Le Chevalier D’Eon シェヴァリエ 1: D’Eon∴Lia

Yay, a dark and mysterious period drama, with enough gore and pretentiousness to keep me interested!

During the reign of Louis XV, women have been mysteriously disappearing. When D’Eon de Beaumont’s sister Lia is discovered dead in a coffin floating on the river, he is determined to discover the truth, but who can he really trust if Duke Orlean is involved? D’Eon ‘s place should be with the aristocracy of Versaille but he is also a member of the secret police which gives him access to people and secrets. As he and other members of the Secret police close in on Duke Orlean they all all murdered. D’eon is only saved by the repelling effect of the cross round his neck…will D’Eon share the same fate as his fellow investigators?

I loved the mood of this episode, so dark and gloomy; the skulls, writing in blood, crypts, the Bernice monster and the flashes of all the dead twisted corpses! The Queen seems so strange, talking to a skeleton of a dead girl and stroking the skull, how is she invovled in this? What is this NQM organisation exactly? I loved the mass of characters because it leaves you wondering who is invovled in what way rather than a few key characters which are blatantly evil. I was a little disappointed the conspiracy was linked in with the Bible, and the transformation of D’Eon into a woman had a semi-religious feel that would have annoyed me more if it wasn’t for the dark element within this film. The blood red writing melting across the sword blade, and the transformation in face and hair of D’Eon was delightful…besides which…I prefer him as a woman! Pretty! :D
I hope this evolves into a violent mystery where you continue to debate who’s evil and who’s innocent, i only wish it wasn’t set in this period, i just can’t stand the costumes, although I’d like to try on one of those dresses…just once, then try and walk through doors, oh man, if I got stuck in a tube train door again wearing one of those hoop skirts *giggles*. :) Here’s hoping D’Eon falls in love with a woman as a woman…this has got potential, not sure whether it will fulfil my expectations though. :S

I’m looking forward to hearing the intro music becuase I really enjoyed the ending music ‘Over Night’ by Aya.

Favourite images:

D’Eon de Beaumont.

Gloomy setting.

Louis XV.

Saint German the enigmatic alchemist.

The gorgeous Lia.

Eek, talking dead women, never a good sign.

Dungeons and torture…cooooool.

Bernice, aaaaah he looks so normal now.

Duke Orlean must be evil, he’s wearing lots of rings and an eeeeeevil thin moustache!

Auguste: he’s all tiny and yellow, eee.

The Queen’s knight. He’s up to no good I’m sure…

It’s all to do with revenge and religious mumbo jumbo.

Duke Broglie, I don’t trust this guy either, evil eyes!

Blood, gore, horror…yay!

A magic sword, ooo shiiiiny.

He’s a she, i can tell I’ll enjoy this more now.

I’m scaaaaared, no seriously this is just wrong, I mean talking to squirrels is one thing, freaky dead girls and whole new level of weirdness.

Of course this looks nothing like a Saya pose. *_*.

Le Chevalier D’Eon website.

Initial Rating: A-

I’m sure I was sober when I started writing this, now I’m decidedly not…*__*

2 thoughts on “Le Chevalier D’Eon シェヴァリエ 1: D’Eon∴Lia

  1. Actually, historically D’Eon was anatomically male. He lived the first half of his life a man, and then upon readmittance to France after being in Russia, was (forced to dress) a woman. In Russia, it was fabled that D’Eon cross-dressed as a woman, taking the name Lia de Beaumont.

    Perhaps that’s where sister Lia’s name comes from? Or perhaps it is part of the plot… they look awfully a lot alike.

  2. I am interested in the Anime although at first I thought it might have been closer to the truth of Le Chevalier D’Eon as there was a Le Chevalier D’Eon who was a well known swordsman and spy for Lous XV or at least one of the Lous King of France he or maybe I should say she as she/he was Transgendered person possibly a Transexual or a Intersexed individual for the Le Chevalier D’Eon whent as a young women when he was sent as a spy, and at the end of Le Chevalier D’Eon carear was granted by Decree from the King of France the wish to live the rest of Le Chevalier D’Eon live s unmarried Women as it was against the law at the time for Le Chevalier D’Eon to be married as a women to a man or to a women at that point Le Chevalier D’Eon I guess you could say was in a catch 22 although from what I read in biography about the live of Le Chevalier D’Eon I don’t believe there was any regret of the decision. If you want to know more about Le Chevalier D’Eon real life I suggest picking up a biography book about Le Chevalier D’Eon’s life you may have too look a bit for one as I don’t know if any are still in print although I haven’t looked lately

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