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Witchblade 

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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
Akemi Kanda Akemi Kanda ...  Rihoko Amaha 24 episodes, 2006
Rikiya Koyama ...  Reiji Takayama 24 episodes, 2006
Cherami Leigh ...  Naomi 24 episodes, 2006
Masaya Matsukaze ...  Yuusuke Tozawa 24 episodes, 2006
Robert McCollum ...  Tozawa 24 episodes, 2006
Mamiko Noto Mamiko Noto ...  Masane Amaha 24 episodes, 2006
Carrie Savage ...  Rihoko 24 episodes, 2006
Mark Stoddard ...  Reiji Takayama 24 episodes, 2006
Mika Itô Mika Itô ...  Naomi 23 episodes, 2006
Maiko Itô Maiko Itô ...  Mariko Natsuki 22 episodes, 2006
Laurie Steele Laurie Steele ...  Mariko 22 episodes, 2006
Christopher Bevins ...  Segawa 21 episodes, 2006
Kenichi Suzumura ...  Hiroki Segawa 21 episodes, 2006
Shôto Kashii Shôto Kashii ...  Mr. Cho 20 episodes, 2006
Jerry Russell Jerry Russell ...  Cho 20 episodes, 2006
Kazuhiro Nakata Kazuhiro Nakata ...  Masaya Wado 16 episodes, 2006
Kent Williams ...  Wado 16 episodes, 2006
Gwendolyn Lau Gwendolyn Lau ...  Nishida 15 episodes, 2006
Sakiko Tamagawa Sakiko Tamagawa ...  Rie Nishida 15 episodes, 2006
Colleen Clinkenbeard ...  Reina 14 episodes, 2006
Mie Sonozaki Mie Sonozaki ...  Reina Soho 14 episodes, 2006
Nana Mizuki Nana Mizuki ...  Maria 13 episodes, 2006
Monica Rial ...  Maria 13 episodes, 2006
R. Bruce Elliott ...  Father / ... 12 episodes, 2006
Shinji Ogawa Shinji Ogawa ...  Father / ... 12 episodes, 2006
Daisuke Kirii Daisuke Kirii ...  Ota / ... 11 episodes, 2006
Scott Hinze Scott Hinze ...  Ota / ... 10 episodes, 2006
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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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Michael the tenant who lives on top floor of the Natsuki Building, never once says a word other than his grunts and gasps. See more »

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Referenced in The Image Revolution (2014) See more »

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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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4 January 2008 (USA) See more »

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Клинок ведьм See more »

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16:9 HD
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