Buso Renkin (TV)

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Alternative title:
Arms Alchemist
武装錬金 (Japanese)
武裝鍊金 (Chinese (Taiwan))
Genres: action, drama, magic
Objectionable content: Significant
Plot Summary: One night, Kazuki Muto jumps in to try to save what he thinks is a girl in distress from a monster and instead gets impaled through the heart. The girl, Tokiko, is actually an alchemic warrior with a Busou Renkin, name of Valkerie Skirt, with the mission to exterminate Homunculi. She implants the only other successful work of alchemy than the Homunculus, the Kakugane, to take the place of Kazuki's heart. The Kakugane resonates with his fighting spirit and forms a Busou Renkin (in his case a spear) so he can fight the Homunculus monsters who prey on humans. Kazuki joins with Tokiko to battle with the Homunculi and protect his friends and his sister Mahiro.
User Ratings: 1946 ratings have been given [details]
 Masterpiece: 178 votes (sub:133, dub:32, ?:2, raw:2, others:9
5 Spanish subtitled
1 czech subtitled
1 French subtitled
1 Polish subtitled
1 Russian dubbed
)
 Excellent: 373 votes (sub:307, dub:49, raw:4, ?:1, edit.dub:1, others:11
6 Spanish subtitled
3 Portuguese subtitled
2 French subtitled
)
 Very good: 450 votes (sub:361, dub:73, raw:3, ?:1, others:12
4 Spanish subtitled
2 Portuguese subtitled
2 Polish subtitled
1 German subtitled
1 Russian subtitled
1 Tagalog dubbed
1 French subtitled
)
 Good: 431 votes (sub:336, dub:78, raw:4, ?:2, others:11
5 Spanish subtitled
2 French subtitled
2 Portuguese subtitled
1 Italian subtitled
1 Tagalog dubbed
)
 Decent: 299 votes (sub:257, dub:36, ?:1, others:5
2 Spanish subtitled
1 Polish subtitled
1 Portuguese subtitled
1 Italian subtitled
)
 So-so: 104 votes (sub:87, dub:14, raw:1, others:2
1 Spanish subtitled
1 Chinese mandarin subtitled
)
 Not really good: 51 votes (sub:40, dub:9, others:2
2 Russian subtitled
)
 Weak: 29 votes (sub:26, dub:3)
 Bad: 20 votes (sub:16, dub:4)
 Awful: 5 votes (sub:4, dub:1)
 Worst ever: 6 votes (sub:6)
Seen in part or in whole by 3969 users, rank: #207 (of 6016)
Median rating: Good
Arithmetic mean: 7.402 (Good+), std. dev.: 1.7326, rank: #1408 (of 6009)
Weighted mean: 7.275 (Good+), rank: #1532 (of 6009) (seen all: 7.48 / seen some: 6.37 / won't finish: 3.90)
Bayesian estimate: 7.277 (Good+), rank: #1342 (of 4575)
Running time: 25 minutes per episode
Number of episodes: 26
Episode titles: We have 26
Vintage:
2006-10-04
2010-02-07 to 2010-05-15 (Philippines, Team Animazing on ABS-CBN)
Release dates: We have 2
Opening Theme:
"Makka Na Chikai" by Yoshiki Fukuyama
Ending Theme:
#1: "Hoshiakari" by Jyukai
#2: "Itoshiki Sekai" by Aya Kagami
Links: We have 1
Trivia: We have 6
Reviews:
Buso Renkin Collection 1 (Sep 8, 2009)
Buso Renkin DVD (May 20, 2008)
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DVD (Region 1)
    Buso Renkin - Set 1 (DVD) 2008-04-29 (from $17.88)
    Buso Renkin - Set 2 (DVD) 2008-10-07 (from $17.88)
DVD (Region 4)
    Buso Renkin - Collection 1 (DVD) 2009-05-20

Japanese staff
Japanese cast
Director: Takao Kato
Series Composition: Akatsuki Yamatoya
Episode Director: Shunji Yoshida
Music: Kouhei Tanaka
Original creator: Nobuhiro Watsuki
Character Design:
Akio Takami
Hatsue Kato
Art Director: Yoshito Watanabe
Chief Animation Director:
Akio Takami
Hatsue Kato
Animation Director: Sunao Chikaoka (eps 18, 25)
Sound Director: Takeshi Takadera
Director of Photography: Katsutoshi Hirose

