Synonyms: Katteni Kaizou
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: May 23, 2011 to Oct 26, 2011
23 min. per episode
R+ - Mild Nudity
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Score: 7.181 (scored by 3459 users)
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SynopsisKatsu Kaizou is a very gullible, 17-year-old high school student and a believer in science fiction, aliens, ghosts, UFOs, conspiracies, etc. He thinks that everything going on around him is the result of some sort of alien plot to take over the world. Each story is pretty much self-contained and is completely bizarre. Kaizou joins the school's science club, makes new friends, and ends up coming in contact with all sorts of strange things like log people, deadly sushi, pee-blades, scary infections, robot invasions, ghosts, living dolls, and more!
Related AnimeAdaptation: Katte ni Kaizou
Side story: Katte ni Kaizou Specials
Characters & Voice Actors
The first word that came to my head after watching the first episode of Katte ni Kaizou was, "...What?"
I kid you not, this is the weird, dumbest and most insane gag-humor anime I have ever seen...
From the mind that created "Sayonara, Zetsubou Sensei," I have to say Katte ni Kaizou is even MORE absurd, if you can believe that...
Basically, it's Sayonara, Zetsubou Sensei meets Bobobo... Can you wrap your mind around that? No? Me neither... I'm still wondering how an anime like this words... but the thing is: it works, and that's what matters most.
It's so dumb, it's funny!
Katsu Kaizou is a 17-year-old super-genius cyborg who believes in aliens... and stuff...
Well, that's the gist of the story, give or take...
He's really just a weird-ass kid who believes he's a cyborg...
So yea, the story revolves around this 17-year-old boy and his attending of a normal high school setting.
Nothing really happens throughout the OVA, though... It's pretty much the same thing we have in Zetsubou Sensei, where the characters discuss the most incredibly absurd subjects...
Except, in Katte ni Kaizou, the conversations are even... weirder!!
Simply, but amazingly animated. It could be the crappiest anime in the world, but if it's animated by SHAFT, then it's going to look beautiful visually.
Even with the simplistic designs in everything, it's still amazingly animated...
If you've seen Zetsubou Sensei, then you know the art-style. It's almost exactly the same!!
Weird-ass opening and weird-ass ending... But the weirdness fits this weird anime ;)
Voices all seem to fit...
There's nothing to really say here that hasn't been said!!
Just like Zetsubou Sensei (again!!), it's entirely character-based. This anime relies on the interaction between characters and the execution of gag-jokes...
The characters are so insanely whacky that it feels like I'm watching Bobobo all over again...
I've already discussed the main character, but take him for example... Quirky, right?
I'm not really sure what else to say... All you need to know is that they're... insane... all of them...
I love a good gag-humor anime! I want more Katte ni Kaizou!! With how long-running the manga was (which I have not read... I don't know where to find it...), I wish the anime was long-running, too! I want more of these incredibly whacky characters, I tell you!!!
Anywho, it's hilarious, quirky, well-animated and has the perfect director for the job: Akiyuki Shinbo!!! He seems to love doing the weirdest anime ;)
GREAT yet SHORT gag-anime. If you're like me and want more Zetsubou Sensei or other various gag-animes, give this one a try. If you're a fan of the genre and don't mind the sexual jokes (which are pretty abundant in this anime!!! I forgot to mention: a lot of sex jokes...), try out Katte ni Kaizou ;) read more
This series is well written, has good artwork, good animation, good characters, and a decent soundtrack. So why only a 7? The reason it's so good, and the reason it's not a 10 is the same: it's a prototype for Sayonara Zetsubou Sensei.
It's pretty simple really. The characters look, sound, and act like the characters in SZS. The animation, soundtrack, sound effects are all similar for obvious reasons. The quirky randomness is the same. The way the story seems to take place at school, but the characters meet around town and engage in silliness is the same.
But as stated earlier, it's a prototype. As you watch, you can tell Kette ni Kaizou is less mature and sophisticated than SZS. The former has less social commentary(though it does happen occasionally) and replaces it with ridiculousness, sexual jokes, and general being over the top.
Since these connections are so clear, they are constantly in your mind as you watch. I'm sure this was done intentionally to ride on SZS's popularity but that's what's holding it back. It doesn't have it's own identity, and will always be overshadowed by it's better and more successful older(or younger depending on how you look at it) brother. It's still fun, enjoyable, and funny, just not great. read more
Tha manga of Katte ni Kaizou get spiced up with social critic later on (around volume 6), inspiring the artist into creating something even more awesome, SZS it is. His work tell you a bastardized version of what is hot in the land of the rising sun. He is probably the best social critic mangaka you can think of.
The artist Kumeta Kouji used to be a pure manga comedian with no social critic added, and he did well. Katte ni Kaizou is just another quality comedy filled with wordplay, overaction, and parodies. His older manga is finally animated by SHAFT, with his art direction preserved well plus Shinbo style beautification. Everything about the animated version of Kaizou will remind you of SZS seasons you have watched over the last few years.
Both shows are adaptations of manga by the same author and done by the same animation studio. Katte ni Kaizou's manga actually precedes Zetsubou Sensei's and it's plain to see a similar style of surrealistic comedies in both. Not to mention both shows have similar catchy music and deranged animation.
Both have the same authors (Kumeta Kouji and Shaft studio), similar humor and crazy absurd randomness.
They were both done by the same author (Kumeta Kouji ) and production company (Shaft), and the format of the episodes is a bit similar, as well as the animation. Katte ni Kaizou is raunchier though.
These two animes are really similar. Its not only the "comedy" and "school life" themes, which make these 2 hilarious. You simply cant stop laughing, still there is "slice of life" anyway. The only thing i was thinking the whole time, while watching these 2 was, "Japan, you are damn weird!"
If you like funny school stories and weirdness - these two are perfect for you! If you watched one of them already(and you liked it) and still think about if you should see other one, here´s my advice: "do it, faggot! You´ll not regret!"
Careful, they are addictive as hell! You can´t stop until you´ve seen all the episodes!
Great comedy about schoolboys.
Opening Theme"Katte ni Kaizou Shitemo Iize (かってに改造してもいいぜ)" by Ichirou Mizuki & Tokusatsu (水木一郎と特撮)
Ending Theme"Nani ga Nani de Nani nano... (ナニがナニでナニなの・・・)" by Ryoko Shintani (新☆谷良子)
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Related ClubsKitamura Eri Fanclub, The OVA/ONA/Anime Movie club, Katte ni Kaizou Fanclub, Studio SHAFT
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