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.
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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.
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 of trash. read more
Ye. Busou Shinki. These are my thoughts on the story, as well as a little background information for better understanding.
Busou Shiki is about a world in which there are 15 cm. girls that are mass produced. Said girls have a conscience and feelings. They live to please their masters.
If this is sounding to weird, let me put it in layman terms. Imagine if your Gundam models became girls, got a brain, and lived to serve you. It could also be described as bite sized Infinite Stratos. That's pretty much it.
So, the actual story is just kinda eh. It has no real direction and is just really slice of life. It's fine, but there isn't some over arching goal. All you get are the antics of four Shinkis (those girl/Gundam things I mentioned) and some conflicts that happen. Some episodes take a different turn from others, but really, it's just kinda flat.
There is also a little bit of fan service in this show, so yea.
With that said though, this wasn't bad. Actually I thought it was good.
While the actual show may not have been A+ material, it was an interesting concept, and I enjoyed it.
In conclusion, if you want to marathon this show in a day or two, go ahead. It's not a must watch, but if you want a little something different, it's a good choice.read more