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: 6.351 (scored by 1403414,034 users)
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Ranked: #83132
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #3642
Members: 38,027
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)


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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 19, 2017
This review counts Busou Shinki as 13 episodes, with the OVA included as the final.

Busou Shinki is an anime about cute girls doing things in every day life. Shinki are little automatons modeled after girls, built to serve their masters. Originally designed for combat, they are now seen in various lines of work along side their masters.

If you are looking for an anime filled with battle harems and shounen shenanigans, then this is not for you. Busou Shinki is exactly what the description says. Futuristic slice of life with tiny robots.

In terms of having a story, the anime has one, but it's very loosely connected, ...
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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