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Kishin Houkou Demonbane (TV)

Alternative Titles

Synonyms: Roar of the Machine God Demonbane, Kishin Houkou Demonbane (2006)
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
Premiered: Spring 2006
Broadcast: Unknown
Producers: None found, add some
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: View Works
Source: Visual novel
Duration: 25 min. per ep.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)


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Ranked: #42762
Popularity: #1613
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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)


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Characters & Voice Actors

Azif, Al
Azif, Al
Kanda, Rie
Kanda, Rie
Daijuuji, Kurou
Daijuuji, Kurou
Itou, Kentarou
Itou, Kentarou
Yamazaki, Takumi
Yamazaki, Takumi
Koyasu, Takehito
Koyasu, Takehito


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

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Opening Theme

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

Ending Theme

"Modern Rose" by Kanako Itou

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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, 2010
The main attraction for me of Demonbane is certainly conceptual, though the execution was enjoyable, it was the setting that it presented that really appealed to me. It was an excellent and intriguing intermingling of the Cthulhu mythos and giant robot action - the timing of my viewing was also probably quite fortunate in that on Sunday I watched the end of Tenpu Ibun Ayakashi Ayashi (which had some interesting material about wearing gods) and then spent yesterday morning reading all extant material on Hellboy and B.P.R.D. (which is also heavily influenced by the Cthulhu mythos). Really Demonbane appealed to the main reason I consume read more
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