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Dennou Coil

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
Duration: 25 min. per episode
Rating: G - All Ages
L represents licensing company


Score: 8.231 (scored by 20560 users)
Ranked: #2862
Popularity: #614
Members: 57,088
Favorites: 876
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adventure drama mystery sci-fi


Eleven years after the introduction of internet-connected, augmented reality eyeglasses and visors, Yūko Okonogi moves with her family to Daikoku City, the technological center of the emerging half-virtual world. Yūko joins her grandmother's "investigation agency" comprised of children equipped with virtual tools and powerful metatags. She quickly crosses paths with Yūko 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
Hashimoto, Fumie
Hashimoto, Fumie
Kojima, Sachiko
Kojima, Sachiko
Okonogi, Yuuko
Okonogi, Yuuko
Orikasa, Fumiko
Orikasa, Fumiko


Iso, Mitsuo
Director, Storyboard, Creator, Key Animation
Nomura, Kazuya
Episode Director, Storyboard
Iwasaki, Tarou
Episode Director
Hiramatsu, Tadashi
Episode Director, Storyboard

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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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Oct 21, 2009
Dennou Coil is probably one of the most artfully constructed anime I've watched and yet it remains light-hearted and fun throughout. There were only a few episodes of "filler" but even these were pretty fun to watch.

The opening theme, "Prism", caught my interest right away, but it was the concept and character development that really sucked me in. As the story progresses, it really deepens, and you realize that the digital "layer" of reality is actually an extended metaphor for something much more.

This is a fresh take on the age-old "growing up" plot line. The interaction between the kids is very read more
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Dec 11, 2008
I will say this first: there are very few series that have wrung out such a wide array of emotions from me in such a way that Dennou Coil did. One of my friends even said I was cold-hearted for the way in which I didn't cry at anything she cried over. Still, Dennou Coil has made me laugh, cry, and feel downright freaked out (as in, scared, not "OMG THIS IS AMAZING" freaking out, though I do think this anime is quite amazing).

I will admit that the first half of the series is a bit ridiculous and feels very episodic. It's more of a read more
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Jan 3, 2015
Dennou Coil is a rarity: it's a show driven by pre-teen characters and at a glance seems to be geared towards younger demographic, yet it possessed so much more maturity and depth than many other supposedly "grown-up" shows.No creepy pandering, no annoying stereotypes, and no excessive violence; just a fun and thoughtful sci-fi adventure.

The kids in DC wear special type of glasses nearly all the time in order to access 'augmented reality', a virtual world with alternate space, communication tools, collectible items that can be parlayed into software goodies, virtual pets, and mysterious black creature known as 'Illegals'. Mitsuo Iso, the series' creator and read more
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Both are the stories about a cyberspace layered on the real world. The concepts and details are bit more confusing and scientific in SEL. SEL is a must watch for anyone who like sci-fi anime like Dennou Coil. 
Both have similar feels to eachother, and have a sci-fi element, and also involve a bunch of kids. 
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While the settings are vastly different (Futuristic computerized city, verses rural small town) the over all themes dealt with in the two series are very similar. Loss of loved ones and learning to move on, understanding what is real and what is fake, etc. 
The kids in both anime use skills/technologies to have "souls" separated a while to go to alternative worlds (often in a condition of not being dead) that have creatures look black (ghosts/illegals). 
In .hack,the virtual world is an MMORPG,in denno coil,the virtual world is accessed by wearing cyber glasses,both worlds have big mysteries and urban legends concerning their creations that the characters try to figure out,that's just the start,there's more similarities but i don't want to spoil the show,i'll let you discover them.
Denno coil has more action and comedy (the comedy is very present in the first half of the show,it almost completely disapears in the second half) while .hack has a slower pace. 
Both are good sci-fis featuring children solving mysteries having to do with digital creatures, programs/viruses and a virtual/digital world. They are notable for being rather serious and realistic for shows featuring child protagonists, but also have their light-hearted and humorous moments. 

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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