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Hoozuki no Reitetsu


Alternative Titles

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

Information

Type: TV
Episodes: 13
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jan 10, 2014 to Apr 4, 2014
Premiered: Winter 2014
Broadcast: Fridays at 01:35 (JST)
Licensors: Sentai Filmworks
Studios: Wit Studio
Source: Manga
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older

Statistics

Score: 7.851 (scored by 16,755 users)
1 indicates a weighted score. Please note that 'Not yet aired' titles are excluded.
Ranked: #7552
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #1156
Members: 43,889
Favorites: 451
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Episodes: /13

Synopsis

Hell is a bureaucracy, and business is running smoother than ever thanks to the demonic efficiency of Hoozuki, chief deputy to Lord Enma, the King of Hell. Whether offering counsel to the Momotarou of Japanese folklore or receiving diplomatic missions from the Judeo-Christian Hell, the demon who runs the show from behind the king's imposing shadow is ready to beat down any challenges coming his way into a bloody pulp. Metaphorically, of course...

The poster boy for micromanagement and armed with negotiation skills worthy of Wall Street, Hoozuki no Reitetsu follows the sadistic and level-headed Hoozuki as he spends his days troubleshooting hell. With an abundance of familiar faces from popular Japanese legends and East Asian mythology working middle management positions, this referential and anachronistic dark comedy brings new meaning to the phrase "employer liability." Just how hard could it be to manage employees from hell, anyway?

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Characters & Voice Actors

Hoozuki
Hoozuki
Main
Yasumoto, Hiroki
Japanese
Yasumoto, Hiroki
Enma Daiou
Enma Daiou
Main
Nagasako, Takashi
Japanese
Nagasako, Takashi
Hakutaku
Hakutaku
Supporting
Yusa, Kouji
Japanese
Yusa, Kouji
Shiro
Shiro
Supporting
Kobayashi, Yumiko
Japanese
Kobayashi, Yumiko

Staff

Wada, Jouji
Wada, Jouji
Producer
Kaburaki, Hiro
Kaburaki, Hiro
Director
Kitamura, Eri
Kitamura, Eri
Theme Song Performance
Kakihara, Tetsuya
Kakihara, Tetsuya
Theme Song Performance


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"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)

Edit 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)



More reviewsReviews

Vallety
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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Fuggyber
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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_Megami
Sep 3, 2015
The afterlife consists of Heaven and Hell. The Japanese hell is divided into Eight Fiery Hells and Eight Frozen Hells, while those are further subdivided into 272 sections. In both our world and the afterlife, proper governing requires sound decision-making. Unfortunately, there are far more charismatic leaders than there are wise decision-makers. The Great King Enma, may be the ruler of all the above, however Hoozuki, the chief of staff to his greatness is the one owning the attributes of both charismatic leader and wise decision-maker. And even after all of the minor torture, experiments and cold blooded pranks his assistant puts Enma through, it read more
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Parabi
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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