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Busou Shinki

Busou Shinki

Alternative Titles

English: Busou Shinki: Armored War Goddess
Japanese: 武装神姫


Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 5, 2012 to Dec 21, 2012
Producers: Sentai FilmworksL, 8bit
Duration: 24 min. per episode
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
L represents licensing company


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The 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.

(Source: ANN)

Related Anime

Adaptation: Busou Shinki
Other: Busou Shinki Moon Angel
Sequel: Busou Shinki OVA

Characters & Voice Actors

Arnval Mk.2
Arnval Mk.2
Asumi, Kana
Asumi, Kana
Strarf Mk.2
Strarf Mk.2
Chihara, Minori
Chihara, Minori
Mizuhashi, Kaori
Mizuhashi, Kaori
Nakajima, Megumi
Nakajima, Megumi


Kikuchi, Yasuhito
Iida, Satoki
Sound Director
Matsui, Hitoyuki
Asumi, Kana
Theme Song Performance

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Jan 7, 2013
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 read more
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Dec 23, 2012
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 read more
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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.
Both series involved living doll-jointed figures that go on adventures inside and around the house and protect their masters by contract. Rozen Maiden's heroines are living dolls created by magic while Busou Shinki's heroines are living figurines brought about through created by technology.
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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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