Seirei Tsukai no Blade Dance Discussion

Topic started by takashichea on June 1, 2014. Last post by Wraith 3 weeks, 4 days ago.
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Seirei Tsukai no Blade Dance (精霊使いの剣舞 Seirei Tsukai no Bureidodansu)
Alias: Spirit Elementalist's Blade Dance

Producer: TNK
Type: Adaptation of Digital Light Novel Series
Genres & Themes: action, fantasy, harem, romance, comedy, slice of life, supernatural

Release Date: July 14, 2014

Plot: In the "elemental fantasy" of Seirei Tsukai no Blade Dance, only a pure girl may enter into a spirit contract. At Areishia Spirit Academy, the daughters of nobility are assembled to take elite classes and become spirit elementalists. A boy named Kamito happened to be peeping on a student named Claire while she was taking a bath, and he accidentally makes a contract with a spirit instead of Claire. Now, Kamito has become something once thought impossible in this world — a male spirit elementalist.
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The official site for the upcoming TV anime adaptation of Yu Shimizu's popular action-fantasy light novel series Seirei Tsukai no Blade Dance (Spirit Elementalist's Blade Dance) has announced its premiere schedule in July. Tetsuya Yanagisawa (High School DxD, Daimidaler the Sound Robot) directs the anime for TNK.

The premiere schedule:

July 14: AT-X (20:30~), Tokyo MX (24:30~), MBS (27:35~)

July 15: TV Aichi (26:05~)

July 17: BS11 (24:00~)

The first volume of the novel series was published from Media Factory's MF Bunko J label on December 24,

2010. It now has 13 novel volumes with over 1 million print run in Japan. The manga adaptation illustrated

by Issei Hyoujyu has been serialized in Monthly Comic Alive and three tankobon volumes are available.

The story centers on Kamito Kazehaya, the world's only known male elementalist. One day he is transferred

to Areisha Spirit Academy, his purpose is to find his best partners to win the Blade Dance to determine the

strongest elementalists.

Post by Marshal Victory (2,418 posts) See mini bio Level 13

Pilot was ok. Not super great but it had a few funny bits. Series should have tag of fan service tho.

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@Marshal Victory:

It felt pretty generic to me. Reminds me of Infinite Stratos where a guy is transferred to a school of girls because he's the first guy in a long time to have a special ability (operate IS or magic).

Post by Supreme Marvel (5,176 posts) See mini bio Level 12

- Where have I seen this type of animé before?

Should be it's tagline.

Post by Marshal Victory (2,418 posts) See mini bio Level 13

@takashichea: @Supreme Marvel: Ya Taka is right I had that IS <Infinite Stratos> feel when watching it. But the main character seems like hes more like the one from Unbreakable Machine Doll me thinks.

Like I said not great not bad few laughs an average I would say so far.

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@Marshal Victory:

The main character from Unbreakable Machine Dolls wasn't that bold with girls and trying to tease one girl with a kiss. He reminds me of Akatsuki but less perverted and less Gary Stu.

Post by Marshal Victory (2,418 posts) See mini bio Level 13

@takashichea: Thats fair enuff. It just reminded me more of a combination of those shows. Main character here does not seem to be the harem punching bag type an nor was the main from Unbreakable Machine Doll.

Post by Marshal Victory (2,418 posts) See mini bio Level 13

Episode 2 was average. Nothing great. A few plot holes or at the very least character establishment problems. Aesthetica of a Rogue Hero main character had bravado that this main character seems to want to have but wavers. Long as it stays average even generic average I will watch to see if it gets over that. But yeah it feels like the grandchild of quite a few harem battle anime.

edit had wrong show number /sigh

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All right, I say it's the love child of Familiar of Zero and Infinite Stratos. Ep 2 wasn't bad and it had more action and less fan service.

ED song emphasizes legs and thigh.

Post by Marshal Victory (2,418 posts) See mini bio Level 13

Episode 3 was the revenge of the debut of the loli. Or something like that. Was not bad not great tho. Watchable an the plot thickens. Which is most always a good thing.

@takashichea: this has shades of Dragonar Academy. Replace dragons with spirits kinda sorta. Also I liked Familiar of Zero an if not mistaken the writer got to see his work done into a anime before he passed on? Memory fails atm an I'm gonna blame this on the sinus infection from heck. Thinking a exorcist for it may be more useful than a doctor atm :/

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The only deep thing I got from the series is that the harem lead was a tool before and made to kill. The irony is that women are making him their servant. Since this and Hsmatora are my only shows for Monday, I watch both then.
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@Marshal Victory:

I realized this harem's show has a fetish for legs and thighs.

Blade Dance loves legs and stocking
Blade Dance loves legs and stocking

If you watch the ED song, it starts from their legs.

Post by Marshal Victory (2,418 posts) See mini bio Level 13

@takashichea: That might go more so for the body type shown than its over all fetish tho. But it does seem like a trend in this series.

Also good catch on the irony of the main characters past an what the girls want him to be. Had not thought of that.

Post by Marshal Victory (2,418 posts) See mini bio Level 13

episode 4 was average. Every thing felt forced.

Finally figured out what this reminded me of looks wise sort of. Aria the Scarlet Ammo . Why because that same production company TNK was 2nd Key Animation, In-Between Animation for that show. Shakugan no Shana Second they were 2nd Key Animation. Production company seems to have worked with J.C.Staff quite a bit.

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@Marshal Victory: HAven't seen Aria or Shana. Episode 4 felt okay. Maybe a bit rused and conveniently solved. Looks like we be introduce to the next love interest.
Post by Marshal Victory (2,418 posts) See mini bio Level 13

5 goes farther with the main character abuse :/ It just keeps going traditional harem route it seems.

@takashichea: This show makes me appreciate shows like The Irregular at a Magical High School a bit more for their treatment of the main character. While this show is not overboard with the main character being beaten by the girls that like him, it is a weekly thing now.

Aria the Scarlet Ammo was kind of funny at times, since the male lead could not use his powers unless he was aroused. The production company for those serries seriously likes red haired slim figure characters.

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Same trope: jealousy and misunderstanding = pain for the male lead. I forgot why the male lead and the headmaster have a bone to pick with.
Post by Supreme Marvel (5,176 posts) See mini bio Level 12

Stopped watching.

Post by Marshal Victory (2,418 posts) See mini bio Level 13

@Supreme Marvel: If Mondays were not so thin on anime for me Decent chance I might as well. Show has some problems . World build is thin at best. Borrowed feel of the show keeps nagging me. Atm its just average maybe it will develop, but if it falls bellow that I will drop it as well.

@takashichea: Headmaster knew she was a he in the blade tournament past. Uses that as leverage over him. If I recall right.

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