Vol. 1 - Blades of Fate
Review by: Adam "OMEGA" Arnold
Imagine you are
a normal high school student, you belong to the Kendo
club, and you have good friends. Then, one day, you're at
a Kendo tournament, watching your Sensei battle, and
suddenly you see his true self as the match goes horribly
wrong. Memories of a past life slowly begin to unravel as
you learn you are really the reincarnation of a 500-year-dead
Inca. But, you aren't alone, almost everyone you know is
also a reincarnated soul. And you learn that your former
friends and enemies are all out to destroy you.
This is just the
circumstance that Kyoji Miura must face in the 13 episode
series, Nazca. Though the first two episodes of the
series take a while to get the plot rolling, the third
episode's sudden cliffhanger hooks the viewer so they are
eager for the other three volumes of the series.
The English dub
features great acting by a group of voice actors that
give the series a feel that is fresh and much welcomed.
As to be expected with a Pioneer release, the translation
is clean and engaging. The music, however, is very
inconsistent with some very good tracks and some very
drab tracks. At a first glance, the opening credit
sequence leaves something to be desired, and by the third
viewing of the sequence, it will leave the viewer
wondering why the creators chose to use so much stocked
footage from episodes one and two. In the background of
the opening sequence is a very memorable instrumental
track that is a cross between new age and possible Incan
music, which gives the theme a catchy nature.
if you enjoyed Please Save My Earth, give Nazca a try. It's
an unexpected twist on the whole reincarnation concept
that shouldn't be missed.
Vol. 1 - Blades of Fate (episodes
Dub/Sub, Bilingual DVD
you love martial arts, ancient
civilizations, or just like tales
of reincarnation, then this
series is for you.