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Chivalry Of A Failed Knight: Complete Collection (2015/Sentai Blu-ray Set)

Picture: B+ Sound: B+ Extras: C Episodes: B+

Ikki Kurogane is a Blazer, those gifted with magic to manifest as weapons, but he is considered the lowest of the low at Hagun Academy. On his very first day he meets Princess Stella Vermillion, a rank-A genius Blazer who challenges him and he surprisingly defeats her. Together, they fight mock battles to become the school's representatives in Seven Star Battle Festival to become the top Blazers of the school in Chivalry Of A Failed Knight: Complete Collection (2015).

Ikki Kurogane is considered the worst Blazer with the lowest ranking ability, to use his ability only once a day. His special ability, Itto Shura, for one minute he is able to focus and release all his strength and energy all at once. Through hard work and determination he rises through the school ranks to prove that even the 'worst' has a chance to become the best. Stella Vermillion is Rank-A class Blazer who at first clashes mightily with Ikki, but after Ikki defeats her she begins falling in love with him instead. As they face various combats opponents and school mock battles, they become closer and strive to break the class boundaries and discrimination created by those in power.

This was your typical magic school academy anime with a harem. Our hero and heroines battles together and become the schools champions and protectors of the weak, yet this is a very well-made variant of that and is definitely worth your time.

The 1.78 X 1 digital High Definition image on each episode pretty impressive throughout and the style might hold it back a bit, but this look and plays really good otherwise. The lossless DTS-HD MA (Master Audio) 2.0 Stereo has Pro Logic-like surrounds and the English version is a mixed bag, but the Japanese version is the way to go; a match for the picture. Extras include Japanese Promos, clean closing and opening animation and trailers, but a Premium Edition that adds pictures, a book, 3 DVDs and CD has also been issued. The artwork is extensive too.

Episodes include...

The Worst One I - Ikki meets his new roommate Stella (while changing clothes) who then challenges him to a duel, loser must do whatever the winner says.

The Worst One II - Stella meets a new rival in love Shizuku, Ikki's little sister who has a major brother complex and has plans to marry him!

The Worst One III - Ikki, Stella and Shizuku face a hostage situation while on a date shopping at the mall.

The Worst One IV - Ikki face Kirihara in mock combat, a spoiled bully from his past who bullies Ikki about being the worst.

The Experience of the Princess - After defeating Kirihara, Ikki's popularity begins to grow. Ikki and Stella becomes a couple and starts dating.

Sword Eater I - Ikki meets Ayatsuji who's father was a famous swordsman admired by Ikki. She asks Ikki to help train her sword work.

Sword Eater II - Ikki must face Ayatsuji as his next opponent in the mock battles, without his special abilities.

Sword Eater III - Ikki fights Kurashi to help Ayatsuji reclaim her family dojo.

Princess' Vacation - Ikki and Stella go off to summer training camp and become closer to one another.

Witch of the Deep Ocean VS Raikiri - Shizuku faces off with Toka Todo the Student Council President, but does she have enough skill to defeat Toka's lighting quick moves?

Another One: The Uncrowned Sword King I - Ikki faces a scandal when he and Stella is photographed kissing. Ikki is blackmailed by his own family to throw the matches.

Another One: The Uncrowned Sword King II - Ikki faces off with Toka to prove even the weak can be strong. After winning a rigged battle, Ikki proposes to Stella and they become the school's champions.

- Ricky Chiang


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