Friday, April 18, 2008

Review: Chrono Crusade (2004)

Chrono Crusade (2004) is a historical fantasy Japanese anime series. It is the year 1928, New York City. Economic prosperity and poverty flourished, but something sinister and dark was lurking the streets of Manhattan: demonic Sinners.

The Magdalene Order, a secret Catholic organization, tries to fight this evil force. Two trained exorcists, Rosette Christopher and her assistant, Chrono, a deci who tries to overcome his dark past by fighting against the Sinners, eliminate these demonic threats against society. Rosette has her own reason to fight: finding her missing brother, Joshua, who has been captured by the Sinners. Furthermore, the two enter into a life contract: whenever Chrono uses his demonic powers, Rosette loses a portion of her lifespan.

On their journey with fate and time against them, Chrono and Rosette gather friends, comrades and new holy weaponry. She, however, has no idea her destiny would also reveal she is the reincarnation of Mary Magdeline. I found this story very good, and the ending is sad and emotional. They developed a complex and loving relationship. This series involve a lot of Christian themes. I highly recommend it.

This series is available to rent and buy on DVD.

  • Episodes: 24

  • OP Song: "Tsubasa wa Pleasure Line" by Minami Kuribayashi

  • ED Song: "Sayonara Solitaire" by Saeko Chiba

Opening Song: "Tsubasa no Pleasure Line

Ending Song: "Sayonara Solitaire"

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