Witchhunter Robin

Posted on 08. May, 2014 by in Review

Now as last week we had some light anime, it’s that time again for an anime that’s more on the serious side

So this week we have Witchhunter Robin

It’s been some time from the last time I saw this but it’s a nice anime that should be on everyone’s list

Opening

Plot

Robin Sena is a “craft user”, born in Japan and raised by the Roman Catholic Church in Italy. She is trained to use her craft of fire to hunt down witches. Witchcraft is a genetic trait, dormant within a number of individuals within the human population. Powers can be “awakened” in these dormant human “seeds” at any time. Trained hunters, craft-users or “seeds” themselves, are needed to keep watch over “seeds” and hunt those whose abilities become active, serving in secret organizations, such as the parent branch “Solomon” and the “STN-J” branch in Japan, as self-appointed witch police to curtail the use of witchcraft in society, and to keep the witch kind in secret from the public. Even the police, who cooperate with STN-J in abnormal criminal cases, do not know what STN-J does.

The series begins when Robin arrives in Japan to gain information for Solomon headquarters about a fabled item that holds the “secrets of the craft”, while acting undercover as a new hunter to the STN-J in their efforts to capture witches. It is hinted that she subconsciously understands something of the STN-J’s use of Orbo.

Orbo is a green liquid that negates witch abilities. STN-J’s hunters carry small vials of it on necklaces as a form of protection against their targets’ craft. Hunters also carry air pistols which fire darts or pellets of Orbo that dampen witch powers when it enters the bloodstream of the target witch. Hunters who are craft-users or seeds can use Orbo with little ill effects; although their powers are reportedly diminished while using it. Robin, a craft user herself, says that she will not keep Orbo on her because it “disgusts her.”

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