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 1557915,579 users)
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Ranked: #45232
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #3506
Members: 33,892
Favorites: 107

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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.

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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 ...
Feb 27, 2010
This series are entertaining, the most interesting part is making a story about a programmer and his works in a fun way.
The story is a little of suspense, a little of romance, a few of fanservice and a lot of comedy, the fun part is how he manipulates the computers be by PC or cell phone by its programming to help the people hiring him in turn but instead of asking for money for his services he asks for very rare gadgets or nerd items.

Not the best anime I've seen but more entertaining than most anime that had come out in last years mostly because ...
Jun 25, 2021
No spoilers. Short review.

Battle Programmer Shirase is underrated.

The story is simple yet it doesn't lack much as it's a sci-fi comedy. Some jokes are repetitive, but every time they are presented in different ways which make them work.

There are recaps here. You can skip them, nothing wrong with it. BPS was airing at the beginning of the 21st century on TV once a week, that's why they are here. I admit that they're quite long though.

Characters are the strongest point of this anime. Main characters have unique and memorable personalities. Akira Shirase, even though he seems to be your typical perverted weeb at first, is ...

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