Senkaiden Houshin Engi

Soul Hunter

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Alternative Titles

Synonyms: Romances of Sealed Gods, Soul Hunter: Battle of the Immortals
Japanese: 仙界伝 封神演義
English: Soul Hunter
German: Soul Hunter: Im Auftrag der Unsterblichen
Spanish: Soul Hunter - Senkaiden Houshin Engi -
French: Soul Hunter
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Type: TV
Episodes: 26
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jul 3, 1999 to Dec 25, 1999
Premiered: Summer 1999
Broadcast: Unknown
Producers: TV Tokyo Music
Studios: Studio Deen
Source: Manga
Genres: AdventureAdventure, FantasyFantasy, SupernaturalSupernatural
Theme: HistoricalHistorical
Demographic: ShounenShounen
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.101 (scored by 63206,320 users)
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Ranked: #33912
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Popularity: #4499
Members: 15,866
Favorites: 69

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Thousands of years ago, it was a time of witchcraft and dark magic. An evil sorceress has bewitched the emperor of the mighty dynasty and he has become a mindless puppet. The country is in shambles, and evil spirits lurk everywhere. The human world is on the verge of utter destruction. A bold mission is planned by the Confederation of the Immortal Masters. They send a young master wizard to hunt down the villains and evil warlocks in the devastated lands.

(Source: ANN)


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Episode Director
Yonekura, Chihiro
Theme Song Performance


Opening Theme

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"Will" by Yonekura Chihiro

Ending Theme

"Friends" by Chihiro Yonekura

Jan 19, 2015
PedroLB (All reviews)
An anime that is truly a gem, very old but indeed memorable. The characters feel so natural and fresh, the history is simple and direct with no fillers and the pasting is nice. Without a doubt if you are looking for a good shounen anime this is your catch, few episodes but it's all it need and specially I recomended to everybody that thinks they've seen every good old anime, at least I asure you will enjoy it most of the time.
Feb 19, 2010
OtakuFreak (All reviews)
Hello, it's been a while since I've wrote a review, so I decided to write an article on one of my favorites, the famous but yet not so famous Soul Hunter (aka Hoshin Engi). It sounds like I'm contradicting myself but listen to this tid bit of history. Soul Hunter was a popular manga series from the very renown Shonen Jump Magazine, and lasted for a good 4 years (1996 to 2000) and won a best Manga award. Which soon became an Anime in 1999, one year prior to the end of the manga series. The show had good audience and was pretty successful. When read more
Sep 24, 2010
cat-craze (All reviews)
Okay, before I get into the nitty gritty, I’ll make it clear that I won’t be wasting time by recounting the series, so if you were hoping to get a better squint into the plot- sorry but there’s no juice. None.

Based on Ryu Fugisaki’s epic manga series Houshin Engi, Soul Hunter had all the potential to be a master piece in itself. But the constraints of condensing over 200 chapters of vivid narration into 26 episodes of animation not only forced the title off to an entirely different plot tangent but also off the leader boards of great anime.

The story is your typical read more
Dec 18, 2018
MonsterZed (All reviews)
With the release of Hakyu Houshin Engi i was reminded of this old gem. I personally view it as one of the bests of all time and a rare case when anime straying away from manga's storyline is not a sin, but an actual improvement.


Excellent. The plot (which takes center stage in this anime) takes place in ancient China, where a vastly superior, more advanced and culturally deveoloped world of immortals co-exists with that of mortals. However the relation is neither of mutual friendship nor subjugation. The immortals for most part avoid influencing the moral realm and keep to themselves, out of reach of read more


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