Armed Girl's Machiavellism

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Armed Girl's Machiavellism
Armed Girl's Machiavellism, volume 1.jpg
The cover of the first volume of the manga.
武装少女マキャヴェリズム
(Busō Shōjo Makyaverizumu)
Genre Action, Comedy[1]
Manga
Written by Yūya Kurokami
Illustrated by Karuna Kanzaki
Published by Kadokawa Shoten
Demographic Shōnen
Magazine Monthly Shōnen Ace
Original run March 25, 2014 – present
Volumes 8 (List of volumes)
Anime television series
Directed by Hideki Tachibana
Produced by Jōtarō Ishigami
Written by Kento Shimoyama
Music by Hiromi Mizutani (Team-MAX)
Studio Silver Link
Connect
Licensed by
Original network AT-X, Tokyo MX, KBS, TVA, SUN, TVQ, BS11
English network
Original run April 5, 2017 June 21, 2017
Episodes 12 + OVA (List of episodes)
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Armed Girl's Machiavellism (Japanese: 武装少女マキャヴェリズム, Hepburn: Busō Shōjo Makyaverizumu) is a Japanese manga series illustrated by Karuna Kanzaki and written by Yūya Kurokami. The series began serialization in Kadokawa's Monthly Shōnen Ace magazine in March 2014. An anime television series adaptation by Silver Link and Connect aired from April 2017[2][3] to June 2017.

Plot[edit]

Nomura Fudo is a young man who was recently expelled from his old high school as the result of a massive, violent brawl. He wants a normal life, but the new school he transferred to is Private Aichi Symbiosis Academy, where the female students have been violently oppressing their male classmates out of misguided paranoia ever since the school became co-ed. A five-member vigilante group called the "Supreme Five Swords" led by Rin Onigawara holds Nomura at sword-point to concede to the rules or leave the school. At this point, Nomura challenges the Supreme Five Swords for his own right and prove true morality despite the brutal force.

Characters[edit]

