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Busou Shinki

Busou Shinki

Alternative Titles

English: 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

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
Matsui, Hitoyuki
Mizuhashi, Kaori
Theme Song Performance
Theme Song Composition, Theme Song Lyrics, Theme Song Arrangement, Theme Song Performance

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Apr 17, 2013
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 read more
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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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it is similar on 3dcg mecha fight scenes, armored suits and appearances.

Both about exactly the same - tiny robots fighting for theirs masters.

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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