Ranked #272

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
Source: Original
Duration: 25 min. per ep.
Rating: G - All Ages
L represents licensing company


Score: 8.221 (scored by 21,919 users)
Ranked: #2722
Popularity: #671
Members: 62,620
Favorites: 965
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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.

(Source: ANN)


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Characters & Voice Actors

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


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

More episodes Episodes(0/26)

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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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Nov 14, 2015
You can’t talk about Dennou Coil without talking about Digimon Tamers. They don’t just use a similar technique to tell their stories. Their stories revolve around the same theme. The ending also includes a girl trapped in a visualization of grief. It never feels like a rip off. Both shows wanted to explore a subject that needs exploration, and found different inspirations.

The core difference between the two is the mode of storytelling. Tamers was a heroic journey, but Coil is closer to something like Mushishi. It’s more concerned with the world it created and what it means.

Nature is odd, but so is technology. At some read more
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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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Dec 29, 2014
I'll say this first and foremost, this anime is not for everyone.

No spoilers review

When I see you reading here, I am expecting that you've already read the synopsis so I wont have to repeat it twice.


Viewer Ratings can be somewhat deceiving. As this show is rated G, the first thing that you will think of is that this anime is rather simple and lighthearted. But no, says this show, add a little twist and make it a little complicated. I hope this author knows that he overdid it.

The First part: 6/10
This anime starts right off the bat without explaining even the tiniest bits of information(except 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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