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'Soul Buster' Short TV Anime Adaptation for Fall 2016

by tsubasalover
Aug 2, 2016 9:02 PM | 29 Comments
The official website for Soul Busters opened up today, announcing that the Chinese manhua Shi Ling Yanwu by Maimo will receive a TV anime adaptation. The series is scheduled to broadcast on Tuesdays at 18:30 JST via Tokyo MX, starting on October 4, with each episode lasting ten minutes. The series will also be broadcasted on BS11 and MBS, with two consecutive episodes airing on MBS on Saturdays. In addition to the TV broadcast, the anime will also be available on Chinese streaming sites.

Shi Ling Yanwu is about a boy named Son Shin who lives in the present time. He breaks a seal in his dream and erases the past known as the Sangokushi period. Without knowing why, he travels back in time and gets involved with the Sangokushi timeline.

Cast
Son Shin: Takahiro Mizushima (White Album 2)
Shuu Yu: Rui Tanabe (Ryuugajou Nanana no Maizoukin (TV))
Ryou Un: Seira Ryu (Bishoujo Senshi Sailor Moon Crystal)
Barin Yi: Tetsuya Kakihara (Fairy Tail)
Mizugami-sensei: Yuuko Sanpei (Kimi ni Todoke)
Han Kentei: Tomohiro Nishimura (Choujin Densetsu Urotsukidouji)
Chou-sensei: Tarusuke Shingaki (Ozmafia!!)
School Nurse: Mari Hino (Flying Witch)
Gien: Kenichirou Matsuda (Ghost in the Shell: Arise - Border:2 Ghost Whispers)
Haku Yasuko: Daisuke Namikawa (Arslan Senki (TV))
Shuu Sou: Toshiyuki Toyonaga (B-Project: Kodou*Ambitious)
Tei Fu: Takayuki Sugou (Uchuu Senkan Yamato 2199)
Sou Sei: Shun Horie (12-sai.: Chicchana Mune no Tokimeki)
Hou Ga: Ami Koshimizu (Macross Δ)

Staff
Chief Director: Koubun Shizuno
Director: Odahiro Watanabe
Series Composition: Masaya Honda
Character Design: Tsutomu Miyazawa
Chief Animation Director: Tsutomu Miyazawa, Masaaki Sakurai, Ippei Ichii
Art Director: Tooru Koga
Mechanical Design: Hiroyuki Taiga
Effect Animation Director: Takashi Hashimoto
Color Design: Yoshimi Kawakami
Photography Director: Shigeteru Asakawa
Editing: Hiromi Sasaki
Sound Director: Katsunori Shimizu
Music: Akiyuki Tateyama
Music Studio: MAGES.
Studio: Studio Pierrot

Opening Theme Song: "SOUL BUSTER" by Ayane
Ending Theme Song: "MY OWN LIFE" by Zwei

Official site: http://soulbuster.jp/

PV


Source: Animate Times, Edge Line

Soul Buster on MAL

20 of 29 Comments Recent Comments

Wow another chinese animated series. Is this a sign?

Oct 1, 2016 3:45 PM by swordhermit

Anime is the only place I can escape China and now they're invading anime industry... I've got no where to go soon.

Oct 1, 2016 3:26 PM by togeyanagi

Vinci_Faisal said:


Yes. You're right, but is more likely you get adaptations in your home country. But you too have some examples as Kurokami and Freezing of the master Im Dal Young made into animes.

But, let's wait for the future.


no i wasn't denying the fact that most are made into TV shows (in fact i remember watching a doc about how around 60-70% are made into them), i was just saying that doesn't have to be the case for japan.

but yeah, so hyped for future years, can't wait for korea/china to get some credit for some awesome work.

Aug 8, 2016 12:58 PM by TomDay

TomDay said:
daAmazinFatB0y said:
Gotta wait till they start adapting the good stuff and production value is higher.

Only a matter of time before Korean Manhwa/Webtoons are adapted.


yes! basically this.

Vinci_Faisal said:


Korean Manhwa is more likely to get dramas (Most recently, Cheese in the Trap)



that's in korea. we're in a completely different country, with a dimensionally different culture.
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i am SO excited. the show itself doesn't look interesting i must admit, but this is the third announcement so far of a chinese anime adaptation!

and with the most recent announcement of yet ANOTHER LINE PRODUCT (so hyped!!!!), it looks like japan is finally reaching overseas.

and i must say this is the most perfect time for this to happen. i really hope chinese authors such as buddy will get attention, she's really popular in asia and the UK.

and we can only look foward in future years for even more korea/chinese adaptations. it's only a matter of time until MAL will have to change their guidelines eventually!

it's now official. it's not only the fans who are bored with the same old japanese stories anymore...

i am so ready for the korea/chinese wave. it's been a (very) long time coming.


Yes. You're right, but is more likely you get adaptations in your home country. But you too have some examples as Kurokami and Freezing of the master Im Dal Young made into animes.

But, let's wait for the future.

Aug 8, 2016 10:16 AM by Vinci_Faisal

daAmazinFatB0y said:
Gotta wait till they start adapting the good stuff and production value is higher.

Only a matter of time before Korean Manhwa/Webtoons are adapted.


yes! basically this.

