Ratings & Reviews
- Textless opening
- Closing songs
- Japanese episode previews
Quick overview: "44 years ago, a great war known as the Valbanill War ravaged the land. One of the war's most dangerous weapons was the Demon Contract, where humans sacrifice their bodies to become powerful demons. Realizing the damage the contracts have caused the land, the surviving nations made peace and banned the use of the Demon contracts. Cecily Cambell is a 3rd generation Knight from Housman, one of the cities of the Independent Trade Cities, a democratic federation of cities. As her grandfather was one of the founders of the Independent Trade Cities, she is proud of her heritage and wishes to protect her city as a knight, like her father and grandfather before her. One day, she fights a mad veteran of the war causing trouble in the market, and, inexperienced and overmatched, faces defeat. But she is saved by a mysterious blacksmith named Luke Ainsworth. Cecily is impressed by Luke's katana, a weapon she has never seen before, and asks him to make one for her. Her involvement with Luke will bring her to an adventure she never expected." *From the creator of Shuffle!* Shuffle might have lacked the action that The Sacred Blacksmith has, but I sure enjoyed it a lot more. TSB has a few things going for it a few more going against. I'll start with the good. The animation and artwork was very well done here. TSB seems like it would fit right into one of the "Tales of ...." universes. Medieval settings, magic, sword fighting, and demons all over the place. Aside from Mechas, just what I love the most. The voice acting is done pretty well, too. Even if Cecilly's introduction annoys me every time. And the music. Any fantasy series has to have a good score to back it up and The Sacred Blacksmith is no different. The music was pretty good. Now for the bad: The characters: Cecilly is a dimwit. Luke is, too. Seems like the story would flow better if one...or both of them died. Plot: It's all over the place. First two episodes build on it. Next 8 just lounge around on the porch like us rednecks tend to do. And the last two are way too rushed. Just kind of left with the "Uhh...that's it!?" response. Boobs: Cecilly has them and we're made all too aware of it. Like every couple minutes. It might add a little bit of humor and fanservice, but this series really doesn't need it. Every time we're made aware by EVERY SINGLE NON-IMPORTANT CHARACTER; it gets annoying. I enjoy my boobage, but it was just thrown in at every point they wanted here. Extras: Standard previews, all 6 of them, series trailers, and the standard textless theme songs. All-in-all, I bought it and watched it, but I doubt I'll take it out of the box again. It gets to fill up my collection. Bought Freezing along with it so I'm looking forward to it a lot more. $35 isn't bad but there are better series out there.
I would recommend this to a friend
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