It is the dark century and the people are suffering under the rule of the devil, Vandel, who is able to manipulate monsters. The Vandel Busters are a group of people who hunt these devils, and among them, the Zenon Squad is known to be the strongest busters on the continent. A young boy, Beet, dreams of joining the Zenon Squad. However, one day, as a result of Beet's fault, the Zenon squad was defeated by the devil, Beltose. The five dying busters sacrificed their life power into their five weapons, Saiga. After giving their weapons to Beet, they passed away. Years have passed since then and the young Vandel Buster, Beet, begins his adventure to carry out the Zenon Squad's will to put an end to the dark century.
What can I say about Beet the Vandel Buster? Its set in a world where humans and demons exist, its kinda like watching a RPG, I think that would be the best way to describe it. Mainly due to the reward systems they have inplace and the leveling system as well, so yeha its kinda like watching a rpg. which is kinda fun and saves you the time of having to question every character and searching high and low of items and spending hours leveling up.
Beet is the brother of Zenon, who was a famed vandal buster who was the leader of another 4 busters,
each having their own unique weapons known as Saiga which is a part of the wielders soul.
Beet due to to his immatureness causes the Zenon squad to perish in order to save Beet, and in the end inherits all 5 Saigas from the squad.
Beet is on a mission to rid the world of the vancals and to get revenge for the death of zenon by killing the tragic king.
Overall this anime is good it was average at first, but when you get into the story abit more then you kinda get hooked and you just enjoy it more and more.
There was just something about Beet that didn’t work. While there were plenty of cool bits and interesting characters (as well as a world setup I thought to be quite novel) it just didn’t seem to gel for me. Perhaps it was the sheer scope of the story and the (correct) feeling one gets that it’s just not going to be fully addressed. By the end of the first series (52 episodes) we've only really seen the coming together of four out of what looks to be a five man team and the series cuts off right in the middle. But apart from that there's
something that just doesn’t work for me, something that I find rather hard to put my finger on. This is still worth a watch, because if it works for you there’s plenty there and even if it isn’t it may be worth watching the first five or so episodes just for the novelty value of the world setup and the Vandel designs. I'm hoping that the sequel to this (Beet the Vandel Buster: Excellion) will manage to draw out and sustain the high points of the series.
This is my review of Beet the vandel buster. The anime series covers what id like to call the Grunide saga in the manga. The story itself is not new at all its a generic shonen type story, that does not mean its bad it just means that its not something that will blow your mind away.
Story- fair (6),
The art during the main story is okay, its good enough to convey the plot, however sometimes character faces and bodies seem off. The filler episodes at the end show this blemish.
Art- fair (6)
One thing i can gladly say that is great about
this anime is the sound more importantly the back ground music, the music is fully composed and beautifully orchestrated. The only thing not making it outstanding is that the music is somewhat overused and the opening and ending themes are horrible.
Sound- great (9)
The characters are run of the mill shonen, you got the hero,the love interest, the one for the fan-girls and the obvious fan service character. What i like though is that Beet is not entirely an idiot like other shonen characters, though he has his moments he acts like any 15 year old would and actually becomes serious when he needs to, really the only time he is an idiot is during the filler. The Jiiku warriors are characters not in the manga, and they are decent as well, i totally believed them to be full characters before i found out they were not in the manga. The vandels or ''bad guys'' are not just crazy evil people, they have emotions and let the viewer actually care, for the most part.
Character- good (7)
Now if you're in to shonen anime you will like this, if you want something deep you may not, but don't count it out, some parts of the anime are really intense and the anime is directed intelligently.
Enjoyment- good (7)
Overall this anime does not bring much new to the table of shonen but it it is still a good anime to check out, it wont change your view of life but you will enjoy this anime. I wish i could say the same for the sequel.
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Not much to stay regarding this battle shounen. It has simple concept, world and characters but it's simplicity is what made it fun to watch. It's about adventurers killing demons, gaining strength and levels. Enemies have star levels, hunters a.k.a busters gain levels from doing various thing. in a sense it gave a feeling of mmorpg. Party up, level skills, get exp, get levels, get money. It was a nice touch.
The main characters main goal is to pretty much, cleanse the world. Main characters consist of 3
people. Beet the "dumb" yet straightforward boy with ability fo maintain multiple weapons. (which was nice concept, haven't seen many Anime where character manages multiple different type of weapons), then we got Poala the girl who gets angry easily and has to maintain Beet all the time. The violent tsuntsun. 3rd guy shows up later but to avoid spoiling all I can say regarding him that he is the intelligence type'ish.
I did really enjoy music and soundtrack in this one. Well was fun and pleasant to listen to.
Overall the anime was straightforward battle shounen. It seems one of those anime that you normally won't find. I personally popped onto this one because saw in the "Recent Friend Updates", where someone added it into plantowatch. But yeah, at start I wondered whenever give this anime 6 or 7, but considering it's age and how quickly I finished it, It's good to say that I enjoyed it a fair share.
And for the end I can comment regarding "age rating". It's apparently for children, yet stuff did die there obviously and some in a sense in a quite bad way. So a bit odd rating decision.