Kiba (牙-KIBA-, literally fang, or if divided into Ki-Ba, a spiritual place), a fantasy anime by Madhouse and Aniplex, began broadcasting on TV Tokyo on April 5, 2006.  The series is more violent than other trading-card-game-tie-in animations with many characters being killed. According to an interview with the March 2006 issue of Animage, Hiroshi Kamishina, the show’s director, noted that the show “absolutely will not have any plot elements that curry favor to children”. The producers of the show has also commented that Kiba will not be the type of show to put “human drama” on the back burner while concentrating on promotional tie-ins.

A young boy named Zed, who lives in a strange, polluted town known as Calm. One day, a spirit, Amil Gaoul, appears to him, and he is dragged into another world. This of course, might seem cliche within the genre of time/world-traveling hereos, but where Kiba sets itself apart is in the concept of shard casting, the main magical ability of the people of the alternate world. Shard-casters can produce from their body small shards which unleash an elemental attack. Other anime have similar concepts, but to use items like this is something that to me is rather new, and I liked it. Also, shardcasters may summon spirits using special shards, and there are six Key Spirits, which are far more powerful than other spirits. Without going into too many spoilers, once the six Key Spirits are brought together, a great power is unleashed, and much of the anime is spent in this quest by multiple factions to obtain the power of the Key Spirits. This makes for a truly epic anime, with a rather interesting ending.

[Jun 07, 2006] OP#1: Nami Tamaki Sanctuary
[Jun 07, 2006] ED#1: “Very Very” by Afromania
[Aug 23, 2006] ED#2: “Solar Wind” by Snorkel
[Nov 01, 2006] ED#3: “STAY GOLD” by Limelight
[Dec 20, 2006] KIBA Original Soundtrack Vol. 1
[Jan 17, 2007] OP2#2: “Hakanaku Tsuyoku” by Younha
[Feb 14, 2007] ED#4: “Sekai no hate made” by Kozue Takada
[Mar 28, 2007] KIBA Original Soundtrack Vol. 2

Last Modified: Oct 2, 2017

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