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Kuuchuu Buranko

Kuuchuu Buranko

Alternative Titles

English: Welcome to Irabu's Office
Synonyms: Kuchu Buranko, Trapeze, Flying Trapeze
Japanese: 空中ブランコ

Information

Type: TV
Episodes: 11
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 15, 2009 to Dec 24, 2009
Duration: 25 min. per episode
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)
L represents licensing company

Statistics

Score: 8.141 (scored by 10056 users)
Ranked: #3742
Popularity: #1192
Members: 28,465
Favorites: 519
1 indicates a weighted score
2 based on the top anime page.

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Synopsis

Many patients with different problems visit the psychiatric ward of Irabu General Hospital; a trapeze artist suffering from insomnia after suddenly failing his jumps, a gangster afraid of knives and sharp objects and a business man who has an erection 24 hours a day. They undergo counseling by Dr. Ichiro Irabu, who is the child-like son of the hospital director. His assistant is the sullen faced sexy nurse Mayumi. With his mysterious injections, and advice that does not make sense, Dr. Irabu confuses his patients. But at the end of his unique treatments, the patients are lead to digging further into their souls to find peace of mind.

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Characters & Voice Actors

Irabu, Ichiro
Irabu, Ichiro
Main
Park, Romi
Japanese
Park, Romi
Mitsuya, Yuuji
Japanese
Mitsuya, Yuuji
Mayumi
Mayumi
Supporting
Sugimoto, Yumi
Japanese
Sugimoto, Yumi
Fukuicchi
Fukuicchi
Supporting
Fukui, Kenji
Japanese
Fukui, Kenji
Bando, Shinichi
Bando, Shinichi
Supporting
Namikawa, Daisuke
Japanese
Namikawa, Daisuke

Staff

Yamamoto, Kouji
Producer
Jouno, Masato
Producer
Nakamura, Kenji
Director, Episode Director, Storyboard
Nagasaki, Yukio
Sound Director



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Dec 29, 2009
Detective
Here is an anime that will turn 90% of its viewers away. Why? Because it dares to be distinctly different. For the remaining 10% who watched after the first episode, you probably know already how great this anime is. Now let's hope to switch these figures, so everyone can enjoy.

Story: 9/10
The story is of Dr. Irabu, a psychiatrist who also happens to be the vice chairman in his fathers hospital. He's an incredibly skilled doctor who welcomes many patients, and his treatment is always vitamin injections. The story revolves around the people with disorders such as OCD (Obsessive Compulsive Disorder), NPD (Narcissistic Personality Disorder), and read more
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Apr 15, 2014
Matas
"No one is perfect!"

Everybody has problems, everybody has fears, everybody needs help sometimes, but despite being as flawed as we are society seamlessly moves forward and knowingly or not we are each an important gear in advancing our culture and world.

Kuuchuu Buranko is an artistic, psychedelic expression of problems or doubts we have and getting through them or bettering ourselves. Some of us have common fears and anxieties from not being able to deal with our families and trying to run away, to maybe some stranger problems like uncontrollable erections, as well as everything in-between. Those are the types of experiences we handle in read more
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Nov 19, 2014
Kenji_The_Engi
"I told my psychiatrist that everyone hates me. He said I was being ridiculous - everyone hasn't met me yet."
-Rodney Dangerfield

Story: 8/10
The story of Kuuchuu Buranko is an episodic one revolving around a psychiatrist by the name of Irabu who works in the psychiatric ward of the Irabu General Hospital. Each episode has another patient coming to see Irabu to have him solve their psychological problems which are represented in a really exaggerated way. One character suffers from a perma-boner while another is terrified of all sharp objects and is yet a member of the read more
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Dec 29, 2009
nicepants
Trapeze is a show that comes along once in a blue moon. There is no moe to be found here. There is no fanservice (apart from Mayumi's injections). There are no lolis. The art style is odd, and there is no bloodshed.

So, why should you watch it, you ask? Trapeze is a story that dares to be drastically different, with amazing writing and strong characters, while supporting a unique and engaging art style. The voice acting is top notch, and the stories are great.

Taking place mid-to-late December, the show is mostly episodic, covering the same time frame. Characters appear in episodes other than their read more
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Recommendations

Very similar style in which they tell their stories. You see events from different perspectives and how everyone is related by the end of each series. They each may seem solely episodic but by the end you see the big picture and how everything fit together. They're both pretty psychological and delve into its characters minds to confront their delusions and problems. 
reportRecommended by Danish
Wonderfully, these two anime capture your attention from the start. The protagonists of the series dually act as minor and major roles in the "episodic" storyline. The two protagonists from Bartender and Trapeze tend to deal with peoples social troubles and help them solve them through strangely fitting and often intriguing ways. The anime Bartender is more serious, while Trapeze cracks jokes to enhance the psychedelic mood. If you're contemplating on watching these and are led astray by the art or concept, give either a try! If you enjoyed or are enjoying either, check the other one out - you won't be disappointed. 
reportRecommended by Detective
Both of them deal with the inner universe within a human's head. We explore various images of unconscious through an unique style of animation and character designs. Mind Game and Kuchu Buranko also features some real actors playing roles of anime characters. Sometimes they're integrated in the whole picture, by adding some drawn elements to their appearance, sometimes they completely separate from anime.

PS personally don't like to write recs after the first ep, but in this case it seems that Kuchu will work out in Mind Game style. 
reportRecommended by Iahel
Kuchu Buranko is the newest series made by the same staff of Mononoke. Despite having considerable different themes and settings, both have unique art style and animation techniques, with mysterious and intriguing plots led by mysterious and intriguing main characters. If you're enjoying Kuchu Buranko, check Mononoke. If you enjoyed Mononoke, check Kuchu Buranko. 
reportRecommended by Mah_Marina
Both works are about investigating disorders. Kuuchuu Buranko is about treating actual psychiatric disorders while Bakemonogatari is about treating the supernatural. Think of Buranko as the psychiatric version of Bakemonogatari and Bakemonogatari as the supernatural version of Buranko. 
reportRecommended by Yukariki
Both anime are crazy comedies about psychological issues. They include playing with different types of animation and are drawn in an uniqe way.  
reportRecommended by Snowley

Opening Theme

"Upside Down" by Denki Groove (電気グルーヴ)

Ending Theme

Shangri-La (Y.Sunahara 2009 Remodel) by Denki Groove (電気グルーヴ)

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