Category Archives: Broken Blade

12 Moments of Anime 2011: Broken Blade? No Problem–Fully Operational Retrievable Gigantic Ninja Star

[First Moment: Mazinkaiser Enters The Battlefield] Our next moment is from another giant robot show; similar to the anachrnonisms of Mazinkaiser SKL of using medieval melee weapons and fighting styles in an age of technological giant robots. Every new installment, … Continue reading

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The Relevant Brilliance of Broken Blade (Finale)

When I think of brilliance I usually associate it with grand, broad, and comprehensive things. I do not find evidence of such in Broken Blade the anime. But in considering one or a few narrow, specific things, I think the … Continue reading

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Broken Blade 05 and The Broken Character

Is crazy supposed to make sense? Girghe doesn’t seem to. He takes over this part of the nairrative. He steals the show in the fourth film and owns this one… all the way to his spectacular and perplexing death. It … Continue reading

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Broken Blade 04 is Breaking Out the Right Moves

Recently T.H.A.T. Anime Blog graciously published my aspirations for the robot show of the future. In it I asked for two things: 1) an entry-level kids’ show that has strong merchandising potential so as to create new fans organically, and … Continue reading

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The Blade is Broken, the Combat is Non-lethal; and Yet, Broken Blade 03 is Superb.

After three episodes/films I think Broken Blade has grown stronger. Part of this is how the background story’s flimsiness is mitigated by the sheer amount of time spent depicting the smaller robot battles – small enough to be called skirmishes. … Continue reading

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