Ranked #3326

Yozakura Quartet

Alternative Titles

Synonyms: Yozakura Shijuusou, Quartet of Cherry Blossoms in the Night
Japanese: 夜桜四重奏 ~ヨザクラカルテット~

Information

Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 3, 2008 to Dec 19, 2008
Premiered: Fall 2008
Broadcast: Unknown
Producers: TBS
Licensors: Sentai Filmworks
Studios: Nomad
Source: Manga
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older

Statistics

Score: 6.991 (scored by 18,339 users)
Ranked: #33262
Popularity: #819
Members: 56,326
Favorites: 100
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Synopsis

When demons walk the streets, the cops need to recruit more demons!

In a town where humans and demons co-exist, it takes more than a normal police force to maintain the peace. Enter the Hiizumi Life Counseling Office, a fantastic foursome of unique teenagers, each gifted with an amazing super power! Since it sometimes takes real demon-fire to fight demon fire, the first three quarters of the team aren't exactly human: Ao, a cat-eared telepath; Kotoha, a half-human conjuror; and Hime, descended from a dragon (and the town's acting mayor), all of whom also happen to be delightfully female.

Rounding out the group is the token male and human, Akina, the office director and "Oyakume," capable of banishing spirits permanently (and from their point of view quite fatally) via a process called tuning. They may not look as impressive as some other superhero teams, and they certainly don't have the most dynamic name ever, but come hell hounds or high water, but they will defend their city!

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Characters & Voice Actors

Yarizakura, Hime
Yarizakura, Hime
Main
Fukuen, Misato
Japanese
Fukuen, Misato
Nanami, Ao
Nanami, Ao
Main
Fujita, Saki
Japanese
Fujita, Saki
Isone, Kotoha
Isone, Kotoha
Main
Sawashiro, Miyuki
Japanese
Sawashiro, Miyuki
Hiizumi, Akina
Hiizumi, Akina
Main
Kaji, Yuki
Japanese
Kaji, Yuki

Staff

Nakamura, Shinichi
Nakamura, Shinichi
Producer
Matsuo, Kou
Matsuo, Kou
Director
Tsuruoka, Yota
Tsuruoka, Yota
Sound Director
Sugawara, Seiki
Sugawara, Seiki
Episode Director

More episodes Episodes(12/12)

Episode Title Aired
1 Cherry Blossoms Bloom
Sakura Saku (サクラサク)
Oct 3, 2008
2 What's Your Name?
Kimi no Na wa (キミノナハ)
Oct 10, 2008
3 That Decision
Sono Kakugo (ソノカクゴ)
Oct 17, 2008
4 Looking Back
Furikaeru (フリカエル)
Oct 23, 2008
5 Waiting for You
Kimi wo Matsu (キミヲマツ)
Oct 31, 2008

Opening Theme

"JUST TUNE" by savage genius

Ending Theme

"Nagareboshi (ナガレボシ; Shooting Star)" by ROUND TABLE featuring Nino



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Archaeon
Jan 7, 2009
Yozakura Quartet is an extremely odd show, and you'll be forgiven for scratching your head and wondering what the hell was going on come the end of the show.

The series began life as a manga by Suzuhito Yasuda that was published by Kodansha in Japan, and by Del Rey in the US. Prior to the manga, Suzuhito worked as the character designer on Kuwashima Yoshikazu's series Kamisama Kazoku, and Yozakura Quartet is his first solo work.

The anime was directed by Matsuo Kou (Kure-nai, Rozen Maiden, Red Garden, Dead Girls), and shows some of the trademarks of Matsuo's directorial skill.

The story is very similar to that read more
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mcjazzman32
Dec 23, 2008
There are few times when an avid anime fan goes into something expecting so much and gets so little in return. Yozakura Quartet happens to be one such example. Based on a much more highly acclaimed manga, the first episode starts off with all one could expect from a show that could deliver. Interesting, well-drawn characters centered around at least a moderately unique plotline. The music and sound quality are top notch and there are even early introductions to romance possibilities.

However, as some stories tend to do, that’s when the train leaves the tracks. Yozakura Quartet is about a group of young people (there are read more
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daemonblade1229
Jan 8, 2009
I'm writing this review, in part, to respond to the other reviews. I felt strongly that the number ratings given do not correspond with what was said, and that they were unnecessarily gentle. This series is 4(Decent) at best.

As to the story, it had a lot of potential, but none of that was realized. It ended up jumping around to random battles and poorly scripted conversations that seemed to have something to do with a general movement of plot, but in actuality did not. Lots of things happen in the plot, but the plot parts are so disjointed that no real story emerges, at read more
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adamantine
Feb 22, 2009
Yozakura Quartet was only a twelve episode series. That's not a lot of episodes to go wrong with. A basic plot and story can easily be done in twelve episodes. Characters can be fleshed out in twelves episodes. Yozakura Quartet did not manage to do any of that.

Story - 3

The first few episodes showed how much potential Yozakura Quartet had. They were interesting and hooked me instantly. The rest of the show continued to mock me as if saying I was a fool for having any hope in the plot. The characters made stupid decisions and many plot points never made sense or were poorly read more
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