Le Chevalier d'Eon - Psalm of Vengeance (Vol. 1)
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Le Chevalier D'Eon is a gorgeous piece of anime and unlike so many other shows, the characters and the story are just as interesting as the visuals. You can tell a lot of research went into representing the setting, clothes, and manners of this period in French history. The animation is fluid and graceful, especially in the action sequences such as swordfights. Chevalier has some of the best battles this side of Samurai Champloo.Read more ›
This anime is, without a doubt, absolutely stunning to behold. While the animation does constitute the use of CG imbedded in drawn images, the result is flourishing as opposed to offsetting. The overwhelming halls of Versailles are expertly detailed, down to the individual murals that adorn the palace's ceiling.
The music as has been previously stated is simply outstanding. The entire score is done using classical frame work and as such you wont be hearing any contemporary influences (Save for the opening and closing credits). While this particular style of music may not be "catchy" or modern, it is not meant to be so. It is meant to compliment the visual experience the viewer goes through.
I do have to comment on the voice acting as well. While many purest are steadfast in their commitment to listening to all anime in Japanese, this the soul of this anime is crushed if one intends on doing so. The Japanese do not pronounce the French that is written in the script and as such it is completely distracting and takes away from the dialogue tremendously.Read more ›
I like this show because it moves quickly, it has a lot of action, and it has an end. It doesn't plod on forever, and doesn't forget about its a plot. The sword fights are just lovely, and the way magic is animated with twisting words is interesting too (there will be some good magic fights coming up later). The historical dress and scenery are quite appealing as well. I'll admit that the first episode is a little boring and confusing, partly because the main group of characters isn't formed up yet and partly because it takes a while to figure out what's going on, but give it a chance. It gets better, and the first ep is better too the second time around.
Also, it has some themes that appeal to me, like strong female characters. But, sorry guys, there isn't much cleavage to ogle in this volume. The main group is male, and the girls in this volume are very proper in their period dresses. Alright, here's a real SPOILER: the toughest chick is a dead girl who possesses her brother when he gets in over his head. Lia comes to save the day! She the best at fencing. I like that.
And why is it always some kind of evil cult? I admit, I don't know all the specifics, as I haven't seen more than just this DVD, so i don't know what to expect, really. But I rather liked it. Originally, I got it for the voice actors, a couple of which are mine and my daughter's favourites.
It has a decent script, and the actors can get the nasal French very well, the animation itself was well done, and the story itself, while seeming to be rather like the formula (big bad dude/company/demon in charge of everything) there are nuances that give it a bit of orginality.
The whole thing with being possessed by his sister is weird, but I guess I like weird after all.
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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