Vinci_Faisal said:


Korean Manhwa is more likely to get dramas (Most recently, Cheese in the Trap)



that's in korea. we're in a completely different country, with a dimensionally different culture.
------
i am SO excited. the show itself doesn't look interesting i must admit, but this is the third announcement so far of a chinese anime adaptation!

and with the most recent announcement of yet ANOTHER LINE PRODUCT (so hyped!!!!), it looks like japan is finally reaching overseas.

and i must say this is the most perfect time for this to happen. i really hope chinese authors such as buddy will get attention, she's really popular in asia and the UK.

and we can only look foward in future years for even more korea/chinese adaptations. it's only a matter of time until MAL will have to change their guidelines eventually!

it's now official. it's not only the fans who are bored with the same old japanese stories anymore...

i am so ready for the korea/chinese wave. it's been a (very) long time coming.

Aug 6, 2016 10:04 AM by TomDay

Don't think this sounds or looks to bad tbh I have been watching a lot more Chinese anime lately and been enjoying them so I will give this one a try as well

Aug 5, 2016 6:12 AM by zoeanime13

Commence the chinese cartoon jokes.

Aug 4, 2016 10:14 PM by Kryptiq

RavenxChaser said:
addioo12 said:

Why? These names are perfectly pronouncable for Japanese people, especially for professional seiyuu. This isn´t Hollywood, for fucks sake


what's that have to do with hollywood? They are "professional seiyuu" in Japanese only, most of them can't pronounce proper English words. Personally, some of the chinese name just doesn't sound good in Japanese . Whether or not they're professional has nothing to do with it.


Did you even read the names? Trust me, it´s gonna be alright. These names should not be difficult to pronounce. Thy´re pretty much just one hiragana syllable each. Nothing complicated

And I was referring to hollywood, since changing characters names and backgrounds is what they usually do when they´re not white, latino or black

Aug 4, 2016 4:47 PM by addioo12

addioo12 said:
RavenxChaser said:
It's time to Du....Du. Du.Du. Duel!!

My only wish is they should changed it to more Japanese friendly name, since they speaking in Japanese afterall. otherwise the pronunciation is just going to sound weird...

Why? These names are perfectly pronouncable for Japanese people, especially for professional seiyuu. This isn´t Hollywood, for fucks sake


what's that have to do with hollywood? They are "professional seiyuu" in Japanese only, most of them can't pronounce proper English words. Personally, some of the chinese name just doesn't sound good in Japanese . Whether or not they're professional has nothing to do with it.

Aug 4, 2016 8:38 AM by RavenxChaser

RavenxChaser said:
It's time to Du....Du. Du.Du. Duel!!

My only wish is they should changed it to more Japanese friendly name, since they speaking in Japanese afterall. otherwise the pronunciation is just going to sound weird...

Why? These names are perfectly pronouncable for Japanese people, especially for professional seiyuu. This isn´t Hollywood, for fucks sake

Aug 4, 2016 4:23 AM by addioo12

Will Chinese toons become the new cancer? Or will Zipang idol back? Watch the next episode to find out!

Aug 3, 2016 11:21 PM by Nanaca

It's time to Du....Du. Du.Du. Duel!!

My only wish is they should changed it to more Japanese friendly name, since they speaking in Japanese afterall. otherwise the pronunciation is just going to sound weird...

Aug 3, 2016 12:56 PM by RavenxChaser

I'll only watch it if they cross some motherf*cking streams.

Aug 3, 2016 10:11 AM by DeadIEnd

Looks ok I guess, too bad its a short.

Aug 3, 2016 7:33 AM by Ramkec

and i thought it had something to do with soul eater lol.

Aug 3, 2016 7:17 AM by ikato_kiyazaki

Namikawa Daisuke and Toyonaga Toshiyuki are enough for me to want to watch this xD But with a cast this big and 10 minute episodes, don't think Ill be hearing them as much.

Aug 3, 2016 6:54 AM by NanDemoNai_

Well, there's already this series, so I guess we're bound to see more in the future.

Aug 3, 2016 6:26 AM by HauntingShock

Vinci_Faisal said:
daAmazinFatB0y said:
Gotta wait till they start adapting the good stuff and production value is higher.

Only a matter of time before Korean Manhwa/Webtoons are adapted.


Korean Manhwa is more likely to get dramas (Most recently, Cheese in the Trap)

About the news, i will wait too. Need more info. The sinopse is about time travel, the pv is like a mix between the fate series with Yu-gi-oh.


yh true but I don't think anyone expected Chinese Manhua's to get adapted so I got my hopes up for Korean ones. I just wish the production was higher and they chose better manhua's to adapt coz I see generic crap in that PV. MC too.

Aug 3, 2016 6:14 AM by daAmazinFatB0y

The age of true chinese cartoons has arrived.

Mayuka said:
You had me at Toyonaga Toshiyuki...

same

Aug 3, 2016 6:09 AM by toblyvikku

daAmazinFatB0y said:
Gotta wait till they start adapting the good stuff and production value is higher.

Only a matter of time before Korean Manhwa/Webtoons are adapted.


Korean Manhwa is more likely to get dramas (Most recently, Cheese in the Trap)

About the news, i will wait too. Need more info. The sinopse is about time travel, the pv is like a mix between the fate series with Yu-gi-oh.

Aug 3, 2016 6:07 AM by Vinci_Faisal

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