Bungou to Alchemist: Shinpan no Haguruma

Bungo and Alchemist -Gears of Judgement-

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Japanese: 文豪とアルケミスト 〜審判ノ歯車〜
English: Bungo and Alchemist -Gears of Judgement-
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Type: TV
Episodes: 13
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 4, 2020 to Aug 8, 2020
Premiered: Spring 2020
Broadcast: Saturdays at 01:23 (JST)
Producers: None found, add some
Licensors: Funimation
Studios: OLM
Source: Game
Genres: AdventureAdventure, FantasyFantasy
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 6.511 (scored by 1413114,131 users)
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Ranked: #67072
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #3054
Members: 53,828
Favorites: 238

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Famous writers throughout history find themselves being reincarnated by a mysterious, unseen entity known as the Alchemist. With their souls confined and bound to an expansive library, they are tasked by the Alchemist to jump into books to purify the pages of monsters called Taints. Along the way, they must also rescue and recruit fellow authors trapped within the very stories they themselves had written.

Although the writers take on new and powerful forms for this endeavor, some still maintain a semblance of who they once were, while others struggle to remember their pasts and the works they had penned. Despite there being no apparent end to their grand mission, they remain committed to the cause in hope of resolving the mystery behind their collective resurrection as well as questions that have haunted their former lives.

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"Goodbye (グッド・バイ)" by Urashimasakatasen

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May 22, 2022
I'm probably being biased because I watched this when I was in the hospital and it was one of my only sources of entertainment at the time.
When I watched it first I didn't really get a lot of it but i really like all of the characters and the concept so I rewatched it once again and this time i looked more into it
I liked how there were small details relating to the actual authors and stuff like that since i also like reading japanese authors books, my personal favourite author/poet being Chuya nakahara.
After reading alot of reviews here i realized ...
Mar 15, 2022
Mixed Feelings
Over the course of anime's existence, every few years or so, depending on the current landscape, anime likes to explore trends or capitalize on what's popular. Back in the 2000s, this was visual novel adaptations and ecchi stuff. In the 2010s, isekai stuff began saturating the market, and still does to this day, and as of recently, the newest trend comes in the form of cellphone games. Naturally, anime is made to promote the source material they're adapted from, be it a manga, game, or a light novel, with Bungo and Alchemist: Gears of Judgment being no different. Mobile games have gotten immensely popular as ...
Apr 14, 2022
I've seen that people giving this show higher ratings tend to think its low overall ratings come from it appealing to a specific audience only, an while I do agree it's not for the big masses, that's definitely not the actual reason (the current rating is 6.46). Bungou to Alchemist has some big, too hard to ignore flaws.

The story has potential, and I would have loved to see how the biggest classics in Japanase literature fight for its existence, but the execution was just horrific. I don't think the writers knew from the start where the whole plot is going at all. Aside that, they ...

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