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 
Themes: alchemy , Homunculi , superpowers 
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: 1978 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: 376 votes (sub:309, dub:50, raw:4, ?:1, edit.dub:1, others:11
6 Spanish subtitled
3 Portuguese subtitled
2 French subtitled
)
 Very good: 454 votes (sub:364, dub:74, 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: 446 votes (sub:343, dub:85, raw:4, ?:2, others:12
6 Spanish subtitled
2 French subtitled
2 Portuguese subtitled
1 Italian subtitled
1 Tagalog dubbed
)
 Decent: 304 votes (sub:262, dub:36, ?:1, others:5
2 Spanish subtitled
1 Italian subtitled
1 Polish subtitled
1 Portuguese subtitled
)
 So-so: 105 votes (sub:89, dub:14, raw:1, others:1
1 Spanish subtitled
)
 Not really good: 54 votes (sub:43, dub:9, others:2
2 Russian subtitled
)
 Weak: 30 votes (sub:26, dub:3, others:1
1 Chinese mandarin subtitled
)
 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 4062 users, rank: #208 (of 6578)
Median rating: Good
Arithmetic mean: 7.390 (Good+), std. dev.: 1.7304, rank: #1573 (of 6580)
Weighted mean: 7.255 (Good+), rank: #1750 (of 6580) (seen all: 7.45 / seen some: 6.36 / won't finish: 3.95)
Bayesian estimate: 7.256 (Good+), rank: #1533 (of 4950)
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)
News: Show:
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Viz Media (Dec 8, 2007)
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DVD (Region 1)
    Buso Renkin - Set 1 (DVD) 2008-04-29 (from $19.99)
    Buso Renkin - Set 2 (DVD) 2008-10-07 (from $18.06)
DVD (Region 4)
    Buso Renkin - Collection 1 (DVD) 2009-05-20

Japanese staff
Japanese cast
Director: Takao Kato 
Series Composition: Akatsuki Yamatoya 
Script:
Akatsuki Yamatoya (10 episodes
eps 1-2, 7, 10-11, 16, 18, 22, 25-26
)
 
Katsuhiko Koide (9 episodes
eps 3, 6, 8, 12, 14-15, 17, 20-21
)
 
Kento Shimoyama (7 episodes
eps 4-5, 9, 13, 19, 23-24
)
 
Storyboard:
Akihiro Enomoto (ep 10) 
Gen Dojaga (7 episodes
eps 2, 5, 8, 11, 15, 19, 24
)
 
Hatsue Kato (ED2) 
Isao Takayama (eps 6, 13, 22) 
Masaharu Tomoda (ep 14) 
Masashi Abe (ep 18) 
Nobuyoshi Habara (OP) 
Osamu Tsuruyama (6 episodes
eps 3, 7, 9, 17, 20, 23
)
 
Shigeru Ueda (eps 4, 16) 
Takao Kato (eps 1, 25-26) 
Tsuyoshi Nagasawa (eps 12, 26) 
Episode Director:
Akihiro Enomoto (ep 10) 
Daisuke Takashima (ep 23) 
Daisuke Tsukushi (ep 25) 
Hideya Takahashi (ep 18) 
Isao Takayama (eps 7, 14) 
Ken Ando (eps 3, 17) 
Seung Hui Son (ep 20) 
Shigeru Ueda (eps 4, 16) 
Shunji Yoshida  (ep 9) 
Takayoshi Morimiya (ep 6) 
Takeshi Yoshimoto (ep 13) 
Tsuyoshi Nagasawa (4 episodes
eps 1, 12, 21, 26
)
 
Yukio Kuroda (8 episodes
eps 2, 5, 8, 11, 15, 19, 22, 24
)
 
Unit Director: Nobuyoshi Habara (OP) 
Music: Kouhei Tanaka 
Original creator: Nobuhiro Watsuki 
Character Design:
Akio Takami 
Hatsue Kato 
Art Director: Yoshito Watanabe 
Chief Animation Director:
Akio Takami  (20 episodes
eps 2, 4-5, 7-8, 10-19, 21-25
)
 
Hatsue Kato  (eps 3, 6, 9, 13) 
Animation Director:
Akio Takami (ED1, ED2; eps 1, 26) 
Hatsue Kato (ep 21) 
Sunao Chikaoka (eps 18, 25) 
Sound Director: Takeshi Takadera 
Director of Photography: Katsutoshi Hirose 
3D Production: Akiko Yagi 
Animation producer:
Masatomo Nishizawa 
Takatoshi Chino 
Assistant Animation Director:
Souichirou Sako (ep 6) 
Takuya Matsumura  (ep 1) 
Yūichi Oka (ep 21) 
Assistant Chief Animation Director: Takuya Matsumura (eps 2-3, 5) 
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 
General Producer:
Kohei Kawase 
Naoki Watanabe 
In-Between Check:
Kazue Yoshida 
Ryuichi Akahori 
Production Advancement:
Megumi Nagayama 
Yusuke Shibata 
Prop Design: Sunao Chikaoka 
Publicity:
Machiko Ishii (TV Tokyo) 
Yukari Matsumura 
Sound Editor: Akane Sango 
Sound Effects: Mitsuru Kageyama 
Sound Mixing: Naotsugu Uchida 
Special Effects: Hidero Sakurai 
Story Coordinator: Kaoru Kurosaki 
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 
Weapon Design: Takuya Matsumura 
Jun Fukuyama as Kazuki Muto 
Ryoka Yuzuki as Tokiko Tsumura 

Aya Hirano as Mahiro Muto 
Hitomi Nabatame as Ouka Hayasaka 
Kishō 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 Hideyuki 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-Tec 
English cast
English staff
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 
Stephanie Sheh as Hanaka Busujima 
Yuri Lowenthal as Victor 

Caroline Kinsolving as
Hanabusa 
High School Student 
Christopher Smith as Moon Face 
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 
Jonathan Palomo Abelardo as Shi (ep 9) 
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 
Hideyuki Okakura 
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) 
Washio 

English companies
ADR Production: Salami Studios 
Distributor:
Madman Entertainment (Australia & New Zealand) 
Manga Entertainment (Great Britain & Ireland) 
Internet Streaming:
Anime News Network 
Hulu 
VizAnime 
Licensed by: Viz Media 
French staff
French companies
(none)
Distributor: Kaze 
French cast
(none)
Tagalog staff
Tagalog cast
(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
Broadcaster: ABS-CBN 
Chinese (Taiwan) staff
Chinese (Taiwan) companies
(none)
Licensed by: CaiChang International 
Chinese (Taiwan) cast
(none)

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