Fudou Nomura (納村 不道, Nomura Fudō)
Voiced by: Tasuku Hatanaka (Japanese); Scott Gibbs (English)[3][4]
A student who has only recently transferred to Aiichi, Nomura desires freedom and dislikes being forced to do things against his will. During a huge brawl, he managed to defeat 40 people and was then expelled from his previous school and was forcefully transferred to the Private Aiichi Symbiosis Academy. He uses knife-proof gloves and his signature technique is the Spirit Bullet, a powerful palm-strike. He makes it his goal to collect the stamps from the Supreme Five Swords. He is an orphan and doesn't remember his parents. He originally practices the Jigen-ryū style of swordsmanship.
Rin Onigawara (鬼瓦 輪, Onigawara Rin)
Voiced by: Yūki Takada (Japanese); Kira Vincent-Davis (English)[3][4]
Rin is a renowned sword wielder and leads the Supreme Five Swords. She wears an oni mask and is also known for being merciless to the point that most transfer students in her class quit school. She holds feelings for Nomura after accidentally kissing each other. She practices the Japanese Swordsmanship style of Kashima Shinden Jikishinkage-ryū.
Mary Kikakujou (亀鶴城 メアリ, Kikakujō Meari)
Voiced by: Sayaka Kitahara (Japanese); Maggie Flecknoe (English)[5][4]
A well endowed French-Japanese student and a member of the Supreme Five Swords, Mary is well versed in western style fencing, accurately piercing central nerves with her rapier. After her fight with Nomura, she seems to have gained some feelings for him after failing to coax him into touching her breasts. Whenever she gets flustered or excited, she tends to revert to speaking French.
Satori Tamaba (眠目 さとり, Tamaba Satori)
Voiced by: Nozomi Nishida (Japanese); Allison Sumrall (English)[5][4]
One of the Supreme Five Swords (Tenka Goken) at The Private Aichi Academy. She blackmailed Nomura to defeat him but instead was defeated herself. She is a practitioner of swordsmanship style of Keishi-ryū Kidachi Kata, which consists of 10 kata from 10 different kenjutsu schools and is officially taught to Japanese Police Officers.
Warabi Hanasaka (花酒 蕨, Hanasaka Warabi)
Voiced by: Rina Hidaka (Japanese); Juliet Simmons (English)[5][4]
She is a member of the Supreme Five Swords who has a pet bear named Kyoubou and later a pet cub, Domou. After Nomura had defeated Mary and Rin, she organised 'Waralimpics', an event to correct students, in her master plan to correct Mary, Rin and ultimately Nomura, but failed. She then organised her followers to execute the emergency plan and invites Nomura to meet her on the rooftop. She, Kyoubou and her closest followers were defeated by Nomura, Rin and Mary. She later helped Nomura to get him into the girl's dormitory in order to find Satori after Nomura found himself at a disadvantage from Satori's blackmailing plans. She is a practitioner of the Japanese Swordsmanship style of Taisha-ryū.
Tsukuyo Inaba (因幡 月夜, Inaba Tsukuyo)
Voiced by: Natsumi Hioka (Japanese); Luci Christian (English)[5][4]
A middle school girl prodigy who skipped a grade. She is blind and is the strongest of the Five. She is an expert at iaido. She and Nomura studied a similar style of swordsmanship, while Nomura practices the Jigen-ryu, Tsukuyo practices its descendant style, the Yakumaru Jigen-ryū.
Kirukiru Amou (天羽 斬々, Kirukiru Amō)
Voiced by: Eriko Matsui (Japanese); Carli Mosier (English)[5][4]
A transfer student who has been sent to Private Aiichi Symbiosis Academy for being the boss of a gang that was involved in a huge brawl. She later became known as "Empress" after single-handedly defeating two of the Supreme Five Swords, Rin and Mary. Before being transferred, she fought against Nomura. Amou falls in love with Nomura after being defeated by him in a one-on-one battle, when he declined to be her subordinate. She gets very jealous when she saw Nomura get kissed by Rin. After the row with the Supreme Five Sword and Nomura, she was expelled from Aichi Academy and gets forcefully transferred to Private Hokkai Symbiosis Academy. She is a practitioner of Karate, specifically the Uechi-ryu Karate.
Nono Mozunono (百舌鳥野 のの, Mozunono Nono)
Voiced by: Miku Itō (Japanese); Shanae'a Moore (English)[6][4]
Rin's freshman and second-in-command.
Chouka U Baragasaki (蝶華・U・薔薇咲, Barazaki U Chōka)
Voiced by: Akane Kohinata (Japanese); Meg McDonald (English)[6][4]
Mary's freshman and second-in-command. She's actually Japanese and wears a wig and contact lenses to change her appearance to resemble that of a westerner.
Sassa Kurasaki (倉崎 佐々, Kurosaki Sasa)
Voiced by: Miharu Hanai (Japanese); Catherine Thomas (English)[6][4]
One of Nomura and Rin's classmates.
Ui Migii (右井 右井, Migii Ui)
Voiced by: Shiori Mutō (Japanese); Elissa Cuellar (English)[6][4]
One of Nomura and Rin's classmates.
Tsunemi Touko (ツネミトコ, Tōko Tsunemi)
Voiced by: Miharu Sawada (Japanese); Chelsea McCurdy (English)[4]
One of Warabi's musketeers, she uses a range of iron as a weapon.
Kinue Tanukihara (タヌキハラ キヌエ, Tanukihara Kinue)
Voiced by: Yūki Yamada (Japanese); Katelyn Barr (English)[4]
She is one of Warabi's Musketeers, she uses two truncheons as weapons. She also has a pencil to write on her notepad.
Nico Saruwatari (猿渡 ニコ, Saruwatari Nico)
Voiced by: Natsumi Yamada (Japanese); Alexandra Bedford (English)[4]
A student a Aichi Private Academy who resembles an adolescent boy. She often shown wearing sunglasses and an exercise jersey.
Kyoubou (キョーボー, Kyōbō)
Voiced by: Saki Fujita (Japanese); Joanne Bonasso (English)[6][4]
Hanasaka's pet bear. It seemed to have affection for Nomura after being defeated by Nomura twice. It bore a cub, Doumo.
Misogi Tamaba (眠目 ミソギ, Tamaba Misogi)
Voiced by: Nozomi Nishida
She is the twin sister of Satori. His real name is Satori, when children, "Misogi" decided to be Satori, and "Satori" eventually became "Misogi". The two of them changed their names, making everyone in their family believe that they were themselves.
Kusuo Masukodera (増子寺 楠男, Masukodera Kusuo)
Voiced by: Tetsuharu Ōta (Japanese); Andrew Love (English)[6][4]
One of the male students in Aichi Academy. Like the rest of the male student (except for Nomura), he wears makeup as a means to co-exist with the female students in the academy. He is also Nomura's roommate.
Koharu Narukami (鳴神 虎春, Narukami Koharu)
Voiced by: Eri Kitamura (Japanese); Brittney Karbowski (English)[4]
The owner of Aiichi and Tsukuyo's older half-sister. She was the one who assigned Tsukuyo to watch over Nomura.
Yukino Fujibayashi (藤林 祥乃, Fujibayashi Yukino)
Voiced by: Mamiko Noto (Japanese); Joanne Bonasso (English)[4]
Headmistress of the school and the butler and bodyguard of Koharu Narukami.
Eva Maria Rose (エヴァマリアローズ, Eva Maria Rose)
Voiced by: Saki Fujita (Japanese); Casey Magin (English)[4]
She is the mother of the female dormitory, she takes care of Tsukuyo on Koharu's warrant.
Doumou (ドモモ, Dōmō)
Voiced by: Saki Fujita (Japanese); Natalie Jones (English)[4]
It is the youngest son of Kyoubou, he appears to be great at hiding.
Dousetsu Kirisaki (桐崎道津, Kirisaki Dōsetsu)
Voiced by: Chiharu Shigematsu
He's a friend of Fudou from his previous school. Fudou held out his hand to him, Dousetsu amiably invited him to stroll through the school. Kirukiru out of jealousy, pounded his face, incapacitating him from standing up. It is later revealed that Fudou's motive for wanting to be free to leave Aichi Private was to see if Dousetsu was well.
Omugi (大隈, Omugi)
Voiced by: Chiharu Shigematsu (Japanese); Joe Daniels (English)[4]
He is one of Kusuo's colleagues, he is always seen next to Hiko. He, Hiko and Kusuo, are the narrators in the final credits of the episodes.
Hiko (ヒコ, Hiko)
Voiced by: Kousaka Matsukaze (Japanese); Gareth West (English)[4]
He is the friend of Omugi, like all other male students, he coexists with the rules of the school. Hiko and Kusuo, are the narrators of the final extras of the episodes.

