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Old 2012-04-23, 18:27   Link #1
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Medieval setting / Type of Weaponry

I am looking for an anime series that has medieval characteristics (Western-styled). It does not necessarily have to be set in that time frame. However, I am particularly interested in the weaponry being of western medieval (Basically, not samurai type series). I do not mind there being “Magic”. I don’t mind any particular genre; however I would like to avoid comedies. I tend to enjoy the more serious (have a meaning behind it) story lines. I really enjoyed the series Claymore and would love to have an anime series similar to that one.

What I have seen that resembles what I am looking for:
Claymore

What I have downloaded already and will see soon:

Berserk

Thank you for your time,
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Old 2012-04-23, 18:43   Link #2
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The ones I can think of are Sacred Blacksmith & Prism Ark.

That's all...for now.
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Old 2012-04-23, 18:51   Link #3
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Ignore the choices I've previous posted because those ones have a fan service comedy feel to them and that's not what you're looking for. Sorry.

Here's some great ones that meet your requirements and will definitely be worth your while!

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Tears to Tiara, Guin Saga, Scrapped Princess, and Murder Princess.
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Old 2012-04-23, 18:52   Link #4
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If you already haven't seen Spice & Wolf, then I highly recommend that you watch it. It takes place in Medieval Europe, and it involves a little bit of romance and you'll learn a little bit about economics too. Some just watch it for the economics.

Plus, Holo(or Horo) the Wise Wolf is quite a character.
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Old 2012-04-23, 19:37   Link #5
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Spice and Wolf is indeed an amazing choice, though since you specifically brought up Western-style weapons, it bears mentioning that the series doesn't have much action to speak of. A lot of exciting stuff happens, but there are few actual battles. It really delves into the setting in a way that few other shows do, and as AbZeroNow mentioned, Horo is an absolute delight.

The European medieval setting is one of my favorites, but it sadly doesn't show up too often in anime. Glad you enjoyed Claymore, I think that more than anything I should just urge you to start watching your Berserk as soon as possible.
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Old 2012-04-24, 06:36   Link #6
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Guin Saga, Claymore and Berserk fits the best. Maybe Utawarerumono too.
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Old 2012-04-24, 07:21   Link #7
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Guin Saga, Claymore and Berserk fits the best. Maybe Utawarerumono too.
While there's some comedy and a little amount of fanservice, Utawarerumono still has serious atmosphere in it. Same goes for Tears to Tiara.
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Old 2012-04-24, 07:39   Link #8
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Slayers TRY for the weapon thing but I personally think slayers NEXT is better.

So watch slayers next then slayers try then slayers. well whatever you do, watch slayers next first.

This show does have comedy in it but it does have serious parts like towards the end of the series. There's some really bad ass characters. It's just a really well-done anime that mixes drama, comedy, seriousness/badassness. It's called a classic because it's really good and not just because it's old
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Old 2012-04-24, 08:24   Link #9
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Thank you all for the swift replies. I'll look into the many choices you have posted. I appreciate it.

I was looking into "Slayer". Didn't know there were more sequels or prequels.
My friend (who got me into anime) said Fate/Zero and Fate Stay Night are viable choices. Might looking these two as well.

If anymore pop into your head, please feel free to post them. I'm always looking for more. I tend to marathon my way through each series. HAHA.

Cheers,
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Old 2012-04-24, 13:41   Link #10
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Thank you all for the swift replies. I'll look into the many choices you have posted. I appreciate it.

I was looking into "Slayer". Didn't know there were more sequels or prequels.
My friend (who got me into anime) said Fate/Zero and Fate Stay Night are viable choices. Might looking these two as well.

If anymore pop into your head, please feel free to post them. I'm always looking for more. I tend to marathon my way through each series. HAHA.

Cheers,
JT
Fate/Zero is an excellant anime. But I recommend that you watch Fate/Stay Night first since Fate/Zero will spoil a lot of F/SN for you(for example F/Z tells you right off the bat who Saber is, but F/SN keeps that a secret for its first half and it's pretty epic when you find out just who Saber is). Also F/SN is not as good as F/Z IMHO so you get an upgrade when you finish F/SN and go to F/Z.
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Old 2012-04-24, 15:30   Link #11
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Fate/Zero is an excellant anime. But I recommend that you watch Fate/Stay Night first since Fate/Zero will spoil a lot of F/SN for you(for example F/Z tells you right off the bat who Saber is, but F/SN keeps that a secret for its first half and it's pretty epic when you find out just who Saber is). Also F/SN is not as good as F/Z IMHO so you get an upgrade when you finish F/SN and go to F/Z.
Thank you for the heads up, I appreciate it. I'll watch F/SN first.
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Old 2012-04-24, 15:49   Link #12
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Berserk is a really good starting point. F/SN and F/Z too.

Inuyasha might suit too since they have huge weapon variety, get better as it goes. Long lasting series though but finished.

Romeo + Juliet is set in knight period but it's mostly swords.

Sengoku Basara are samurai series but despite that they still use more than just katanas. Worth taking a look.

Hmmm, maybe Tales of the Abyss? They used swords and archery in addition with some magic and technology.

Tears to tiara are fully set in knight period.
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Inuyasha might suit too since they have huge weapon variety, get better as it goes. Long lasting series though but finished.
Inuyasha is not medieval though...isn't it?

I recommend Tales of Symphonia.
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^I guess not, but there are no samurais and weapons are quiet interesting.
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Old 2012-04-27, 13:13   Link #15
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Try Break Blade
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Old 2012-04-28, 00:18   Link #16
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Not only is Break Blade not medieval, it is a mecha show.
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Old 2012-04-28, 03:15   Link #17
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Since no one has mentioned it yet, I'd suggest Densetsu no Yuusha no Densetsu. Combat involves sword fights and magic.
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Old 2012-04-28, 10:10   Link #18
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Not only is Break Blade not medieval, it is a mecha show.
Then what setting is there?Future? I think Break Blade has a medieval setting.
OP said nothing about mecha...
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Old 2012-04-29, 12:28   Link #19
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Then what setting is there?Future? I think Break Blade has a medieval setting.
OP said nothing about mecha...
You can call it whatever you want, but it's nothing like what people would associate with the word "medieval."

The mechs are the weapons. Hence a mecha show doesn't fit the request.
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Old 2012-04-30, 03:59   Link #20
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The suggestions don't exactly fit the request nearly always.
Break Blade is itself a good thing to watch - very entertaining.
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