->''Vandels!! In this story, that's what we call evil creatures with magical powers. Hidden in darkness, one day they appeared on the surface of the EARTH, multiplying monsters and destroying the peace and order of human society. Years have passed since that day. People call this seemingly endless era... the Century of Darkness.''

The one and only line of defense humanity has against Vandels are the Busters: mercenaries who have taken up the task of facing off with the Vandels for peace, glory, money, and as many other motivations as there are stars in the sky. Our story focuses on Beet, a boy who chose to become a Buster in emulation of his idols, a Buster team called the Zenon Warriors. However, when Beet gets in the middle of their fight with Beltorze, one of the most powerful Vandels around, he is critically injured. The Zenon Warriors give their most powerful magical weapons, their Saiga, to Beet so they can save his life. What became of them after that is unknown, but Beltorze still exists.

Three years later, Beet has become a full-fledged Vandel Buster and, with the Zenon Warriors' Saiga on one side and talented TrueCompanions on the other, Beet has set out to bring an end to the Century of Darkness.

From the the creators of ''Manga/DaiNoDaibouken''

!!Tropes found in this work:

* AffablyEvil: Grineed tries desperately to be this, but his extremely bloodthirsty nature prevented it, making it somewhat FauxAffablyEvil very much to his chagrin
** Frausky on the other hand, cares about cute animals and kids, [[JerkassHasAPoint just until they become filled with the same hatred towards Vandels as everyone else.]]
** Lady Rodina. Friendly, cute and seemingly innocent and sweet. However, it's mostly shown to be a mask and she's every bit as manipulative and deadly as the other 7 stars.
* AlmightyJanitor: Beet was initially marked Level eleven because he hadn't been to the Appraiser's in ''years''. At the same time, he's much lower than a normal Saiga user.
** Sagie seems like the Vandels' equivalent of an Appraiser on the surface. Though his connection to the Eyes of Darkness suggest there's more to him than readily apparent.
* AwesomenessByAnalysis: Kissu. He comes up with plans to counter power attacks after seeing it a few times. What cemented him as this is how he realized Garonewt's plan in a few seconds with only a tiny clue.
* AnAxeToGrind: The Boltic Axe.
* AwesomeButImpractical: The Boltic Axe. It's the strongest of Beet's five Saiga, but takes a good 12 seconds to bring out, which is an eternity against anything worth using it on. And before he got some practice in with it, he ran the risk of hitting his ALLIES with the shock-waves from his swings.
** Beet learns to compensate somewhat by starting his swing while the Axe is still in the process of being summoned. The result is while the Axe takes time to bring out, once it's out it's already in use.
** Later on, a second ability of the Axe is revealed, a strange force that VERY QUICKLY drains the life force of anyone nearby - enemies AND allies alike.
* BadassBookworm: Noah. He's known as the "Vandel Scholar" but is a 7-star.
* BadassCrew: The Zenon Warriors were so badass that together, they were worth a single star to any Vandel that kills them.
* BarrierWarrior: Cruss, of the Zenon Warriors.
* BeatThemAtTheirOwnGame: Beet vs Frausky.
* BeeAfraid: Episode 50 of the anime has the main cast foraging for food, but extracting honey from a giant beehive is tough even with magic.
* BequeathedPower: A whole ''team'' of busters pass their saiga on to Beet before their (apparent) HeroicSacrifice.
* BeneathTheMask: [[spoiler: Grineed is actually an extremely violent Vandel, much to his chagrin, but [[PetTheDog he also cared for his attendant somewhat.]]]]
* BerserkButton: Do not mess with Grineed's plans. Do not insinuate that power is better than tactics in front of Grineed. And most of all, DO NOT EVER address Grineed in a casual manner such as "pal" or "man."
* BigGood: The king of Gransista had not yet appeared when the story went on hiatus, but seems like he would have been in this role. He has advised several appearing characters, including instructing [[spoiler:Zenon on his DeadlyUpgrade ability]], and is mentioned as being the only one besides Beet to seriously believe the Dark Age can be ended.
* TheBigGuy: Bluezam, of the Zenon Warriors.
** In Beet's FiveManBand, Milfa is shaping up to be this. She's the most experienced and highest level of the group and is a LightningBruiser who fights hand to hand.
* BladeOnAStick: Beet's WeaponOfChoice when not using his Saiga. Which was inspired by the Zenon Warriors' Laio, and his Burning Lance. Thanks to his proficiency with a spear, Laio's Burning Lance is the easiest to wield for Beet.
* CantCatchUp: Kissu worries about having this when he sees how much his teammates are improving.
* TheChick: Kissu, in a refreshing change- both Poala and Milfa are full-fledged {{Action Girl}}s.
* ChildhoodMarriagePromise: Beet has every intention of fulfilling it, to Poala's chagrin.
%%* CompetitiveBalance: Beet's allies (as expected of an RPG mechanics verse)
* CueTheSun: When the Beet Warriors [[spoiler: defeat Grineed,]] the dark smog covering the Black Horizon temporarily recedes and the sun is seen for the first time in years on the Dark Continent.
%%* DangerouslyShortSkirt: Milfa.
* DisproportionateRetribution: Grineed goes into a rage during his first meeting with Rozzgoat, putting out Rozzgoat's eye, destroying his castle, and killing every single one of Rozzgoat's monsters (AND his own)... all because Rozzgoat casually called him "pal."
* TheDragon: Shagie to the Eyes of Darkness.
* EldritchAbomination: The Eyes of Darkness, most likely, though the series got cut off before we really learned anything.
