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: 6.481 (scored by 1246012,460 users)
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Ranked: #67722
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #2859
Members: 48,815
Favorites: 211

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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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Characters & Voice Actors


Watanabe, Toshinori
Ebina, Yasunori
Sound Director
Kawagoe, Kazuki
Episode Director, Storyboard
Kuji, Gorou
Episode Director, Storyboard, Assistant Director


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"Goodbye (グッド・バイ)" by Urashimasakatasen

Aug 16, 2020
It's definitely not an anime for those who are used to generic works that the industry has produced.

The low number of reviews x the low rates that the anime has received shows how much of the audience only watched a few moments of the show, did not understand the narrative proposal and took their judgment. It's a pity to see something a bit out of the box being rejected immediately

But for those who want a different experience, who are moved by the act of writing or creative production, just watch. This anime has definitely made my day's moments a lot more comfortable.

-English is obviously not ...
Oct 21, 2020
A good anime that isn't for everyone. I found it very disappointing to see such low scores as 3 and 4... because imo the characters and animation itself are very well done. I have read few works and my bachelor degree was about Dazai Osamu, that's why I was very excited to see that he was in the main cast and I found the portraying done extremely well! The stories which were taken from works are shown shorty and with main point. This anime made me remember all of the authors and works I have read and made want to read it again, that's why ...
Aug 7, 2020
In literature, there are a lot of quotes that become lifelong mantras that we live by, and whether it is a novel that moves us to tears, a play that intrigues or a poem that rouses our passions, a piece of well-written literature can have an impact on our emotions and behaviour that become value-added systems in life. But adapting this into a medium can be the hardest thing to swallow. Literature, like a play, when done right, it can be an adventure worth the long journey, and in the case of this show, it has a promising start and build-up, only to let that ...

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