English: Busou Shinki: Armored War Goddess
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 5, 2012 to Dec 21, 2012
24 min. per episode
PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
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Score: 6.451 (scored by 6394 users)
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SynopsisThe slice-of-life battle story is set in a future that has neither World War III nor an alien invasion—just an ordinary future set after our current age. In this world, robots are part of everyday life, and they contribute in various aspects of society. "Shinki" are 15-centimeter-tall (about 6-inch-tall) cute partners made to assist humans. Equipped with intelligence and emotions, they devote themselves to serving their "Masters."
These Shinki can even be equipped with weapons and armor to fight each other. Such Shinki are named "Busou Shinki" (literally, "armed divine princesses"). In particular, the Shinki Ann (Arnval), Aines (Altines), and Lene (Altlene) serve a high school freshman named Masato. Things change when a new Shinki, the bellicose Strarf, joins them.
Related AnimeAdaptation: Busou Shinki
Other: Busou Shinki Moon Angel
Sequel: Busou Shinki OVA
Characters & Voice Actors
This is not at all what I was expecting after watching the ONA. It is more in the vein of shows like Hidamari Sketch, Working!, and Acchi Kocchi. (Renkin San-kyuu Magical? Pokaan also comes to mind). It is an enjoyable slice of life with comedy elements. I found the climax (for which, suddenly, everything ends in fiery explosions despite the utter lack of precedent within the show) to be the most predictable and least enjoyable part.
I'm glad it is not what I expected. After the ONA I thought, "If they made a full length series for this it could be brilliant. More likely it would be terrible. It depends on whether they go the way they should go with it, or the way I know they will go with it." Instead the series is something else entirely.
I watched this whole show, which is great praise for it given my recent experiences with anime. Even if it wasn't nearly what it could have been, it is still a rare gem: a palatable title instead of yet another putrid turd for the ever-growing pile.
So reading the tags of this anime (action, sci-fi) you may think (like i did): "Cool! Custom cute robots fighting!"; well that was true, but not the only truth. Most of the anime will lack a TRUE background plot and the fighting scenes are not...really the top...
Let me explain in the deep:
Plot - 5 (i am being good here)
Basically it's a slice of life anime without a defined plot. After the first episode you could see the ep 6, then the 2 and you will notice NOTHING. The only exception to this are some minor arcs of two episodes but that's all; you can see the last two episodes after the first one and all will looks just fine. Not a single evolution of events in the whole anime, boring.
Characters - 5
Standards characters: a blond and a blue airheads, the tsundere and the heroine. The master is a totally bland character so they are just "mediocre"
Enjoyment - 4 (that's my personal opinion)
I hate it. The first episode was promising with Ann (the heroine) almost defeating in a fight one of the champion of the tournament but that's all: no tournament, no serious battle. A lot of girls fighting to be pat by their master, looks like an harem -_-'
Overall - 5
Are you ok with a casual plot? Are you ok with characters without any kind of "soul"? Well if you are give a shot. If you are looking for some real action with cool characters click back or close your browser and run away from here.
Keywords: NO LASERS AND UBER CANNONS!
it is similar on 3dcg mecha fight scenes, armored suits and appearances.
Just Remind me of IS: Infinite Stratos
This anime has the feel of Busou Shinki all the way, with similar mecha designs and really good quality animations. They both involve fighting and stuff like that.
Similar wise for these two shows, it features an almost female cast, (one main male character,) that controls an aerial mechanic dogfight machine throughout the series. Some are lighthearted, some are serious moments, and most of it are action scenes.
Busou Shinki, follows a group of female character, who are small size toys fighters, and addressed the male character as their master. IS follows a male character who is surrounded by an all female class in a school and uses an IS to fight.
- male protagonists surrounded by girls ( IS = humans; BS = doll like 15 cm "shinki")
- mecha suit thing
- aerial fight scenes
- harem ( i think? )
Both of them are fun to watch if you just want to relax and wait for something to happen 'cause who knows what will happen next?
Opening Theme#1: "Install x Dream" by Kana Asumi, Minori Chihara, Kaori Mizuhashi, and Megumi Nakajima (eps 1-7, 12)
#2: "Install x Dream" by Kana Asumi (ep 8)
#3: "Install x Dream" by Megumi Nakajima (ep 9)
#4: "Install x Dream" by Kaori Mizuhashi (ep 10)
#5: "Install x Dream" by Minori Chihara (ep 11)
Ending Theme"Taiyou no Sign (太陽のサイン)" by azusa
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