Soul Buster

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Synonyms: Shi Ling Yanwu
Japanese: 侍霊演武[ソウルバスター]
English: Soul Buster
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Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 4, 2016 to Dec 11, 2016
Premiered: Fall 2016
Broadcast: Tuesdays at 18:30 (JST)
Producers: MAGES.
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: Pierrot
Source: Web manga
Genre: ActionAction
Theme: SamuraiSamurai
Duration: 13 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 5.741 (scored by 72397,239 users)
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Ranked: #104012
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Popularity: #4649
Members: 21,493
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Keishuu, China.

The history books say that in the era of the Three Kingdoms, this land was a place of never-ending war. A young high school boy, Sonshin, who hates his city's history, is troubled by a certain dream. When he wakes up from the dream, strange things begin to happen one after another, and without understanding what's going on, he suddenly finds himself facing Gien, one of the generals from the Romance of the Three Kingdoms, who's trying to kill him! Just before Gien's blade strikes home, a mysterious beautiful woman appears in front of Sonshin. What trials await Sonshin, as he witnesses this terrible battle between two generals of the Three Kingdoms?

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Characters & Voice Actors

Ryou, Un

Ryu, Seira

Shuu, Yu

Tanabe, Rui

Son, Shin

Mizushima, Daichuu

Barin, Yi

Kakihara, Tetsuya

Sou, Sei

Horie, Shun

Hou, Ga

Koshimizu, Ami

Shuu, Sou

Toyonaga, Toshiyuki


Shingaki, Tarusuke

Tei, Fu

Sugou, Takayuki

Bo, Anzi

Namikawa, Daisuke


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Opening Theme

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"SOUL BUSTER" by Ayane

Ending Theme

"MY OWN LIFE" by Zwei


Dec 21, 2016
Anime based on card games are a dime a dozen but mix it with Chinese lore such as The Romance of the Three Kingdoms and you get an interesting take on it. A Chinese co production Soul Buster based on a manhua of the same name certainly sets itself out from the pack through its unique visuals but is there more to it?

Son Shin has a bizarre dream containing all sorts of mythical and unnatural imagery only to awaken when he sees something extraordinary. He then comes across a card and suddenly comes under attack from his teacher who has some sort of warrior ...
Dec 20, 2016
Ok, so as this Chinese inspired anime, which is based from a Chinese manhua ends, we are left to wonder about that "Tomorrow" sign that was left at the end of this anime, in fact I'm a little bit puzzle if there will be an OVA or season 2 of some kind, I mean, we just don't know, however if this is Studio Pierrot's way of giving this anime an opening ending, they surly provided a very wide one, so how do I rate this 12 episode 15 minute long anime?

Well, I really have nothing good to give it more than 7, so here goes:

Storywise, ...
Dec 20, 2016
Soul Buster???...more like Eye Sore!

Plot-wise, it's a really simple Fate stay night plotline of "evil masters wants to kill the main protagonists with their servants" and "main protagonists tries to defend and defeat them"...sure there's character development but the plot seems more focused on their one-note fights than the character development themselves. Yeah, the main protagonists Shin Son, Yu Shuu and Un Ryou and Yi Barin do "get" what little character development they get but they shape more to their Fate stay night counterparts only in lesser detail.

*Shin Son = Emiya Shirou only MUCH worse
*Yu Shuu = Saber, only her development and backstory is rushed ...

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