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Le Chevalier DEon is a masterful fictionalization of the real life Charles dEon de Beaumont, a diplomat, writer, spy, and Freemason known as one of the best swordsmen in France, whose true gender was a source of speculation well into the late 18th century. The anime series is set in the years immediately prior to the Revolution, when women in Paris begin disappearing-including DEons beautiful sister, Lia. DEon is determined to catch her killer, and along the way hes mysteriously transformed into the spitting image of Lia. DEon moves back and forth between both identities, and becomes embroiled in a web of murderous intrigues.
The broadcast series Le Chevalier DEon (2006) is an elaborate period piece that places historic figures and imaginary characters in a rococo sword-and-sorcery fantasy. D'Eon de Beaumont is devastated when his sister Lia is found murdered. He swears vengeance, and the trail of revenge leads him into a complex plot involving alchemy, the Duc d'Orléans, the Russian Imperial court, Mme. de Pompadour, and any number of minor malefactors. When D'Eon engages in mortal combat, his sister's soul possesses his body and sword. It's a good thing she does, as D'Eon dislikes killing opponents, even when they're "gargoyles"--humans whose bodies have been filled with mercury to transform them into zombie-warriors. Supernatural elements permeate the story: Even the religious Queen Maria Leszczynski has an attendant who resembles Norman Bates' mother in Psycho. Le Chevalier DEon plays like a cross between Hellsing and Rose of Versailles, and should please fans of period anime. (Rated TV 14, suitable for ages 14 and older: violence, grotesque imagery, potentially offensive religious imagery) --Charles Solomon
A man obsessed with his sisters murder. A man possessed by his murdered sister.
Perhaps one of the most ambitious anime series yet, welcome to the anime Le Chevalier... Read more
I am in the middle of watching the series and looking forward to the next 2 volumes.
I will simply add my "me too" in regards the beauty of the animation and the dense... Read more
In 18th century France, the era of King Louis XV, d'Eon de Beaumont, a member of the secret police is investigating a series of disappearances of young women. Read morePublished on April 23, 2007 by Keith A. Jones
Amazingly great fight choreography, excellent characters and geopolitical intrigue in the 18th Century, forty years before the French Revolution. Read morePublished on March 27, 2007 by Chihiro