|The Sword, The Academy and The Hell Cat Girl|
July 14, 2014
Areisha Academy Arc
The Sword, The Academy and The Hell Cat Girl (剣と学院と火猫少女 Ken to gakuin to hineko shōjo?) is the first episode of the Seirei Tsukai no Blade Dance anime. It first aired on July 14, 2014.
Kazehaya Kamito, the irregular male elementalist in the world, was summoned by Greyworth Ciel Mais to Areishia Spirit Academy. Here at this academy, maidens of noble families are gathered, trained and given an elite's education to become elementalists. Kamito, by accident peeped at a girl, Claire Rouge, while she was taking a bath and he unfortunately ended up making a contract with the spirit she wanted. He got some information about his long lost contracted spirit from Greyworth however, in return of her information, he had to be admitted to the academy and participate in the Spirit Blade Dance festival held 2 months later.
The episode started with a reflection of the past; three years ago, Ren Ashbell defeated Velsaria Fahrengart in the first round of the Blade Dance and in front of the audience were Ellis Fahrengart, Fianna Ray Ordesia, Claire Rouge and Rinslet Laurenfrost.
Kamito accidentally chanced upon a bathing Claire in a spring. Noticing that she was short and having a small bust, he said he wasn't interested in them and hoped to get away. Unfortunately, she mentioned she was sixteen and decided to attack him with her whip (Elemental Waffe form of Scarlet).
As Kamito avoided her attacks, she showed him her body in which he commented. As a result, she ducked in the water and the whip sliced of the trunk of the large tree behind her. Jumping into the water, he saved her. Before realizing it, he had touched her chest area and this made her mad. She attacked him and he lost consciousness.
Upon waking, he had a 'whip collar' around his neck. Claire had dressed herself and is now standing above Kamito. They talked about him being a high-grade pervert and Areishia Spirit Academy . Since she was wearing a skirt, he remarked on what he could see; making her flustered and on the verge of crying.
He apologized immediately and informed her of his letter from Greyworth, the 'Old Lady'. Then she told him her purpose in coming to the forest was to seal a contract with a sealed spirit.
She brought him to a shrine where the powerful spirit was sealed, that killed the late Demon King, was residing in. With the barrier broken by her spell, they entered the shrine. There, the sword lay on top of a table. She approached it and tried to make a contract with the sealed spirit, however, it went wild.
Kamito managed to protect her from the first round of attack. She then summoned Scarlet to bite the frenzy sword and attacked with a fire ball spirit magic. Tragically, the sword stabbed Scarlet; making her stunned. Kamito hurried to save her by making a contract with that spirit.
When he woke up, they talked about him being an elementalist and that he is her contracted spirit. Then they left to Areishia Spirit Academy. While walking to the building, he escaped from her, and left to find Greyworth. There he met Ellis having a discussion with Greyworth.
With a little commotion, where Ellis cornered him, Greyworth got her to give him a tour of Areishia Spirit Academy and his new home. Chancing upon Claire when he went to Raven Class, he teased her but to be caught and reprimanded by Raven Class teacher, Freya. Eventually, class started and with another commotion, on 'who is the contracted spirit', he met Rinslet and her maid, Carol.
The ending credits showed the recent past where Greyworth told Kamito that Ren Ashbell has returned and she has brought a darkness elemental spirit with her. She told him that he is the only one who can stop Ren Ashbell, thus wants his cooperation in the Blade Dance two months from now. Later, a smiling Restia was seen landing on the roof of Areishia Spirit Academy.
Characters in Order of AppearanceEdit
- Ren Ashbell
- Velsaria Fahrengart
- Ellis Fahrengart
- Fianna Ray Ordesia
- Rinslet Laurenfrost
- Claire Rouge
- Kazehaya Kamito
- Greyworth Ciel Mais
- Freya Grandol
Battles or EventsEdit
- Ren Ashbell (Victor) vs. Velsaria Fahrengart
- Kazehaya Kamito (Victor) vs. Frenzied Sword
Abilities, Spirits, Spirit Magic UsedEdit
- Weapon Combat
Spirit Magic UsedEdit
- Fire Ball
Anime and Light Novel DifferencesEdit
- In the anime, the fight between the sealed sword with Claire and Kamito happened inside the shrine while in the light novel, it occurred outside the shrine.
- In the anime, instead of Kamito escaping from Claire when she was using the toilet, he escaped when she was flustered by his compliments to her name.
- In the anime, Ellis told Kamito his lodging when they were on Academy grounds, while in the light novel, he was shown from a window inside the Academy.
- In the light novel, after Kamito entered the Raven Class auditorium the whip then caught him by the neck, however in the anime, he was at the door when the whip caught him by the leg.
"I command thee, form a contract with me!" - Kamito
"I want you to become my contracted spirit." - Claire
"The strongest blade dancer, Ren Ashbell." - Greyworth