Battle Programmer Shirase

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Synonyms: BPS
Japanese: バトルプログラマーシラセ
French: Battle Programmer SHIRASE
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Type: TV
Episodes: 15
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 4, 2003 to Jan 4, 2004
Premiered: Fall 2003
Broadcast: Unknown
Producers: GANSIS
Licensors: Maiden Japan
Studios: AIC
Source: Original
Genres: ComedyComedy, Sci-FiSci-Fi, EcchiEcchi
Duration: 12 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 6.901 (scored by 1586915,869 users)
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Ranked: #45662
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Popularity: #3653
Members: 34,885
Favorites: 111

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Battle Programmer Shirase, also known as BPS, is a free programmer with super hacking abilities who doesn't work for money. What he does work for is certainly something that only people like him would appreciate. But, his demeanor certainly doesn't suit the jobs he is hired for. With the evil King of America causing trouble via the internet, Shirase is nothing but busy as each new adventure brings even more interesting people into the picture.

(Source: ANN)


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Characters & Voice Actors


Hayashi, Hiroki
Director, Episode Director, Storyboard, Original Creator
Kameyama, Toshiki
Sound Director


Opening Theme

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"suddenly" by Naomi Amagata

Ending Theme

"Pure Enough" by Yuki Matsuura


Sep 12, 2007
Story: Unfortunately, the story was cut off after 15 episodes, and although the 15 episodes do tend to stick out on their own, the story quickly falls into a routine of Shirase being in his house, through some accident ends up in an uncomfortable position, and his next employer(always an Akizuki) walks in and sees him like this. The story quickly progresses through the various cybercrime cases Shirase takes, this routine repeating itself across each one.

Art: Standard anime artwork, nothing new or innovative

Sound: The voice actors for this anime are spot-on. No men with girly voices, rather, they all have the voices corresponding to their ...
Dec 23, 2010
Mixed Feelings
First, saying this anime has 15 episodes isn't really correct. Even though there were 15 airings, it took 3 or 4 airings to complete an episode. So there are really only 4-5 episodes. So don't expect a fully developed plot line. In fact, the anime ends when you feel like it should begin.

With that said, it is extremely funny. The main character is hilariously apathetic to everything except antique computer parts and his hormones.

The situations he is put in are equally entertaining, and his superhuman feats of programming to solve them make the concept have a tremendous amount of potential which battle programmer Shirase ...
Sep 12, 2020
I expected to like this show. An ecchi comedy about a programmer who doesn't work for money seems like just the kind of trash that I love. But now I can say with confidence that this is the worst anime I've ever watched. It's a masterclass on how not to make a good show.

Sexualisation of minors and incestuous relationships. Short episodes with long and unnecessary recaps at the start of half of them. Offensive treatment of a trans character. Lazy animation, with lots of scenes being obviously re-used. Characters being introduced, set up as if they are going to be significant, and then never seen ...

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