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Friday, January 4, 2013

Zetsuen no Tempest

Blast of Tempest is a Japanese manga series written by Kyō Shirodaira and illustrated by Arihide Sano and Ren Saizaki. An anime adaptation by Bones began airing on October 4, 2012. It has been licensed by Aniplex USA in North America and by Madman Entertainment in Australia. The story revolves around two high school boys: Mahiro Fuwa, a hot-headed juvenile delinquent and his level-headed friend Yoshino Takigawa. Mahiro's sister was mysteriously murdered one year before, but the killer is never found. Mahiro craves revenge, but doesn't know how to find the killer. By some act of fate or perhaps something more sinister, he finds a message in a bottle that washes up on shore. It has instructions on how to use the enclosed talisman to communicate with a girl who is marooned on an uncharted island. Her name is Hakaze Kusaribe, who arrogantly claims to be the greatest mage in the entire world and is the leader of the Kusaribe clan, a group of powerful magic-users, yet through trickery and deceit, she was left trapped by rebels in her group on an unknown deserted island that is surrounded by an invisible barrier that she cannot break. Mahiro agrees to help Hakaze find a way to escape while fighting the rebels who imprisoned her in exchange for her magical aid to find out the murderer of his sister. Upon learning of his friend's intentions, Yoshino joins him on his quest to stand against the Kusaribe clan who intends to awaken the "Tree of Exodus" whose power can bring ruin to the entire world. In fact, as the tree grows, it summons its "fruit," gigantic floating eyes that have been chained underground for thousands of years. Whenever a fruit emerges, butterflies arrive in droves, attracted by the supernatural aroma of the fruit. The butterflies are a sign of impending doom. And wherever the fruit appears, all flesh and blood creatures turn to metal, a disease called Black Iron Syndrome. Now that the boys are armed with magical talismans that Hakaze had hidden around Japan, they are immune to the effects of the fruit. But so are their enemies, the rebels of the Kusaribe clan. And if that weren't bad enough, the Japanese army knows all about the existence of magic-users and are not sitting this one out.

1 comment:

  1. Let me know if this gets more awesome later, I kind of kicked this show to the curb after episode 10.