Media[edit]

Manga[edit]

Artist Karuna Kanzaki and writer Yūya Kurokami launched the series in the May 2014 issue of Kadokawa Shoten's shōnen manga magazine Monthly Shōnen Ace on March 25, 2014.[7][8] The first three chapters were later made available on the ComicWalker website.[2] The series has been compiled into eight tankōbon volumes to date.

No.Japanese release dateJapanese ISBN
1 October 25, 2014[9]ISBN 978-4-04-102229-0
2 February 26, 2015[10]ISBN 978-4-04-102877-3
3 July 25, 2015[11]ISBN 978-4-04-103449-1
4 February 26, 2016[12]ISBN 978-4-04-104088-1
5 July 26, 2016[13]ISBN 978-4-04-104537-4
6 March 25, 2017[14]ISBN 978-4-04-104538-1
7 November 25, 2017[15]ISBN 978-4-04-106307-1
8 July 26, 2018[16]ISBN 978-4-04-106929-5

Anime[edit]

In May 2016, series illustrator Karuna Kanzaki tweeted that there would be an "important announcement" concerning the series in the August issue of Monthly Shōnen Ace on June 26, 2016.[1][2][8] On June 19, 2016, Kadokawa announced that the series would receive an anime adaptation,[2][17] which will be animated by Silver Link and Connect.[18] The anime was directed by Hideki Tachibana and written by Kento Shimoyama. The character designs are handled by Shoko Takimoto and the music is composed by Hiromi Mizutani from Team-MAX. It aired from April 2017 to June 2017.[3] An original video animation was released with the manga's 7th volume on November 25, 2017.[19] Sentai Filmworks has licensed the series in North America.[20] MVM Films will release the series in the United Kingdom.[21]

No. Title Original air date[22]
1 "The Magnificent Blade, Rin Onigawara"
"Subarashiki Yaiba, Onigawara Rin" (素晴らしき刃「鬼瓦輪」) 
April 5, 2017[23]
2 "The Chastity Dorm Riot"
"Teishuku Ryō, Sōran" (「貞淑寮」騒乱) 
April 12, 2017[24]
3 "The Fair Sword, Mary Kikakujo"
"Uruwashiki Yaiba, Kikakujō Meari" (麗しき刃「亀鶴城メアリ」) 
April 19, 2017[25]
4 "The Warabinpics are Starting!"
"Warabinpikku, Kaimaku Sengen!" (「ワラビンピック」開幕宣言!) 
April 26, 2017[26]
5 "The Love-Crazed Blade, Warabi Hanasaka"
"Ai Kuruoshiki Yaiba, Hanazake Warabi" (愛狂しき刃「花酒蕨」) 
May 3, 2017[27]
6 "Notes on a Scandal"
"Aru Sukyandāru no Oboegaki" (ある「スキャンダル」の覚え書き) 
May 10, 2017[28]
7 "The Dubious Sword, Satori Tamaba"
"Ayashiki Yaiba, Tamaba Satori" (妖しき刃「眼目さとり」) 
May 17, 2017[29]
8 "His and Crossdressing Her Circumstances"
"Kareshi Kanojo Onē no, Jijō" (彼氏彼女オネエの「事情」) 
May 24, 2017[30]
9 "The Day Love Died"
"Ai, ga Kowareta Hi" (「愛」が壊れた日) 
May 31, 2017[31]
10 "The Terrifying Blade, Tsukuyo Inaba"
"Osoroshiki Yaiba, Inaba Tsukiyo" (恐ろき刃「因幡月夜」) 
June 7, 2017[32]
11 "The Magic Bullet I'll Always Remember"
"Mune ni Nokoru Ano Hi no, Dangan" (胸に残るあの日の「弾丸」) 
June 14, 2017[33]
12 "The Girls' Machiavellism"
"Shōjo-tachi no Makyaverizumu" (少女達の「マキャヴェリズム」) 
June 21, 2017[34]
13 (OVA) "Throbbing! Five Swords' Inn Excursion"
"Doki! "Goken-darake" no Ian Ryokou" (ドキッ!「五剣だらけ」の慰安旅行) 
November 25, 2017

Reception[edit]

The fourth volume of the series appeared on the Oricon manga charts at 49th place, selling 16,180 copies.[35]

References[edit]

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