Houshin Engi
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Houshin Engi

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Synonyms: Soul Hunter, Senkai-den Houshin Engi
Japanese: 封神演義
English: Hoshin Engi
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Type: Manga
Volumes: 23
Chapters: 206
Status: Finished
Published: Jun 11, 1996 to Oct 24, 2000
Genres: Adventure Adventure, Fantasy Fantasy, Supernatural Supernatural
Theme: Mythology Mythology
Demographic: Shounen Shounen
Serialization: Shounen Jump (Weekly)
Authors: Fujisaki, Ryuu (Story & Art)


Score: 7.481 (scored by 25372,537 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #30262
2 based on the top manga page. Please note that 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #2421
Members: 7,914
Favorites: 235


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When his clan is wiped out by a beautiful demon, young Taikobo finds himself in charge of the mysterious Houshin Project. Its mission: find all immortals living in the human world and seal them away forever. But who do you trust—and whose side are you really on—when you've been trained to hunt demons by a demon?

(Source: VIZ Media)


Houshin Engi was published physically in English by VIZ Media since June 5, 2007 to June 7, 2011, and digitally since April 3, 2018.

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Aug 29, 2022
I had to get out of bed and grab my computer just to write this review, because this manga deserves much more love. To start with, it's got a really specific style that is both cinematic, intricate and yet kind of goofy. I've always found it very beautiful and intriguing. It's got a great story, I've never read or watched anything else that was based on Chinese mythology and historical China -- or nowhere near as closely. It makes for a very interesting read.
I haven't watched the anime as I was worried it would spoil the manga, which in and of itself is saying ...
Feb 8, 2014
This is actually my first review on MAL so go easy on me the manga I'm reviewing is houshin engi which is amazing and one of my favorite manga

Story: the story is about a man (he looks 15 but he's actually about 78) who is given the task of the houshin list which is to destroy all of the evil sennin (powerful humans with special powers) and trap them in the houshindai. He then goes around the world to assemble a army to defeat a sennin army trying to destroy the world. Seems pretty basic right? But there's a lot more going on in ...
Jun 21, 2009
Mixed Feelings
Hoshin Engi is just one of those manga, either you like it or you don't. Its a decent storyline, but sometimes it drags. This manga goes back and forth a lot, one volume is good the next one is bad. The art is decent, but like the story, its nothing special. The manga suffers from huge disapointments, when you think theres going to be a great fight or scene, its ruined by an funny bit. The characters are a bit bland, except for the main villain. As you read the series, the story begins to get somewhat predictable, the main reason I dropped the series. ...

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Houshin Engi anime remake
LaPapaya - Jan 9, 2010
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Aug 13, 2020 5:59 PM
the characters name
nameuser - Dec 25, 2009
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Dec 25, 2009 1:31 PM

It’s time to ditch the text file.
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