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Mekakucity Actors


Alternative Titles

English: MEKAKUCITY ACTORS
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
Premiered: Spring 2014
Broadcast: Sundays at 00:00 (JST)
Producers: Aniplex, 1st PLACE, Tokyo MX
Licensors: Aniplex of America
Studios: Shaft
Source: Music
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older

Statistics

Score: 7.221 (scored by 85,063 users)
1 indicates a weighted score. Please note that 'Not yet aired' titles are excluded.
Ranked: #25322
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #222
Members: 174,445
Favorites: 2,082
7.22
Ranked #2532Popularity #222Members 174,445
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Episodes: /12

Synopsis

The story starts out on a particularly hot day with Shintarou Kisaragi sitting around with no plans of going out into the scorching heat. In fact, he has not been outside for a very long time. His life revolves around his computer and, as such, everything is at peace. That is, until he downloads an artificial intelligence, Ene.

Ene is a playful girl who lives in Shintarou's computer. She often blackmails him and tries to get him to do things he does not want to do. While both of them are arguing, he accidentally pours soda on his keyboard. Ene tries to find something to replace it online; however, every store is closed as it is the Obon festival. Although the thought of going outside makes Shintarou extremely nervous, the thought of living without his computer for 5 days is even worse. Thus, his "adventure" begins!

Shintarou, as well as his lovely virus, venture into the dangerous realm that we all call the department store. For someone who is not accustomed to being surrounded by people, just that is enough to cause hives. Unfortunately, people are not all that Shintarou must deal with. It turns out that the store is under the hands of criminals. To Shintarou's displeasure, he becomes entangled in a terrifying hostage situation.

Thankfully, a group of young people who call themselves the "Mekakushi Dan" are there to help... or are they? The leader recognizes Shintarou and convinces him to join the fight. As the story progresses, the lives of the different members of the gang come to light like pieces of a puzzle. What secret lies beneath the surface of this complex crime scene?

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Characters & Voice Actors

Enomoto, Takane
Enomoto, Takane
Main
Asumi, Kana
Japanese
Asumi, Kana
Kano, Shuuya
Kano, Shuuya
Main
Tachibana, Shinnosuke
Japanese
Tachibana, Shinnosuke
Kisaragi, Shintarou
Kisaragi, Shintarou
Main
Terashima, Takuma
Japanese
Terashima, Takuma
Tateyama, Ayano
Tateyama, Ayano
Main
Nakahara, Mai
Japanese
Nakahara, Mai

Staff

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


Edit 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)

Edit 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 (ep 12)



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ZtarWarrior
Jun 28, 2014
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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luciferthesecond
Sep 17, 2014
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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eskimoseb
Dec 27, 2014
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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Philosophorum
Jun 28, 2014
(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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