Basic Summary

Thousands of years ago, it was a time of gods, demons, witchcraft and dark magic. An evil sorceress (Dakki) has bewitched the emperor of the mighty Yin dynasty (Chuu Oh) and he has become a mindless puppet. The country is in shambles and evil spirits lurk everywhere. The human world is on the verge of utter destruction.

The Houshin Project was drafted by the Immortal High Council to capture all these `dangerous` souls and seal them away forever. Now all that remains is to find someone to carry it out.

Why risk the life of a perfectly good immortal if you can send a good-for-nothing instead? Taikoubou skips his lessons and naps while he`s meditating; if he doesn`t happen to make it back, so much the better. Armed with nothing but a magical rod and a hit list, Taikoubou is dragged off by the spiritual beast Shuupuusan. But when your job is killing demon immortals, on-the-job training can be extremely rough! Will Taikoubou get his act together in time to save his skin? Or will he and Shuupuu get vaporized his first day on the job?

Houshin Engi was based on an ancient Chinese novel of the same name, the title in Chinese is "Feng Shen Yan Yi". The Houshin Engi manga was originally developed by Ryuu Fujisaki and published on Weekly Shonene Jump magazine from 1996-2000. It was then adapted into a 26 episode series called Senkaiden Houshin Engi by Studio DEEN and TV Tokyo, which ran from July 1999 to December 1999. The title was later changed to "Soul Hunter" for english adaptation by ADV.



 
 

Japanese Staff:

Director: Junji Nishimura
Music: Ryo Sakai
Original Manga: Ryu Fujisaki
Character Design: Tadashi Kojima
Original Novel: Tsutomu Ano
Executive producer: Keisuke Iwata & Takashi Harada
Producer: Masahiro Toyosumi & Noriko Kobayashi
Industrial Design: Kazumi Sato
Theme Song Performance: Chihiro Yonekura

Production: Studio DEEN & TV Tokyo


English Staff:

Director: Charles Campbell
Art director: Ruby Halipoto
ADR Script: Don Foreman
Executive producer: John Ledford & Sharon Papa
Producer: Charles Campbell & Lowell Bartolomee
International Coordination: Toru Iwakami
Logo Design: Fumiko Chino
Packaging Design: Fumiko Chino
Project Translator: Shoko Oono

ADR Production: Monster Island
Broadcaster: International Channel
DVD Authoring & Encoding: M.O.F.C.
Licensed by: ADV Films & Enoki Films

Opening Theme:
"Will" by Chihiro Yonekura

Ending Theme:
"Friends" by Chihiro Yonekura

Official website (Japanese)

Other websites:
Enoki Films' Soul Hunter
Soul Hunter @ Starchild
EX - Magazine Review

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© Houshin Engi is the property of Ryuu Fujisaki. Senkaiden Houshin Engi and Soul Hunter are properties of ADV.
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