For those who have been keeping up with my anime reviews, I’ve been enjoying getting back into the game with all of the titles Funimation has sent over. One of the latest ones I’ve seen, World Break: Aria of Curse for a Holy Swordsman, is no different. It’s another fantasy filled harem-like show with plenty of interesting characters and of course cute ladies that fans and newcomers will quickly get into.
Running across twelve episodes, the plot follows a young man named Moroha Haimura who is attending a high school called Akane Academy where the students are called Saviors and can learn white or black magic use abilities. To add a twist, the students that attend are also reincarnated souls who have come back time and again with their powers to fight off some evil monsters known as Metaphysicals who have plagued mankind for centuries. What makes Moroha special is that he contains the life of not one but two beings, one light and one dark, giving him power of both white and black magic. This of course allows him to quickly rise through the ranks and join the elite Striker unit that takes on the most dangerous Metaphysicals. It isn’t long before some students (especially the ladies) take an interest in him, starting with Satsuki who is a bit brash, and Shizuno who is the complete opposite that plays it calm and cool. When the Metaphysicals begin to show up whenever and wherever they want, it will take the three of them to come together and use their powers, if they don’t kill each other first.
As with many of the other Funimation shows I’ve watched, I had a good time seeing how this one played out. Most anime fans will spot the typical anime tropes right way, and they may even come off as cliched, but I enjoyed it nonetheless as it tends to mix the drama, action and comedy pretty well. The visuals and audio come through nice and detailed thanks to being in high definition, and a few special features such as textless opening and closing songs, TV Spot collection, and trailers round out the extras.
If you’re like me and are always down for watching an anime with plenty of action, comedy, drama and cute ladies, you’ll want to get your magic skills ready for World Break: Aria of Curse for a Holy Swordsman. It’s a nice and short anime that’s sure to entertain any who need their fantasy anime fix with laughs thrown in for good measure that’s magic-flinging fun for all.