Watch Absolute Duo
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Absolute Duo is an anime show brought to you by FUNimation Studios that aired in the year 2015. It follows the story of Tor Kokonoe, a teenage boy who, after losing his sister in a trauma-filled night, enrolls himself in Koryo Academy, a place where people can learn how to wield weapons called "Blaze." Each student is taught to hone their skills to defend themselves against their enemies with their paranormal abilities, which they fuse with their Blaze, an embodiment of their soul, to fight in a competition known as "Rey Shift." The protagonist, Tor Kokonoe, is an individual who is innately different from others; he does not possess a Blaze. As a result, he is initially ridiculed by the students for his incompetence. However, he is soon paired up with a new transfer student named Julie Sigtuna, who has the same kind of hopeless condition. As it turns out, the two are an "Absolute Duo," which is a rare and powerful combination of a male and female fighter, who fuse their spirits to defeat stronger enemies. Together, they begin to train and work to become the most formidable duo in the academy. Then enters the opposing rivalries of Absolute Duo, including the relentlessly competitive Tomoe Tachibana and Lilith Bristol, who will do anything to win the Rey Shift. Tomoe is the top-ranking student in the academy, cold and serious, with an obsession with defeating Julie, while Lilith is a beautiful yet aggressive blonde combatant with an air of arrogance to her. She is sent by the British government to investigate the academy's Blaze users, which determines her personality and motivation. Both of these characters bring a lot of action and tension to the show as they try to undermine and defeat the Absolute Duo. The show is filled with heartfelt moments blended with comedy and action. As Tor and Julie's bond continues to grow stronger, their mutual respect for each other flourishes. However, this all comes to a head when the duo faces off against stronger opponents in the annual tournament "Liberi Fatales" with the chance to become the greatest warriors. The animation quality of Absolute Duo is top-notch, and the battle scenes are impressive to watch. The director of this anime series, Atsushi Nakayama, has done a fantastic job of portraying the characters' development throughout the episodes, and each character brings a unique dynamic to the storyline. The voice acting is also spot on, and the soundtrack perfectly captures the emotions of the scenes. In conclusion, Absolute Duo is a fantastic anime series that is perfect for fans of action and comedy while exploring deeper emotional themes. The combination of the two main characters' struggles and relationships, with the various supporting characters' stories and experiences, makes for a captivating viewing experience. The show has many surprises and sub-plots that keep the audience engaged, making for an enjoyable watch. Overall, it is a must-watch for both anime enthusiasts and newcomers to the genre.