Zetsuen no Tempest – Civilization Blaster / Blast of Tempest
Genre: Action, Adventure, Historical, Psychological, Fantasy, Shounen, Drama, Mystery, Magic
Producers: Dentsu, Aniplex, Yahoo! Japan, Square Enix, Mainichi Broadcasting System
So, the Zetsuen no Tempest Review – The Civilization Blaster: Fresh take on tragedy anime. Absolutely “must-see” series by Studio Bones. Which you probably remember by its previous work such as Full Metal Alchemist and Eureka Seven. Zetsuen No Tempest only references to Tempest and Hamlet by William Shakespeare. However, the anime is not about Tempest/Hamlet. Nonetheless, Shakespeare part really elevates the series in many ways. While not a big fan of tragedy genre, Blast of the Tempest is just a MUST SEE ANIME. It might actually be one of the best anime shows I’ve ever watched, at least the part one.
Zetsuen No Tempest Review
Yes, Zetsuen No Tempest is a story of tragedy and revenge. However the story most definitely not going to depress you. on the contrary, it’ll probably even elevate your mood (tragedy done right, unlike Tokyo Ghoul. Which depressed the flamingo out of me), motivate you into reading classics. Even if you’re already familiar with Shakespeare, this story is still going to surprise you. You always assume one thing and something totally different and unexpected happens. Also, thanks to the excellent storytelling, few catching episodes make sure you watch the series in one breath.
While most reviewers describe the anime genre as “post apocalypse”, it isn’t completely true. Apocalypse happens as the story develops. Also worth noting the whole apocalypse thing is only a tiny part of the story, the main characters and their priorities are too overwhelming for viewers to pay attention to something “this trivial”.
The anime goes deep into dialogues and I’m not talking about Shakespeare quotes. Mary Okada has done a really good job even without Shakespeare. Dialogues… is the big part of what make this anime so great. Not just psychological aspects, the whole thing. Every second of each episode, every phrase, every question asked and answered is not without a deep meaning.
In the end, I’d like to say this! despite the genre preferences, despite everything, Zetsuen No Tempest is a must-watch anime. If you like the sensation of always being on the edge of your seat; if you like mystery and a drama that is nowhere near vulgar cliché, you’ve just found one.