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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Information

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: ActionAction, AdventureAdventure, FantasyFantasy
Theme: HistoricalHistorical
Demographic: ShounenShounen
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older

Statistics

Score: 7.071 (scored by 71517,151 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #38892
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #5126
Members: 17,663
Favorites: 81

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Synopsis

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)

Characters & Voice Actors

Taikoubou

Main
Yuuki, Hiro
Japanese

Dakki

Main
Kakazu, Yumi
Japanese

Li, Nataku

Supporting
Miyata, Kouki
Japanese

Shinkohyou

Supporting
Ishida, Akira
Japanese

Bunchuu

Supporting
Matsuyama, Takashi
Japanese

Youzen

Supporting
Chiba, Susumu
Japanese

Sibuxiang

Supporting
Kusao, Takeshi
Japanese

Kou, Tenka

Supporting
Yamagishi, Isao
Japanese

Fugen Shinjin

Supporting
Ogata, Megumi
Japanese

Kou, Hiko

Supporting
Tanaka, Kazunari
Japanese

Staff

Kobayashi, Noriko
Producer
Nishimura, Junji
Director, Episode Director, Storyboard
Chiba, Shigeru
Sound Director
Sokuza, Makoto
Episode Director


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Opening Theme

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"Will" by Yonekura Chihiro
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Ending Theme

"Friends" by Chihiro Yonekura

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Reviews

Dec 18, 2018
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.

Story:

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 ...
Sep 24, 2010
Mixed Feelings
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.

STORY:
The story is your typical ...
May 5, 2021
I would like to give this show a 4/10 because the characters became enjoyable overtime even though they didn't flesh them out much. The main character is made out to be fool throughout the show but it is also shown that he is actually observant and charismatic, which everyone gets to realize eventually. The comedy was only decent at times IMO.

What was wrong with the series is that i found the plot to be lacking and boring, maybe even confusing whilst it was also being shown in poor animation. with that and how the fighting was implemented I could get zero enjoyment out ...

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