English: 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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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 AnimeOther: Busou Shinki Moon Angel
Sequel: Busou Shinki OVA
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Allow me to share my opinion on Busuo Shinki.
Busuo Shinki doesn’t have a lot to offer. It’s a twelve episode anime about dolls that fight each other. It sounds pretty good, isn’t it?
Shinki are 15 centimeter tall partners created to serve humans. They are endowed with intelligence and emotions, and they serve the one they call master. Humans can equip their Shinki with whatever armor or weaponry they please, and command them to fight. Some fight for honor, others to prove their strength and some simply strive for victory. These girls who do battle using their weapons given to them by their masters are called “Busou Shinki”.
The idea of dolls being used for battle is something very exciting to me. But, the thing is, that the story mainly is slice of life, and there are only a few battles in this anime.
There is nothing special about the story. It’s just about four dolls owned by one guy living in an apartment. When their master is in school or when he does some job, the dolls are doing household things or meet some other Shinki. Each episode involves some form of activity the girls are doing like cleaning the house, meeting other dolls, taking care of their master.
Some people will say that it just sucks because of lack of fight scenes! Yes, they might be right, but Shinki have some other stuff to offer.
The animation is pretty good. The girls are pretty generic but they have quite pretty look.
I love the joints added to their body and the way their body curves. Even the side characters have a lovely look to them and I really appreciate the fact that the girls are all nicely designed. I also love the transformation of girls. The design of their armor is, also, nice.
Fight scenes are pretty good, the camera work is fantastic. A lot of the fight scenes in the anime are pretty flashy and it adds a lot of intrigue in the anime. The way the camera moves is also pretty amazing, it helps to feel battle.
-Soundtrack(5/10)-Average background effects and the whole soundtrack.
-Characters(5/10)- Mostly Shinki are the same, I won’t describe this topic.
-Enjoyment(7/10)- Pretty good slice of life, but only a few battles :.
-Overall Score(5/10)-It had flashy fighting scenes, pretty good slice of life, but no story and only a few battle scenes.
11/2/2013 read more
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!
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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