Buso Renkin is AMAZING. It is kinda old, I can tell due to how many releases are out, so many of you may know this already. For those of you who don’t, you should read this.

Yes, this is another one of those fighting mangas I enjoy so much. The really awesome part about this little investment is that I hardly even looked at what it was. I just picked it up off the shelf and when I got home, I read it.

Buso Renkin is about a 16 year old high school student named Kazuki Muto. Kazuki never knew about alchemy(1), and when one night he finds a girl being attacked by a Homunculus(1), he selflessly pushes her away, taking a blow to his own heart. Or at least, that was what his nightmare was about. Kazuki ends up getting in trouble the next day, for breaking the rules three times(2), so his punishment is to get rid of some weeds in the courtyard.

At the end of the day, the teacher who gave him the punishment confronts him, and has his bag. Kazuki is kinda confused, but as soon as he asks Mita, the teacher who punished Kazuki, about something, Mita turns into a giant snake. The same one from his nightmare, and yes, he now knows that it wasn’t a nightmare. Luckily for him though, the girl he saved the last night comes to help him, and with her help he kills the giant snake/Homunculus. At first the girl, Tokiko Tsumura, who he “saved”(3) thought that Kazuki would only be a hindrance to her when they fought against the homunculus, but he ended up being decent.

Anyways, that’s just the first part of the book. There is a lot of action, and Kazuki’s reactions are hilarious. I give this manga a 4/5.

P.S. Kazuki’s weapon is a spear, and Tokiko’s weapon is a death scythe. Don’t ask, they named that the weapon.

1. Alchemy: There are two forms – arms alchemy and Homunculus alchemy. I will assume that you all know what Homuculai are, and if you don’t, just wiki it, but Arms alchemy are like weapons.

2. He took a demerit for his sister, because he is pretty much a kind brother. His sister is new to the school, and he is obviously a family person. He already had a single demerit, and he got another one for not having his school regulation backpack.

3. It turns out that she wasn’t really in any trouble. She was just luring Mita into attacking her so she could finish it easy. Oh, and if you are wondering, Kazuki’s heart got replaced with the arms alchemy. He uses it to fight.