It became all too obvious that this show was really about BREASTplates and nothing more. All thoughts that sacred BS was going to be something great went to hell after the show was plagued by non-stop fanservice and boob jokes. By then it was too late to stop watching this show. This was one of those time that I have to keep watching something that I didn’t want to just so I could finish it.
The sword fights weren’t that bad. If anything I think some fights were good enough to make this show enjoyable to a certain degree. One of the best fights was Cecily against the three demons swords, an episode where I learned that Sacred Boobsmith was a lot more enjoyable when Cecily was given the Churuya-san treatment. Unfortunately for Blacksmith it wasn’t the case that something is so bad that it’s actually good. Tough luck.
The biggest problem with Boobsmith was Cecily herself. The viewer was forced to hear her never-ending speechless about justice and all that jazz in almost all of the episodes if not all. Cecily was a weak. She was the character that talks big but in the end is unable to live up to it. She is constantly saved by Luke, a guy show should have been the main character of this show instead of her but because he was too dull and he just couldn’t cut it. Ironic as that sounds. It’s not completely true that Cecily is useless but she gets herself in so many situations that required somebody else to save her skin that it’s like dejavu for the first half of the series. Still, one thing Cecily was for sure is dumb. Although her heart was in the right place her accomplishments felt short most of the time. That show would’ve been more enjoyable if it was actually centered around her accomplishments as a Knight and character development rather than using Cecily for ridiculous fanservice that made the viewer think Blacksmith was only a show cheap laughs and Cecily’s upper torso.
It goes without saying that those jokes got tired fast after being recycled so much. They recycled the same jokes so many times that one would think that Boobsmith would have its own section next to glass and plastic at a recycling center. If that were the case then at least you’ll get something back. As for music department goes. The OP was fine as Blacksmith could get, the ED theme on the other hand was too unfitting for the other half of the show where the serious part begins. ~Oh! Yay~
The show started to redeem itself near the last episodes by finally introducing the real bad guys. Scratch that. In fact the real villain is never shown, what we get instead is another cutout bad guy who works for the said evil lord. These late developments give the show some sudden drama to provide the characters with a past the viewer didn’t even know it existed until that point. The changes that Cecily undergoes do become noticeable later on but after all the rubbish the viewer is subjected, her change is something that was demanded a long time ago not merely requested.
The anime didn’t finish the story so it’s unknown what’s going to happen to the main characters. Although it is possible that Luke might end up with Cecily there are also other alternative endings. There could be another season for those that did enjoy this show but chances are low that there will be a sequel. Frankly, it won’t make any difference.
To summarize, Blacksmith was a lazy show that made the same mistakes that other common shows often make, that is, to wait till the episodes to tie things up. It never works. It never works. There wasn’t much originality in Blacksmith either. It was not memorable at all and I can say with certainty that I will forget about Blacksmith in a few years and all those breastplates will be left gathering dust. While it isn’t horrible enough to make one drop it after the first episode, it is recommended to avoid Blacksmith in case you’re looking for some originality or a high quality show or even average. Pass on this if you can. You aren’t missing much.
Verdict: Fairly Guilty