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In order to protect her daughter, a young single mother is forced to fight after acquiring a powerful ancient weapon.







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Series cast summary:
Jamie Marchi ...  Masane Amaha 24 episodes, 2006
Cherami Leigh ...  Naomi 24 episodes, 2006
Mark Stoddard ...  Reiji Takayama 24 episodes, 2006


In order to protect her daughter, a young single mother is forced to fight after acquiring a powerful ancient weapon.

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Brutal and bloody!


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Release Date:

5 April 2006 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Клинок ведьм See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo (Original Japanese)| Dolby Digital (English Dub)



Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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Referenced in The Image Revolution (2014) See more »


Ashita no Te
Performed by Mamiko Noto
Written and Arranged by Yukari Hashimoto
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The witchblade is second fiddle in this interpretation which is a good thing
21 February 2007 | by chrichtonsworldSee all my reviews

This anime is just beautiful! The animation is very clear and smooth. It is a joy to watch the characters walking around in this anime. Also there are a lot of likable characters in this series. I promise you will laugh. The relationship between Masane (the woman who carries the witchblade) and Rihoko (Masana's daughter) is a special one. It is obvious that they love each other very much! And it seems that Rihiko takes care of the mother who is a bit of a wild one (maybe as a consequence of the witchblade,we don't know). And at the end we are witness of some change in Masana's character. She has to mature in order to provide the best care for her daughter. It is touching to see how strong the bond is and that it doesn't matter what obstruction and misery comes their way. Because of their love for each other they will overcome it. Maybe it sounds too much like a soap opera. But in my opinion there is nothing wrong with a bit of drama now and then. Especially when it's done like in this anime. This show doesn't contain as much action as one would think. But that is primarily because this is a plot based anime with some action in it. The action scenes that are shown are fun but not real special. Only the sexy outfit,the big boobs and other features keep popping up to add some flavor. Probably done to tease the male viewer (I think). The last episode gives enough closure,although we never get to learn about the origin of the Witchblade and how it chooses it's wielder. But since the focus wasn't about the Witchblade it doesn't matter that much. Overall this is a nice, fast paced anime with beautiful animation and great characterization.

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