Ranked #285

Dennou Coil

Alternative Titles

Synonyms: Cyber Coil, Coil - A Circle of Children, Denno Coil
Japanese: 電脳コイル


Type: TV
Episodes: 26
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: May 12, 2007 to Dec 1, 2007
Premiered: Spring 2007
Broadcast: Unknown
Producers: NHK, Tokuma Shoten
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: Madhouse
Source: Original
Duration: 25 min. per ep.
Rating: G - All Ages


Score: 8.211 (scored by 22,522 users)
Ranked: #2852
Popularity: #693
Members: 64,947
Favorites: 1,019
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Eleven years after the introduction of internet-connected, augmented reality eyeglasses and visors, Yuuko Okonogi moves with her family to Daikoku City, the technological center of the emerging half-virtual world. Yuuko joins her grandmother's "investigation agency" comprised of children equipped with virtual tools and powerful metatags. She quickly crosses paths with Yuuko Amasawa, an expert hacker of the virtual environment, as Amasawa relentlessly seeks to "unlock" the mystery of a computer virus that emerges from an inaccessible corrupted space.

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Characters & Voice Actors

Amasawa, Yuuko
Amasawa, Yuuko
Kuwashima, Houko
Kuwashima, Houko
Okonogi, Yuuko
Okonogi, Yuuko
Orikasa, Fumiko
Orikasa, Fumiko
Harakawa, Kenichi
Harakawa, Kenichi
Park, Romi
Park, Romi
Hashimoto, Fumie
Hashimoto, Fumie
Kojima, Sachiko
Kojima, Sachiko


Iso, Mitsuo
Iso, Mitsuo
Director, Storyboard, Key Animation, Creator
Hiramatsu, Tadashi
Hiramatsu, Tadashi
Episode Director, Storyboard
Yokoyama, Akitoshi
Yokoyama, Akitoshi
Episode Director, Storyboard
Ikezoe, Takahiro
Ikezoe, Takahiro
Episode Director, Storyboard

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Opening Theme

"Prism (プリズム)" by Ayako Ikeda

Ending Theme

"Sora no Kakera (空の欠片; A Fragment of the Sky)" by Ayako Ikeda

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Jul 28, 2009
TITLE: Dennou Coil

ANIME: Dennou Coil was directed by Mitsuo Iso (well known for his key animation work on early Ghibli movies and Neon Genesis Evangelion) and was produced by Madhouse (well-known for their work on Death Note and Paranoia Agent). It ran on Japanese TV from May 12th, 2007 till December 1st, 2007 and, as of the time of this writing, has not been licensed Stateside.

STORY: The year is 2026, eleven years after the technology to turn the internet into augmented reality by the use of immersive "cyberglasses" was developed. Yuko "Yasako" Okonogi, a young girl in sixth grade, moves to Daikoku City, read more
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Jul 8, 2008
I almost dropped this series halfway through, but I'm so very glad that I didn't.

STORY - Dennou Coil's story is a very unique and interesting take on a popular old subject: digital technologies and the human consciousness are both subjects that have been explored for years. Usually though, a series' protagonists are similar in age to its primary target audience, but that doesn't seem to be the case here as Dennou Coil's themes are actually rather sophisticated and suggest a complexity beyond what may be expected when the characters are in the 10-11 year old range. The connection between the consciousness and a digital projection read more
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Nov 12, 2007
Dennou Coil is a very intriguing Sci-fi anime showing the fun possibilities of mixing reality with virtual reality, whilst including supernatural elements that adds a lot of suspense and mystery to the story. ^_^

The story basically follows the adventures of different elementary kids who are trying to uncover the secrets of this augmented reality. As the series begins it doesn’t give the viewer much to go on, except a few things you’ll notice and able to pick up on straight away. Once having a basic understanding about what this whole plot and story is about, it becomes very interesting to watch, as these little kids read more
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Jan 25, 2008
Dennou Coil is an anime series about a circle of children who are growing up in a city that is becoming increasingly virtualized. The female lead, Yasako, owns a cyber pet. Giant robots named Satchii wander the city applying software patches (even the city buildings are part virtual) and eliminating viruses and other illegal or malicious software-- using lasers, apparently. The characters wear special cyberglasses that have all the features of modern computers and much more. It's all pretty cool if a tad unrealistic and I was hooked after the first episode, although it took me pretty long to finish the read more
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