Busou Renkin

Well now! That would be the first summary/review I write.
And I’ll start with an oldie.
Do you like heroes? I mean the type of those heroes that, ride a white horse, wear a shiny armor and wield a big sword. Cause I don’t. Actually I hate them! For one particular reason, which would be their enormous stupidity!
Well if a hero is not stupid he won’t get in some trouble and thus won’t get to do heroic stuff so he won’t be named a hero. And that brings out the only trait I like about those heroes – they have a full cargo ship worth of luck. Why do I think so? Well you get into a life-threatening situation and you get out alive. If you are only stupid and don’t have that kind of luck, you’ll simply die. Not really a heroic thing to do.

Busou Renking aka Alchemic Weapon, the main character is named Mutou Kazuki. A hero! First episode of the anime he goes to an abandoned factory to check out some strange lights that he saw there. Finds there a cute girl that is about to be killed by some sort of unknown monster. What does he do? Right! A heroic thing to do – jumps in to save the girl. But instead of pushing the girl away from the attack line he covers her with his own body, gets a hole in his chest and his heart torn to shreds. He dies – end of story.

Oh wait! He is a hero! How could I forget about his monstrous luck!? The monster for some strange reason runs away. They girl turns out to be a warrior alchemist, carries Mutou away, covers a hole in his chest and puts a heart substitute in there. Wow! You don’t get luckier than that! But you certainly can get even more stupid than before. And Mutou proves it episode after episode, showing another thing about heroes, which is – they need helpers. I mean who else is going to cover for a hero when he screws up so badly that even his luck can’t handle it? With his heart substitute he gets a huge lance. It’s not a sword, but it is big so who cares? Somewhere along the story line he gets the shiny armor too, but no horse. What a shame. But he becomes a monster, or something like that, so I guess it covers up for a horse. Plus it turns out he is a hypocrite. You know someone like that when that someone says or does something along the lines like: “I’ll kill all of your family, friends and subordinates, but I won’t kill you cause you’re miserable and I pity you.”
Anyways if you like fairy tales and want to spend some time resting without getting bored to death, you might as well check this one out. Cause I enjoyed almost every moment watching it and, along the way, mocking the characters.
Have fun.