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Ajin


Alternative Titles

English: Ajin: Demi-Human
Synonyms: Ajin
Japanese: 亜人

Information

Type: TV
Episodes: 13
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jan 16, 2016 to Apr 9, 2016
Premiered: Winter 2016
Broadcast: Saturdays at 01:55 (JST)
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: Polygon Pictures
Source: Manga
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)

Statistics

Score: 7.821 (scored by 50,240 users)
1 indicates a weighted score. Please note that 'Not yet aired' titles are excluded.
Ranked: #8012
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #373
Members: 126,194
Favorites: 803
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Episodes: /13

Synopsis

Where there is life, there is death... or is there? What would you do if you could never die? The possibilities are endless.

Seventeen years ago, the existence of a special species called Ajin was discovered in Africa. They are said to be immortal beings, with several supernatural abilities, that look just like any other human being. Are these Ajin just random phenomena of nature or were they purposely sent to Earth to destroy it?

Since their first discovery, several other Ajin appearances have been reported worldwide. For the majority of citizens though, these creatures are less reality and more of something you see every once in a while in a textbook or on the news. This is how it was for the young protagonist of the series, Kei. That was until a sudden turn of events changed his life forever...

Ajin is a supernatural anime full of complex ideas about life and death, as well as the dark side of human nature. What does it mean to truly be human?

Background

Ajin is scheduled to be streamed by the multinational provider Netflix worldwide after the current run ends.

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Characters & Voice Actors

Nagai, Kei
Nagai, Kei
Main
Miyano, Mamoru
Japanese
Miyano, Mamoru
Asai, Ayaka
Japanese
Asai, Ayaka
...
Satou
Satou
Supporting
Ootsuka, Houchuu
Japanese
Ootsuka, Houchuu
Kaito
Kaito
Supporting
Hosoya, Yoshimasa
Japanese
Hosoya, Yoshimasa
Goda, Eri
Japanese
Goda, Eri
...
Shimomura, Izumi
Shimomura, Izumi
Supporting
Komatsu, Mikako
Japanese
Komatsu, Mikako

Staff

Seshita, Hiroyuki
Seshita, Hiroyuki
Director
Andou, Hiroaki
Andou, Hiroaki
Director
Sawa, Ryousuke
Sawa, Ryousuke
Episode Director, Storyboard
Miyano, Mamoru
Miyano, Mamoru
Theme Song Performance


Edit Opening Theme

"Yoru wa Nemureru kai? (夜は眠れるかい?)" by flumpool

Edit Ending Theme

"HOW CLOSE YOU ARE" by Mamoru Miyano



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ZephSilver
Apr 8, 2016
"Don't judge a book by its cover": a metaphorical phrase that I'm sure many of us are familiar with, being one that has long transcended both generational and ethnic background to be used across the globe. A phrase that has taken on several reiterations depending on the time period and linguistics of the land, but still maintains the same direct message. It's simple, to the point and always relevant when entering the world of any storytelling medium. As much as many of us would like to think, that we could quickly discern the contents of a show simply off of the art cover read more
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Midg3tLuv
Apr 11, 2016
“Ajin” is the “Batman: Arkham Knight” (PC) of anime.

This show is broken. The show visually assaults your eyes. Visuals are important in visual entertainment. Dismissing visuals in visual entertainment is like dismissing food at a restaurant. You may be influenced to go somewhere because the service rocks, but you won’t go if the food is horrible. The visuals are incompetent at best. I’m going to put this in terms that many people on this site will understand. Some gaming companies restrict games to 30 frames per second (FPS) because they want their game to be more “cinematic”. People complain that games below 30 FPS is read more
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lawlmartz
Apr 11, 2016
Ajin- What Tokyo Ghoul Wanted to Be... and failed miserably at!

Ajin- also the most unfairly ignored series of Winter 2016. There, it's been said. If you were one of the few people who can see past a childish, baseless, and unwarranted dislike of 3D CGI based anime on principle- good for you, because Ajin delivers a quality sci-fi/superpower tale, regardless of the form it's rendered in.

Because it's first on everyone's mind- the first thing to address here is the animation. Yes, 3D CGI can be scary. We've all seen monstrosities of bad animation like the ASS dragon from Fate Stay Night, the original Ghost read more
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Stark700
Apr 10, 2016
It’s pretty much like a horror movie. Ajin uses a lot of ideas borrowed from horror lecture and fiction. These include ancient monsters (the Ajins), government hunting them down, and a dark story about how a young man’s life changing forever after getting involved with them. Based on the manga of the same name, Ajin is more or less a thrilling story.

To clear things up straight, there’s actually a film trilogy as well based on this series. The second and third film has yet to be released (at the time this review was written). The TV anime adaptation reflects on a deeper storytelling with read more
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