Ranked #2442

Medaka Box

Alternative Titles

Japanese: めだかボックス


Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 5, 2012 to Jun 21, 2012
Season: Spring 2012
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
L represents licensing company


Score: 7.221 (scored by 39,712 users)
Ranked: #24422
Popularity: #472
Members: 80,753
Favorites: 181
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When newly elected Student Council President Medaka Kurokami institutes her idea for a suggestion box where people can submit problems that need to be solved, she's expecting things like rescuing lost puppies and giving advice. What she and her best friend Zenkichi find instead, however, are the first hints of an unbelievable secret, and their school, Hakoniwa Academy, and Medaka herself are somehow at the very center of the growing maelstrom! As what seemed like an innocent past time turns into a dangerous game, Medaka and her recruits to the Student Council discover new depths to both themselves and their own unexpected abilities. And then things get really out of control!

(Source: Sentai Filmworks)


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Related Anime

Characters & Voice Actors

Kurokami, Medaka
Kurokami, Medaka
Toyosaki, Aki
Toyosaki, Aki
Hitoyoshi, Zenkichi
Hitoyoshi, Zenkichi
Ono, Yuuki
Ono, Yuuki
Shiranui, Hansode
Shiranui, Hansode
Katou, Emiri
Katou, Emiri
Kikaijima, Mogana
Kikaijima, Mogana
Kayano, Ai
Kayano, Ai


Saeki, Shouji
Saeki, Shouji
Director, Series Composition
Watanabe, Jun
Watanabe, Jun
Sound Director
Ooba, Hideaki
Ooba, Hideaki
Episode Director, Storyboard
Toyosaki, Aki
Toyosaki, Aki
Theme Song Performance

More episodes Episodes(0/12)

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Opening Theme

"HAPPY CRAZY BOX" by Minami Kuribayashi

Ending Theme

"Ohanabatake ni Tsuretette (お花畑に連れてって)" by Medaka Kurokami (CV: Aki Toyosaki)

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Jul 18, 2012 6:42 PM
1981: A group of folks create the Daicon III and IV opening animations This group would later become Gainax.
1988: Aim for the Top! is released to massive appeal.
1991: Otaku no Video is released, comically cataloging the life and times of the mythical people at Gainax. Also released in this year is Gainax's first TV anime - Nadia: Secret of the Blue Water.
October 1995: Neon Genesis Evangelion is released to commercial and critical success.
2000: FLCL is released as an OVA sparking wonderment in the minds of children everywhere. Especially those with ADD (and it's hyperactive cousin ADHD).
2004: Gainax recreates it's critical success with Melody of Oblivion, read more
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May 9, 2012 11:43 PM
Perhaps one of the most hyped up anime of this Spring Season. Based off the popular manga Medaka Box, the shonen manga written by Nisio Isin (author of the Monogatari series including that oh yes, infamous toothbrush scene from the who can we forget, Nisemonogatari), has officially became an anime. Now, is that a good or bad thing? Hmm..with roughly half the series airing already, let's put our heads together and find out.

First of all, there seems to be a trend of strong and unusual female leads this season. Koko from Jormungand, Yuuko from Dusk Maiden of Amnesia, Rea from Sankarea, just to name a read more
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Jun 26, 2012 11:12 PM
Oh the things this could have been. When one of my favorite manga became slated for an anime adaptation you can bet your ass I was jumping for joy, however the initial ecstasy was soon power-slammed into the ground and pissed on as time flew by. Penned by phenomenon known as Nisioisn, the Medaka Box manga started mediocre but eventually established itself as a wonderful clusterfuck combination of every genre known to man. The problem with the anime is that it didn't get past the mediocre part.

Story - 6

Gainax produced a 1:1 adaptation of Medaka Box's first arc, but this faithfulness is one of the read more
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Apr 21, 2012 3:00 PM
Obviously it's not every year that Gainax pulls out a Gurren Lagann or a Panty and Stocking, but this latest offering is fairly dull and predictable.

The main problem with Medaka is that it's yet another Anime about high school, yet another Anime about some sort of school club, and the characters themselves are boring tropes of the genre. Everything about the show is so overplayed, and probably being done in any of the other 10 or so high school shows this season.

Credit where it's due though, the voice work, sound design, and artwork is pretty good...even if there's a bit of OTT character designs for read more
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