Broken Blade (movie series)

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©2009 Yunosuke Yoshinaga / Flex Comix Inc.


[ adapted from Broken Blade (manga) ]

Alternative title:
Break Blade
ブレイク ブレイド (Japanese)
破刃之劍 (Chinese (Taiwan))
Genres: action, drama, fantasy
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: 647 ratings have been given [details]
 Masterpiece: 98 votes (sub:78, dub:16, raw:2, others:2
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Seen in part or in whole by 1160 users, rank: #891 (of 5921)
Median rating: Very good
Arithmetic mean: 8.167 (Very good+), std. dev.: 1.4197, rank: #337 (of 5914)
Weighted mean: 8.079 (Very good), rank: #333 (of 5914) (seen all: 8.15 / seen some: 7.64 / won't finish: 4.72)
Bayesian estimate: 8.069 (Very good), rank: #242 (of 4462)
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)
Official website:
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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Japanese staff
Japanese cast
Chief Director: Tetsuro Amino
Director: Nobuyoshi Habara
Screenplay: Masashi Sogo
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
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
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: Studio Biho
HD Editing Studio: Qtec
Key Animation: 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
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 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

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
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.)
The Anime Network
Licensed by: Sentai Filmworks
Production: Seraphim Digital
Chinese (Taiwan) staff
Chinese (Taiwan) companies
(none)
Licensed by: Mighty Media Co., Ltd.
Chinese (Taiwan) cast
(none)
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