I was flipping through the usual channels on NTV when I came across the Chron Crusade stream. I was bored so I decided to tune in. After watching one episode, I was latched on. I watched epiosode 13-24, all in one night, lasting from 9 to 4 am. The anime incorporated religious elements into a story about trust, love and the eternal struggle between good and evil. The plot might seem simple at first, but it's very complex especially towards the final episodes. It starts out light hearted, filled with good action and in the last 5 episodes, the mood turns completely serious. The ending was one of the saddest endings I have ever seen, I almost started sobbing. (yes I am a guy). Even though I am not religious, this anime is very artistic and well directed.
heres a short summary:
The story begins in New York in 1924. Sister Rosette Christopher, a young novice nun from the Magdalan Order, a religious militaristic organization, and her assistant and best friend Chrno, a patient and kind hearted demon, are sent to different missions, consisting mostly in fighting the many different monsters that lurk in the shadows. During one of their missions, they met Azmaria Hendrick, a young girl with supernatural powers that is somehow connected to Joshua Christopher, Rosette’s younger brother who was kidnapped several years ago by Aion, a former comrade of Chrno. Aion is an overly ambitious demon that has big plans for the future of the entire world and will go to any lengths to achieve his great “dream of freedom”. To do this, he needs the help of 7 very special people. What exactly are Aion’s plans, and what does he intend to do with Joshua and Azmaria’s powers? Rosette and Chrno, along with Satella, a jewel witch who is also targeting Aion for personal reasons, are determined to find out, but they will have to face the dark shadow of Chrno’s past first, a past that is now coming back to torment him and could separate Rosette and Chrno forever. Will the strong bond they share be able to survive the test? Will they be willing to pay a very high price in order to stop Aion and rescue Joshua and everybody else?
Any anime enthusiasts seen this series? Or you can tell us about your fav. anime.