3D Production: Akiko Yagi
Assistant Animation Director: Takuya Matsumura
Clean-Up Animation:
Kozue Arai
Mariko Miba
Clean-up Inspection: Chitose Kimura
Color design: Natsuyo Ban
Color setting: Chitose Kimura
Editing: Kumiko Sakamoto
Editing Assistant: Ayumu Takahashi
Ending Animation: Akio Takami
In-Between Check:
Kazue Yoshida
Ryuichi Akahori
Production Advancement:
Megumi Nagayama
Yusuke Shibata
Publicity:
Machiko Ishii (TV Tokyo)
Yukari Matsumura
Sound Effects: Mitsuru Kageyama
Special Effects: Hidero Sakurai
System Management: Tsuyoshi Hirota
Theme Song Arrangement:
Yoshiaki Dewa (ED)
Zentaro Watanabe (ED)
Theme Song Composition: Yoshiaki Dewa (ED)
Theme Song Lyrics: Manami Watanabe (ED)
Theme Song Performance:
Jyukai (ED)
Yoshiki Fukuyama (OP)
Video Editing:
Kaemi Gotou
Koji Nakamura
Jun Fukuyama as Kazuki Muto
Ryoka Yuzuki as Tokiko Tsumura

Aya Hirano as Mahiro Muto
Hitomi Nabatame as Ouka Hayasaka
Kishô Taniyama as Shuusui Hayasaka
Masashi Ebara as Captain Bravo
Mitsuaki Madono as Koushaku "Papillon" Chouno
Sayuri Yahagi as Hanaka Busujima
Yu Kobayashi as Chitose Tateyama

Chihiro Suzuki as Shii(ep 9)
Chikara Oosaka as Student(ep 12)
Hiro Yuuki as Kawazui(eps 2-3, 13)
Hiroshi Shirokuma as Tai(ep 9)
Hiroshi Tsuchida as Kinjou(eps 7-8)
Junko Minagawa as Madoka Maruyama
Kan Tanaka as Officer(ep 22)
Katsuhiro Harasawa as Deep Blessing Warrior
Katsumi Chou as Dr. Butterfly
Keiichi Sonobe as Shishaku Chouno(ep 6)
Kenji Hamada as Shinobu Negoro
Kentarou Itou as Washio(eps 2-5, 13)
Kunihiro Kawamoto as Student(ep 12)
Makoto Yasumura as Rintarou Inukai
Masako Katsuki as Alexandria
Masaru Harasawa as Crewmember One
Masato Nishino as Operator(ep 22)
Masayuki Katou as Teacher(ep 7)
Megumi Takeda as Student(ep 16)
Misaki Sekiyama as Student(ep 7)
Mitsuaki Madono as Jirou Chouno(ep 6)
Nobuhiro Watsuki as Buhiro Watsukino(ep 7)
Noriko Shitaya as Saori Kawai
Rei Nakatsuka as Homemaker(ep 11)
Rie Kugimiya as Victoria
Rikiya Koyama as Victor
Ryotaro Okiayu as Mita(ep 1)
Ryou Sugisaki as Doctor(ep 11)
Ryusaku Chijiwa as Teacher(ep 9)
Sayaka Ohara as Mayumi Hayasaka (Siblings' mother)(ep 11)
Shinji Kawada as Gouta Nakamura
Sho Hayami as Shosei Sakaguchi
Susumu Chiba as Jinnai(ep 8)
Takafumi Kawakami as Student(ep 12)
Takayuki Kondou as Kouji Rokumasu
Takayuki Sugo as Captain of the Deep Blessing
Taketoshi Kawano as
Doctor(ep 11)
Student(ep 13)
Tetsu Inada as Saruwatari(ep 1)
Tetsuya Kakihara as Student(ep 13)
Tomohiro Tsuboi as Shinyo Suzuki
Tomokazu Seki as
Moon Face
Sekima Hiwatari
Tsuyoshi Koyama as Genji Ikusabe
Wasabi Mizuta as Angel Gozen
Yasuhiko Kawazu as Crewmember Two
Yoshinori Sonobe as Masashi Daihama
Yu Kobayashi as Shuusui Hayasaka (Child)(ep 11)
Yuka Inokuchi as Chisato Wakamiya
Yuko Kato as Hanabusa(eps 3, 13)
Yuuki Taniguchi as Student(ep 13)
Yuuto Kazama as Hideki Okakura

Japanese companies
3D CG: Studio Neji
Animation Production: Xebec
Background Art:
KLAS
Seoul Loft
Studio Loft
Key Animation:
Ashi Productions (ep 23)
GAINAX (ep 10)
I Move (ep 23)
K Production (eps 20-21, 25)
Last House (ep 21)
Nakamura Production (ep 10)
Studio Egg (ep 23)
Studio Giants (eps 21-22, 24)
Studio Graffiti (ep 25)
Studio Mark (ep 25)
Tanto (eps 23, 25)
Triple A (ep 21)
Music Production: Imagine
Photography: Production I.G (ED2)
Production Collaboration:
J.C. Staff
Studio DEEN
Recording Studio: HALF H·P STUDIO
Sound Production: HALF H·P STUDIO
Video Editing: Q Tech
English staff
English cast
Executive producer:
Akira Fujita
Hidemi Fukuhara

