…I was quite surprised to find that Gonzo picked it up for animation. I had misgivings at first, thinking that this would be yet another angst-ridden teen vehicle and I’ve long since outgrown that phase. I am from an older generation of anime fans that often wonder when animators will realize that there’s a more mature demographic (READ: the ones with actual money to spend for this hobby) out there. I was not disappointed.
As can be expected of Gonzo, the production values are top notch. One look at the DVD covers is enough to make you gasp in awe. The artwork is nothing short of exquisite and the animation is flawless. A lot can be said of great choreography and fight scenes, too. Witchblade will never let you down when it comes to that aspect.
The true power of this anime, however, is in its character development. Sure, the plot is quite predictable. I had been guessing every step of the way and my guesses have always been correct. (Of course, that can be attributed to the fact that I’ve seen over a thousand animated titles and nothing these days can be considered original.) >>> Read more at the Otakufridge.Com >>>