Broken Blade (movie series)

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Alternative title:
Break Blade 
ブレイク ブレイド (Japanese) 
破刃之劍 (Chinese (Taiwan)) 
Genres: action , drama , fantasy 
Themes: Mecha , military , politics , tragedy , war 
Objectionable content: Significant 
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 at 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. 
User Ratings: 707 ratings have been given [details]
 Masterpiece: 102 votes (sub:78, dub:20, raw:2, others:2
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 Excellent: 210 votes (sub:165, dub:39, raw:1, edit.dub:1, others:4
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 Very good: 198 votes (sub:154, dub:36, raw:3, ?:1, others:4
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 Good: 124 votes (sub:94, dub:26, ?:1, others:3
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 Decent: 41 votes (sub:33, dub:5, others:3
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 So-so: 14 votes (sub:10, dub:2, others:2
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 Not really good: 7 votes (sub:5, dub:2)
 Weak: 7 votes (sub:7)
 Bad: 2 votes (dub:1, sub:1)
 Awful: 1 vote (sub:1)
 Worst ever: 1 vote (sub:1)
Seen in part or in whole by 1290 users, rank: #850 (of 6233)
Median rating: Very good
Arithmetic mean: 8.107 (Very good), std. dev.: 1.4546, rank: #366 (of 6228)
Weighted mean: 8.035 (Very good), rank: #369 (of 6228) (seen all: 8.10 / seen some: 7.64 / won't finish: 4.49)
Bayesian estimate: 8.026 (Very good), rank: #271 (of 4685)
Running time: 50 minutes 
Vintage: 2010-05-29
Premiere date:
2010-05-29 (Japan, Book One - The Time of Awakening) 
2010-06-26 (Japan, Book Two - The Split Path) 
2010-09-25 (Japan, Book Three - The Mark of the Assassin's Dagger) 
2010-10-30 (Japan, Book Four - The Earth of Calamity) 
2011-01-22 (Japan, Book Five - The Horizon Between Life and Death) 
2011-03-26 (Japan, Book Six - Enclave of Lamentations) 
Opening Theme:
"Fate" by Kokia 
Ending Theme:
"SERIOUS-AGE" by Faylan 
#2: "Nageki no Oto (嘆きの音)" by Kokia (ep 6) 
Insert song:
"Omoi (ヲモイ)" by Kokia (ep 4) 
Review:
Broken Blade (Jan 25, 2012)
News: Show:
Production I.G. panel (Jul 2, 2011)
New York Comic Con - CMX (Feb 7, 2009)
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Blu-Ray (Region A)
    Broken Blade - Complete Collection (Blu-Ray) 2012-02-21 (from $34.99)
DVD (Region 1)
    Broken Blade - Complete Collection (DVD) 2012-02-21 (from $29.99)

