Arguably one of my favourite new action/adventure series this season, Blade & Soul complements it’s cast of beautiful female characters with an action-packed story of conspiracy and assassination. No, I didn’t say that backwards – The story complements the art, not the other way around…
For me this makes for a good experience. It’s a relief from similar anime, whose characters are objectified completely; and whose contributions to the plot are nothing more than good looks and fan-service.
In contrast, Blade & Soul seems to actually have a story, and each character, a depth of personality. Though I wonder whether this will remain true going forward. In the meantime, I’m watching it for the plot… seriously!