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Japanese: ブルバスター


Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 4, 2023 to Dec 20, 2023
Premiered: Fall 2023
Broadcast: Wednesdays at 21:00 (JST)
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: Nut
Source: Mixed media
Genres: ActionAction, Sci-FiSci-Fi
Themes: Adult CastAdult Cast, MechaMecha, WorkplaceWorkplace
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 6.171 (scored by 38423,842 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #85512
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #5944
Members: 12,429
Favorites: 19

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A young engineer, Tetsurou Okino, is transferred to a vermin extermination company called Hato Industries with the new robot Bullbuster that he developed himself. There, Hato Industries, a small company with little money, and its president Tajima are against a mysterious creature. There are fuel costs for robots, labor costs for pilots, and of course, wasting even a single bullet is unacceptable. Between their ideals of extermination and the reality of budgets, what does the future hold for Hato?

(Source: Translated, edited from official website)

Characters & Voice Actors



Opening Theme

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"Try Lai Lai (トライ・ライ・ライ)" by NORISTRY

Ending Theme

"Gambare to Yobu Tabi (頑張れと叫ぶたび)" by Konomi Suzuki

Episode Videos


Dec 20, 2023
Bullbuster - Wait, is that how you pronounce ballbuster? Oops, sorry, wrong spelling. It's BULL-buster, not BALL-buster.

The one show this season that I was so shell-shocked by its absurdly low rating (which it clearly does not deserve), brought on by the sheer number of very few people watching it. It's a rather unassuming anime called Bullbuster. Kadokawa's mixed-media franchise, which started out shikas a concept book in 2017, later receiving Hiroyuki Nanao's 3-volume novel that's illustrated by Eisaku Kubonouchi, the original character designer for Carole & Tuesday. This then, leads us to the return of the NUT: the studio responsible for Youjo Senki: The Saga ...
Jan 4, 2024
Mixed Feelings
Eh. It was okay. Nothing special to be honest. 3D models of robots and monsters fighting. The story was interesting, but some episodes are too boring in my opinion. And I do mean boring.

The character development. One or two characters developed good I think. The other people don't develop much unfortunately. In my opinion. Or maybe three characters developed. Not sure.

The art and animation of this anime is alright I guess. The fights are mostly 3D. Outside of that, it's alright. Average I would say.

It's difficult. Really difficult. One hand, the story is interesting, but some episodes are so boring, like I ...
Dec 20, 2023
Despite probably being one of the least hyped anime in history, I really wanted to watch Bullbuster as soon as I read its premise, because it was about mecha, and because it sounded really retro, immediately making me smile. Unfortunately, besides the meme initial reaction it caused because of the combination of its name and studio, the one behind Deca-Dence, and the second reason why I wanted to watch this, its reception was almost completely negative since the very first episode based on its elements alone, which is sad because it proves that shows like Patlabor or Dai-Guard would be very negatively received today on ...

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