Sunday, May 27, 2007

Anime — Le Chevalier d'Eon

France, second half of the 18th century. The murder of his sister, Lia, brings d'Eon de Beaumont into a web of intrigue, quicksilver-powered zombies and Illuminated history.

As one of "four musketeers" serving in the King's Secret (the King being Louis XV), he follows revolutionaries to the Russia of Elizabeth and Catherine; and then to England to confront Father Sir Francis Dashwood at Medmenham Abbey, before returning again to France to find the one who killed his sister; and all the time avoiding the plots of the Comte Saint-Germain, the Count of Cagliostro, and the nefarious Maximilien Robespierre, who seemed to be too close to his sister.

Oh, and he keeps being possessed by his sister's spirit, and invoking the magick of the Psalmists, as well as kicking righteous ass in the pursuit of justice and in the name of France.

The history is a bit “:lol: Japan” and uses Psalms as western writers might use Buddhist sutras — but enough buckles get swashed in the expected style for this to be a fun romp. Recommended.

24 episodes, and apparently becoming available in R1 DVD.

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