, the design of characters me seemed the best of this anime, are well-crafted (and based) characters, with good graphic quality and colors.
The adaptations of the video games do not always have good luck to be adapted, however blade and soul, although does not have the best quality plot, is redeemable. At least it's an anime that can be quite entertaining most of the time.
Both the series and the game place us in a world of Asian fantasy, where martial arts and girls with large proportions seem to be the most normal in the world. With a very particular graphic style and great amount of races turns out when less interesting.
The story revolves around Alka, the last killer of the clan of the sword. Persecuted by the empire of Palam while he conquers the world Alka is dedicated to his only goal in life ... revenge. The only justice for a murdered, the justice of the sword.
The characters that accompany Alka throughout her journey seem to me more accessible than she and personally I have liked a lot more, the antagonists are very well developed too
The series is funny and looks fast, 13 episodes not too long and are almost always interesting.
This series characters are one loli, three or four shots, the wannabee cutesy stubborn drunk girl who suddenly turns to psycho bitch and back, the lady bar owner who is not afraid to get her hands dirty and is supposed to play the wise old hag yet is Nothing of the sort .... Ugh, why am I even trying? One of the bad guys is a muscle bound oaf that does nothing but grunt! Everyone here changes whatever semblance of a personality they have the plot demands it, particularly in the case of the obnoxious drunk girl and bar owner to jarring effect. And especially in the case with our dear lead Alka, she plays the role of the done-to-death assassin. One who is supposed to be cool precisely because she's humorless and cold to the point where she might as well be holding a giant poster sign saying, "Please ask me the following question: 'are you even human?', Thanks!" Only in her case, someone else would clearly have to write THAT for her. She may be likable only in the sense that she might one day stop injecting herself with fifteen-hundred different tranquilizers on a daily basis.
Blade & Soul is a series of the genre Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Martial Arts.
Maybe a thing of note is that Blade and Soul does not look like a video game, just your standard fantasy fare with the magics, totally not loli / shota / furries and stuffs. Blade and Soul is essentially another Queen's Blade ... You know, as in, lots of sword wielding bimbos and ... stuffs. Though, it's nowhere near as sexually rampant as Queen's Blade. Instead, in it's place, Blade and Soul can manage to be more retarded. Whatever semblance of an actual story there may have been already bastardized; I would not know. And it seems like I will never know for certain whether NCsoft will ever make an English release of the damn game. In any case, what we have here is heavy handed conflict and resolutions, and a plethora of awkward brief as well as irrelevant flashbacks (except perhaps the flashbacks we see between Alka and her master) that happen for something the show is entirely alien to. A thing called "emotion".
But that's not to say that Blade and Soul is particularly painful to watch. No, you'll be able to marathon this with relative ease. You will at least feel like your mind is being relentlessly cut to tiny pieces by an utterly shat-upon pacing and heaps and mountains of contrivances. It still pretty much has every other problem that typically plagues video-game anime-adaptation, though.
The well-known video game in this occasion has an excellent adaptation to the anime. The video game adaptations to the anime are not always very lucky and usually end up disappointing, however is not the case of this anime. The first positive point of this anime was the design of characters, in my opinion is very well adapted and retains the same essence of fanservice of the video game, has the classic element of more powerful = more voluptuous characters.
The story has some rather important errors in the narrative, some characteristics of the profile of the protagonist makes no sense when trying to explain its past. Sometimes they expose unnecessary and inconsistent details.
Other elements like the scenarios are excellent, the animation however has some flaws.
In conclusion I can recommend the story, not bad, but its errors overshadow its quality. So I can label it as a "normal" story.
Blade and Soul is a series of action, adventure and fantasy. We follow the story of Alka, a swordsman who uses a combat style with which he can split his enemies in two with a single attack. Alka travels to seek revenge for her teacher, Hon, who was murdered at the hands of Jin Varel, a woman considered a monster who snatches people's lives without thinking twice. Nevertheless, being of its same clan of assassins, the "Clan of the Sword", Alka thinks that both are very similar. During his travels Alka meets three women: the dance teacher and the song Karen, the lover of the pistols and alcoholic Hazuki, and the leader of a band of thieves, Roana.
The first impression of the series is favorable, this good start does not last much to Blade & Soul, and is that although the first episodes are entertaining, by chapter four the series gives an incredible slowdown, focusing on boring stories that alone Seek to lengthen the final duration of the anime, the series is half recovered with chapter eight but after that only followed by an even worse fall, produced in large part by a rather bad drama attempt.
Frankly, for an adaptation of a game that is so popular and talked so well (and more for the personalization of characters) I expected much, much more.
So far the story is the same that has been seen in many others, I find it a bit loose ... although I must say that it saves her having a puppy of that size as a teacher. The backgrounds are good, the seiyuus it shows that they are putting their effort ... the presentation, that is to say the animation ... is what annoys me more.
The animation is very neglected, for brief moments it is good, but only in close-ups, when they are distant it is depressing, human bodies become amorphous plasmas with an eye here and another there, the series has its touch of fan service although until now I have not found the point, I do not understand that they have bothered to detail the natural rebound of the breasts of the characters and can not give a better finish to everything else.
I understand that the production company, Gonzo (Afro Samurai, Gankutsuo, Chrno Crusade), is going through a major economic crisis, but it would have been wise to give it a good presentation, make it memorable so as to gain affection among the public and recover profits by merchandise, to do Animation as if it were a battle sequence from a Naruto fill chapter.
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