Anime Review – Seirei Tsukai no Blade Dance

Seirei Tsukai no Blade Dance03Brace for impact because I will review what is possibly the worst anime of this summer season!

Seirei Tsukai no Blade Dance04In a medieval-fantasy world where only pure girls are granted the honor to wield the sacred power of spirits and control the elements, the beautiful Ren Ashbell wins the world’s greatest tournament, the Blade Dance! But, this was not her real name, of course! She was actually a Japanese boy in disguise: Kazehaya Kamito!Seirei Tsukai no Blade Dance05Kamito had no other choice but to conceal his true identity. This was because he is the only male elementalist in the whole world! That’s great! This is some really original thing…10 years ago! But, don’t worry! You’re making…Seirei Tsukai no Blade Dance06…Making…Seirei Tsukai no Blade Dance07v2Making GOOOoooood!Seirei Tsukai no Blade Dance08Originality aside, the story really begins with Kamito running into this naked fair maiden Claire Rouge, an Elementalist who was bathing on the waters of a spring to clean herself from any impurity, so she could prepare herself to make a contract ritual with a powerful spirit. I am glad murder is not included as an impurity, because this is exactly what she tries to do with our hero. But she is forgiven, after all: He said her breasts were SMALL!! The DEMON! He certainly deserves to DIE!Seirei Tsukai no Blade Dance09However, she is so skilled that she almost kills herself with her own powers (just like a certain other moron), but don’t worry! Here comes Kamito save the day. That means that the Japanese guy is on the way! Saving the poor heroine from certain death. Well, if you bet this would mend things up…HahaHa!Seirei Tsukai no Blade Dance10Claire was confused as to why Kamito – being a lowly male – was there, but he explains everything by showing his invitation to The King of Fighters tournament!Seirei Tsukai no Blade Dance11Unfortunately, the letter was just Greyworth Ciel Mais – Areishia Academy’s principal – summoning Kamito to the campus. Giving the circumstances, Claire promises to show him the way to the Academy, but not before making the contract-thing first! She makes the ritual exactly as it said in the manual, but the great spirit Terminus Est was not pleased with a psycho-bitch as her master…But why? Claire is so lovable! And she will not accept that, as she releases the power of her majestic fire spirit: The fire kitten Scarlet!Seirei Tsukai no Blade Dance12With her loyalfire spirit by her side, Claire declares she will tame Est! And she does so by showing outstanding animations!Seirei Tsukai no Blade Dance01And then…She fails! But that’s ok. In case you forgot: Kamito was there! And he saves her life not only for a second time but for a third as well, by making a contract with Est on her place. Well, I think this should be enough to make up for everything!Seirei Tsukai no Blade Dance13Well, fuck my life! Because Claire can’t accept how Kamito just “Netorared” HER spirit, so she decides to make him her slave as compensation. However, by finally reaching the school facility, Kamito had no business with Claire anymore and easily escapes from her because, do not forget: Strongest Elementalist in the whole freaking world…Way before the first episode…Enrolling as a freshman in a Elementalist Academy! Kamito is not just O.P., he is really unfair, too!Seirei Tsukai no Blade Dance14Anyway: By going inside the school building, he meets Ellis Fahrengart, who is the president of the disciplinary committee, and just can’t accept a male in the school, which means she has to go all tsundere on Kamito right in the next scene…Seirei Tsukai no Blade Dance02Ah! Did I mention they wear Japanese school uniforms…on a medieval-fantasy setting? Because they do!Seirei Tsukai no Blade Dance15 And I just love how Kamito has to sleep in a house worse than a stable! Quite literally!Seirei Tsukai no Blade Dance16Kamito finally gets scouted to his classroom, the raven class, where all the problem students are put together, which obviously includes Claire. Seirei Tsukai no Blade Dance17BUT WAIT! There’s this blond girl called Rinslet Laurenfrost, who offers Kamito to be her servant, but Claire wont accept that, and a big cat fight over the Girl-Magnet lead starts, until Rinslet’s maid – Clara – accidently falls over the hero’s head!Seirei Tsukai no Blade Dance20This is a weak series, and It’s not like the anime format made it any better, as the art-style is that unimpressive and usual loli-moe-girls style, which makes every girl looking like 12 years old at best! The animation quality for the first episode was already mediocre, and the 1st and final episodes tend to be the better ones…Seirei Tsukai no Blade Dance22The opening sequence is also awful, with uninspiring scenes and some of the most terrible denpa pop songs I’ve ever heard! It’s not only Engrish to its fullest, but there are some moments where I am not even sure if Hitomi Harada was even using Japanese at all!Seirei Tsukai no Blade Dance23The world setting, plot, characters are all a bunch of overused clichés and a poor excuse to have lots of boobs and borderline H disguised as an action story. I don’t know why this series must exist, as there is already plenty of better series doing the same thing. Maybe it’s because the protagonist fits in the recent trend of “God-like male leads”, but he is not unique or interesting in any way.Seirei Tsukai no Blade Dance19Maybe, Seirei Tsukai no Blade Dance could have been more interesting if it was released in the 90’s, but this title came out in light novel form at the end of 2010! All this shit was already overused back then, why bother to make an anime adaptation of this right now?Seirei Tsukai no Blade Dance21To be honest, the light novel already reached the 14th, so I am probably underestimating the Japanese love for cheap and immature fan-service. But, since predictable developments, boring characters and boobs are not enough to keep me interested, the first episode was more than enough for me!Seirei Tsukai no Blade Dance23

8 responses to “Anime Review – Seirei Tsukai no Blade Dance

  1. Funny, “R” has never been a big problem for me. The damn “S” though…
    To finish my sigle letter jokes, man, I miss D. She was such a nice girl.


  3. I concede to the superior viewer. I did not make it to the 5:00 mark. My bonnet off to you. *bubblepipes*

    • I just didn’t want to believe there was nothing more to this anime, so I kept watching it, hoping to find anything worth praising. At the end of the episode, lots of stuff happened, but it also feels like nothing happened at all…

      • That ‘nothing happened at all’ is probably one of the most important selling points of this series. While you’re watching, it looks like something’s happening, but when you’re done, it hasn’t really changed you in any way. Other than allowing you to take a breather from your own mind. Some people need that, sometimes.

      • I understand where you want to get, but this anime is no relaxing slice-of-life. It is an action packed series that’s actually trying to give actual content, constantly. I don’t think it’s an appropriate type of story to give you a mind breather…

  4. Well, I can’t say anything about the anime since I haven’t watched it yet but I most definitely enjoyed reading this review. I might have to watch the first episode just to experience what this reviewer experienced while watching it.

    • Thank you for reading this review. This anime sure has a lot of overused ideas, but if you really enjoy those elements, it’s pretty normal to end up enjoying this show, and there’s nothing wrong with this. Although I believe you can find better, as these elements are not particularly well used here…

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