Le Chevalier D’Eon Review
This was a great royal treat with intrigue, loyalty and a knight’s honor. We start with D’Eon de Beaumont (???·?·????) finding his sisters body and then gathering friends to journey to discover why the psalms have been taken. The king Louis XV has sent D’Eon and friends to Russia to find the book of royal psalms. This book tells about the kings of France and can only be read by those with royal blood. As the group journeys to Russia we find Lia de Beaumont (??·?·????) knew the empress well and saved her life. We also start seeing a blending of Lia and D’Eon in his body. This anime reflects on the beginnings of the French revolution. The psalms are used like a weapon and turn people into gargoyle like zombies. The queen tries to protect her family and speaks to the skull of a murdered child. There is so much going on that this is one anime you have to watch. It’s insightful and full of mystery. We never expect the ending.
The story begins in Paris 1742, when the body of a woman named Lia de Beaumont is found in a casket floating along the Seine. The only clue regarding her death is the word “Psalms”, which is written in blood on the lid of the casket. Her brother D’Eon becomes her soul’s vessel and they share one body. This is so she may finish her quest for the king. Thanks to this blurring of siblings the relations she has with the Empress of Russia and the Queen of England carry over for D’Eon, and he receives the help he needs.
With the psalms we learn that things aren’t what they seem. This is an exciting and exhilarating experience, especially if you like history but not all the facts. It helps open the eyes to what could have caused the revolution. I really enjoyed this piece of historical art.