I finished watching "The Sacred Blacksmith" last Knight, oops I mean last night! lol And I did like it. I mean, there were some things that I had questions about, and it was quite graphically violent, (not really a complaint, just a warning) yeah, no mistake by Funimation for rating it TV-MA (on Hulu at least) but at first, I had some questions about the rating. I thought that it wasn't quite graphic in the beginning, but yeah, it is. So be warned fellow anime fans. There's no mistaking the accuracy of this rating w/ the graphicness and some disturbing scenes as well (demons coming out of people's mouths, yeah, that's quite disturbing). But my questions weren't really about the graphic nature of the series, but just with a few other things that at first gave me some bad vibes, but actually, when they completed the arcs, I was glad that they put them in because it knocked the people/entities in question down a peg or two.
But all in all, it's a good series and I would recommend it to those who don't have a weak stomach or who don't get offended at jokes/remarks about a woman's... well, "endowment". And it has a nice, "light ending" to it as well. Could it be because there's a sequel being planned for it? It definitely looks that way judging by the ending! Or are they just trying something new and different of a series they planned on completing then and there? Well, either way, it was actually kind of interesting to see (a nice new perspective on how shows should end instead of the - bad guy dies, woman/man leaps in hero's arms saying "my hero" and the kiss and the "and they all lived happily ever after" sort of cookie cutter-like ending that we see too often in anime and entertainment in general. In other words, it's nice to see an ending that's outside of the box but yet not one that makes us hate the producers for all eternity for it. lol
Nice to see that balance and it was refreshing to see, even though it DOES leave us w/ many questions in mind. But then again that's good b/c of what i've said above and the fact that they left room for a sequel if they can/want to make one. But then again, they don't have to and it will still remain a good series even without one. Nice to know that they left it just like this, is what i'm trying to say.