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Review: Break Blade

Plot Summary: The inhabitants of the continent of Cruzon are born with the ability to freely control quartz. Technology based on this power allows them to perform a great multitude of tasks such as shoot projectiles and pilot mobile suits (called Golems in this society). Rygart Arrow is an un-sorcerer, a rare individual who is unable to levitate even the smallest crystal. Living with his brother on a farm, he receives a letter from an old friend, Hodr, the current king. Close companion of the king and queen when they were students at Assam Military School, Arrow is informed that a war is about to occur. Hodr called him because an ancient type of Golem has been found in a mining shaft. No one has been able to move it and Queen Sigyn, an expert engineer, suspects that maybe an un-sorcerer might be the key to activate it.

From the onset this anime grabs your attention with some very intriguing characters and an intense storyline with countries on their verge of war, and friends being caught in the middle of it. Rygart is non-sorcerer which is extremely rare, he doesn’t have the capability to control quartz through his mind like the rest of the population, one isn’t seen except for every 180 years. Rygart has a pecular character and is called by the king and queen who are his school friends to help them with their dilema. Rygart also steps into ancient Mecha from a time where civilization didn’t have the ability to control quartz and its surprisingly more powerful then their usual Mechs but he isn’t a soldier, he is practical man and farmer but with his friends and family on the line he also has to fight his best friend who is leading the charge. For only six episodes this is one very complex anime with so many angles to it, and extremely well done its fantastic. I’m honestly disappointed that it was only 6 50min episodes, I wanted to see a lot more and enjoy more out of it but for only 6 episodes I loved it. This is an anime that should not be missed.

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