Busou Shoujo Machiavellianism














Anime Informations:


Status: Watched



Busou Shoujo Machiavellianism (Japanese)

Armed Girl’s Machiavellism (English)



Adaption from: Manga



Romance rating:

1 out of 5 stars (2 / 10)



Title Episodes Release date Release season
Season 1 Busou Shoujo Machiavellianim 12 05.04.2017 ‑ 21.06.2017 Spring 2017
OVA Busou Shoujo Machiavellianism:
Doki! “Goken-darake” no Ian Ryokou
1 25.11.2017 Fall 2017
Season 2 No Informations


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General facts:

Age gap?
Time skip?

Romance facts:

Love Triangle?
Interruptions at
Love confession?
Will the couple get together?
Will the couple stay together?
Dead of a love partner?


My opinion:


Busou Shoujo Machiavellianism is a typical action haremromance anime.
Fudo Nomura fights almost every episode against an opponent. (For more informations –> Harem?)
After winning the fight, he befriends with the opponent, who then becomes part of the harem.
And since then almost all the girls in the harem later feel somehow attracted towards Fudo Nomura,
there then will be many haremromance moments, such as for example jealousy or seduction attempts.
Real romantic moments between Fudo Nomura and Rin Onigawara will be unfortunately just a few.
But in any case, you can recognize that the two have feelings for each other.
However, it is more noticeable in Rin Onigawara than by Fudo Nomura.

In the OVA episode there is a short moment where you can see that Fudo Nomura is not thinking of Rin Onigawara, but of another character, when asked about a certain thing.


So, the moments summarized again: lots of action, typical haremromance, some drama and a little of real romance.



The animation and the action scenes I found well done.
The fanservice would not have been necessary, but well.. it’s a harem, and was portrayed in a reasonable way.



Fudo Nomura is one of the few characters in a harem anime who is not a clumsy coward.
He is a cool and tough guy who does not hold back and who dares to say/do things without being ashamed.
Still, he is, like most male main characters in a harem anime,
pretty clueless and doesn’t understand that all the women are after him.
Some of his actions, however, make it quite clear to us viewers, that he is closer to Rin Onigawara than to the other girls.

Rin Onigawara is the first opponent of Fudo Nomura and in my opinion,
these two are definitely the romantic couple in the anime as they share some great romantic moments together.
Unfortunately, she has the typical tsundere personality. Meaning, she has feelings for Fudo Nomura, but pretends she has not.
(One of the most annoying personalities in my opinion.)


The rest of the harem:

Mary Kikakujou is in generally the least interesting of all girls.
Except that she often argue with Rin Onigawara about Fudou Nomura and tries to seduce him, she doesn’t really contribute much in the anime.

Warabi Hanasaka doesn’t feel romantic feelings towards Fudo Nomura and after she has made friends with him she helps him out.

Satori Tamaba has a rather strange emotionless personality.
Which she uses to her advantage as she approaches Fudo Nomura, without being ashamed.
And therefore she acts more open and direct towards Fudo Nomura, compared to the other girls in the harem (besides Kirukiru Amou).
However, this makes it difficult to tell if she has true romantic feelings for Fudo Nomura or not.

Tsukuyo Inaba is the omniscient and you realize that she is probably the strongest of all girls in the harem.
She also feels no romantic feelings towards Fudo Nomura and has a different relationship with him.


Kirukiru Amou –> (For more informations –> Love Triangle?)



Busou Shoujo Machiavellianism ends with a normal ending.
I actually expected a romantic ending to take place between the main couple,
but this time I really have completely misinformed me.
I don’t think there will be a second season of this anime for now, since the manga is not far enough for that yet.


Episode Rating:

I rated episode 2 and 5 the best.
The other episodes were mostly just action or some haremromance.


Romance Ratinginfo (Spoiler):