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Hoozuki no Reitetsu

Hoozuki no Reitetsu

Alternative Titles

English: Hozuki no Reitetsu
Synonyms: Cool-headed Hoozuki
Japanese: 鬼灯の冷徹


Type: TV
Episodes: 13
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jan 10, 2014 to Apr 4, 2014
Duration: 24 min. per episode
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
L represents licensing company


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The dark comedy revolves around the fierce god aide to the Great King Yama, Hoozuki. Calm and super-sadistic, he tries to resolve problems that often occur in Hell.

(Source: ANN)

Related Anime

Adaptation: Hoozuki no Reitetsu
Side story: Hoozuki no Reitetsu OVA

Characters & Voice Actors

Yasumoto, Hiroki
Yasumoto, Hiroki
Enma Daiou
Enma Daiou
Nagasako, Takashi
Nagasako, Takashi
Yusa, Kouji
Yusa, Kouji
Kobayashi, Yumiko
Kobayashi, Yumiko


Kaburaki, Hiro
Kakihara, Tetsuya
Theme Song Performance
Nagasako, Takashi
Theme Song Performance
Kitamura, Eri
Theme Song Performance

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Apr 29, 2014
Loads of anime have a hard time being original, espacially in the comedy genre. Hoozuki no Reitsu has been a fresh breath of air. I mean, how often do you see the king of hell being treated like a little punk. Hoozuki is a badass.
Story: 7
The anime is episodic and does not follow a story with a clear end goal. It revolves around the funny cast and their interactions. The consept they used with the multiple hells and meetings between their respected cheif was brilliant.

Art: 8
The art is just awesome. The way they incorporate old classic japenese art into the background is fantastic. The read more
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Apr 8, 2015
I just finished watching this anime and I have to say that it's brilliant! Art and animation etc are all great. Story is minimal, its an episodic anime but it has quite an interesting cast.

I pissed myself at some of the jokes but many of them are very Japanese orientated and if you aren't really knowledgeable about the culture a lot of these will fly right over your head.

When I saw the first episode I was a little confused; it's a somewhat strange anime., but I ended up getting hooked by the second episode.

The opening and ending credits are quite weird but also read more
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Sep 2, 2014
There aren’t many anime in the comedy genre that does well what Hoozuki no Reitetsu has done. That is delivering an amusing tale that parodies a mythology. And it is made even more interesting as it teaches you the history behind the mythologies portrayed in the show.

The show operates under the premise that the viewer has a basic gist of Japanese Hell, as well as other worlds such as European Hell and Chinese Heaven. It follows the character, Hoozuki, a very sadistic, no-nonsense-but-sometimes-I-want-my-own-fun, advisor to the King of Japanese Hell in a slap-stick and often subtle humor that takes a little thinking of the read more
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Apr 11, 2014
This is one of those animes that just make you happy.
I have to say I quite like the layout of the series and how it's made up of lots of mini stories.
It makes it easy to watch and you can just play it whenever you just feel like having a laugh.
Also throughout this series you come to love the main character.
He's got dark humour, always seems to know what he's doing and is literally the strongest and most sadistic person in hell (although maybe I'm not making him sound appealing).
I would highly recommend watching the series, it's something with character so that read more
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I guess another derivative have spawn from hell. You got both main character that has versatility to do different task and some stuff for jokes and laughs. Though Hoozoki no Reitetsu is like Dante's Divine Comedy that elaborates pessimistic virtues in hell while Gintama that has more variety and spices in its series that displays mostly realism.
Both shows have a similar feel as far as tone and comedy goes. Not to mention the supernatural element. Although Kokkuri-san also seems to have a tear jerker aspect. I actually feel that the best way to describe Kokkuri-san is Barakmon meets Hoozuki no reitetsu. Anyhow, just based on what I've seen, I think that if you liked one, you'll like the other.
It has dark humor with extreme violence and pop culture in it. They both have a topic on demons but Hoozuki is focused on the Eastern side while Azazel-san is more on the Western side.
Both are comedies which take roots in religion. While Hoozuki no Reitetsu is about hell as viewed in Japan, Saint Onii-san is about Buddha and Jesus.
Both are comedies with references to japanese culture and other anime. The main character is an adult and the anime is happening mostly at the place of their jobs.
Comedy delivered with its own style and outside the common school template. Both have chat about jobs. Note their background settings are completely different while both are similar to real world.

Opening Theme

"Jigoku no Sata mo Kimi Shidai (地獄の沙汰も君次第)" by Jigoku no Sata All Stars (Hiroki Yasumoto, Takashi Nagasako, Yumiko Kobayashi, Tetsuya Kakihara, Touko Aoyama, Eri Kitamura x YOUR SONG IS GOOD)

Ending Theme

#1: "Ookina Kingyou no Kinoshitade (大きな金魚の樹の下で)" by Tokyo Philharmonic Chorus (東京混声合唱団) (ep 1)
#2: "Parallax View (パララックス・ビュー)" by Sadesper Record feat. Sumire Uesaka (eps 2-7, 9-13)
#3: "Caramel Peach Jam 120% (キャラメル桃ジャム120%)" by Peach Maki (Sumire Uesaka) (ep 8)

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