Ranked #1575

Senyuu.

Alternative Titles

Synonyms: Senyu.
Japanese: 戦勇.

Information

Type: TV
Episodes: 13
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jan 9, 2013 to Apr 3, 2013
Premiered: Winter 2013
Broadcast: Unknown
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: Ordet, LIDENFILMS
Source: Unknown
Duration: 4 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older

Statistics

Score: 7.491 (scored by 22,791 users)
Ranked: #15752
Popularity: #997
Members: 45,200
Favorites: 320
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Synopsis

Long ago, there lived an evil being who reigned over the world through fear, called Satan Rchimedes. He invaded the human world with his many demon underlings, spreading madness and chaos everywhere. One thousand years ago, this menace was sealed by the hero Creation, and peace returned to the world.

Then, one day, a great hole suddenly appeared on the surface of the world, and a vast number of demons appeared. The king discerned that the menace Satan had returned after being sealed away for a thousand years, and decided to send the hero's descendants to battle him. He found 75 men. As one thousand years had passed, you see, it was difficult to tell who the hero's descendants were.

So the king declared that he would grant the title of "true hero" and great fortune to the one who defeated Satan, and ordered the new hero, Alba, and his warrior attendant, Ross, on a quest to bring down the evil Satan.

Though he struggles with lesser monsters and is even nearly killed by his partner Ross, Alba's quest to polish his fighting skills leads him to new places and new meetings that he had never expected. Battles, laughter, and emotional moments enhance this adventure tale of an incompetent hero and a sadistic warrior!

(Source: Crunchyroll)

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Characters & Voice Actors

Ross
Ross
Main
Nakamura, Yuuichi
Japanese
Nakamura, Yuuichi
Alba
Alba
Main
Shimono, Hiro
Japanese
Shimono, Hiro
Ruki
Ruki
Main
Kayano, Ai
Japanese
Kayano, Ai
Nisepanda
Nisepanda
Supporting
Kondou, Takayuki
Japanese
Kondou, Takayuki

Staff

Yamamoto, Yutaka
Yamamoto, Yutaka
Director, Episode Director, Script, Storyboard
Kikuta, Hiromi
Kikuta, Hiromi
Sound Director
Aritomi, Kouji
Aritomi, Kouji
Episode Director
JAM Project
JAM Project
Theme Song Performance

More episodes Episodes(0/13)

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Opening Theme

"THE MONSTERS" by JAM Project

Ending Theme

"Believe ~Eien no Link~ (Believe ~永遠のLink~)" by JAM Project



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Yukariki
Feb 6, 2013
Anime is a dying medium.

We spit on the carcasses of animators and seiyuus from past battles. No anime has particularly captured the spirit of the good times (the 80s and 90s). Look at ourselves squabbling what is the best anime this season; we are not united. There's even some of us who say none of the anime this season is actually good. Inside our corrupted minds, the inner voice is telling us, "No, this anime will never be good as Anime X." It is how human nature works: we are negative, brutish, cynical beings.

But one adventurous director has decided to fight against the odds read more
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post_human
Oct 28, 2013
Shorts are quite rare in Anime, and as like majority of the shorts Senyuu is a gag or comedy short in its core. But what is unique about this show is that it is based on a fantasy settings which is even more rare in shorts. Unlike many other shorts Senyuu has one other criteria that is although it tries to parody the fantasy world setting in overall it also tries to have a continuity (rather then being self contained episodes) and tries to tell a short yet somewhat coherent (somewhat comes to mind mostly due to ridiculously comic sequences) story. And that is what read more
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GKage
Mar 22, 2013
Senyuu is a general hilarious story of the adventures of Alba and Ros to defeat the demon king. The story follows a particular video game style much like old Final Fantasy (Utilizing a control pad to attack or defend). The story involves quit a lot of slapstick humor, as well as many references to characters being perverted ("Tentacles are sexy").

The art work is very well drawn, although simple. The artwork also tends to change from time to time, with great detail.

The sound quality is great. The actors do a wonderful job depicting each character.
The characters are good, but have no real change in their read more
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bloggbigg
Feb 7, 2013
'not helpful' and 'not agree' are different things. I have put much work into it to make it 'helpful'. If you find it is actually 'not helpful', please send me a comment suggesting why, so I can improve future reviews. I think the community is better served by having diverse opinions promoted on content, rather than popularity through agreement. Thank you.
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Quick & dirty:
It's 4.5 mins long, & 1/3 is the outro. I laughed every episode, so far- so that counts for something. Try it- it's too short not to.
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Detailed Review:

By the numbers:

Story: 7. Though there is a 'story', it's really a vehicle for situational read more
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Recommendations

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There is the theme of an RPG setting present in both series. Rather than anything serious though, it relies more on comedy and parody to present various sequences to the audience.

Both the main male protagonists often plays the role of a fool but can be surprisingly reliable at some occasions.

Don't expect major story in both series but rather focus on the comedy parts for entertainment. 
reportRecommended by Stark700
Anime: Gintama
Similar amount of "seriously wtf" humor.
The two characters in Senyuu are very Hijikata and Sougo like... and so if innocent killing and stabbing of another innocent person amuses you... they are very alike. 
reportRecommended by Clouded-Flame
Anime: Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo!
Parodies of fantasy roleplaying adventures where everybody is comically flawed. 
reportRecommended by kasarn
Anime: Minna Atsumare! Falcom Gakuen
Fan of RPGs or maybe just fantasy adventures in general, and want a quick laugh? Then these are the shows for you. 
reportRecommended by ReaperCreeper
Anime: Danshi Koukousei no Nichijou
These two are full-on comedy anime, where the main character is often teased or otherwise abused for laughs by the other characters. While Senyuu takes place entirely in an RPG world, the main characters in Danshi Koukousei no Nichijou share a love for RPGs and will parody it sometimes as well. 
reportRecommended by Pikangie
Anime: Akame ga Kill!
Both are fantasy series that feature a young aspiring hero that runs afoul of the government. The protagonists friends seem to take pleasure in their suffering, and are often the cause of it. The two protags also both look alike, use similar weapons that they sheath in the same way. The humor in each show was also very similar, and is the main reason I thought they were similar.

However, they do have some major differences. For starters, Senyu is a comedy show, and never gets anywhere near as dark as Akame. Akame also focuses on story and character development way more than Senyu,  read more 
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