Busou Renkin

TV (26 eps)
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Some things in life are so bad that you'd like to pretend they're just a dream. Unfortunately for Kazuki, trying to save a strange girl from being brutally killed by monsters (and ending up dying instead) is an unfortunate reality. Out of pity, the girl replaces Kazuki's heart with an alchemy-based artifact known as Kakugane, so that he may live on. With this strange device, Kazuki gains the power of Busou Renkin -- Arms Alchemy; a power that will come in handy when monsters (and worse) begin to plague his town! Kazuki soon meets the girl from his “dream” (named Tokiko) in reality, and she tells Kazuki to get on with his life; but with his sister and friends in danger, that might not be possible. Besides, if Kazuki gives up the chance to show off just how manly he can be, how can he hope to win the heart of the alluring older-sister-like Tokiko?!

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  • (Sub) A New Life image

    Episode 1

    (Sub) A New Life

  • (Sub) The True Form Homunculus image

    Episode 2

    (Sub) The True Form Homunculus

  • (Sub) You’ve Become a Little Stronger image

    Episode 3

    (Sub) You’ve Become a Little Stronger

  • (Sub) Another New Life image

    Episode 4

    (Sub) Another New Life

  • (Sub) To Protect Someone image

    Episode 5

    (Sub) To Protect Someone

  • (Sub) The Butterfly of Black Death image

    Episode 6

    (Sub) The Butterfly of Black Death

  • (Sub) Whether or Not You’re a Hypocrite image

    Episode 7

    (Sub) Whether or Not You’re a Hypocrite

  • (Sub) A Night in the Dorm image

    Episode 8

    (Sub) A Night in the Dorm

  • (Sub) The Hayasaka Twins image

    Episode 9

    (Sub) The Hayasaka Twins

  • (Sub) It Seems We’re Well Matched image

    Episode 10

    (Sub) It Seems We’re Well Matched

  • (Sub) ’Til Death Do Us Part image

    Episode 11

    (Sub) ’Til Death Do Us Part

  • (Sub) Carnival image

    Episode 12

    (Sub) Carnival

  • (Sub) Signs of Death image

    Episode 13

    (Sub) Signs of Death

  • (Sub) Who Are You? image

    Episode 14

    (Sub) Who Are You?

  • (Sub) An Intermediate Existence image

    Episode 15

    (Sub) An Intermediate Existence

  • (Sub) New Strength image

    Episode 16

    (Sub) New Strength

  • (Sub) When Dawn Comes image

    Episode 17

    (Sub) When Dawn Comes

  • (Sub) The Escape image

    Episode 18

    (Sub) The Escape

  • (Sub) As Long As I Can Protect You image

    Episode 19

    (Sub) As Long As I Can Protect You

  • (Sub) With Strength and Feeling image

    Episode 20

    (Sub) With Strength and Feeling

  • (Sub) Gone Into Flame image

    Episode 21

    (Sub) Gone Into Flame

  • (Sub) A Decision Is Required image

    Episode 22

    (Sub) A Decision Is Required

  • (Sub) Boy Meets Battle Girl image

    Episode 23

    (Sub) Boy Meets Battle Girl

  • (Sub) When You Die, I’ll Die With You image

    Episode 24

    (Sub) When You Die, I’ll Die With You

  • (Sub) No One Could Ever Take His Place image

    Episode 25

    (Sub) No One Could Ever Take His Place

  • (Sub) Period image

    Episode 26

    (Sub) Period

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PhdInCartoons's avatar by PhdInCartoons on Mar 5, 2013
Score 6.3/10

Story The storyline in this anime is very typical. Without watching any episodes you could probably guess quite accurately what happens. That being said there are certain instances where it borders on good.   Animation The animation was solid. Not good, not bad just solid.    Sound The music and voices were O.K., although some of the voices, for the annoying characters do not help their... read more

roriconfan's avatar by roriconfan on Apr 19, 2012
Score 4.5/10

Busou Renkin is your typical action shonen, which stands a step above all other mediocre shonens by ripping the hell out of several ideas from various other successful shonen. The end result is completely average but to anyone back then who was unfamiliar to the “big three” Jump shonen as we call them today, it appeared to be much better than it really is. I guess that only proves how the genre is... read more

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