* ElementalPowers: Interestingly, the FiveManBand seemed to be developing into a team with each person focused on one element. Slade and Milfa are highly skilled in wind and thunder, respectively. Poala can do some serious damage with fire. Kissu is able to use any element fairly well, but his ultimate divine attack is ice-elemental. Beet has no defining element, but given that his brother Zenon had a strong affinity for light, Beet would likely have done so as well.
* EpicFlail: Alternate form of the Crown Shield.
* FaceHeelRevolvingDoor: Kissu seems trapped in this.
* FaceOfAnAngelMindofADemon: Lady Rodina. She looks human and is fairly attractive compared to other Vandels but make no mistake, she's just as manipulative, ruthless and dangerous as the other 7-stars.
* FinishingMove: The Zenon Winzard. However, Beet actually has to ''master'' it, and slowly progresses from mostly hurting himself to actually hurting his opponents.
* FiveManBand: When Milfa and Slade are with the team, Beet and his friends qualify for this.
* FriendToAllChildren: Frausky. To a point.
* GravityMaster: Garonewt. [[spoiler: This is also the Excellion Blade's true power.]]
* HairTriggerTemper: Grineed. Just keep it polite if you know what's good for you.
* HeavySleeper: Beet can stay awake for up to three days in a row, but then has to sleep for at least a full day to make up for it. He's nearly impossible to wake up during this time.
* HeroicSacrifice: The Zenon Warriors don't hesitate to use their power to save Beet.
* HumanShield: Subverted by Beltorze early on. [[spoiler: He outright blasts young Beet to shock the Zenon Warriors enough to let their guard down.]]
* TheInsomniac: Beet, for three days. He then becomes a HeavySleeper for one full day to recharge.
* JackOfAllStats: Beet whose multiple saigas covers most (if not all) of his weaknesses and make him very versatile. He's kept from being a game breaker due to the fact that he hasn't mastered them all
* LeftHanging: The final volume ends with a reinvigorated, re-inspired Kissu preparing to face Baron solo... and there was nothing more after that. Of course, many more plot points were left hanging as well- what happened to the other four Zenon Warriors? Was the Winged Knight really Zenon in disguise, or someone else entirely? Would Kissu be pardoned for his past sins? What powers did the other seven-star Vandels have, and just how powerful was Beltorze, really? And just what ''were'' the Eyes of Darkness? Where the heck did Vandels even come from, and what power did an eighth star get? What would Poala's Saiga have been? What was the mysterious power of Zenon's that was sealed by King Gransist? And what did he mean when he said he could take his Saiga to the "next level"? Tough for you, as those answers will never be revealed.
** [[http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2015-12-17/riku-sanjo-koji-inada-resume-beet-the-vandel-buster-manga-after-nearly-10-years/.96622 ...At least not until Spring 2015, when the manga will resume after a decade-long hiatus]]
%%* LightningBruiser: As expected from the 7 star Vandels. Grineed, Garonewt and Beltorze stand out.
* LukeIAmYourFather: More specifically; Beet, [[spoiler: Zenon]] is your [[spoiler: brother.]]
* MagicallyIneptFighter: Beet can use Saiga and is powerful fighter but can barely cast Divine Attacks.
* MoneySpider: Not literally. Busters collect money for their kills at a shop after the fact.
* NiceJobBreakingItHero: Beet realizes his interference messed up the strategy the Zenon Warriors would have used to defeat Beltorze.
* ObliviousToLove: Milfa isn't exactly subtle about her crush on Kissu and a RunningGag is him being completely unaware of her rather blatant advances.
* OrphanedSeries: After the artist injured his hand, the series was eventually left unfinished, likely for good.
* PowerTrio: Beet, Poala and Kissu especially during the Dark Continent arc. Beet as the reckless [[TheMcCoy McCoy]], Kissu as [[TheSpock the more careful planner]] and Poala [[TheKirk balances the two.]]
* RolePlayingGameVerse
* RPGMechanicsVerse: To the point of almost being a deconstruction.
* ShockAndAwe: Milfa's power of choice, along with Bluezam of the Zenon Warriors.
* SpontaneousWeaponCreation: Saiga users.
* SquishyWizard: Kissu.
* SwordAndSorcerer: Kissu and Beet had this dynamic in their younger days. Beet would hit Vandels up close while Kissu provided cover or Kissu would charge up a powerful attack while Beet tanked hits and drew fire.
* TalkToTheFist: Poala makes a good attempt at it with Ventura.
* TradingBarsForStripes: Kissu is only allowed to travel and fight with Beet because Milfa makes this offer. As a wanted criminal, he would be immediately taken by her and tried in Gransista but he's helping Beet as a sort of preemptive community service.
* UnskilledButStrong: Beet possessing five Saiga makes him formidable, but he can't use Divine Attacks worth a damn and he has to work out how to best use each Saiga as he goes. Milfa even comments that he learns everything backwards.
** Poala has a great deal of potential and raw power (she lit the arm of an enormous Land Anemone on fire) but lacks the experience to fully bring it out. She starts learning the best ways to utilize her fire Divine Power to it's fullest potential.
* WeakButSkilled: Just about any human capable of threatening a Vandel.
** Kissu is the standout, not having much in physical combat ability, he's the only person shown able to wield all types of Divine Attack. Kissu mentions to Poala how he doesn't pack as much firepower as she but creatively uses his Divine Attack to compensate.
** [[FragileSpeedster Slade]] as well, relying on speed, agility, and an invisible weapon.
* WithOurSwordsScene: Beet ''starts'' with his idols' weapons.
* ZergRush: Grineed favors insect and other woodland monsters, which are cheap and multiply extremely quickly, causing widespread ecological damage at little cost.