Hitsugi no Chaika Episode 1 (First Impressions): I am the bone of my sword...oh wait

Well, I checked out this show for pure curiosity. So far, the series centers around Chaika Trabant, a coffin-carrying wizard who employs the good-for-nothing soldier Toru Acura and his sister Akari to help her collect...something. There isn't really all that much to be said from the first episode. I think the lazy Toru might be an interesting character, but Chaika's speech pattern is moderately annoying in my opinion. So far, the show is following a standard progression where the Acura siblings have no idea what they've gotten themselves into. Presumably, the lord they're fighting will reveal Chaika's true identity as some sort of princess. Who knows? Maybe she'll even be cursed somehow...

The opening and ending songs for this show aren't particularly impressive. I don't have any strong feelings for either of them. That pretty much describes my impression of the show as well. It's fairly low on my list of priorities to cover. We'll see how scheduling goes.

  • João Carlos

    April 11, 2014, 9:01 a.m.

    Chaika is dead... the lord said it at the end, "but you are dead!". Remember, that lord is one of the 8 heroes that killed the Emperor, and the anime start said Chaika is the daughter of the Emperor...

    So, I think Chaika is really dead...



    April 11, 2014, 9:10 a.m.

    it would certainly explain the coffin


    João Carlos

    April 11, 2014, 4:15 p.m.

    Or maybe the coffin be a reference to the original Django...


    "The lead character's iconic coffin arsenal has been paid homage in several movies and TV series, including several Japanese anime series. Fist of the North Star features a plot device wherein the lead character, Kenshiro, drags a coffin behind him into a wasteland town. In the Cowboy Bebop episode, "Mushroom Samba", a bounty hunter runs around with a coffin behind him. The character Wolfwood in Trigun has a cross-shaped arsenal case called the Punisher which he carries frequently that is reminiscent of Django's coffin. The character Beyond The Grave (formerly Brandon Heat), of Gungrave, carries a metal coffin-shaped device which houses a variety of weapons. The fantasy movie Death Trance features a protagonist dragging a sealed coffin around for much of the film. In the Brazilian pornochanchada film Um Pistoleiro Chamado Papaco (A Gunman Called Papaco), the title character spends the whole film carrying a coffin and the opening scene is inspired by Corbucci's film. The main character of the Boktai series of video games is a vampire hunter named Django, who drags a coffin around for sealing and purifying immortals."


  • Cassandra

    April 12, 2014, 3:29 p.m.

    I am not sure where this is going and like you the OP and Ed didn't really jump out at me in particular. I hope it will be good because did love the animation done by my all-time favorite animation studio BONES.



    April 12, 2014, 3:42 p.m.

    theoretically, they introduce the show's "catch" next week



    April 13, 2014, 12:44 p.m.

    Oh, really thanks for the heads up.


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