Senyu

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Senyu
戦勇。
(Sen'yū.)
Genre Comedy, fantasy
Manga
Written by Robinson Haruhara
Demographic Shōnen
Original run 20102015
Volumes 4
Manga
Senyuu. Main Quest - Dai Isshou
Written by Robinson Haruhara
Published by Kodansha
Demographic Shōnen
Magazine Suiyoubi no Sirius
Original run 20142015
Volumes 3
Manga
Senyuu. Main Quest - Dai Nishou
Written by Robinson Haruhara
Published by Kodansha
Demographic Shōnen
Magazine Suiyoubi no Sirius
Original run 2015 – present
Volumes 6
Manga
Senyuu. JUMP SQUARE
Written by Robinson Haruhara
Published by Shueisha
Demographic Shōnen
Magazine Jump Square
Original run 20102013
Volumes 2
Anime television series
Directed by Yutaka Yamamoto
Produced by Akira Sasaki
Written by Michiko Yokote
Music by Makoto Wakatabe
Daisuke Sakabe
Studio Liden Films & Ordet
Licensed by
Original network TV Tokyo, AT-X
Original run January 8, 2013April 2, 2013
Episodes 13 (List of episodes)
Anime television series
Senyu 2
Directed by Yutaka Yamamoto
Produced by Akira Sasaki
Written by Michiko Yokote
Music by Makoto Wakatabe
Daisuke Sakabe
Studio Liden Films & Ordet
Licensed by
Crunchyroll
Original network TV Tokyo, AT-X
Original run July 2, 2013September 24, 2013
Episodes 13 (List of episodes)
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Senyu (戦勇。, Sen'yū.) is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Robinson Haruhara. It was adapted into an anime television series in 2013.[1] A second season was announced for the summer of 2013.[2]

Plot[edit]

1000 years ago, the Demon King caused a great amount of trouble for the human realm, but was sealed by the legendary hero Creasion. Now in the present, a large hole has appeared in the world, from which a large number of demons have emerged. The King has ordered the 75 probable descendants of the original hero to destroy the demons and save the world. Senyu follows the story of Alba, hero number 45, and his quest to save the world. Along the way he is accompanied by Royal Soldier Ross, who is less than helpful. The plot contains a number of twists and turns, fitting the screwball nature of the manga/anime, including Alba teaming up with the Demon King herself, a pink haired young girl, and demons like Janua Ein to defeat the renegade demons responsible for the holes in the world.

Characters[edit]

Alba (アルバ, Aruba)
Voiced by: Hiro Shimono

The main character in the first two chapters. Alba is the 45th hero sent out by the king to stop the demon lord, and travels around with the soldier Ross, whom usually physically abuses him. He often acts as the straight man in tsukkomi routines.

Ross (ロス, Ros)
Voiced by: Yuichi Nakamura

Ross is the soldier that was sent out with the 45th hero Alba to stop the Demon Lord. He often physically abuses Alba for comedic purposes and the two usually engage in tsukkomi.

Ruki (ルキ, Ruki)
Voiced by: Ai Kayano

Ruki is the Third Demon Lord. She is several hundred years old, but only became the new Demon Lord ten years ago, so identifies as being ten years old. While trying to make popcorn, she accidentally released all the monsters onto the human world, and is currently traveling around to bring back the twelve great demons.

Foyfoy (フォイフォイ, Foifoi)
Voiced by: Kenichi Suzumura

The 23rd hero sent out by the King to stop the Demon Lord. He at first appears evil, attempting to kill the ten year old Ruki, but in fact is a big softie. The Princess has a major crush on him. In later chapters, he becomes the head butler of the castle, then the first-year teacher of the Hero Academy

Rudolf (ルドルフ, Rudolph)
Voiced by: Jouji Nakata

An old man who acts as Foyfoy's designated knight, before the later attempted to murder the former. He has a massive loli complex, being one of the greatest loli masters in the world. He has a massive crush on Ruki.

Janua Ein (ヤヌア アイン, Yanua Ain)
Voiced by: Takahiro Sakurai

One of the twelve demons that Ruki is searching for. Janua has super strength, and admires ninjas, to the point of making fake ninjustsu moves. He is very carefree and childish. His best friend is Samejima, as well as a cat. In later chapters, he becomes a tomato farmer in the demon realm with the palace's former head butler.

Media[edit]

Manga[edit]

Senyuu is a web manga, serialized in the Japanese video sharing website Niconico, its name is a portmanteau of Senshi Yuusha which translates to Soldier Hero, it got a remake printed version of the first and second volumes titled Senyuu. Main Quest - Dai Isshou and Senyuu. Main Quest - Dai Nishou, as well as many spinoffs, such as Senyuu. JUMP SQUARE (Senyuu SQ) a manga set in a parallel alternate universe, and a couple of Oneshots, Senyuu. - Alba・Ross-hen Minato Machi no Eiyuu included in the BD release, and Senyuu. - Foyfoy・Rudolf-hen Mogura to Oashisu a doujinshi released by the author, both serve as prequels to the main storyline, following the stories of how each of Alba and Ross, and Foyfoy and Rudolf met.

