Blade’s Edge Update – September

We’re a few days into September, and its time to take a look at August and then look forward into September. The summer lull is finally beginning to come to a close, the summer anime season is well underway, and Winnipeg has had the craziest summer weather I have seen in my 30 years here… it’s been a strange month and a stranger summer, but things are getting back to normal.

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Shadow’s Six: Best Anime of Winter/Spring 2015

Now that we’re finished the Spring anime review blitz, it’s time to rank the best shows of the Winter and Spring anime seasons. In Autumn and Summer, we had Trinity Seven, Sabagebu and HaNaYaMaTa taking the top spots while last year’s Spring and Winter had No Game No Life and The World is Still Beautiful in the top spots. What gems will this year’s Winter and Spring highlights showcase for us?

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Blade’s Edge Update – June

Another month has passed. May, the quintessential spring month, is coming to a close. A fairly quiet month saw me playing the surprisingly good Omega Quintet, Dust: An Elysian Tail, and doing an absurdly fun Catherine stream this past weekend. I’d like to again thank everyone who stopped by during that, it was one of the best times I’ve had in ages. I finished my 2015 Winter anime review blitz with World Break: Aria of Curse for a Holy Swordsman earlier this month and also posted a Shadow’s Six list of anime that I’d love to see continue. It was a fairly slow month for articles due to my work schedule, so I apologize for that. But let’s move into June now!

Asuna & Kirito
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World Break: Aria of Curse for a Holy Swordsman – Split Decision

CoverWorld Break: Aria of Curse for a Holy Swordsman, hereafter referred to as World Break to save us all the frustration of the awkwardly long full name, is yet another alternate Earth fantasy anime. In World Break, creatures known as Metaphysicals appear out of nowhere and wreak havoc on the world. To fight them, the world recruits people known as Saviors – people who can draw power from a connection to a past life.

Saviors typically have a connection to one past life, and are able to generate a form of energy known as Plana to both protect them and augment them. There are two varieties of Savior – dark magic users known as Kuroma and holy swordsmen known as Shirogane. Very rarely, a Savior capable of performing both appears, due to a connection to multiple past lives. These Saviors are known as ‘Ancient Dragons’.

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Blade’s Edge Update – May

Hard to believe April is already over. Where has the time gone… so I got some of the things I wanted accomplished this month. I got most of my Winter Anime blitz posted, with the second last review for Isuca going up yesterday. The new format for weekly recommendations has been working well, with my new Your Song in April recommendations concluding this past Monday.

I have been streaming Omega Quintet these past few days, and having a blast doing so – it looks like it is likely to continue for at least the rest of this week so please stop by and check it out! I also finished Final Fantasy XIII-2 on stream, and started both Record of Agarest War Zero and Dust: An Elysian Trail which will continue at a later date. Sadly, I didn’t get to play War for the Overworld since the non-Steam version hasn’t been released yet, and Mighty No 9 was delayed to September.

Due to circumstances at work, I may not have as much time to write as I did previously for the next month or two, but I should still be able to keep a good pace going. This will likely keep going into mid-June, but after that hopefully we’ll be able to get back to normal. But now that April is behind us… what’s next?

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