What has been sought after by man since the dawn of humankind, but only bestowed upon the woman? In April 2006, we got the answer to that question... the Witchblade!
Directing this 30 minute (24 episodes total) animation/action/adventure/drama/horror/sci-fi is Yoshimitsu Ohashi.
Doing the voice work is:Jamie Marchi as Masane Amaha, Carrie Savage as Rihoko Amaha, Robert McCollum as Yusuke Tozawa, Mark Stoddard as Reiji Takayama, Colleen Clinkenbeard as Reina Soho, Monica Rial as Maria, R. Bruce Elliot as Tatsuoki Furumizu and Kent Williams as Masaya Wado.
After the Great Quake in Tokyo, two survivors were found at ground zero. A woman with no memory, and the baby she was holding. Fast forward six years: That woman and baby, now called Masane and her daughter Rihoko, return to Tokyo to start a new life. Unfortunately, the life the girls wanted isn't going to be what they get. After a mysterious jewel finds its way onto Masane's wrist, she becomes the possessor of the ancient magical Witchblade. This puts Masane and Rihoko right in the middle of a power struggle between a government agency called NSWF and a big corporation called Douji, that are seeking the legendary artifact. Both sides wish to obtain the Witchblade, which puts Masane in the most danger.
This was a seriously cool show, but I've always been a fan of Witchblade. You should know that this show was based off of the American comic book Witchblade, making this Witchblade different from the original storyline. This was cool because they decided to create a bunch of new stuff with the animation. Uno Makoto designed some awesome looking and imaginative characters that looked great during the action scenes. The storyline was entertaining and the whole show moves at a good, solid pace. As far as the characters, they're very solid, meaning you can get into them. You'll find ones that you really like, some that are just completely crazy. You can't wait to see what happens to them next. This one is definitely worth a watch.
It's rated TV-MA but does have violence.