The 6th volume
of the Break Blade manga was released yesterday in Japan by Flex Comix, and with it came the announcement
of an anime adaptation heading our way. Or at least your way, if the idea of a fantasy-mecha animu tickles your soft spot. Personally, I'd rather have something more puni-puni tickling mine. But let us not digress.
Authored by Yunosuke Yoshinaga, the manga has been serialized over there since 2006. Earlier this year the North American label CMX Manga confirmed its plans to publish it stateside, starting this month actually, under the title Broken Blade
. They also provided this generous outline of the manga's alternate-world story.
"Rygart Arrow is the only one in his world who lacks the inherent ability to power up quartz, the energy source that makes all of the machines run. Nevertheless, he's pretty well connected. The King and Queen of his country of Krisna happen to be old college friends. But so is Zess, the guy who is leading the army of a neighboring kingdom in an attack on Krisna.
How did it comes to this? There's little time to ponder the implications as an army in giant, mechanized battle suits attacks. Arrow just feels like he's in the way - until he comes across a powerful, ancient mech that no one has yet to be able to figure out how to run. But his natural affinity for the suit's operating mechanism may just turn Arrow into the most important player of all."
Does it get any more generic than that?