The GoodThe biggest reason why you should watch it now is that it’s a fantasy mecha anime, you know like Escaflowne. They are hard to come by, that’s for sure. In the world of Broken Blade, people can use a form of magic that allows them to manipulate quartz. Engineers fashion mecha using quartz ligaments and build their guns using quartz pistons and quartz bullets, thusly allowing a people of low technology build these amazing fighting machines. However, our main character Rygart Arrow is one of the only people alive in the world who can’t use magic, an “un-sorcerer” if you will.
The first thing to catch my eye about this anime was it’s beauty. The blu-ray release of each episode featured extensive detail, movie-quality visuals in every way. Yet, deep down inside I know that the visuals alone are why it takes 3 or 4 months to make an episode, but it’s worth it. Gosh is she a pretty one.
The BadI have a couple of complaints, but they are all nitpicks really. First of all I’d rather have the giant robots fight with giant swords and shields, rather than with guns. I can see giant robots fighting with guns at anytime in my life, why must you put this in my fantasy mecha show as well? Either way, it isn’t a big complaint since the gun fights are more hands on per se than the beam spam of a Gundam anime. And yes there are swords as well, so hurray for that.
Second, to some having the episodes being released a few months apart from each other is a major turnoff. Yes, I do also wish they were released at a more hurried rate, but that’s what happens with an OVA, just a part of life. But this should not keep you from watching the show, watch it now and suffer like the rest of us!