May 3, 2011

Come back from the death with the power to protect!! - Buso Renkin

Recently i'm really busy with my work. But one day i accidentally watch this anime @ Animax and it's catch my attention since the boy look cool. ^_^ that the main point when i choose the anime >_< . So i started to dig out about this manga/anime. I watch several episode of anime and read several chapter of the manga and find it look likely similar to Bleach and a bit combination of Fullmetal alchemist (in term of the antagonist).

Buso Renkin is a fun show to watch. It does have a lot of the typical shonen elements that's to be expected: like the main character wanting to fight fight fight all so he can fulfill the glorious role as the noble “protector” also there are those battles where they spend most of the time explaining how great each other's powers are and then of course pull that one “miracle move”. I found it enjoyable perhaps mainly because it could all be the main character Kazuki Muto looking cool and hot all the time.

The story begins when high school student Kazuki Muto (武藤カズキ Mutō Kazuki) is killed one night saving a mysterious girl from a monster, only to wake up in his school dorm, believing it to have been a dream. However, he soon finds out that dream wasn't a dream at all when a giant serpentine monster attacks him and his sister. Tokiko Tsumura (津村斗貴子 Tsumura Tokiko), the girl he saved, explains that the monster is a homunculus. Kazuki had been attacked and killed by it when rescuing Tokiko. However she, feeling responsible for him, revived him by placing a Kakugane medallion in his chest, serving as a replacement heart.

The Kakugane, as Tokiko explains, is an alchemical (alchemistic) device that, when activated, takes a certain form based on the Kakugane's user, forming a unique Buso Renkin. The Buso Renkin is the only thing that can destroy a homunculus monster. Using this, Kazuki creates his own Buso Renkin, taking the form of a giant lance, later named 'Sunlight Heart'. Along with Tokiko and her own Buso Renkin (the Valkyrie Skirt, an execution scythe), Kazuki joins the fight against the homunculi and their master.

Kazuki Muto

Kazuki Muto  is a 16-year-old boy who attends Ginsei Private Academy with his younger sister Mahiro. After becoming involved in Tokiko Tsumura's fight, subsequently being killed by a homunculus and then revived by a Kakugane, he is told to return to his ordinary life, but instead insists upon assisting Tokiko in her battles. Kazuki is very enthusiastic, friendly and caring for his friends and sister Mahiro; he tends to put himself in difficult situations in order to assist or protect others. Although he has an unusual way of showing it, he does have strong feelings for Tokiko Tsumura. Kazuki has been called a hypocrite on a number of occasions (almost every time by Papillion): such instances being Kazuki's trying to stop Koshaku Chono from becoming a homunculus and having to destroy him, becoming (albeit against his will) a Victor and thus giving up his humanity and (in "Buso Renkin After") trying to apologize to Tokiko for wanting to touch her scar.

The Kakugane Tokiko used to revive Kazuki turned out to be Black Kakugane III disguised as a normal Kakugane, which transformed him into a Victor. He is then pursued by the 'Muto-assassination team', as well as his former commander, Captain Bravo. During his assassination, he was dubbed 'Victor III' by the Alchemy Warriors.

Afterwards he was given his freedom as he had promised to destroy himself if he could not find a cure for the Victor transformation before six weeks (the amount of time it takes the Black Kakugane to permanently change him into his Victor form). In the end, he sacrifices himself when he sends himself and Victor to the moon with Sunlight Heart +. In Buso Renkin Period, however, he returns to Earth successfully with help from Victor's Buso Renkin, Fatal Attraction. As soon as he returned to Earth, he and Papillon settled their scores, with Kazuki claiming victory.

After this, he returns to a normal life with Tokiko, Mahiro and his friends (despite his image being used as part of a fast-food promotion under the name "Hypocrite Boy"). His Buso Renkin is Sunlight Heart .It first was believed to be Kakugane LXX, but Kazuki came to discover he was actually in possession of the Black Kakugane III, with the actual Kakugane LXX being in the possession of Dr. Butterfly. Seeing as the Kakugane doubles as his heart, his Buso Renkin plays a unique and critical role in Kazuki's survival. Once invoked, his Buso Renkin, Sunlight Heart, takes the form of a spear-lance with a large decorative cloth attached. He was told his personality fit as a spear so his Kakugane took that form. The cloth is turned into an energy force when it resonates with Kazuki's willpower.

The cloth's energy can be used as propulsive kinetic energy for forward charging, or, dissipating the gravitational forces of a fall. This ability is the origin of its name as the light it radiates shines like the rays of the sun. As the story progresses, Sunlight Heart changes into Sunlight Heart +, with a smaller, sleeker design. This new streamlined version, at first glance, seems inadequate as a lance due to its decreased reach and size. However, Sunlight Heart +'s true properties reveal themselves as being able to vastly increase its reach and power; responding to Kazuki's willpower to unleash its self-contained energy, disassembling into, and arranging its core components in the most efficient formations.

To this extent, it activates its alchemic powers in the same manner as the original Sunlight Heart. Though lacking the cloth, it can generate propulsive forces from the point at the end of the handle (which is shaped like the original Sunlight Heart, though much smaller) which opens to release kinetic energy. It can also fire off blasts of internal energy.

Sunlight Heart + is last seen in "Buso Renkin Period," when it was destroyed by Papillon's Buso Renkin, Near-Death Happiness, with only the original spear's head remaining; however since it is seen that Buso Renkin regenerate as time passes, Sunlight Heart would have been repaired. Unlike most of the other Kakugane; which were collected and hidden away when the Alchemist Warriors suspended operations, Kazuki was allowed to keep his since he cannot survive without it.
Kazuki adopts the habit of naming certain attacks.

His most frequently used are:
Sunlight Slasher: formerly named the "Jousting Slasher," is a straight charge attack under the propulsion of cloth's energy at full capacity. Sunlight Flasher: formerly the "Jousting Flasher," uses a burst of bright light from the cloth to blind the enemy. Sunlight Crasher: formerly the "Jousting Crasher," is his strongest attack, which wraps the cloth around the lance and uses its energy force to increase the overall speed and destructive force of the charge.

I wish i can read all the chapter and watch the anime soon. You can join me in this adventure of Buso Renkin so below are the link to the manga and anime. Enjoy you.....

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