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Busou Renkin

Busou Renkin

Alternative Titles

English: Arms Alchemy
Synonyms: Buso Renkin, BoRe, BuRe
Japanese: 武装錬金

Information

Type: TV
Episodes: 26
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 5, 2006 to Mar 29, 2007
Duration: 24 min. per episode
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
L represents licensing company

Statistics

Score: 7.591 (scored by 37038 users)
Ranked: #11962
Popularity: #326
Members: 70,685
Favorites: 586
1 indicates a weighted score
2 based on the top anime page.

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Popular Tags

action alchemy comedy shounen

Synopsis

The story begins when high school student Kazuki Muto is killed one night saving a mysterious girl from a monster, only to wake up in his school dorm, believing it to have been a dream. However, he soon finds out that dream wasn't a dream at all when a giant serpentine monster attacks him and his sister. Tokiko Tsumura, the girl he saved, explains that the monster is a homunculus. Kazuki had been attacked and killed by it when he was rescuing her. However, she, feeling responsible for him, revived him by placing a Kakugane medallion in his chest, serving as a replacement heart.

The Kakugane, as Tokiko explains, is an alchemical device that, when activated, takes a certain form based on the Kakugane's user, forming a unique Buso Renkin. The Buso Renkin is the only thing that can destroy a homunculus monster. Using this, Kazuki creates his own Buso Renkin (the "Sunlight Heart", a huge lance). Along with Tokiko and her own Buso Renkin (the "Valkyrie Skirt", an execution scythe), Kazuki joins the fight against the homunculi and their master.

Related Anime

Adaptation: Busou Renkin

Characters & Voice Actors

Victor
Victor
Main
Koyama, Rikiya
Japanese
Koyama, Rikiya
Lowenthal, Yuri
English
Lowenthal, Yuri
Chouno, Koushaku
Chouno, Koushaku
Main
Spencer, Spike
English
Spencer, Spike
Madono, Mitsuaki
Japanese
Madono, Mitsuaki
...
Muto, Kazuki
Muto, Kazuki
Main
Fukuyama, Jun
Japanese
Fukuyama, Jun
Staley, Steve
English
Staley, Steve
...
Sakimori, Mamoru
Sakimori, Mamoru
Main
Ebara, Masashi
Japanese
Ebara, Masashi
Seitz, Patrick
English
Seitz, Patrick
...

Staff

Kawase, Kouhei
Producer
Kato, Takao
Director, Storyboard
Takadera, Takeshi
Sound Director
Yoshida, Shunji
Episode Director



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May 6, 2010
burntlettuce
We all have those series. Which for some unknown reason we can't help to love. We know we shouldn't, we know it's not good. But we can't help but watch the series and be totally entranced by it. Buso Renkin is that anime for me. It's a totally predictable, cliche, crony shonen anime. It's nothing new, it literally brings nothing new to the table, but I just can't help but love this series.

Buso Renkin is your typically shonen experience. It's got a main character who is given a power by another and mysteriously keeps powering up and doesn't ever seem to read more
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Jul 18, 2007
VK11
Busou Renkin is a story that takes many of its elements from other anime. You'll see elements of Fullmetal Alchemist, Ruroui Kenshin, Shakugan no Shana, Fate/Stay Night, and probably a bunch more. Though Busou Renkin was developed by the creator of Rurouni Kenshin, Nobuhiro Watsuki, it is not as epic as the story of Kenshin was. However, despite some of the obvious points of this series, Busou Renkin manages to uphold fairly well and be a relatively enjoying series.

Busou Renkin means Arms Alchemy. In this story, there are homunculi that are running about the land and its up to alchemic warriors, read more
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Recommendations

Both are about boys who meet a woman and gain the ability to fight in her world. Without giving too much away the story lines have similarities with character and plot development. Busou Renkin is however not as serious as Bleach, which is refreshing and also has a good end point.
Both series are about alchemists fighting homunculi
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Opening Theme

"Makka na Chikai" by Fukuyama Yoshiki (eps 2-26)

Ending Theme

#1: "Hoshi Akari" by Jyukai (eps 1-14, 26)
#2: "Itoshiki Sekai" by Aya Kagami (eps 15-25)

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