Xuan Yuan Sword Luminary Series Review

Xuan Yuan Sword Luminary Series Review: Yin and Ning will have their lives torn apart by war and many years later will find themselves drawn back into a conflict they never wanted.

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The Small Victory and Loss Within a Greater Battle

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Xuan Yuan Sword Luminary Episode 13: The empire isn't brought low but for some this is their final battle and the personal drama takes more or less centre stage in this final episode of the season.

Everybody Hurts Sometimes; Even If You Want To Forget

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Xuan Yuan Sword Luminary Episode 12 - With everybody else's tragic back story on the table I guess it was time for the Empress to get her own twist and have what little sense of self she had left utterly shattered. While the production on this one still isn't good, the story remains pretty functional if a little predictable.

Give In To Your Hate – Embrace The Darkness

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Xuan Yuan Sword Luminary Episode 11 Review: The Empress has lost it, Ning's lost it, Zhao's losing it, and Yin isn't fairing much better. Yeah, I think this one is heading for a complete tragedy because I can't imagine any of these characters getting a happily ever after at this point.

Great Heights and Great Falls: It All Comes With Ambition

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Xuan Yuan Sword Luminary Episodes 8 - 10 Review: Zhao may have bitten off more than he can chew by hiding Ying in his mansion. Trying to have his cake and eat it to creates an opening for those less fond of the empress's pet to bring him down with some fairly torturous consequences. Meanwhile the rebels prepare for battle.

Xuan Yuan Sword Luminary Episode 5: Attack of the Poor Animation

Xuan Yuan Sword Luminary Episode 5

Right from episode 1 this anime came across as rough. There was some pretty bad CG and more than a few off model character moments. After that though things kind of settled, until this episode (that isn't saying there aren't some poorer moments in the episodes in between but they weren't noteworthy). Episode 5 on … Continue reading Xuan Yuan Sword Luminary Episode 5: Attack of the Poor Animation

Xuan Yuan Sword Luminary Episode 4: Rising Tension

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Episode 3 progresses the story nicely with the sisters dealing with the fallout of last week and almost being recruited into the rebellion army (though apparently they just want to live in peace - and that didn't last very long) and Zhou dealing with the failure of his constructs and wanting to do something nice … Continue reading Xuan Yuan Sword Luminary Episode 4: Rising Tension

Xuan Yuan Sword Luminary Episode 3: The Plot Thickens

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After episode 2 just kind of meandered about in the past and really illuminated nothing that hadn't already been surmised, episode 3 picks up right where episode 1 seemed to leave off and progressed things quite nicely.

Xuan Yuan Sword Luminary Episode 2: Not Entirely Convinced We Needed To See Any Of This

Xuan Yuan Sword Luminary Episode 2

This week we are given a complete flash back episode so that we can see exactly how happy Ning, Yin and Zhao were before the Empire destroyed their home and so we can see how the child Empress lost her dad. The thing is, we already knew the three were happy before hand and that … Continue reading Xuan Yuan Sword Luminary Episode 2: Not Entirely Convinced We Needed To See Any Of This

Xuan Yuan Sword Luminary Episode 1: A Rough Fantasy With Some Potential

I was kind of overjoyed when this started for the simple reason that it is a fantasy (well alternative history kind of fantasy but still it isn't isekai so no modern humans meandering about making fourth wall breaking observations). I love fantasy and anime has very few anime that are genuine fantasy and not game … Continue reading Xuan Yuan Sword Luminary Episode 1: A Rough Fantasy With Some Potential