Casting: Rene Veilleux
Creative Consultant: Amy Yu
Production Assistant: Tokio Inoue
Production Associate: Lilly Fuentes-Joy
Production Coordination: Marc Schmidt
Production Supervision: William Germain
Video Editing: Greg Louie
Voice Direction: Rene Veilleux
Patrick Seitz as Captain Bravo
Spike Spencer as Koushaku "Papillon" Chouno
Steve Staley as Kazuki Muto
Tara Platt as Tokiko Tsumura

Darrel Guilbeau as Kouji Rokumasu
Deborah Sale Butler as Chitose Tateyama
Dick Smallberries Jr. as Shusui Hayasaka
Karen Strassman as Mahiro Muto
Liam O'Brien as Hideki Okakura
Stephanie Sheh as Hanaka Busujima
Yuri Lowenthal as Victor

Caroline Kinsolving as
Hanabusa
High School Student
Christopher Smith as
Moon Face
Saruwatari(ep 1) 
Cindy Robinson as
High School Student
Mayumi Hayasaka(ep 10)
Danny Katiana as
Chono Bodyguard(ep 6)
Tai(ep 9)
David Lodge as
Angel Gozen
Bakushaku Chouno
Chono Bodyguard(ep 6)
David Paulson as Shosei Sakaguchi
Doug Erholtz as Shinobu Negoro
Gina Bowes as
Saori Kawai
Victoria
Keith Silverstein as
Buhiro Watsukino(ep 7)
High School Student
Masashi Daihama
Mita(ep 1)
Kirk Thornton as
Kawazui
Oshikura(ep 7)
Shishaku Chouno(ep 6)
Kyle Hebert as
Chono Bodyguard(ep 6)
High School Student
Kinjo
Sekima Hiwatari
L.C. Curci as Umaka Burger Employee
Liam O'Brien as
Gota Nakamura
High School Student
Umaka Burger Manager(ep 7)
Melora Harte as
Chisato Wakamiya
High School Student
Patrick Seitz as
Doctor(ep 11)
Kendo Captain(ep 9)
Police
Rene Veilleux as High School Student
Richard Epcar as
Narrator
Saruwatari(eps 1, 13)
Sam Regal as
Madoka Maruyama
Police(ep 10)
Spike Spencer as High School Student
Tom Anthony as High School Student
Tom Gibis as
Captain of the Deep Blessing(ep 21)
Chono Bodyguard(ep 6)
Jinnai
Jirou Chouno
Rintaro Inukai
Teacher(ep 7)
Yuri Lowenthal as
Chono Bodyguard(ep 6)
Police(ep 10)
Shinobu Negoro 
Washio

English companies
ADR Production: Salami Studios
Distributor:
Madman Entertainment (Australia & New Zealand)
Manga Entertainment (UK) (Great Britain & Ireland)
Internet Streaming:
Anime News Network
Hulu
VizAnime
Licensed by: Viz Media
French staff
French companies
(none)
Distributor: Kaze
French cast
(none)
Arabic staff
Arabic companies
(none)
Broadcaster: space power
Arabic cast
(none)
Tagalog cast
Tagalog staff
(none)
Anthony Steven San Juan as Kazuki Muto
Davene Venturanza as Tokiko Tsumura

Fourth Lee as Shuusui Hayasaka
maynard llames as Victor
Nica Rojo as Ouka Hayasaka
Raymond Narag as Koushaku "Papillon" Chouno
Rene Tandoc as Mamoru Sakimori/Captain Bravo
Rona Aguilar as
Chitose Tateyama
Mahiro Muto

Davene Venturanza as Saori Kawai
Fourth Lee as
Kouji Rokumasu
Moon Face
Rintarou Inukai
Shinobu Negoro
Gino Alcoba as
Gouta Nakamura
Hanaka Busujima(2nd)
Shosei Sakaguchi
Washio
maynard llames as
Dr. Butterfly
Genji Ikusabe
Masashi Daihama
Raymond Narag as Sekima Hiwatari
Rona Aguilar as
Angel Gozen
Chisato Wakamiya
Hanaka Busujima
Victoria
Tagalog companies
Chinese (Taiwan) staff
Chinese (Taiwan) companies
(none)
Licensed by: CaiChang International
Chinese (Taiwan) cast
(none)
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