Anime[edit]

An anime television series directed by Yutaka Yamamoto and produced by Liden Films and Ordet aired between January 8 and April 2, 2013. The opening theme is "THE MONSTERS" by JAM Project and the ending theme is "Believe -Eien no Link-" (Believe〜永遠のLink〜) by JAM Project.

Episode list[edit]

No. Title Original air date
Season 1
1 "The Hero Journeys Forth."
"Yuusha, Tabidatsu." (旅立つ。) 
January 8, 2013
The Demon King, Rchimedes, has been revived and the Hero and Royal Soldier are out there to level up. 
2 "The Hero's Encounter."
"Yuusha, Deau." (出会う。) 
January 15, 2013
The Hero has to level up, and does it in the worst way... 
3 "The Hero Regrets."
"Yuusha, Kuyamu." (悔やむ。) 
January 22, 2013
The Demon King is out to destroy the world! Right? 
4 "The Hero Gets Flustered."
"Yuusha, Aseru." (焦る。) 
January 29, 2013
A new hero by the name of Foyfoy will stop the Demon King! 
5 "The Hero Gets Excited."
"Yuusha, Furuitatsu." (奮い立つ。) 
February 5, 2013
Everybody has their reason for stopping the Demon King, some not as honorable as others. 
6 "The Hero Runs."
"Yuusha, Kakeru." (駆ける。) 
February 12, 2013
Rudolf volunteers to tell the king the true nature of the Demon King, but that doesn't end very well. 
7 "The Hero is Shocked."
"Yuusha, Shinkan Su." (震撼す。) 
February 19, 2013
Ruki explains how there are twelve demons with magic that affects the world. 
8 "A Hero Gets Tried."
"Yuusha, Hihei Suru." (疲弊する。) 
February 26, 2013
Janua tells how he was put in prison for accidentally tearing down a restaurant. 
9 "The Hero is at a Loss."
"Yuusha, Konwaku Suru." (困惑する。) 
March 5, 2013
Janua explains his request to the three. 
10 "The Hero Is Shocked."
"Yuusha, Kyougaku Suru." (驚愕する。) 
March 12, 2013
Even after saying his goodbyes, the witch Febuar Zwei will not let Janua leave as he is one of the chosen. 
11 "The Hero Gets Depressed."
"Yuusha, Meiru." (滅入る。) 
March 19, 2013
The inmates have time for dodgeball while Hime deals with her Hero. 
12 "The Hero Gets Confused."
"Yuusha, Konran Suru." (混乱する。) 
March 26, 2013
With so many Heroes around, things still aren't getting done. 
13 "The Hero is Left Behind."
"Yuusha, Nokosareru." (残される。) 
April 2, 2013
The true enemy is... 
Season 2
14 "The Hero Broods."
"Yuusha, Omoinayamu." (勇者, 思い悩む。) 
July 2, 2013
15 "The Hero Is Stunned."
"Yuusha, Azen to Suru." (勇者, 唖然とする。) 
July 9, 2013
16 "The Hero Is Set Up."
"Yuusha, Hamerareru." (勇者, 嵌められる。) 
July 16, 2013
17 "The Hero Is Overwhelmed."
"Yuusha, Attou Sareru." (勇者, 圧倒される。) 
July 23, 2013
18 "The Hero Is Terrified."
"Yuusha, Senritsu Suru." (勇者, 戦慄する。) 
July 30, 2013
19 "The Hero Becomes Speechless."
"Yuusha, Zekku Suru." (勇者、絶句する。) 
August 6, 2013
20 "The Hero Falls Silent."
"Yuusha, Chinmoku Suru." (勇者、沈黙する。) 
August 13, 2013
21 "The Hero Transforms."
"Yuusha, Henbou Suru." (勇者、変貌する。) 
August 20, 2013
22 "The Hero Reunites."
"Yuusha, Saikai Suru." (勇者、再会する。) 
August 27, 2013
23 "The Hero Falls."
"Yuusha, Tsukiru." (勇者, 尽きる。) 
September 3, 2013
24 "The Hero Unleashed."
"Yuusha, Tokihanatsu." (勇者, 解き放つ。) 
September 10, 2013
25 "The Hero Decides."
"Yuusha, Kettei Suru." (勇者, 決定する。) 
September 17, 2013
26 "The Hero Returns."
"Yuusha, Kikan Suru." (勇者、帰還する。) 
September 24, 2013

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