Busou Shoujo Machiavellianism

Armed Girl's Machiavellism

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English: Armed Girl's Machiavellism
Japanese: 武装少女マキャヴェリズム


Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 5, 2017 to Jun 21, 2017
Premiered: Spring 2017
Broadcast: Wednesdays at 23:00 (JST)
Licensors: Sentai Filmworks
Studios: SILVER LINK., Connect
Source: Manga
Genres: ActionAction, ComedyComedy, SchoolSchool, ShounenShounen
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 6.951 (scored by 138540138,540 users)
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Ranked: #38152
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Popularity: #557
Members: 265,132
Favorites: 793
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Jun 21, 2017
AdolZeppeli (All reviews)
Let me tell you a Story, a Story of a man that gets into a high school, just to find out that this school is ruled by "feminism". that school was once a female school. But then they decided to open it to male population. but guess what? the nation of "feminism" stroke down, and the whole school turned all their male students into females boys in order to make the girls feel "safe"

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if by this point you don't spot any red flags dancing around your mind, then you should stop reading (btw, if you are going to get salty, avoid my profile read more
Mar 4, 2020
hexashadow13 (All reviews)
tl;dr: Not particularly strong in terms of plot or depth but has a good balance of cool and stylish moments as well as comedic and amusing moments with a likable cast of characters.

The anime is trying to do two things, be cool and be amusing. It's not trying to have a good plot or deep characters or anything like that. There's a good variety to how both of these are done though and there's a good balance of the two, so it works well in such a way there are a lot of fun and likable characters. For example, the various main characters have a read more
May 10, 2017
coffeeworld (All reviews)
Busou Shoujo Machiavellianism in other term, THE SCHOOL OF FEMINISM.

This show is more like a empowerment for women against all guys.

This show is like a Hardcore feminism where women can actually hurt any man. But what I like about this show is that it contradicts the prejudice of every women. That not all men are enemies, and not all men are pervents. The story isn't that marvelous, but it gives justice to every man in the school. It's like winning their trust show, and you'll gonna like it. Unlike Prison School, if you're familiar with it, this show is more like showing the good read more
Jun 21, 2017
LIQfilms (All reviews)
If I had to describe studio Silverlink in one word, that word would be ''mediocre''. They're perhaps the most "okay" studio working in the industry today and none of their shows I would consider being all that good, with the exception of a couple maybe, but, even then, those exceptions are still nothing all too remarkable. They always make shows that sound good on paper, and, when read, sound like they could be good shows, but they usually lack the creative talents and efforts to carry this through and their shows always just end up feeling either downright terrible or just "meh" for lack read more
Jun 21, 2017
Aman_Bhaskar (All reviews)
Let me tell you all a story.. " once there was a delinquent boy.. who got expelled from school and had to join a new school which was being dominated by girls and they all wanted to straighten him up but ended up falling for him... THE END". Ever heard of something like this.. ya i know . So this pretty much sums up the entire anime and almost very other harem anime nowadays.This show here is nothing but a sorry excuse of a harem anime with almost no originality and is full of shitty cliches that would make no sense. You would rather read more
Apr 26, 2017
KiritoXxS (All reviews)
Huh? girls with weapons? ruling over boys? and tsundere characters? meh nothing uncommon right?
its an anime series with quite a lot of "pain" and some cute~ moments a pervert like myself can enjoy.
i firstly wrote my review for this anime the day when fourth episode was released, and there was nothing interesting going on by that time.
After watching the rest of the episodes i changed both my score and my opinion about it.

Having almost finished the series i can say that, it has a common "revenge" -ish story, which i believe will end in a really silly way.
The MC is not that typical useless, and read more
May 4, 2017
Apdo1 (All reviews)
As much as I've wanted to finally see a guy hits a girl, showing em what gender equality is all about, this anime wasn't really all that satisfying or really all that entertaining tbh. The setting in itself seem to be the most ideal setting for any feminist to wish for, where the school is fully dominated by women with rights to possessed a weapon and physically use it to assault others or cut them without any consequences being done to them (like em police, government, the principal should do something about it); you could also add in the assimilation of femininity, by making all read more
Sep 9, 2017
Tyrannicswine117 (All reviews)
Warning possible Spoilers

Reading the description of this anime it definitely reminded me of Prison School luckily though this wouldn't be that well known cringefest instead we got something that was actually very entertaining to watch.

The story centres on Fudou Nomura a delinquent who has been sent to The Private Aichi Symbiosis Academy to be controlled after getting into a fight, but he isn't a pushover and to gain leave from the school he must get a stamp from each of The Supreme Five Swords easier said than done.
Now honestly the story to begin with starts out very simple which is Nomura trying to get a read more
Oct 22, 2017
PakiUSA (All reviews)
STORY: 3/10
ART: 4/10
SOUND: 7/10

The concept of turning delinquent’s boys into girls in order to be accepted in this school isn’t easy to swallow and it’s unclear how this alarming act of extreme violence is acknowledged by everyone under the name of ‘Peace’. The world building is retarded and extreme to the point where the school finds everything sexually wrong! To think this kind of mentality is drilled into all the students is scary, for who knows what the hell would happen once they spread out in society! The MC gets tortured just because he was in a picture with another naked girl?? read more
Jun 22, 2017
KitsunehimeMilhi (All reviews)
Armed Girls Machiavellianism is an anime that certainly improves as it goes along. Every season, there usually some shows that I change my ratings for throughout their air time, no matter if it's lowering the score or upping it. This anime anime was certainly one of the cases where I upped my score a little (at least in value, but not overall), but it wasn't until it was almost at the end (after episode 11). I really liked it despite the aspects that can seem generic, but it felt different. I'm not going to pretend I'm a critical person here because read more
Oct 16, 2019
MorningStorm64 (All reviews)
If I had to describe this anime in one short phrase it'd be "shallow entertainment of the highest caliber". I don't know that I've ever seen a more simplistic, straightforward, dare I even say cookie cutter harem/action/school/comedy anime, at least not one I enjoyed this greatly. Still though, this anime knows what kind of show it is and I had a blast binging it.

