Welcome to Seirei Tsukai no Blade Dance, A show which you could call Infinite Stratos 2.0 without upsetting anyone. The show has huge inspiration from IS it is undeniable, both are the story of a man who enters an all-girl school because he has a special power. Both shows are harem featuring a large number of girls with all the generic harem personalities. Both shows have the main protagonist be someone special who will revolutionize their universe because of their gender.
From here, it is difficult to know what more can Seirei Tsukai no Blade Dance can possibly bring that wasn’t already done, the ecchi is more explicit and interesting, the concept being fantasy base brings more possibility than simple mecha…but what else is new and could make this show interesting? There is one thing which seriously struck me as interesting and it was the main character. I have seen many harem in my life time and it is so very rare to see one where the main character isn’t a complete pervert or denser than rock. It was such a surprise to see a harem where the main character wasn’t afraid of teasing the girls and being a bit mean to them. I am so sick of white knights and stupid main characters, I am so damn happy to finally get a main character who actually acts like a man! They are usually all wimps, indecisive and boring, I just love seeing a real man in here.
While I don’t think that Seirei Tsukai no Blade Dance is really such a hot show for the summer, I still think it somehow has some kind of potential. If you are a fan of harem, this one has something special in it, something new. Will it be enough to make it a good show? I cannot say, but it sure is something to look forward to if you absolutely want to watch a ecchi harem this season. I will not blog the show, but I might give it a watch…or at least try to until it gets bad. Enjoy the summer, this will probably be the last show to come out.
ZeroGhj signing off