Synonyms: 11eyes -Tsumi to Batsu to Aganai no Shoujo-
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 7, 2009 to Dec 23, 2009
25 min. per episode
R - 17+ (violence & profanity)
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Score: 6.771 (scored by 30860 users)
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SynopsisWhen the Sky turns Red, the Moon turns Black, and monsters begin roaming the streets, Satsuki Kakeru is at a loss for what to do.
Along with his best friend Yuka, they try to decipher why they have been sent to this strange world, which is seemingly empty aside from themselves.
However, when the 'Red Night' ends, Kakeru and Yuka believed it was all a dream, until it happens again and they are left in a dangerous situation. They meet four others in the same predicament: Kusakabe Misuzu, an expert swordswoman, Tachibana Kukuri, a strange mute girl who looks uncannily like Kakeru's deceased sister, Hirohara Yukiko, a lively young girl whose personality reverts to that of a cold killer when her glasses are removed, and Tajima Takahisa, a young pyrokineticist.
As the six of them band together to survive and discover what this mysterious world is, things take a turn for the worse as six shadows appear before them...
[Written by MAL Rewrite]
Related AnimeAdaptation: 11eyes: Tsumi to Batsu to Aganai no Shoujo
Side story: 11eyes OVA
Characters & Voice Actors
11eyes, in the beginning, showed potential to be a "10" or "9" grade anime. Some shows went on and grew the beard. This one, on the other hand, devolved into something else. However, this wasn't exactly a devolution into the worst of the worst.
Story - 4/10
The anime showed pretty strong potential to be a very good supernatural themed story. The concept was used before. This did not discourage me from watching it though. One can use mediocre concepts and turn it into gold. I first saw this aspect as gold. This view, however, devolved and the story slowly but surely turned into something else: A screwy and awkward one. An interesting story suddenly became VERY awkward and weird. Suddenly, it's like the other characters lost their competence and some even derailed into "dreadful and annoying" (I'm looking at you, Yuka.) And the rest just got... blah. I'll give it a 4 for managing to be really interesting early on.
Art - 7/10
11eyes definitely has great art. Arts from other more complicated series cannot be compared to this one since its main focus was the "moe" aspect. Characters that have cute traits like big eyes and the like are found in it. Some battle scenes did look a bit awkward though. At one time, I was expecting an epic fight between two master swordsmen. It shifts to one scene. And then cue to a scene where one of them says "She's too strong." and don't fight anyway. It's like they ran out of budget to make a big fight scene. That was fail. This gets 7 for being really good at what the art's supposed to be.
Sound - 9/10
The opening "Arrival of Tears" by Ayane and "Sequentia" by Asriel are suberb themes and are actually VERY addicting. The BGM of the show, too, was great. Epic music was around. This gets a 9.
Character - 6/10
The characters are stereotypical, that's for sure. The characters were made to cater to your fetishes. This was ok, I understand. It was the point. And then IT happened. One of the main girls degraded into a sick little girl with her own sick little fantasies. And as I said earlier, suddenly most of the cast became incompetent in combat and the main guy just became central view of the show. What the heck happened? This gets a 6 for me.
Enjoyment - 7/10
Although not that good, I definitely enjoyed this show. Admittedly, it catered to me, being a moe anime after all. It's my type. Later on this interest disappeared due to... complications in story. This gets a 7 in enjoyment - it's quite entertaining to watch nevertheless.
Overall - 6/10
11eyes, though deserving lots of the flak from our fellow watchers, is a pretty ok anime. It barely crosses "5" territory, which for me is a low score already. Overall, 11eyes cannot be considered a great or a superb anime. But undeniably the show is decent enough to stand. But if one looks for story and development in an anime, 11eyes is not for you. read more
What starts out as an interesting supernatural mystery/action romance quickly devolves into the "I'm the main character and only useful one" cliche with a such a feeble plot that anyone with critical thinking skills will be disgusted.
Story - 2/10
The plot is paper thin. High school kids are randomly transported to the Red Night, a red mirror world of danger and isolation, where they must fight for survival against random threatening things and, of course, the Black Knights. Although, it is explained later that these kids are "special", it is never explained why the kids, who'd lived lives of relative normalcy, are suddenly whisked away on some random day to The Red Night. (Must be the power of adolescence.)
The big reveal of the story is as poorly implemented as it is predictable. Instead of undermining the heroes' determination by causing confusion and guilt, there's merely a glaring dissonance between the bad guys' actions and their supposed motivations. The bad guys' actions should have taken on new meaning and made the heroes make a choice that would forever define their characters and wrap up the themes of survival, self-sacrifice, and friendship. However, it is handled so poorly that the Bad guys create the things they're supposedly trying to guard against. This dissonance precludes any type of meaningful conclusion because the series has apparently run against simple logic since the very beginning, rendering the conflict irrelevant.
Art - 6/10
The art is fairly bland. There's nothing particularly wrong with any of the art, but there is nothing distinctly memorable either. The Red Night is unremarkable, merely a copy of the real world with a red tint, and the Black Knights' sanctum, if it can be called such, is never defined except for some red giant stalagmites. The most interesting things art wise are Misuzu's swords, summoned by the power of nail-polished symbols. (Hurray!)
Sound - 7/10
The sound is good. Usually unnoticeable, it does a good job setting up the atmosphere.