One thing that makes Armed Girl's Machiavellianism (that's the first and only time I'm typing out that long-ass word in this review) stand out among its peers of the generic harem/action genre is that fact that effort was clearly put into the read more
Nov 22, 2017
Happy007 (All reviews)
This anime might seem same as any other harem anime, but the plot and the whole summary is actually pretty different. As we all know the main character is a transfer student and his new school has some weird rules where they force males to dress and act like a girl, but he refuses. Shojo part of the anime isn't bad either, character development as for the main character is pretty good but doesn't cover other supporting characters, well that's because anime itself is pretty short. Art is pretty solid and the sound isn't bad either. I gave it 10/10, yes it is a harem read more
Jun 22, 2017
Werty800 (All reviews)
Busou Shoujo Machiavellianism is a very simple, fast show. Unsurprisingly, I don't have much to say about it.

The premise of a school overtaken by armed girls allows for a lot of crazy things to take place. There's a masculine guy fighting girls, each one with a different weapon and fighting style, there's a girl who has a bear, who he also fights in a sumo match, there's tons of fanservice that is implemented in a way that actually isn't just for the sake of itself, as it attempts to create some comedic situations and even characterize some with the sheer idea that they like to read more
Dec 29, 2019
kawaii123456 (All reviews)
Going to go against the prevailing reviews, and give it a review score of 7 (its really about a 7.5 but can't give it that) and My Anime list has its screwy system where scores below 7 mean bad and above 8 mean ridiculously good.

The problem with most of the negative reviews is they can't absorb the fact this is a comedy. I really can't fault the reviewers here, with the way things are in the world today, anyone under forty can't even comprehend common sense in relationships between men and women. Unfortunately that's going to make it impossible for them to enjoy this. read more
Jul 16, 2019
AgeGarret (All reviews)
I'm not gonna lie, seeing all these old ass reviews going all critic on the show. like it's supposed to be some massive hit film or something, sure the story is mediocre at best and the characters are pretty cookie cutter (aside from a couple) I still enjoyed it. Ending was pretty decent main climax was mediocre but overall I still liked watching. Don't know why people rate it so low though. From a specific angle, and in the right light, I get it kinda but it's just sad to see so many people disliking it. Not to say it's gold, there are plenty of read more
Jun 30, 2019
Soulwarfare (All reviews)
This anime is so weird but so average that there might honestly be something for watching it.

Story: 2/10

The premise is that an all girl school now allows boys but the girls are scared so they asked to be allowed weapons for self defence. The school has the 5 swords which are 5 of the best girl fighters and the empress. These 5 swords force boys to act feminine or leave the school.
Our protagonist Nomura is a new transfer student and he is like "No way freedom for all" and then for some reason he has to fight all of the 5 swords.

The story is read more
Mar 22, 2020
ichigago (All reviews)
Many reviewers have said this is just your typical boring harem comedy action anime. As such, with being categorized as a harem type, I was very reluctant to even watch it. IMO, harems are too arrogant, presumptuous, fantasy since they involve several females interested in the one MC.

Anyways, I gave it a shot and was pleasantly surprised. There were 5+1 main females so you know the story will somehow progress thru one of them at a time. There personalities and backstories though were quite interesting. As well, it was refreshing, to me, that not all but only 2+1 of them had a romantic angle with read more
Feb 26, 2020
CosmicLupine (All reviews)
This is an anime that seems like it's based off a visual novel,
And that visual novel would be very fun to play, but it's not, and sadly because the lack of world building or actual consequences, render this anime extremely paper thin.

That being said, it doesn't take itself too seriously and manages to keep itself going at a steady clip with virtually no filler, which is more than I can say for most single season 13 episode anime. It was an enjoyable watch, with a consistent story. While that story wasn't very good, I can at least appreciate that they didn't try to make read more
Jan 3, 2018
Hiroto124 (All reviews)
Machiavellianism is an anime that everyone saw like billion times in their lifetime, or is it?

When I first saw the title and the concept art, I cannot help but feel repelled, as many mediocre shows immediately got in my mind, and I thought I had better things to do (like preparing my exams). But then recently, a guy called LexBurner made a video on this anime and portrayed it as more of an interesting attempt of following Kill la Kill (which I haven't watched, but will eventually after my exams). This pepped my interest, and with Lex's description, I've decided to give it a read more
Jun 8, 2017
dReams-C (All reviews)
I've been here on MAL since 2012 I think and this is the first time im writing a review
because this anime deserves it, if trough a review I can get at least one person to watch this underrated masterpiece then Im happy.
Ok, lets go
The story begins at an all girls school that just become CO-ED mostly girls are feminists , the boys who entered the school out of fear were forced to dress and act like girls, except for our MC who fought back, and instead of just plainly defeating them (which would be boring) he made friends whith them , he earned their trust read more