A perfect combination of tension, character, and story, Witch Hunter Robin delivers on all cylinders. A story about a team of specialists that have to track down supernaturally powered individuals may not be particularly new but the atmosphere in which these characters live and breathe is so beautifully crafted you cannot help but be drawn into their lives.
Robin is a girl who has wisdom far beyond her 15 years. She is also a craft-user - a person born with a magical ability. In her case, she can set anything ablaze by just looking at it. Generally, craft-users are tracked down, subdued and locked away for the safety of the general public but Robin is an exception - she is helping to track down and subdue her fellow craft-users. This sometimes causes conflicting feelings for her, since many craft-users discover their powers unexpectedly and are still treated like criminals instead of being helped. But, it is her duty to assist the STN-J in securing these people before they harm themselves or others.
The characters are particularly well designed, with rich, full backgrounds, plenty of attitude and an eye pleasing look. In fact, the entire series shows an above normal dedication to detail that makes the world of Witch Hunter Robin so engrossing. It's a superb effort from the animators to the writers to the composer - every element just seems perfect. A wonderful series that will reward every viewer.
Volume 1: "Arrival" Plot Summary:
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Languages: English & Japanese with subtitles
Video: 4:3 NTSC Standard Aspect Ratio
Audio: Dolby Digital
American Release Status: Unavailable
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Creator: Hajime Yatate & Shukou Murase
Director: Shukou Murase
Character Designer: Kumiko Takahashi
Music: Taku Iwasaki
Animation Director: Hiromitsu Morishita
Animation Studio: Sunrise
American Producers: Bandai Entertainment
Volume 1 Information
Running Time: 125
Number of Episodes On This Volume: 5
2: Addicted to Power
3: Dancing in Darkness
4: Stubborn Aesthetics
5: Smells Like the Wandering Spirit
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