Audio - English (Dolby Digital)/Japanese (Dolby Digital)
Subtitles - English
Aspect Ratio - 1.78:1
Region Coding - B (Blu-Ray)
TV Standard - PAL
Rating - M
Year of Release - 2011
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Author K Quach
Elsewhere, a young man smiles into the daytime sky.
On that same flying city, classes begin on the Musashi Ariadust Academy, and Class 3-Plum, led by its adviser Makiko Oriotorai, starts their PE class. After that activity will be the day's real training session.
One of Makiko's students, the student council treasurer Shirojiro Bertoni, asks whether beating a criminal has anything to do with physical education (and if involves money), and the girl beside him, Heidi Augesvarer, tells him that it is something to do with their teacher always getting into trouble. Makiko clarifies that she is just settling a score with someone who pissed her off. This is setting up the premise for what will be one of the most unique and epic Anime series, in term of characters. Its beautiful and stunning environments and animations create and fill this world.
The winged pair Margot Knight and Malga Naruze echo their teacher's statement, only to be frightened when their teacher points her sword at them. Makiko then asks if there are absentees for the day, and Margot reports that "Seijun" and a certain Chancellor are out, and the former is supposed to have a part-time job.
Soon, a brown-haired well-endowed girl who introduces herself as "Bel Fiore", speaks behind the winged pair and tells them that they do not need to worry about her "silly brother", who turns out to be the Chancellor of Musashi Ariadust Academy and the Student Council President. Moreover, she won't tell anyone about his whereabouts.
With the Student Council President's absence confirmed, Makiko finalizes the attendance list. As she handles the attendance, Makiko laments at the thought of an irresponsible boy who is even called "Impossible" ending up as someone ruling Musashi Ariadust Academy, and one of her students, named Toussaint Neshinbara, points out that it has been the same thing for 160 years. According to him, all of the Divine States are ruled by the people of Musashi; Toussaint assures him that there's no need to be anxious, since the oppressors are too busy to listen to every single person's mind.
Makiko agrees to Toussaint's explanation of their current situation, and as she — and the whole class — prepares for the activity, she tells the rules.
The activity involves hitting Makiko in any way possible before she reaches her destination; and whether points are given on touching the target in "certain parts of the body", which even a dragon-like robot named Kiyonari Ulquiaga anticipates.
Their perverse thoughts are stopped when Makiko threatens to finish them off even before the start of the activity.
Soon, Makiko leaps away at her students, triggering a frantic pursuit for their teacher... and their target. A certain event during the process of history recreation caused the destruction of the Harmonic Divine States, which was constructed to house the people who lived alongside the inhabitants of the Divine States. A war erupted between these two sides, and in its aftermath, the Divine States was stripped of its power and its land divided among the people of the Harmonic Divine States. The Divine States flourished as the Far East.
History recreation continues, and in the year 1648, the guide of the people in history recreation, the mysteriousTestament, suddenly ceased to function. As rumors of the apocalypse began to spread throughout the Divine States, the people of the Far East, now led by a seemingly useless boy named Toori Aoi, comes to a decision that would put the Far East in the mercy of war.
Follow the story of Toori Aoi in his adventures as he retrieve the pieces of Horizon Ariadust's soul amidst the challenges that await him in a world that follows the steps of history! It has some redeeming qualities and the characters are generally likable if mostly unexplained correctly and lacking much character development but with all the madness that goes on from the opening sequence through the battle that acts as setup for the last 4 episodes; it still has its great moments.