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Sentai Filmworks Adds Blade & Soul Anime

posted on by Karen Ressler
MMORPG-based series currently airing on Crunchyroll

North American anime distributor Sentai Filmworks announced on Thursday that it has licensed the anime adaptation of the Blade & Soul MMORPG. The company plans to release the series on home video.

Crunchyroll is currently streaming the series into several territories as it airs in Japan.

Sentai Filmworks describes the story:

In a world where stunning beauty is menaced by evil, the up-and-coming Wind Empire struggles to defeat the empire of old and unite all races together in the dawning of a new age. Enter: Alka, a buxom, scantily-clad assassin looking to exact revenge for the death of her teacher, Hong. She's on the hunt for his killer, Jin Varrel, a demonic dame that kills without remorse. Nevertheless, they are a part of the same “Blade Clan,” and Alka feels conflicted and sympathetic, as they are essentially one-in-the-same. While on her valiant quest for vengeance, Alka comes across a peculiar trio of winsome warriors: Hazuki, Karen, and Roana, each possessing a unique set of assets of her own. Will they help Alka in her conquest… or do they have their own plan in mind? Adapted from the popular videogame with visual elements based on the work by distinguished manwha-style artist, Hyung-Tae Kim, this series combines martial arts-inspired combat and Qing Gong action for a thrill ride like no other.

Hiroshi Hamasaki (Steins;Gate, Texhnolyze) and Hiroshi Takeuchi (Bodacious Space Pirateschief animation director) will direct the anime at studio GONZO from scripts by Atsuhiro Tomioka (Inazuma Eleven, Pokémon XY). Eri Nagata (Leviathan: The Last Defense, Psycho-Pass sub-character design) is adapting Hyung-Tae Kim's game character designs for animation and serving as chief animation director. LEGO BIG MORL is performing the anime's ending theme, “RAINBOW."

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