Busou Shinki

Busou Shinki: Armored War Goddess

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Alternative Titles

Japanese: 武装神姫
English: Busou Shinki: Armored War Goddess
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Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 5, 2012 to Dec 21, 2012
Premiered: Fall 2012
Broadcast: Fridays at 01:55 (JST)
Producers: None found, add some
Licensors: Sentai Filmworks
Studios: 8bit
Source: Other
Genres: ActionAction, Sci-FiSci-Fi, Slice of LifeSlice of Life
Theme: MechaMecha
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 6.291 (scored by 1406114,061 users)
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Ranked: #79852
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #3659
Members: 38,098
Favorites: 39

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The slice-of-life battle story is set in a future that has neither World War III nor an alien invasion—just an ordinary future set after our current age. In this world, robots are part of everyday life, and they contribute in various aspects of society. "Shinki" are 15-centimeter-tall (about 6-inch-tall) cute partners made to assist humans. Equipped with intelligence and emotions, they devote themselves to serving their "Masters."

These Shinki can even be equipped with weapons and armor to fight each other. Such Shinki are named "Busou Shinki" (literally, "armed divine princesses"). In particular, the Shinki Ann (Arnval), Aines (Altines), and Lene (Altlene) serve a high school freshman named Masato. Things change when a new Shinki, the bellicose Strarf, joins them.

(Source: ANN)

Characters & Voice Actors


Shiraishi, Ryouko


Kugimiya, Rie


Kamiya, Hiroshi


Katou, Emiri


Taketatsu, Ayana


Kikuchi, Yasuhito
Iida, Satoki
Sound Director


Opening Theme

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1: "Install x Dream" by Kana Asumi, Minori Chihara, Kaori Mizuhashi, and Megumi Nakajima (eps 1-7, 12)
2: "Install x Dream" by Kana Asumi (eps 8)
3: "Install x Dream" by Megumi Nakajima (eps 9)
4: "Install x Dream" by Kaori Mizuhashi (eps 10)
5: "Install x Dream" by Minori Chihara (eps 11)


Jan 7, 2013
This is not at all what I was expecting after watching the ONA. It is more in the vein of shows like Hidamari Sketch, Working!, and Acchi Kocchi. (Renkin San-kyuu Magical? Pokaan also comes to mind). It is an enjoyable slice of life with comedy elements. I found the climax (for which, suddenly, everything ends in fiery explosions despite the utter lack of precedent within the show) to be the most predictable and least enjoyable part.

I'm glad it is not what I expected. After the ONA I thought, "If they made a full length series for this it ...
Dec 23, 2012
Mixed Feelings
So reading the tags of this anime (action, sci-fi) you may think (like i did): "Cool! Custom cute robots fighting!"; well that was true, but not the only truth. Most of the anime will lack a TRUE background plot and the fighting scenes are not...really the top...
Let me explain in the deep:

Plot - 5 (i am being good here)
Basically it's a slice of life anime without a defined plot. After the first episode you could see the ep 6, then the 2 and you will notice NOTHING. The only exception to this are some minor arcs of two episodes but that's all; you can see ...
Oct 8, 2019
- Animated by 8bit, a minor studio that has produced nothing but passable ecchi shows.
- Directed by Kikuchi Yasuhito, who has made several anime of several genres, none of which are particularly good.
- Based on a toyline by Konami, meaning this is just a toy advertisement show.

One of the first anime I watched as a kid was Plauress Sanchiro, which featured a boy controlling a small fighter robot and taking on other contestants in tournaments. It was fun, with very original and interesting concepts for its time, plus it looked well animated. Many years later several other similar shows tried to do the same, ...

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