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Busou Shinki: Complete Collection (2012/Sentai Blu-ray Set)

Picture: A Sound: B+ Extras: C Episodes: B+

In the future, people live with 'Shinki' 6-inch tall android mechas and are the latest trend in AI toys that are totally devoted to their 'master'. Ann, Aines, Lene, and Hina all live together with their master Rihito, and they will do anything to please their master or get his attention in Busou Shinki: Complete Collection (2012).

Shinkis are 6-inch tall androids/gynoids created for mock miniaturized battle and competition, but Ann, Aines, Lene and Hina's master would just rather live peacefully with them as he goes to high school. Without battles, the girls strive to live with Rihito in the real world, but as they strive to please him, to them they are living in a world of giants and they use their battle skills to accomplish various tasks from cooking, catching thieves, to falling in love and following their dreams.

This is a was drama filled anime series filled with 'moe', that everything is so much cuter when you are 6-inch characters trying to live in a modern world. I would hesitate to call this a harem anime because they are just 'toys' and 6" robots, but you still can't help but love their cuteness, adventures and cheer them all in all they try to accomplish despite their sizes.

The outstanding 1080p 1.78 X 1 digital High Definition image on all the episodes stuns across both discs joining Sentai's very best in the format, while the lossless DTS-HD MA (Master Audio) 2.0 Japanese Stereo is very dynamic throughout (with Pro Logic-like surrounds you can try out) also being warm and full on its 2-channel own. Extras include clean opening and closing animations, Japanese promos and trailers.

Episodes include...

I Found Something Important - Ann, Aine and Lene live together with Rihito as he starts high school and one day they find a new sister has joined them Hina.

The Secret Ingredient is the Scent of Gunpowder - The girls decide to try and cook for Rihito and must battle their way through cooking, with the help of Hina they are able to prepare everything in time.

Crash! Battle Trike - There is a Shinki thief and the girls goes on patrol to protect the neighborhood and to clear Rihito's name.

It's a Race! Once Around the Park - The Shinkis have a race in the park, but there are some unexpected party crashers.

Beach Swimsuit Armor - The girls go to the beach and it's time to put on their battle armor ...swimsuits!

Attention, Please! Out Plane is Bound for Hell - On their return trip from the beach they girls encounter Shinkis who are trying to hijack the plane.

The Visitor Comes with the Sound of Rain... - On a rainy day the girls huddle together to tells ghost/horror stories.

Someday, Somewhere - Ann dreams of one day being human sized with Rihito.

Lene's War Against the Underground Empire - Lene finds a group of empire of Shinki who don't believe in having masters and fight for Shinki independence.

A Christmas Song for You - It's Christmas and the girls take on part time jobs to buy gifts for Rihito.

We'll Settle it Tonight! Who is the Strongest Shiki - Hina may be leaving them soon, to help realize her dream they must help her find out who is the strongest among them.

Don't Say "Goodbye" - The girls scramble to rescue Hina because she is part their family now and don't want her to leave.

Install x Dream - The girls go back to the factory for their maintenance and check up... but Ann and Hina's bodies gets accidentally switched!

- Ricky Chiang


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