Posts Tagged ‘Zetsuen no Tenpesuto’

This was originally posted by me here.

The second anime I will be reviewing this season is Zetsuen no Tempest.  Going into the anime I only knew 2 things; Studio bones is animating it and some plot elements/dialogue sequences play homage to William Shakespeare.  I love Studio Bones and Shakespeare so this should be pretty damn good, right?  The first episode blew me away, it was spectacular and I will get to that but first here is a plot synopsis.

“The point of view begins with Hakaze, a witch who ended up on a deserted island. Changing point of views, we now look at Yoshino and Mahiro. Yoshino and Mahiro were best friends, but one day Mahiro suddenly disappeared. Yoshino assumed that he found a clue to whoever murdered his family. Despite the close bond they had, Yoshino has no idea where Mahiro is. However, one day when Yoshino was putting flowers on Mahiros’ family’s grave, a woman questions Yoshino about Mahiro at gunpoint. According to the woman, Mahiro got involved with some serious issues that will inevitably put the human race in a catastrophic situation, and the Japanese government is desperately looking for Mahiro. Apparently some sort of “magic” is involved. What happened to Mahiro? And who is this Hakaze girl? What does Hakaze have to do with this?” (MyAnimeList) (more…)