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Mekakucity Actors

Mekakucity Actors

Alternative Titles

Synonyms: Mekaku City Actors, Kagerou Project
Japanese: メカクシティアクターズ

Information

Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 13, 2014 to Jun 29, 2014
Duration: 23 min. per episode
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
L represents licensing company

Statistics

Score: 7.231 (scored by 54687 users)
Ranked: #23962
Popularity: #221
Members: 113,893
Favorites: 1,236
1 indicates a weighted score
2 based on the top anime page.

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Synopsis

The incidents which occurred on August 14th and 15th bring a group of young boys and girls together... They are members of a group they call themselves the "Mekakushi Dan" (Blindfold Organization) and each member possesses a strange power involving their eyes. Will the members of this peculiar organization be able to solve the mysteries behind these incidents and see the truth?

(Source: Aniplex USA)

Related Anime

Adaptation: Kagerou Daze, Kagerou Daze
Other: Daze, Days

Characters & Voice Actors

Amamiya, Hibiya
Amamiya, Hibiya
Main
Togashi, Misuzu
Japanese
Togashi, Misuzu
Enomoto, Takane
Enomoto, Takane
Main
Asumi, Kana
Japanese
Asumi, Kana
Kano, Shuuya
Kano, Shuuya
Main
Tachibana, Shinnosuke
Japanese
Tachibana, Shinnosuke
Kido, Tsubomi
Kido, Tsubomi
Main
Kaida, Yuuko
Japanese
Kaida, Yuuko

Staff

Iwakami, Atsuhiro
Producer
Jin
Producer, Script, Theme Song Lyrics, Theme Song Arrangement, Theme Song Composition, Original Creator, Music, Series Composition
Yase, Yuki
Director, Episode Director, Storyboard
Shinbou, Akiyuki
Director



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Dec 27, 2014
eskimoseb
If you’re familiar with shaft anime, Mekakucity fits into their portfolio perfectly, but that’s not to say the anime is perfect. If you’re unfamiliar with Shaft anime, it’s an experience very different to any other anime producer, and it’s very important to bear that in mind. I’m focusing on some of the flaws the show has in this review, but I enjoyed the show as much as I did some of the Monogatari series, and I’m very pleased to be able to say that. Regardless of your opinion on the director, Akiyuki Shinbou’s, polarising style, he has stayed true to it and to the source read more
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Sep 17, 2014
luciferthesecond
Upon skimming over the top 2 reviews for Mekakucity Actors, I went into this anime with rather mediocre expectations, considering as well that the average rating was below an 8. I had not heard or read anything about it otherwise.

Usually the mark of a mediocre anime sports somewhat unnatural or clumsy dialogue, and mundane art or animation. As such, I expected to encounter either. To my pleasant surprise, I immediately sensed a heavy dose of SHAFT animation, so I knew that I would at least enjoy the animation to some extent. The dialogue wasn't horrible either. I pushed on expecting to be disappointed by read more
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Jun 28, 2014
ZtarWarrior
It's always a pleasant surprise to come across an anime that isn't afraid to present itself in a way different than most others. More often than not an anime's narrative is linear, with a straightforward progression that is simple for mostly anyone to comprehend. While this method does result in well-written and engaging stories, it can take an extra level of skill to alter the way a narrative is told and pull it off correctly without any hiccups. Mekakucity Actors isn't interested in being your average, everyday anime; it's one of the few that seeks to challenge the conventions of storytelling. To give a bit read more
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Jun 28, 2014
Philosophorum
(This is my first review so be gentle)
Mekakucity Actors was definitely among the most anticipated anime this spring season gone past. With an already well-established fanbase, an intriguing premises, and animation done by none other than SHAFT (Puella Magi Madoka Magica, the Monogatari Series), the series garnered a lot of attention from the anime community. Not only that, but the creator of the Kagerou Project (the vocaloid song series from which this anime is based), Jin, also had input into sculpting the series. However, after finishing the final episode, I can summarize my feelings towards the series as a whole with one word: disappointing.

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Recommendations

Supernatural abilities and a bunch of equally important characters who are more connected than it seems at first glance.
Clean unique worlds from both series where plots have to be grasped to get a clear understanding. The artful animation and expresison of the characters is something to be galvanised with. Environments appeared sophisticated in both arrangements and structure that will give you an out of this world experience.
As the anime progresses in its episode count, the full story/picture is slowly unravelled and the audience finally understands what is going on. The two anime give off similar vibes in my point of view, especially since in both casts characters have some kind of manifestation of powers. The characters also develop as the story continues and the past or nature of some characters are revealed to be darker than what they were originally portrayed to be.
Without getting into spoilers, let's say they have similar tropes. The opening scene of MCA is also reminiscent of the opening scene of Madoka.
Different mood but shares similar qualities, both series adapts a small cast of main characters gifted with supernatural abilities. With those abilities also come with responsibility as they play their roles in their perspective stories. And speaking of stories, there are mysteries relating to the origins, context, and characters. There is more comedy in Mekakucity Actors while Darker than Black has a more serious nature. Nonetheless, I recommend both series for anyone interested in supernatural phenomenons.
If your ready for another anime to screw with your brain or your the type who wants to understand everything about an anime and understand the entire series, then this is a great anime to watch. My head was hurting after watching both of these anime...

Opening Theme

#1: "daze" by Jin ft. MARiA from GARNiDELiA (eps 2-5, 8, 10-11)
#2: "Headphone Actor (ヘッドフォンアクター)" by Jin ft. LiSA (ep 6)
#3: "Ayano no Koufuku Riron (アヤノの幸福理論)" by Jin ft. Aki Okui (ep 9)

Ending Theme

#1: "daze" by Jin ft. MARiA from GARNiDELiA (ep 1)
#2: "days" by Jin ft. Lia (eps 2-5, 7, 9-11)
#3: "Yuukei Yesterday (夕景イエスタデイ)" by Jin ft. LiSA (ep 6)
#4: "Lost Time Memory (ロスタイムメモリー)" by Jin ft. Matsuyama Kouta from BYEE the ROUND (ep 8)
#5: "Summertime Record (サマータイムレコード)" by Jin feat. Jin (ep 12)
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