DVD Releases For April 29, 2008
The DVD box set comes in a collector's box with a foil slipcase and features exclusive art prints and features special bonus interviews with the English voice cast and series director.
BUSO RENKIN introduces audiences to Kazuki Muto, a high school student who thinks he's saving a girl from a monster, but it turns out that he's the one who needs saving. Kazuki is stabbed and killed while fighting a homunculus, a malevolent creature that feeds on humans. A girl, Tokiko Tsumura, revives him by replacing his heart with an alchemical device called a kakugane. With this device, Kazuki can create his own Buso Renkin, a powerful alchemical weapon in the form of a huge lance, capable of destroying homunculi. With his new weapon, Kazuki decides to join forces with Tokiko to eliminate the evil homunculi and destroy their master, the strange and eccentric Papillon Masked Creator.
BUSO RENKIN is based on a popular 10-volume manga series by Nobuhiro Watsuki. Watsuki also created the notable wandering swordsman drama RUROUNI KENSHIN and the western action series GUN BLAZE WEST. All three series are published domestically by VIZ Media. BUSO RENKIN manga volumes 1-3 were all featured in Bookscan's Top 50 Graphic Novel list in 2007, and in Japan the manga series has sold more than 3.3 million copies.