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Le Chevalier D`Eon – Anime First Impressions

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So unofficially, I thought of Le Chevalier D`Eon as “that anime about the French crossdressing guy.” After actually watching the anime, it turned out to be more interesting than I had expected; in a good way!

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So unofficially, I thought of Le Chevalier D`Eon as “that anime about the French crossdressing guy.” After actually watching the anime, it turned out to be more interesting than I had expected; in a good way!

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The setting is Paris, France, sometime before the revolutionary war. There’s been a weird string of cult murders involving women and Mercury. D’Eon, one of the victims’ brothers, is an aristocrat/French spy.

He sets out to investigate the murders with a group of spies who meet in the special VIP SNDB DSFR room.

It seems that before his sister died, she was doing some work for France. Whether this was actual spy work or working “on the streets” is yet unknown. She sent him some info about the NQM faction. I think they’re the ones who are trying to throw France into revolution. Or something.

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D’Eon soon gets too close to the truth, and his family and comrades are all killed by a superhuman spiderman guy. Seriously, this guy can stick onto the ceiling. His weakness? The cross. Okay, so maybe he’s a vampire then.

D’Eon makes it to their secret lair, and finds one of his friends, Bernice! That’s totally a girl’s name… Anyway, Bernice tells D’Eon to kill him, and flips out. Oh noes! Bernice is a zombie! D’Eon gets pwned by zombie Bernice and transforms into a girl. It seems he’s been possessed by his sister. WTF!? Does this make the anime a siscon one too?

So the last few minutes of this anime changed my opinion of it. Le Chevalier D`Eon is not about a stuffy french crossdresser who likes to get into trouble. It’s a zombie vs. magical transforming boy anime! Okay, maybe not, but there’s enough supernatural weirdness to keep it interesting. By the way, this anime is based on a historical person, but I don’t think he ever really transformed into his sister…

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The budget for this anime must be really high, because the animation looks great. I should also add that this anime is presented in HD. It’s really pretty.

The character designs lean toward the realistic side, which I don’t care for too much. It’s definitely appropriate for the anime, though. I also want to note that D’Eon’s girlfriend is fugly. I actually think girl D’Eon is hotter…

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The OP wasn’t played this episode; only the ED. The ED is actually really cool. It’s got that dreamy kinda sound without making you sleepy. It also uses heavy Engrish. I would’ve thought French would’ve been a more obvious choice myself…

Download the ED: “BORN” by Miwako Okuda

So far, this anime has exceeded my low expectations. The animation quality is excellent, and the story could actually be interesting! For now, I’ll keep watching Le Chevalier D`Eon and see what happens.

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14 replies on “Le Chevalier D`Eon – Anime First Impressions”

Man, they really didn’t waste any time on this. There were like…no wasted scenes in it at all. Filled with juicy plot from beginning to end. It had me engrossed in the mystery from the get-go. This was probably the show I was interested in most and I’m glad that this episode kept that interest in a huge way. I loved everything about it (except for the 3D) Now I can’t wait until August. The wait will be painful… I knew I shouldn’t have watched. lol

Why did you have low expectations for this again?

I thought it wasn’t gonna be that good mainly because I thought it was about a crossdressing french dude…

Yay thanks for the song 😀 Although I have no idea why it’s labelled as a Miwako Okuda song but oh well, as long as I get it it’s enough. I’ve been trying to rip it from the anime to no avail.

Very interesting. I don’t know this anime, but I know quite well the story of the “chevalier d’éon”, beacause I’m franch and a franch singer Mylène Farmer, talks about him in one of her song.
But I wonder why the link for the ending is called Miwako Okuda : Born. I’d love to hear her new song because I’m making a blog about her, so I’m curious…

This anime really impresed me, it satarted out really simple, when u thought this was just another anime like many out there that there are really boaring this slaps you in the face and tells you im going to be great! (i hope so) from what i saw it has really a great plot, the quality of the anime is great, and im really looking foward to watch the whole thing.

I love this anime! I’m currently downloading it and watching it. I’m French, and I think the setting, historical content and designs of Versailles and Paris are very authentic. I’ve been to Versailles multiple times and Paris also, so I am speaking of experience here. I love the superantural plot to it. I am a sucker for supernatural. At first, I had a hard time determining whether D’Eon was a man or woman, and I’m usually pretty good at distinguishing this in anime because I love bishounen. The action animation is amazing, special effects astounding. I love the opening and ending. In all, I love everything about this anime!

Well I was looking at one of the current Newtype Mags. (in Barns and Noble) and on the back of the cover was the advertisement picture for Le Chevalier D’Eon, you know, the one with the guy and the girl with the fire in the backround? Anyways, it sparked my attention and I really wanted to remember it, but dangit I didn’t have paper or pen to write the name of the anime on, so all in all I forgot about it. So about a month went by and today guess what anime title I happen to stumble apon whilst looking for some new and good anime? LE CHEVALIER D’EON!! I’m soooo happy now, becuase I know what the name is and with the feed back I’ve seen from you guys, I’m deffinatly watching it!!

I hated anime sooo much! A couple of my friends were into it, but I just shuddered when I looked at it. Then one day, my boyfriend told me that he heard of one that combines our interests (he likes zombies and I like history especially historical costumes). It was Le Chevalier D’Eon. I watched an episode and I was suprised to find that I actually liked it! I got hooked! Now I LOVE this anime! I’m always left in suspense when each episode ends and it makes me crave more! By the way, where would one find the songs from the intro and extro? They aren’t on LimeWire. EVERYONE WATCH LE CHEVALIER D’EON!!!

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