Character - 3/10
In a rare stroke for the 'highschool kids save the world' genre, the main character isn't given an immediate power up. Instead, he acts with a realistic mixture of fright, confusion, and desperation when he and his childhood friend/love interest are transported into a world that is serious about killing them. In fact, for their first few encounters with the Red Night, they must be protected by a kick-ass female swordswoman, who's competence and prudence is the only thing that keeps them alive, as the main character trains to be able to protect himself and his girl.
This characterization was the first thing that drew my attention and gave me hope that we'd see mature character development throughout the series as Kakeru worked under Misuzu's guidance to become independent and a protagonist worthy of protecting what he held dear. Unfortunately, the main character becomes the most powerful of the heroes through a power up while the kickass female slowly loses her competence and independence for really no other reason than to make the main character look more manly and heroic be comparison. (Did the creators want to keep the suck ratio of the group constant?) Meanwhile, all the other characters who had their own strengths and quirks, regress to worthless, crazy, withering piles of fear and despair. Still, this could have been salvageable, by sticking to the harsh realities of the main character's unrealistic goal of protecting innocence, but the ending made whatever tragedies happened to the characters null.
Enjoyment - 3/10
As someone who dislikes fanservice, this anime's constant use of panty-shots was an ever present annoyance. The anime never missed an opportunity to take off clothes and even used the cop out of "you must have sex to save the world" excuse to maintain the main character's integrity even though he was getting some from a girl he obviously didn't love. Although fanservice annoys me, I will tolerate it in anime where the plot and characters are genuinely interesting. However, since that is not the case with 11eyes, the fanservice sticks out as another detraction.
Overall - 3/10 (Poor)
While the first episodes look promising, the anime loses all sense of itself by failing at drama and backing away from the harsh themes they set up by its poorly written plot. You're better off looking for another supernatural series for entertainment as this one is a big disappointment. There are plenty of better ones out there. read more
11eyes is basically the 2009 version of 2008's Chaos;head.
Each anime was based off a game. Both center around a male character who is surrounded by multiple girls who show up either near the beginning or middle of the series that have something to do with the general plot. Most of these girls can seem extremely innocent, but they're really someone totally different
Both males (Kakeru 11eyes, Takumi Chaos;head) already have a girl who is extremely close to them (Yuka who is Kakeru's childhood friend, and Nanami who is Takumi's younger sister). The male's each meet a girl who somehow knows something about the strange things that are going around in their world. (Rimi for Chaos;head, and Kusakabe for 11eyes). Each girl is able to use some strange sword. (Although for Rimi it is revealed much later on)
The elements for each anime is rather dark, and the main characters are sucked into some strange parallel world from time to time, where they are shown strange things or are forced to fight to defend themselves.
The world of one young man ends up being turned upside down and the reality he believes to be true may not necessarily be true. Because his reality is being turned up side down he finds himself in a fight to save the future of man kind, only to find the relationship he's in dismantling in some fashion as he watches, either through tragedy or the actual fact the end of the world can bring out the worst in people.
- Both are dark themed anime
- Both are chaotic and mysterious
- Both are based off a visual novel
If you like 11eyes you'll love Chaos;Head.
This anime also has one main male character and several females ones. Similar to 11eyes, everyone has a special power but in Chaos;head,they each have their own swords and powers. Also, Chaos;Head dwells into an alternate world like 11eyes.
They are so much alike.
Guy surrounded by girls, an alternate world, super powers, take over the world villains etc.
11eyes and Chaos;Head are both supernatural anime that share some very similar themes that make them go together very well and they offer a good amount of psychological tricks on the viewer. Both series involve magical swords that only a select few can use and main characters that are quite different but are surrounded by a harem of women. They both have a side of romance, some hectic battle scenes and plot twists but Chaos;Head is not as fanservice stocked as its very ecchi counterpart 11 Eyes. If you liked watching one of them you shouldn't hesitate to try out the other.
Male lead in a harem like situation. Well, there's a similarity there already. But beyond that, they also share the similarity of:
Both contain psychological twists
In both protagonists are fighting against some evil organization/group. Moreover - in both fights have place in other dimensions, even art of these are very similar.
Both follow male protagonists fighting in different dimension zones. Shakugan no Shana and 11eyes both have dark undertones to their plot.
In 11 eyes, a group of students are sucked into a different dimension of the world where time is stopped. Similarly, in Shakugan no Shana, Flame haze can put up a fujutsu (stops time also) which encompasses a specific area and also turns everything red too.
The male protagonists of both series (Kakeru from 11 eyes and Yuji from SnS) are fighting to protect their loved ones (although Shana is more like the protecting one in SnS).
If you are a person that really like sword fighting + magic and different dimension than you will like this anime for sure.
11eyes and Shakugan no Shana are action and supernatural anime that are very similar in feel and they focus on high school students and their problems dealing with everyday life and monsters trying to kill them. Both series have very similar settings that feature main protagonists that have a special power hidden inside them and girls that wield swords in order to fight off an infinite hord of monsters in a seemingly different world - The Red Night in 11eyes and the Fuzetsu that are always setup before battles in Shakugan no Shana. If you liked watching one of the series you wont regret trying out the other.
Opening Theme"Arrival of Tears" by Ayane
Ending Theme"Sequentia" by Asriel
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