Ranked #1392

Mnemosyne: Mnemosyne no Musume-tachi

Alternative Titles

English: Rin: Daughters of Mnemosyne
Synonyms: Mnemosyne: Daughters of Mnemosyne
Japanese: Mnemosyne-ムネモシュネの娘たち-


Type: TV
Episodes: 6
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Feb 4, 2008 to Jul 7, 2008
Premiered: Winter 2008
Broadcast: Unknown
Source: Original
Duration: 45 min. per ep.
Rating: R+ - Mild Nudity
L represents licensing company


Score: 7.541 (scored by 37,379 users)
Ranked: #13922
Popularity: #523
Members: 77,949
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Rin Asogi is an immortal private detective with a thirst for vodka and a talent for attracting things that go bump in the night. In a series of nightmarish vignettes spanning sixty-five years, Rin's lush body is sadistically pierced, blown up, and mulched to a bloody pulp. The fiend behind her tortured existence is Apos, an eternal being obsessed with sacrificing Rin to Yggdrasil, the tree of all life. While Rin struggles to unravel the secrets of her endless agony, Apos lurks in the shadows, eager to tear into her ripe body and devour the memories of her countless lives. Rin's no stranger to the realm of the dead, but her next visit could last forever.

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Characters & Voice Actors

Asogi, Rin
Asogi, Rin
Noto, Mamiko
Noto, Mamiko
Kugimiya, Rie
Kugimiya, Rie
Ishida, Akira
Ishida, Akira


Bevins, Christopher
Bevins, Christopher
Producer, ADR Director
Ueda, Shigeru
Ueda, Shigeru
Mima, Masafumi
Mima, Masafumi
Sound Director
Theme Song Performance

More episodes Episodes(6/6)

Episode Title Aired
1 Cats Don't Laugh
Neko wa Warawanai (猫は笑わない)
Feb 4, 2008
2 Angels Don't Cry
Tenshi wa Nakanai (天使は啼かない)
Mar 3, 2008
3 Flowers Don't Shed Tears
Hana wa Namida o Nagasanai (花は涙を流さない)
Apr 7, 2008
4 Ghosts Don't Scream
Yuurei wa Sakebanai (幽霊は叫ばない)
May 5, 2008
5 Holy Nights Don't Shine Brightly
Seiya wa Kagayakanai (聖夜は輝かない)
Jun 2, 2008

Opening Theme

"Alsatia" by Galneryus

Ending Theme

"Cause Disarray" by Galneryus

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Nov 18, 2015
Barely got through 1 episode until I was going to hurl. I mean, literally puke. Look, I'm no prude. I love me some over-the-top violence, a peep of a little sumptin sumptin, and raunchy comedy. That's cool and all.

But $hit like Mnemosyne is where I draw the line. This is an offensive travesty. Made my stomach retch. The scenes of torture, gratuitous nudity with violence, and female exploitation were so bad, it made me want to slap the directors mom.

Not only was it devoid of anything good, but the art gave me eye cancer, the protagonist ugly as sin, and I developed suicidal tendencies as read more
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Mar 3, 2013
First, let me get the obvious out of the way: the first two words I heard about this series were "torture porn" and it's not far from the truth. I do think there's more to the show than that, it tries to have an engaging plot beyond pure smut and the concept is actually a decent one that somewhat justifies the show's perverse tendencies. Setting aside any moral issues I might have with it, for the purposes of this review it's no different than any other kind of fanservice, especially since it's sort of justified by the show's mythos. That said, if frequent nudity, erotic read more
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Jun 26, 2008
My first review or this site, and here on I plan to write reviews mostly to series that I feel are being unjustifiably bashed in previous reviews by other members.

Mnemosyne has been noticeably losing viewers as the numerous fanservice dedicated scenes become more evident, but since fanservice has become a staple in recent anime mostly due to commercial reasons, it is pointless to dislike a series based heavily on the amount and harshness of those.

One of the strongest points of the series is the interesting portrayal of immortal beings and the evolution of society and technology throughout the multiple decade time-skips between each episode, the read more
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Aug 19, 2013
“The gift of life is a fleeting precious thing. It is not something to be toyed with." - Asogi Rin

Sex, violence & alcohol. These three things are some of the most prominent in Mnemosyne, and while it may not be as gory as say, Elfen Lied, this series isn’t for the faint of heart.
Originally I went into this thinking it was mostly consisted of copious amounts of torture scenes, gore, and sex scenes, but I was pleasantly surprised when it turned out to be so much more than that.

Story: (8 / 10)
Mnemosyne follows the lives of two immortal private detectives, Asogi Rin and Mimi, read more
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