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Buso Renkin (manga)

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Alternative title:
Armamento alquimista (Spanish)
Armored Alchemist
Il guerriero alchemico (Italian)
武装錬金 (Japanese)
武裝鍊金 (Chinese (Taiwan))
Genres: action, comedy, drama
Themes: alchemy
Objectionable content: Significant
Plot Summary: Kazuki Mutou is mortally wounded saving a girl from a strange monster, but is given a new life through the power of the alchemically-made Core Iron. Along with a second chance, this grants him the ability to use his own Busou Renkin, or Alchemy Weapon. Joining forces with Tokiko, the Busou Renkin user he'd saved earlier and who gave him the Core Iron, he uses his newfound powers to fight the malevolent Homunculus monsters and protect his friends and the rest of mankind.
User Ratings: 198 ratings have been given [details]
 Masterpiece: 8 votes (Eng:6, dub:2)
 Excellent: 32 votes (dub:12, Eng:9, sub:4, ?:2, raw:2, others:3
2 French
1 German
 Very good: 46 votes (Eng:31, sub:7, dub:3, raw:2, raw:1, others:2
1 Indonesia
1 Chinese Traditional
 Good: 57 votes (Eng:33, sub:16, dub:3, raw:2, raw:1, ?:1, others:1
1 Indonesian
 Decent: 25 votes (Eng:19, sub:3, dub:2, others:1
1 French
 So-so: 14 votes (Eng:8, sub:3, dub:2, others:1
1 Portuguese subtitled
 Not really good: 4 votes (Eng:4)
 Weak: 8 votes (Eng:7, sub:1)
 Bad: 1 vote (Eng:1)
 Awful: 1 vote (Eng:1)
 Worst ever: 2 votes (Eng:1, sub:1)
Seen in part or in whole by 561 users, rank: #139 (of 6743)
Median rating: Good
Arithmetic mean: 7.061 (Good), std. dev.: 1.8108, rank: #2960 (of 7479)
Weighted mean: 6.977 (Good), rank: #3908 (of 7479) (seen all: 7.42 / seen some: 6.90 / won't finish: 4.50)
Bayesian estimate: 6.991 (Good), rank: #2563 (of 3491)
Number of tankoubon: 10
Number of pages: 190
#1. A New Life
#2. Fade to Black
#3. If You Doubt That You Are a Hypocrite
#4. Carnival
#5. a friend of everybody
#6. New Mission
#7. Runaway Start
#8. The Determination to Protect What's Important to the End
#9. Boy Meets Battle Girl
Chapter titles: We have 83
2003-06-23 to 2005-04-25 (Weekly Shonen Jump, 2003 #30 to 2005 #21-22)
2005-08-16 to 2006-01-16 (finale in Akamaru Jump, Summer 05-Winter 06)
2006-08-01 to 2008-02-05 (North America)
Release dates: We have 50
Official website:
武装錬金 (Japanese)
Links: We have 1
Trivia: We have 3
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Japanese staff
Japanese cast
Story & Art: Nobuhiro Watsuki

Story Collaboration: Kaoru Kurosaki
Japanese companies
Publisher: Shueisha
English staff
English cast
Mayumi Kobayashi (vols. 1-2)
Toshifumi Yoshida (vols. 3-10)

Lance Caselman (vols. 3-10)
Mayumi Kobayashi (vols. 1-2)
Design: Yukiko Whitley
Amy Yu (vols. 7-10)
Michelle Pangilinan (vol. 1)
Urian Brown (vols. 1-6)
Publisher: Hyoe Narita
Touch-up Art & Lettering: James Gaubatz
English companies
Licensed by: Viz Media
Online Distribution: Viz Manga
French cast
French staff
Éric Cao (Vol. 4-)
Sébastien Gesell (Vol. 1-3)
French companies
Publisher: Glenat
Spanish staff
Spanish cast
Maite Madinabeitia (Planeta DeAgostini)
Marc Bernabé (Planeta DeAgostini)
Spanish companies
Publisher: Planeta DeAgostini Comics (Spain)
Translation: Daruma Serveis Lingüístics (Planeta DeAgostini)
Italian staff
Italian cast
Translation: Edoardo Serino
Italian companies
Publisher: Planet Manga
German staff
German cast
Translation: Stefan Hofmeister
German companies
Publisher: Tokyopop Germany
Portuguese staff
Portuguese companies
Translation: Edward Kondo
Distributor: JBGroup
Publisher: JBC
Portuguese cast
Chinese (Taiwan) staff
Chinese (Taiwan) companies
Chinese (Taiwan) cast

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