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Gokukoku no Brynhildr

Gokukoku no Brynhildr

Alternative Titles

English: Brynhildr in the Darkness
Japanese: 極黒のブリュンヒルデ

Information

Type: TV
Episodes: 13
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 6, 2014 to Jun 29, 2014
Producers: VAP, Arms, Sentai FilmworksL
Duration: 23 min. per episode
Rating: R+ - Mild Nudity
L represents licensing company

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Score: 7.111 (scored by 47813 users)
Ranked: #28122
Popularity: #304
Members: 91,984
Favorites: 382
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Synopsis

When he was a child, Murakami was infatuated with a girl he called Kuroneko. She insisted on knowing about aliens and having met them, but no one believed her, even young Murakami was skeptical. One day, she decides to show him the aliens, but an accident occurs and Kuroneko dies while Murakami is left seriously wounded in the hospital.

Years go by and Murakami obsesses on finding proof of the existence of aliens because of a promise he had made with Kuroneko. Then, one day, a new transfer student comes to his class, who not only looks a lot like Kuroneko, but is named Kurohaneko!

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Related Anime

Adaptation: Gokukoku no Brynhildr
Side story: Gokukoku no Brynhildr Special

Characters & Voice Actors

Kuroha, Neko
Kuroha, Neko
Main
Taneda, Risa
Japanese
Taneda, Risa
Murakami, Ryouta
Murakami, Ryouta
Main
Satou, Rina
Japanese
Satou, Rina
Osaka, Ryota
Japanese
Osaka, Ryota
Schlierenzauer, Kazumi
Schlierenzauer, Kazumi
Main
Ichimichi, Mao
Japanese
Ichimichi, Mao
Tachibana, Kana
Tachibana, Kana
Main
Suzaki, Aya
Japanese
Suzaki, Aya

Staff

Imaizumi, Kenichi
Director
Tsuchiya, Masaki
Sound Director
Kitajima, Yukinori
Script, Series Composition
Taneda, Risa
Theme Song Performance



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Feb 27, 2015
torrapamii
First of all, I've never seen Elfen Lied so I will not mention that in the review at all. I will review based on just Gokukoku no Brynhildr.

Story: 8/10

To me, the story was very unique. I haven't seen something this new in ages, because most of the anime I've been watching (or re-watching) have been really repetitive. The story wasn't dragging out that much, though there would be happy scenes, then sad/serious scenes repeating in that order (mostly). The anime was very mysterious. I wanted to find out why that happened, or this happened. There is also harem and romance in this anime and read more
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Jul 17, 2014
lelouch544
I thought overall this was a pretty good series and deserves a decent rating. Not a perfect one but a decent one. I think it suffers most from failing to meet peoples expectations than it does from the product itself. Yes it was rushed but that doesn't make it terrible.

First off this isn't Elfen Lied. Yes it's by the same author and has various similarities but it's not meant to be a duplicate and doesn't necessarily appeal to the same crowd. This isn't even really a horror/gore series, Inuyasha had more gore and it isn't considered a gore series. Brynhildr is primarily a dark drama read more
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Jun 29, 2014
AnimeZ0id
**UPDATE** Damn this anime is getting bad reviews xD I get that it's similar to Elfen Lied (that's one of my favs) But you should never heavily compare the two even if it is by the same person who wrote it.

This isn't Elfen Lied. This is a completely different anime. Jeezz people.

Harem & Sci-fi; weird combination, right? But this anime makes it work. I'm usually not a huge harem fan, but this one is a win in my book. Probably because it's not heavily focused on it. I didn't actually expect to like this anime so much. Whether it was the summary or just read more
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Sep 27, 2014
Ilse
From the writers of the famous anime, Elfen Lied, they present you "Gokukoku no Brynhildr", in my opinion, a failure of an anime for the ages. Have you ever seen an anime that tries to encompass romance, ecchi, psychological, horror, magic action, schi-fi, drama, mystery, and fantasy all in one and fails miserably? Well, look no further, Gokukoku no Brynhildr is certainly one of those anime. One of Gokukoku's many problems was that it couldn't decide which direction they wanted to go with the anime: was it going to be a mystery with love? Or an anime filled with psychological traumas/problems? Or an anime filled read more
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Recommendations

-They are both written by Lynn Okamoto
-They are both about girls and powers
-They are both violent and gory
-There is a male lead with several girls with that power
-The girls are being hunted down by the labs that created them
-Involves graphic violence and emotion themes such as:
social alienation, identity, prejudice, revenge, abuse, jealousy, regret and the value of humanity *off wikipedia
If these two are anything to go by, lately there has been something of an anime fad where DARKDEATHBLOODDOOOOM subject matter gets blended with... the desires of otaku. One minute you'll be watching a gruesome dismemberment scene; the next you'll be watching lighthearted anime humour, with boobs and pantsu thrown in. HUH!?

Brynhildr has a premise involving predicting future deaths, human experimentation, needing medication to not die horribly whilst coughing up blood and many other feel good aspects. Then, naturally, you have Mr. Average Harem lead forming a girls-only observatory group--the heroine, ofc, being a childhood friend with no memories. New girls are introduced one after the other, with pantsu and perverted humour at the ready.

Akame has a premise involving assassination, corrupt nobility, torture and many other happy thoughts. The lead quickly becomes a member of an assassin group, determined to right the wrongs of society... but not before getting to know each female member of his group; including a tsundere with a gun that is angered by the lead walking in on her naked. In fact, even the 'villain' of the series - known for her cold-hearted, sadistic slaughter - sees the lead and instantly decides she wants to mate with him.

Akame is more over the top with its shounenish character design exaggerations and more entertaining because of it, but both shows SHOULD leave the viewer perplexed. If you go into it wanting DARKNESS, harem time will result in cringing. If you got into it wanting future waifu candidates, you'll want to skip the whole blood-death thing. The question is, who actually gets what they want out of these shows? NOT ME!
Both are about a harem of well endowed women with special powers fighting their own kind while trying to with the love of the harem lead. Lots of boob shots ensue.
Both shows have the main cast in an astronomy club. Both shows also have characters that can predict premonitions about the future to warn their friends. The two animes have sense of mystery and with a bit of romance. The only major difference is that Brynhildr is focused on fighting.
Both are harems full of fanservice and try to be serious.The girls all have social problems and are hunted by some eeeevil organisation and seek shelter from the main character, who is the only guy who can save them with the power of friendship
Both shows have "organizations" that focus on female experiments to do "work" for them. Both shows are extremely bloody and divide their female characters by "ranks", Claymore numerically, and Brynhildr alphabetically. However, Claymore is more of a hack and slash anime in a medieval setting, while Byrnhildr is in a modern setting.

Opening Theme

#1: "BRYNHILDR IN THE DARKNESS -Ver. EJECTED-" by Nao Tokisawa (鴇沢 直) (eps 1-9)
#2: "Virtue and Vice" by Fear, and loathing in Las Vegas (eps 10-13)

Ending Theme

"Ichiban Boshi (いちばん星)" by Neko Kuroha (CV: Risa Taneda), Kana Tachibana (CV: Aya Suzaki), Kazumi Schlierenzauer (CV: MAO), Kotori Takatori (CV: Azusa Tadokoro)

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