Japanese staff
Japanese cast
Chief Director: Tetsuro Amino 
Director: Nobuyoshi Habara 
Screenplay: Masashi Sogo 
Music: Yoshihisa Hirano 
Original creator: Yunosuke Yoshinaga 
Character Design: Takushige Norita 
Art Director: Toshihiro Kohama (BIHO) 
Mechanical design: Takayuki Yanase 
Art design: Yoshinori Shiozawa 
Sound Director: Yota Tsuruoka 
Director of Photography: Kazuaki Funakura 
3D Animation:
Junki Honma 
Takashi Aoki 
Art Assistant: Yukiko Ono 
Assistant Character Animation Director: Chizuru Kobayashi 
Assistant Episode Director: Katsutoshi Hirose 
Assistant Mechanical Animation Director:
Kazuki Ito 
Koji Ito 
Sho Yamamoto 
Assistant Production Manager:
Hidefumi Morimi 
Kouji Nakano 
Takayuki Horizoe 
Takehiro Koyama 
Associate producer:
Hiroyuki Kikugawa 
Osamu Hosokawa 
Tomo Mayo 
CG Supervision: Junki Honma 
Character Animation Director:
Natsuki Egami 
Shinpei Kamata 
Takushige Norita 
CM Work: Atsunori Sato 
Color design: Mitsuko Sekimoto 
Design Manager: Naoko Marukawa 
Editing: Junichi Itou (Jay Film) 
Editing Assistant: Emi Onodera 
HD Coordinator: Yoshito Ashino 
HD Editing: Masayasu Arimatsu 
HD Editing Assistant:
Akiko Nakagawa 
Shinji Iriyama 
Insert Song Arrangement: Masumi Itou (ep 4) 
Insert Song Composition: Masumi Itou (ep 4) 
Insert Song Lyrics: Kokia (ep 4) 
Insert Song Performance: Kokia (ep 4) 
Literature: Daishiro Tanimura 
Logo Design: Akihisa Kumagawa 
Mechanical animation Director:
Hideki Fukushima 
Hiroshi Matsuda 
Takuya Matsumura 
Mechanical Director: Takuya Matsumura 
Music producer: Katsumi Koike 
Preview Work: Atsunori Sato 
Production Office Work:
Emiko Takashina 
Hitomi Ishikawa 
Promotion Manager: Aki Inoue 
Publicity Producer: Yūji Hirooka 
PV Work:
Kazumitsu Kubota 
Yasuaki Takeuchi (Production I.G) 
Recording: Satoshi Yano 
Recording Assistant:
Fumiaki Tanaka 
Mai Sunaba 
Sound Effects: Hiromune Kurahashi (Sound Box) 
Sound Production Manager: Yoshimi Sugiyama 
Storyboard Assistant:
Takushige Norita 
Takuya Matsumura 
Supervision: Seiji Takakura 
System Management: Tsuyoshi Hirota 
Theme Song Arrangement:
Hitoshi Fujima (ED) 
Masumi Itou (OP)  (ED2) 
Theme Song Composition:
Hitoshi Fujima (ED) 
Kokia (OP)  (ED2) 
Theme Song Lyrics:
Aki Hata (ED) 
Kokia (OP)  (ED2) 
Theme Song Performance:
Faylan 
Kokia (OP)  (ED2) 
Web Manager: Yoshioki Somekawa 
Souichiro Hoshi as Rygart Arrow 

Chiwa Saito as Sigyn Erster 
Hideyuki Umezu as Elekt 
Hiroshi Kamiya as Zess 
Kana Hanazawa as Cleo Saburafu 
Kazuya Nakai as Borcuse 
Kenichi Ogata as General Tool 
Kenji Takahashi as Argass 
Kikuko Inoue as Greta 
Kousuke Toriumi as Girge 
Marina Inoue as Narvi Stryze 
Masashi Sugawara as General Bard 
Masumi Asano as Legatz 
Minoru Shiraishi as Nair Stryze 
Nanaho Katsuragi as Sakura 
Ryoko Shiraishi as Nike 
Takaya Hashi as Loquis 
Tomoya Kawai as Logen G. Garf Ensance 
Yūichi Nakamura as Hodr (Crishuna the 9th) 
Yuko Kaida as Lee 

