Friday, October 05, 2007

Another Review - Witchblade Anime DVD

For a series about a mostly naked supernatural warrior-woman who gets a seemingly sexual excitement out of fighting, Witchblade is surprisingly focused on family issues. Inspired by the American comic-book series Witchblade, the 24-episode anime series has as little to do with it as Highlander: The Search for Vengeance has to do with the original Highlander. The show preserves the idea of the Witchblade, a supernatural weapon that bonds with a female wielder—and, incidentally, destroys her clothing when activated. But true to anime conventions, Witchblade switches tones regularly and has as much to do with mecha creatures, a smarmy photojournalist and a cute kid as with the Witchblade itself. READ MORE

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