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Kyousou Giga (TV)

Kyousou Giga (TV)

Alternative Titles

Synonyms: Kyousougiga (TV), Kyousogiga (TV)
Japanese: 京騒戯画


Type: TV
Episodes: 10
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 10, 2013 to Dec 19, 2013
Producers: Toei Animation
Duration: 25 min. per episode
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
L represents licensing company


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Popularity: #869
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Hidden within Kyoto is the "mirror capital" where youkai and humans live together and no one ever dies. It is protected by three people—Kurama, Yase, and Myoue—as they await the return of their parents, Myoue Jonin and Koto. One day, a young girl named Koto (same name, different spelling) and her little brothers A and Un wander into the city from a different dimension looking for her mother. A mecha-geek with red eyes, it's not immediately clear whether she's human or youkai. Her arrival upsets the long peace that had ruled the city.

(Source: ANN)

Related Anime

Other: Kyousou Giga (2012)
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Characters & Voice Actors

Kugimiya, Rie
Kugimiya, Rie
Suzumura, Kenichi
Suzumura, Kenichi
Hisakawa, Aya
Hisakawa, Aya
Saito, Chiwa
Saito, Chiwa


Matsumoto, Rie
Director, Series Composition
Maruo, Miho
Theme Song Composition, Theme Song Lyrics, Theme Song Performance
Hayashi, Yuuki
Character Design

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Jan 2, 2014
A journey into Kyousou Giga is an experience like no other. It is perhaps, out of all things, most analogous to wandering in a circus, stumbling upon the Hall of Mirrors, and coming back having witnessed a sensational light show. In other words, Kyousou Giga is a show that stands out for its use of exuberant visuals; it displays a charm that is unique and impressive.

However, looks can often be deceiving, and thankfully, this is not the case for Kyousou Giga. Admittedly, the beginning seems bizarre; lots of random, unrelated events occur spontaneously. Nonetheless, a darker narrative, which Kyousou Giga skillfully weaves with read more
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Jul 14, 2014
Kyousougiga is like a book you randomly stumble upon that you end up reading until you finish it in one-go. Amidst the wide array of classics, bestsellers, and other popular books, Kyousougiga as a book would stand out quietly, waiting to be discovered. And for those who do eventually discover it, Kyousougiga rewards them with a refreshingly original and beautifully heartwarming story.

One peaceful night, a tomboyish girl named Koto accidentally crashes down into the “mirror capital” named Kyoto while chasing a magical black rabbit. In this weird city that models itself after the old medieval Kyoto, Koto discovers her three long-lost siblings that have read more
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Feb 14, 2015
I'll just say this first thing.
This is the second time I have watched the anime, and I am not one to do repeats of things. Let's get right to it then.

You need to appreciate that not everything can ever be explained to you, or simply, just won't. There is nothing wrong with trying to find answers, but things either just can't be explained, or more in this anime case won't be explained. You also just sometimes need to let go and... Listen...

However, to the credit of the anime, the things that are not explained in enough detail are the, let's say side parts of the read more
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Jan 23, 2015
If you have ever taken a mythology course or simply read some stories about ancient creationist myths, then you are familiar with accepting the way things happen with no real deep explanation as to why. We accept great happenings as being okay because usually they involve gods or very simply the notion of them is so charming or ridiculous that we let it slide for the enjoyment of the story.

Kyousougiga most resembles what seems like its' own creation myth. This is a story involving gods, and multiple planes of existence, jumping across dimensions read more
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Kyousougiga has more action than Mawaru but these animes share several similarities:
- Unique sceneries and colorful animation trace an intricate plot that starts as utterly confusing, until the end where explanations finally arrive and the riddles are solved.
- Both are plots filled with symbolism, rabbits, a fruit that connects two people and Alice in Wonderland references.
- The main message is "bonds" and the true meaning of family where a character disappears and returns later; also it is presented an unconventional affection between two siblings.
Great soundtracks and Voice acting...and there are many other similarities which are not mentioned here due to spoilers.
M.P. has more depth and more well developped characters, but Kyousougiga does an excellent job in just 10 episodes. Iif you enjoyed one you will probably enjoy the other.
Both have plenty of frantic exaggerated action. The kinds of things we wouldn't see from regular people and yet there are emotions that are deeply familiar. A sense of belonging, wanting some place to call home, universal kinds of longing in all the craziness.
-Badass females
-Top notch animation and BGM
-Strange city with demon citizens along with humans
-Male monk/monk like character who is close to FeMC
I think that "family bonds" is one of the things which make these two quite similar with a quirky, normal, but different setting. Both are quite touching but also have their turn of fun. Similarly, they're also manageable in length and don't drag out, making it well paced and interesting.
Both shows have this over-the-top action where main cast fights against the established universe. Family bonds play a big role and there is an important big brother figure in both too.

The feeling and the setting between the two differ quite a lot however. TTGL is a mecha with simple backgrounds and a lot of deserts that show the despair of oppression and destruction, while Kyouso Giga's genre is supernatural and the art is very fairy tale-ish most of the time.
Both shows give off an eccentric and lively atmosphere, coupled with vivid, eye catching background art.

Opening Theme

"Koko (ココ)" by Tamurapan (たむらぱん)

Ending Theme

"Shissou Ginga (疾走銀河)" by TEPPAN

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