Living by the Blade
First we would like to thank all that participated in last month’s challenge which featured the anime Dungeon ni Deai wo Motomeru no wa Machigatteiru no Darou ka. We hope you enjoyed the adventure with us! To newcomers that wonder just what the challenge is the rules are very simple. We all watch an anime that is suggested by AnimeFanatika. Every week, on Monday, we give you the episodes you must watch. All you do is then watch the episodes. The challenge is just for all of us to maybe explore and anime we have not seen, or an old favourite that we are revisiting. The challenge is just about having fun!
This month’s challenge is the Anime Blade and Soul. The anime tells the tale of Alka, an assassin for the Clan of the Sword. She is on a self-imposed quest to find a woman named Jin Valel, the woman who killed Alka’s master, Hon. On her journey she also encounters three strange women, each a formidable warrior herself. The anime focuses on the futility of vengeance, as well as the stubbornness that envelops one when you know better but instead follows down the darker path.
Blade and Soul is a Japanese anime adaptation of a Korean fantasy martial-arts MMORPG which was developed by NCSOFT (Team Bloodlust). The anime aired from April to June 2014 and was directed by Hiroshi Hamasaki and Hiroshi Takeuchi, scripts were written by Atsuhiro Hamasaki. Production was done at Studio Gonzo.