In episode 1, we’re introduced to the world of Maxwell Blaz. It isn’t an easy one, and right from the get-go he’s put in a risky race through a suburban neighborhood. Consequently his skills are caught by the eyes of Mirror, the vice-head of the Bronze Tigers race team. In dealing with his friends and time-consuming sisters, Max has his hands full on Good Friday and the night hasn’t even started yet.
Episode 2 – Coming Soon
In the upcoming episode, Max begins his Friday night shift at the Pizza Shack and the fun begins. Joined with his delivery/racing buddies Eric and Robbie, a competition ensues for who can collect the most tips. Add that with the non-stop bickering between shift leaders Jon and Chris and you have your typical night working for a pizza delivery joint. Then of course there’s Mirror. Completely captivated by Max’s reckless driving skills, Mirror’s determined to see for himself if Max’s previous win was a fluke or something more…
Good news everyone!!! The first episode of my beloved “Dragon Ash” series is out.
This story is jam packed with action and choreographed fight scenes.
In this episode, we take a peak at Osaka, Japan just before the start of the Boshin War. Unbeknownst to our main characters, an incident happens that triggers a series of unfortunate events. Then we jump to 2004 where our 17 year old Tien Kaze tries his best to explain what its like to be in the struggling shoes of an Asian living in an unofficially segregated school and dealing with a pair of religiously antiquated parents.
The Stage in the Sky is about revenge, rivalry and rebellion. And out of those three, “Dragon Ash” is mostly centered around the theme of rebellion. Tien Kaze isn’t out to prove his worth, he isn’t out to overcome all odds or fight evil. He’s just a young man who wants to live life his way. Unfortunately, guilt, oppression and a series of untimely deaths bring him face to face with a reality that some paths just cannot be avoided.
Tien Kaze is an ambitious young man who has never fit in and doesn’t want to. With his Japanese-German heritage, Tien looks to the culture of ancient samurai and loathes that he was born in this present day. He daydreams of fighting on some Japanese battlefield, slaughtering thousands for his lord’s pride and honor. After an altercation with his peers and parents, Tien follows his grandfather’s advice to run away to Japan and learn Japanese swordsmanship from a real samurai.
Unbeknownst to Tien, an ancient Japanese artifact was stolen over a hundred years ago in the wake of a public assassination. Silence Yagami, the owner of a private security firm specializing in weapons development from research done on antiquities, has reason to believe Kaze’s family is in possession of it. With Silence leading her own ruthless personal conquest in retrieving the artifact, Tien has no choice but to contend with his own immaturity and face the tragic consequences of his actions.
Episode 1 – Act 1 – The Death of Sakuma Shozan – Coming Soon