Ranked #3255

Kyousou Giga

Alternative Titles

Synonyms: Kyousougiga, Kyousogiga
Japanese: 京騒戯画


Type: ONA
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Dec 1, 2011
Producers: Toei Animation
Source: Original
Duration: 25 min.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
L represents licensing company


Score: 6.991 (scored by 12,802 users)
Ranked: #32552
Popularity: #1374
Members: 27,470
Favorites: 58
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It's Kyoto, and yet it is not.

A microcosm of peculiar origins, "Mirror Kyoto."

A small incident causes a young girl, Koto, to wander into this world.

She runs into a mysterious monk, gets chased around by a tech-obsessed girl, and heartily enjoys her chaotic and colorful new life, but meanwhile, out of sight, a certain plan is being set into motion...

In this mysterious city where spirits and humans have been thrown together, the festivities are about to begin!

(Source: translated from the official website by lygerzero0zero)


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Ending Theme

"Shissou Ginga (疾走銀河)" by TEPPAN

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Dec 11, 2011
"What in the hell am I watching and why is it so entertaining?"

This was my reaction the whole time while I was watching this short, (sadly), but amazing ONA. Kyousogiga is a mess, that's not to say it's bad though. It's just so random and jumbled up that you really don't know what is happening, and to be honest with you that's what makes it so damn good.

Kyousogiga follows the main protagonist, Koto, as she chases after a rabbit that she thinks will get her out of this fantasy-like word and back to the real world where she can reunite with her parents... The read more
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Dec 6, 2011
Kyousougiga- An anime wrapped in a mysterious world full of randomness, and wonder. Its frenzy filled animation, erratic story line, and abnormal characters will have most of its viewers confused and wanting more.

(Needs a lot of explanation) *Spoilers may be present since the plot is very hard to explain without giving up some details*

The story is really hard to explain since it's only one episode, but if you have seen "Alice in Wonderland" or read "Through the Looking-Glass, and What Alice Found There" then this might ring a bit of a bell. Now Kyousougiga is not told quite like Alice in Wonderland, read more
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Dec 9, 2011
Kyousougiga is the absolute epitome of when anime attempts to be far too ambitious and subsequently obfuscates every piece of its content. While I can't say I wasn't entertained while watching the short ONA, I also can't say that I have the slightest inkling as to why the anime was condensed down to nearly an unintelligible level.

If there is one thing (besides viewer confusion) that definitely stands out in Kyousougiga, it's definitely the art. Fast-paced and colorful, the animation really complements the chaotic nature of the ONA but only to the point of adding a visual level to the acid trip that is read more
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Dec 7, 2011
It's difficult to explain it, but this anime makes me nostalgic of something I've never experienced. This statement best describes this anime.

Story 8

Its a bit hard to understand, but from what I understand it is a supernatural coming of age type scenario.

Art 10

Character designs for the humans are decent and enjoyable to look at.
Character design for the Yokai are colorful and eye catchings
Scenery is breathtaking wierther its the modern day city or the interdenominational world alot of hard work was put into this.

Sound 10

Music matches the scenes perfectly I can imagine the OST selling spectacularly.

Character 10

Koto - Energetic powerhouse female lead

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Recent Forum Discussion

Poll: Kyousougiga Episode 1 Discussion ( 1 2 3 )
Solkiskey - Dec 6, 2011
144 replies by MistyBlue »»
Oct 21, 1:33 AM
Am I the only one that thinks this is going to be the best show of the winter season?
iCameSwagYOLO420 - Nov 21, 2011
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