Le Chevalier D’Eon Series

Le Chevalier D'Eon

I’ve never been a huge anime fan, but I came across this series Le Chevalier D’Eon on Crackle and I ended up getting into it.

It’s a drama set in Louis XV’s France just before the French Revolution. The characters and plot are loosely based on actual history. I mean really loosely.

The main character, D’Eon, is a young French knight whose body is taken over by his majorly pissed off, seriously ass-kicking sister, Lia, who is trying to avenge her own death.

D'Eon de Beaumont

As if a cross-dressing gender-bending protagonist isn’t awesome enough, the show’s got zombies, ghosts, impressive action sequences, revolutionary feminists, a creepy talking skull, a little kid with a hand gun, and some pretty intense plot twists.

According to the scriptwriter, one of the main themes of the story is “the burden of contradiction.” Royalty and revolution; duty and desire; religion and sorcery; revenge and compassion.

Even if you can’t keep up with the complicated plot, the characters and set art are beautiful to behold.

This music video for “Over Night” by Aya is made up of clips from the show, and the song is from the show’s closing credits. Some of the lyrics are a bit dubious, but I like the song’s Japanese grunge kinda style.

You can watch all 24 episodes of the Le Chevalier D’Eon series for free on Crackle, or on Funimation’s website.

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