Ranked #5087
Busou Shinki

Busou Shinki

Alternative Titles

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

Information

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

Statistics

Score: 6.431 (scored by 7464 users)
Ranked: #50872
Popularity: #1586
Members: 20,017
Favorites: 22
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Synopsis

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)

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Characters & Voice Actors

Arnval Mk.2
Arnval Mk.2
Main
Asumi, Kana
Japanese
Asumi, Kana
Strarf Mk.2
Strarf Mk.2
Main
Chihara, Minori
Japanese
Chihara, Minori
Altlene
Altlene
Main
Nakajima, Megumi
Japanese
Nakajima, Megumi
Altines
Altines
Main
Mizuhashi, Kaori
Japanese
Mizuhashi, Kaori

Staff

Kikuchi, Yasuhito
Kikuchi, Yasuhito
Director
Iida, Satoki
Iida, Satoki
Sound Director
Yokotani, Masahiro
Yokotani, Masahiro
Script, Series Composition
Takeuchi, Toshimitsu
Takeuchi, Toshimitsu
Script

More episodes Episodes(0/12)

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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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ThatAnimeSnob
Mar 2, 2013 6:16 AM
THE STAFF
- Animated by 8bit, a minor studio that has produced nothing but passable ecchi shows.
- Directed by Kikuchi Yasuhito, who has made several anime of several genres, none of which are particularly good.
- Based on a toyline by Konami, meaning this is just a toy advertisement show.

One of the first anime I watched as a kid was Plauress Sanchiro, which featured a boy controlling a small fighter robot and taking on other contestants in tournaments. It was fun, with very original and interesting concepts for its time, plus it looked well animated. Many years later several other similar shows tried read more
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Dark_Daken
Dec 23, 2012 8:36 AM
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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colonelpanic
Jan 7, 2013 2:48 PM
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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Tetrizzle
Jun 23, 7:08 PM
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 read more
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Recommendations

Anime: 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. 
reportRecommended by Littaylor
Anime: Rozen Maiden
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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Anime: Chobits
The series are about personal computers and/or personal robots who help take care of ones every day life and happen to be the in thing, not to mention a part of the daily life around everyone. The main robot character(s) happen to live with a young man who is living on his own too. 
reportRecommended by Yemi_Hikari
Anime: Mai-HiME
Both slice-of-life
About female students/teenagers who have weapons that serve and/or protect them. Can, and are used to fight one another. In Mai-Hime, the weapons are called "Childs" and in Busuo Shinki, the weapons are called "Shinki"
Both called Princess. Hime is in both tittles meaning princess. (In the second half of the kanji word for shinki) 
reportRecommended by niyalaful
Anime: A-Channel
With different background main story is about a close group of girls and their daily activities. Daily chores, helping each other, sometimes arguing. Always with a happy ending. Warm, happy feeling emanating from both. One slice of life school comedy. The other one mecha slice of life comedy. 
reportRecommended by Silent_Ghost
Anime: Upotte!!
Upotte is Busou Shinki on steroids. Both anime features characters that are Humanoid but not Human, and, both anime have the characters to serve and fight. 
reportRecommended by Brekmister

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