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Senkaiden Houshin Engi


Alternative Titles

English: Soul Hunter
Synonyms: Romances of Sealed Gods, Soul Hunter: Battle of the Immortals
Japanese: 仙界伝 封神演義

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
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older

Statistics

Score: 7.281 (scored by 4,908 users)
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Ranked: #23822
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Popularity: #2933
Members: 10,439
Favorites: 66
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Ranked #2382Popularity #2933Members 10,439
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Episodes: /26

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)

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Kakazu, Yumi
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Supporting
Miyata, Kouki
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Matsuyama, Takashi
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Staff

Kobayashi, Noriko
Kobayashi, Noriko
Producer
Nishimura, Junji
Nishimura, Junji
Director
Sokuza, Makoto
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Episode Director
Yonekura, Chihiro
Yonekura, Chihiro
Theme Song Performance


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"Will" by Yonekura Chihiro

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"Friends" by Chihiro Yonekura




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PedroLB
Jan 19, 2015
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.
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OtakuFreak
Feb 19, 2010
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
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cat-craze
Sep 24, 2010
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:
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