Anime Review: Zetsuen no Tempest

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Summary:

The story revolves around Mahiro Fuwa, a teenager whose sister was mysteriously murdered one year before, and his friend Yoshino Takigawa. Mahiro is contacted by Hakaze Kusaribe, the leader of the Kusaribe clan who was left stranded on an unknown deserted island by her followers, and agrees to help Hakaze in exchange for her help to find out the culprit for the death of his family. 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.

Several dialogues and plot elements in Zetsuen no Tempest pay homage to two works of William Shakespeare, Hamlet and The Tempest, which coincidentally are two stories about retribution, albeit with completely opposing outcomes. (Source: Wikipedia)

General information:

Alternative Title: Blast of Tempest, Zetsuen no Tempest: The Civilization Blaster
Type: TV
Episodes: 24
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 5, 2012 to Mar 29, 2013
Producers: Bones, Square Enix
Genres: Action, Mystery, Drama, Fantasy, Shounen, Psychological
Rating: PG-13 – Teens 13 or older

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Review:

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I just finished watching Zetsuen no Tempest and it has such a beautiful story. The story is so well written, and extremely delightful to watch. The thing I liked about this anime is the way every episode reveals a fragment of the boys past, and those fragments explain their actions and reactions. I also love how they keep quoting hamlet and tempest. Many things surprised me as I was watching the anime, like things I’ve never seen coming… Which made the anime that much more fun to watch.
I must say that the characters are weird… It takes time to see the human side in them. Most importantly the anime had an awesome ending. I totally recommend the anime you won’t regret watching it.

Overall Rate: 8/10

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