Hobby Japan June/July issue featuring the upcoming Break/Broken blade kits
Broken Blade is set in an alternate world where most of its inhabitants are magic users that manipulate crystals. The hero here is Rygart Arrow, a military school misfit who was born without magical abilities. Fast forward in that world’s future: War has broken out between the continents, by men and war machines called Golems. Rygart is caught up in the war, with love for his family and country in mind, but what he really feels might not be just for the nation itself but for a person he knew and loved in the past…
pictured here: Delphine/Dirfringe, Rygart's Golem
Broken Blade feels like another underdog story with hints of past sword-and-mecha series like L-Gaim and Escaflowne. The mecha design looks awesome (and I gotta admit, I’m looking forward to the kits!) and the story (as far as the manga is concerned) is pretty deep and engaging.
Character sheet for Break/Broken Blade
We’ll just have to see how the anime measures up.