Aya Okuhara as Scout (ep 4) 
Binbin Takaoka as Dan (ep 2) 
Chikara Oosaka as Soldier A (ep 4) 
Daichi Endō as Knight A (ep 1) 
Eri Kitamura as Leto 
Hajime Iijima as Party Member A (ep 5) 
Hideki Tasaka as Knight B (ep 1) 
Hiromi Igarashi as Engineer E (ep 1) 
Hironori Kondou as Test Pilot B (ep 6) 
Hiroomi Sugino as Hekera (ep 2) 
Hiroto Kazuki as Palace Guard A (ep 1) 
Katsuhisa Houki as
Ailes (eps 3-4) 
Engineer A (eps 1-3) 
Superior officer (ep 6) 
Kazuyoshi Hayashi as
Bades (eps 4-6) 
Engineer C (eps 1-3) 
Kenji Takahashi as
Engineer D (ep 1) 
Knight (ep 6) 
Kimiyoshi Kibe as
Cabinet minister (ep 6) 
Engineer B (eps 1-3) 
Knight A (ep 4) 
Masahiro Okazaki as Soldier B (ep 4) 
Mayumi Yanagisawa as Elza (eps 2, 4) 
Mitsuhiro Sakamaki as
Knight C (ep 4) 
Messenger (ep 5) 
Nozomi Sasaki as Leda (ep 3) 
Rei Matsuzaki as Bodyguard (ep 6) 
Ryusaku Chijiwa as Test Pilot A (ep 6) 
Satomi Moriya as Athens Commonwealth female soldier (ep 2) 
Seirou Ogino as Palace Guard B (ep 1) 
Shigeo Kiyama as Kurozawa (ep 5) 
Takehiro Murozono as
Heavy Knight A (ep 3) 
Part Member B (ep 5) 
Tanago Yamataki as Knight C (ep 1) 
Yoriko Nagata as Echidina (Zess' wife; ep 6) 
Youhei Nishina as Knight B (ep 4) 
Yuka Adachi as Maid (ep 3) 
Japanese companies
Animation Production:
Production I.G 
Xebec 
Animation Production Assistance:
Buyu 
Manglobe 
Background Art: Bihou, Inc. 
Distributor: The Klockworx Co., Ltd. 
HD Editing Studio: Q-Tec 
Key Animation:
Studio Gimlet 
White Line 
Music Production: Lantis 
Offline Editing: Jay Film 
Photography Assistance: Trans Arts Co. 
Promotion Assistance:
Dengeki Hobby Magazine 
Hobby Japan 
Recording Studio:
Studio 2010 
studio2001: 
Sound Effects: Sound Box 
Sound Production: Rakuonsha 
English staff
English cast
ADR Director: Steven Foster 
Translation: Javier Lopez 
ADR Script:
Javier Lopez 
Steven Foster 
Executive producer:
Eiichi Takahashi 
John Ledford 

Audio Engineer: Stanley Thomas 
BD Authoring: David Williams 
DVD Authoring: Neal Barnes 
Media Coordinator: Janice Williams 
Packaging Design: Larry Koteff 
Production Assistant:
Dwayne Jones 
E.W. Rector III 
Kayla King 
Production manager: Joey Goubeaud 
Sound Design: Christopher Bourque 
Subtitle Timing: Christopher Williams 
Technical Assistant: Michael Olesch 
Emily Neves as Sigyn Erster 
Greg Ayres as Rygart Arrow 
Leraldo Anzaldua as Zess 

Andrew Love as Nile Stryze (eps 4-6) 
Chris Hutchison as Bades (eps 4-6) 
Corey Hartzog as Girge (eps 3-5) 
David Wald as Io (eps 3-6) 
Dylan Godwin as Nile Stryze 
Jay Hickman as Borcuse (eps 3-6) 
Kalob Martinez as Hodr 
Maggie Flecknoe as Lee 
Rob Mungle as Baldr 
Shelley Calene-Black as Narvi Stryza 

Andy McAvin as Elekt 
Brittney Karbowski as Cleo Saburafu 
Chris Ayres as General True 
Chris Hutchison as Hekella (eps 2-3) 
Corey Hartzog as Dan (ep 2) 
David Gorgritz as Loggin G. Garf Ensance 
David Matranga as
Loggin G. Garf Ensance 
Loquis (eps 2-3) 
David Wald as Argath (eps 2-3) 
Elizabeth Bunch as
Elza (eps 2, 4) 
Greta (ep 6) 
Leda (ep 3) 
Fred Walters Jr. as Kurozawa 
Larry Christian as Regatz 
Luci Christian as Sakura 
Melissa Davis as Nike 
Melissa Magill as Nike 
English companies
Distributor:
Madman Entertainment (Australia & New Zealand) 
MVM (UK) 
Section23 Films 
Internet Streaming:
Crunchyroll (USA & Canada.) 
iTunes Store 
The Anime Network 
Licensed by: Sentai Filmworks 
Production: Seraphim Digital 
French staff
French cast
(none)
French companies
Distributor: Black Box 
Chinese (Taiwan) staff
Chinese (Taiwan) companies
(none)
Licensed by: Mighty Media Co., Ltd. 
Chinese (Taiwan) cast
(none)
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