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Kishin Houkou Demonbane (2006)

Kishin Houkou Demonbane (2006)

Alternative Titles

English: Roar of the Machine God Demonbane (2006)
Synonyms: Kishin Houkou Demonbane (TV), Kinshin Hoko Demonbane, Demonbane (TV)
Japanese: 機神咆吼デモンベイン


Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: May 19, 2006 to Aug 18, 2006
Producers: View Works
Duration: 25 min. per episode
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)
L represents licensing company


Score: 6.761 (scored by 8364 users)
Ranked: #42042
Popularity: #1427
Members: 20,202
Favorites: 34
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Kurou Daijuuji is a poor detective living in Arkham City. One day, he was requested by Ruri Hado of Hado Financial Group, to search for a magic book. While he initially refused, Ruri offered him a large sum of money upon completion of her request, in which bribed Kuro to accept. As Kurou searches for the book, he unexpectedly runs into Al, a pretty girl that is actually a powerful grimoire.

They forge a contract with each other, bestowing Kuro with powerful magic. Soon afterwards, Al also activates Demonbane, a deus machina owned by the Hado Financial Group, to combat the mechanical menace from the Black Lodge. With this, the war between the Hado Financial Group and the Black Lodge begins....

(Source: ANN)

Related Anime

Adaptation: Kishin Houkou Demonbane
Alternative version: Kishin Houkou Demonbane
Other: Kishin Houkou Demonbane (2006) Specials

Characters & Voice Actors

Azif, Al
Azif, Al
Kanda, Rie
Kanda, Rie
Daijuuji, Kurou
Daijuuji, Kurou
Itou, Kentarou
Itou, Kentarou
Yamazaki, Takumi
Yamazaki, Takumi
Sato, Mikako
Sato, Mikako


Masuo, Shouichi
Director, Storyboard
Takadera, Takeshi
Sound Director
Kuroda, Yousuke
Script, Series Composition
Itou, Kanako
Theme Song Performance

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Jun 19, 2007
This anime is a bit too complicated for me. I don't know if it's just because I'm slow or what, but it had so many complicated terms and side stories I can barely catch up.

I did like the concept behind it. It was interesting, talking about grimoires and sorcery and combat, etc. but as I've said it tends to become complicated. The story is good, the execution, not so much. For one thing, there were way too many characters, and some of them popped up out of nowhere, in the middle of the story, making things more complicated. I ended the series without knowing read more
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Dec 31, 2008
Original Review (December 2008, see below for later edit):

"Hey, let's buy some guy who can animate a few robot battles with some 3D software. We'll make up some dialogues as fillers and spice them up by throwing in a few old jokes and a crapload of terms from some successful fantasy-universe or something like that to make it look like some intelligent and thoroughly thought through show ... what do you think about this Lovecraft guy?"

I guess that's what a planning-session for Demonbane could have been like.

The battles themselves didn't look that bad, but then again: The ridiculous mecha design gets boring and the fights read more
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Jan 31, 2013
I am torn here

My recomendation would be simple - dont watch this anime !

Dont watch it becouse ..... you might actualy like it in the end ...... not knowing how big a crime was commited by its creators.

I must say i hate this Anime - I hate it becouse it is one of the worst Adaptations of The Visual Novels i have ever seen making into anime. It is like a disgrace and profanity of one of the best Action Visual Novels ever released.
Evrything great about the game was wasted in this sorry excuse of an adaptation, flatening the story, cutting read more
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Jan 4, 2011
This anime isnt that much popular, but i loved it, the reason why is the world created for the anime, the mechas itself ain't big deal, but everything else look great, specially the grimoirs, but what i like the most was the inspiration on HP Lovecraft work, i would love to get my hand on his books after watching demonbane and getting to know a little about the Cthulhu Mythos...
I would recommend watching the anime after this, SHS subbed it and each ep is rich in notes and references, they actually investigated every concept, everything they could about the Cthulhu Mythos, plus the notes always read more
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Both Series has a Strange Girl that Control's the Robot while Asura Cryin has a Ghost Girl and Demon Bane has a Magic Girl which transform into a Book.

They Quite really Similar, A Girl which is the Core of the Robot while the Main Guy give's the Command.
Noir-Style Setting, mechas fighting and protagonist doing detective-y work.
Both have the same boy-girl magical pact sealed by a kiss.
Demonbane is not prominent anime.But it possesses however sure charm and several pleasant figures.If you look for simple entertainment ,Demonbane can be good choice.Do not wait masterpiece.Do not wait original ideas.This is good entertainment on evenings.
Both have giant robots that are godlike by the end of the series.
the main protoganist is pushed around by this wealthy girl with lots of maid.

Opening Theme

"Hito, Kami, Hata - Man God Machine" by Yuichi Ikuzawa

Ending Theme

"Modern Rose" by Kanako Itou

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