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Houshin Engi  
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Once, there were two worlds that existed on this earth. In the sky where the deities lived was the Senninkai. On the ground where, of course, the people lived was Ningenkai. In the novel adaptation by Ryu Fujisaki, Houshin Engi follows Taikoubou on his mission to rid the Ningenkai of the evil immortals that have resided there. This colorful historically set manga keeps the reader on their feet and loving every minute of the in-depth characters and exciting adventures


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Associated Names
Охотник за Душами
仙界伝 封神演義
Hōshin Engi
Hoshin Engi
Phong Thần
Senkai-den Hoshin Engi
Soul Hunter

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Latest Release(s)
c.167-204 by SnoopyCool (4610d ago)
v.19 c.165-166 by SnoopyCool (4739d ago)
v.19 c.163-164 by SnoopyCool (4746d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
23 Tankoubon Volumes (Complete)
18 Kanzenban Volumes (Complete)
12 Bunkoban Volumes (Complete)

Completely Scanlated?

Anime Start/End Chapter
Starts at volume 1, chapter 1

User Reviews
Houshin Engi by Cypher-Khan
Houshin Engi by I.M. Nameless


User Rating
Average: 8 / 10.0 (251 votes)
Bayesian Average: 7.84 / 10.0
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Last Updated
October 15th 2017, 10:03am PST



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Original Publisher
Shueisha (1996; 2000)

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Licensed (in English)

English Publisher
Viz (23 Volumes - Complete)

Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #543 increased(+324)
Monthly Pos #1188 increased(+343)
3 Month Pos #2453 increased(+114)
6 Month Pos #2831 increased(+487)

List Stats
On 360 reading lists
On 624 wish lists
On 642 completed lists
On 82 unfinished lists
On 249 custom lists

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Rating: N/A
by okigen
April 10th, 2008, 1:00am
It's a nice series, perhaps one of the best shounen in 90s. But I feel like the climax was the fight with bunchuu and after he died the stories went down...
Anyway it's so cuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuute
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Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by ares6
November 28th, 2006, 7:47pm
I must say....very intriguing.....It's kind of like DBZ plus some weird dream. Totally different style from normal Manga. Good to see some manga that stays on one main theme. I believe most characters in the manga are actually from some Chinese Mythology. However, the manga is a little different from the original myth. In the original myth, the character was a Demi-God whose an old man. I would definitely recommend this. I must say, The story and character development far surpass most manga. PM me if the info I provided is incorrect.
[Note: There were no aliens in the Chinese Mythology. biggrin ]

You MUST read it. It's a MUST.

... Last updated on February 12th, 2007, 4:02pm
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Houshin Engi   
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by I.M. Nameless
July 31st, 2005, 10:03pm
First off, I'm going to announce that, yes, I am indeed Asian. However, that is not the reason giving this manga such a high rating. It deserves the rating because, it is indeed an incredible manga. This manga has everything expected of a shounen manga: action, suspense, etc. It includes comedic situations and characters. Although this is a shounen/action/fantasy manga, it also has an admirable amount of tragedies. Times where you can't help but to feel sad for the characters that were involved. As for the lack of romance, I mean come on... this is a shounen/action/fantasy/comedy manga, what you'd expect? (Not that shounen manga's don't have any romance, but seriously...)
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needs a bit more   
Rating: N/A
by canuck-san
July 11th, 2005, 2:25pm
this was an awesome manga series, with lots of action and loveable characters. Being someone who read the actual book (literature), this manga was still enjoyable and followed it pretty well (for the first few chapters...) i started getting annoyed because of the stupidity in trying to incorporate "robots" and high tech stuff... the usage of "Paopei" literal translation, precious thing... really gets on my nerves. What i was truly disappointed though, was the lack of a true heroine, [edit by mod, possible spoiler alert] although the last friggen page suggests something goin on between dakki and taikoubou, this needs some real romance... since it really bugs me if its just about a guy who battles, and battles, and battles...
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Houshin Engi   
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by Anonymous
April 8th, 2005, 2:25pm
I absolutly love this manga, I first knew about it when I watched it's anime, I thought it was pretty cool with really good music. After I got a decent internet connection, I started looking for mp3 of the animes I liked and found without noticing it's op&ed. But they weren't named Soul Hunter(first I name I knew about this series), so I decided to take a peek at the manga and I just got hooked to it and became my favorite. It's got comedy and action if not more, so I really recomend it. This is based on the chinise tale of the same name.
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