Buso Renkin, Season 1, Vol. 1Closed Captioning
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High School student Kazuki Muto thinks he's saving a girl from a monster, but it turns out that he's the one who needs saving! Kazuki is killed by a homunculus, a malevolent creature that feeds on humans. The girl, Tokiko Tsumara, revives himby replacing his heart with an alchemical device called a kakugane. With this device he can create his own Buso Renkin, an alcehmical weapon in the form of a huge lance, capable of destroying homunculi.
|1||Closed CaptioningVideoA New Life||In an abandoned factory at night, Kazuki Muto dies in an attempt to save a girl from a monster. Or does he? Kazuki wakes up the next morning as if nothing happened. But after school, when his teacher transforms into that same monster, Tokiko, the girl he tried to save the previous night, appears and tells him that the monster is a homunculus and that he did in fact die the night before! But Tokiko replaced his heart with an alchemical alloy called a kakugane that can transform into a weapon of immense power called a Buso Renkin. Now, Kazuki is about to find himself mixed up in a supernatural battle!||25:03||$1.99||View in iTunes|
|2||Closed CaptioningVideoThe True Form Homunculus||Tokiko and Kazuki visit the haunted factory where everything began. There, they find the remains of victims and a homunculus incubator. The homunculi made there lodge themselves onto humans and consume them, creating monsters like the one that attacked Kazuki. But who is doing this, and why? Before they can begin their search, Kazuki and Tokiko are attacked from above by a homunculus with giant eagle wings carrying a man in a school uniform on his back.||25:34||$1.99||View in iTunes|
|3||Closed CaptioningVideoYou've Become a Little Stronger||A homunculus embryo has lodged itself on Tokiko, and a week remains before she becomes a homunculus. Between bouts of training with his lance, Kazuki and Tokiko search for the creator of homunculus in order to obtain the antidote. Meanwhile, the Papillon Masked Creator orders his subordinate homunculus Kawazui to find the lance-wielding boy. Kawazui's desire for revenge makes Kazuki hold even tighter to his personal vow: to use the kakugane Tokiko gave him not for himself but to protect others. His first one-on-one battle with a homunculus begins!||23:33||$1.99||View in iTunes|
|4||Closed CaptioningVideoAnother New Life||Kazuki and Tokiko search for a student who has been absent from school for the past four days and come across a sickly third-year student who turns out to be the creator of the homunculi, Koshaku Chono. Chono explains that he has an incurable illness and used his ancestor's research on alchemy to gain the technology to produce homunculi and eventually reach his goal of attaining an immortal body by becoming a humanoid homunculus. Tokiko is outraged that Chono is willing to sacrifice other lives in order to defy his own death and tries to destroy the core homunculus made from Chono’s own cells.||23:33||$1.99||View in iTunes|
|5||Closed CaptioningVideoTo Protect Someone||Evading the homunculus Washio's attack, Kazuki and Tokiko fall back to form a plan. The two devise a series of high-speed attacks, but Washio's natural instinct and warrior experience sees through their plan. He slashes Tokiko, and Kazuki succeeds in delivering a single blow to Washio. But Tokiko is heavily wounded, and worse, the lodged homunculus has progressed up to her spinal cord. Kazuki fights on, and Washio feels a stubborn strength growing within the boy.||26:08||$1.99||View in iTunes|
|6||Closed CaptioningVideoThe Butterfly of Black Death||Seeking the antidote, Kazuki goes to Chono's house, where Chono's father tells him he has cut ties with his son. Kazuki heads to the warehouse behind the Chono household, the very place where his ancestor conducted his alchemy research, where Chono is waiting alone for the core homunculus to hatch. Chono welcomes Kazuki and says he will give him the antidote but will not hand over the homunculus, his only chance for survival. Kazuki advises Chono that whether he’s human or homunculus, he will die alone, though Chono doesn't seem to care.||23:33||$1.99||View in iTunes|
|7||Closed CaptioningVideoWhether or Not You're a Hypocrite||Captain Bravo of the Alchemist Army recruits Kazuki to be Alchemist Warrior. Anticipating underground enemy activities within Ginsei City, Tokiko transfers to Kazuki's class, and Bravo becomes the manager of the school dormitory. Bravo informs Kazuki and Tokiko of their mission to search out and destroy the League of Extraordinary Elect (LXE) led by Dr. Butterfly, an organization that has joined forces with a traitor from the Alchemist Warriors.||23:33||$1.99||View in iTunes|
