Code:Breaker ~ Review
“Searing flames of evil that will set your heart alight!”
Here is another great anime that recently ended for you to feast your eyes on. Many people say it was quite a unique anime with a unique concept, and although I’ll admit the plot was unique, you can loosely relate it to the series Zetman. But this isn’t a review for Zetman. This is a review for Code:Breaker; a series that you should most definitely watch if you haven’t yet. But of course, I’m about to tell you why you should go and watch it, and not just tell you to (well… I could just tell you, but this is the Internet; you need a solid argument to get anywhere).
Code:Breaker revolves around Sakurakouji Sakura, a normal high school girl who witnesses a field on fire one day. She sees people being burnt alive in blue flames, and a young man completely unharmed. The same boy, Ogami Rei, transfers to Sakura’s school the next day and reveals to Sakura that he is a Code:Breaker; a group of individuals with special powers that work for the government to eradicate evildoers. Now that Sakura has learnt their secret, she begins to discover the cold, dark and dangerous world that the Code:Breakers live through.
The Code:Breaker’s: Code:05 Ouji, Code:03 Toki, Code:06 Ogami, Code:03 Yuuki and Code:02 Heike
The series consists of 13 episodes and aired during the Fall 2012 series (and was also noted for being one of the most popular anime series that season, lining up with such series as Tonari no Kaibutsu-kun, K and BTOOOM!). The series is animated by Kinema Citrus Studios, who have only done a few anime series apart from Code:Breaker, including Tokyo Magnitude 8.0 (co-produced with Bones Studios) and .hack//Quantum OVA.
The series contains some notable voice actors including Hisaka Yoko who voices Sakura (and is also known as the voices of Rias from High School DxD and Mio from K-ON!) and Nobuhiko Okamoto who voices Ogami Rei (and is also known as the voices of Io from Acchi Kocchi and Niizuma Eiji from Bakuman).
I guess I can even go as to say that this is another one of those fantasy/action, with a bit of romance and drama. If you say it like that, then I guess this series isn’t all that different to mainstream series like One Piece and Bleach. But there is something about this series that makes it so appealing and different to those mainstream anime’s. If you don’t believe me, then you have to go watch this series. If you’ve seen this series and still don’t believe me… then… well… shut up.
The Final Judgement:
Recommendation Level: 3.5/5 – Recommended
Final Score: 7/10