|8||Closed CaptioningVideoA Night In the Dorm||Bravo begins training Kazuki to harden him into an Alchemist Warrior. Meanwhile, Tokiko is ordered to safeguard the kakugane originally taken from Bravo's subordinate Alchemist Warrior. That very night, their enemy Jinnai uses his Buso Renkin, Noisy Hamelin, to control the students in the dormitory and force them to attack Tokiko and reclaim the kakugane. To evade the danger in front of her without harming the students, Tokiko must find and kill Jinnai!||25:42||$1.99||View in iTunes|
|9||Closed CaptioningVideoThe Hayasaka Twins||One rainy afternoon, Kazuki comes across two third-year students, school class president Ouka Hayasaka and her younger twin brother and star player of the Kendo Club, Shusui. Kazuki connects with Shusui's desire to become as strong as possible, and he helps out with Shusui's practice. Acknowledging each other's skills, Kazuki and Shusui quickly become friends. But the Hayasaka twins are in fact followers of the LXE, under orders to search out and kill the Alchemist Warriors hiding within Ginsei High.||24:04||$1.99||View in iTunes|
|10||Closed CaptioningVideoIt Seems We're Well Matched||Both Kazuki and the Hayasaka twins cannot hide their shock at learning each other's identities as Alchemist Warrior and LXE. But the Hayasaka twins are determined to fight. Kazuki proposes to battle Shusui one on one until Ouka returns from shutting down the school security system. Shusui hands Kazuki the first strike, but he deflects it with his kakugane. Activating his own kakugane, Shusui produces his Buso Renkin, Sword Samurai X, which has the property of absorbing any energy that it comes into contact with.||23:33||$1.99||View in iTunes|
|11||Closed CaptioningVideo'Til Death Do Us Part||Shusui recalls his earliest memories: being abducted by a woman claiming to be his mother and the days he spent in confinement. The twins grew up never questioning the closed world they lived in. Eventually, their "mother" died and the twins were rescued from near starvation and taken in by Dr. Butterfly. Since then, both sister and brother have only wished to live together for eternity as a homunculus. When Tokiko tries to kill off the twins, Kazuki pleads for their lives because they are still human.||26:49||$1.99||View in iTunes|
|12||Closed CaptioningVideoCarnival||In the forest outside of Ginsei City, Bravo, Kazuki, and Tokiko decide to infiltrate the LXE hideout and take down the LXE before they can revive the Warrior Traitor, but they find the place empty except for Moonface, who explains that Dr. Butterfly has left for Ginsei High to use the school's students as sacrifices to revive the Warrior Traitor. Bravo stays behind to deal with Moonface, and Kazuki and Tokiko rush back to school, only to have their path blocked by a mysterious fog. With the fog-covered school isolated from the outside world, hordes of humanoid homunculi prepare to attack the students.||23:33||$1.99||View in iTunes|
|13||Closed CaptioningVideoSigns of Death||Bravo rages in a seemingly never-ending battle against Moonface, while Tokiko cannot help but question and fear the intense power Kazuki is displaying as he destroys the hordes of homunculi while his friends cheer him on. Then a kakugane-equipped Papillon enters the scene and begins a battle against Dr. Butterfly. Butterfly attempts to break down Papillon's mind by making him remember his lonesome and fragile past as a human, but Papillon cuts his way through with Near-Death Happiness. Amidst all the chaos, the Warrior Traitor finally awakens.||24:03||$1.99||View in iTunes|
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It sounds too much like the famed Fullmetal Alchemist. Nothing can ever compare, so why bother making this anime?
I like it
Sooo what if it has a similarity to FMA. I like both the shows and I think that this show is pretty decent. Need to see more to get a good judgement but so far it's pretty good considering that I have never heard of it. Also the alchemy in here is waaayy different than FMA.
If you like somewhat serious anime with believable characters and animation that doesn't go too far over the top, stay away. It just won't be your cup of tea. The animation and some of the weapons just strike me as being a little... weird. If you don't understand, get the first episode since it's free and decide for yourself.