Ranked #1667

Uragiri wa Boku no Namae wo Shitteiru

Alternative Titles

English: Betrayal Knows My Name
Synonyms: Uraboku
Japanese: 裏切りは僕の名前を知っている


Type: TV
Episodes: 24
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 12, 2010 to Sep 20, 2010
Premiered: Spring 2010
Broadcast: Unknown
Producers: J.C.Staff
Source: Manga
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)
L represents licensing company


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Ranked: #16672
Popularity: #918
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Sakurai Yuki is an orphan with a mysterious ability. Found near the fence of his current home, the Asahi Orphanage, Yuki strives for independence. The last thing he wants is to be a burden to anybody. However, his ability makes this nearly impossible; whenever he touches someone, he feels their emotions and see the darkness within their hearts and what caused such darkness. Unable to control his ability, Yuki has often made insensitive blunders while trying to empathize with the person he feels pain for. Now, however, with death threats clouding his judgement and his ability increasing immensely, what will happen when a man claiming to be Yuki's older brother appears?


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Characters & Voice Actors

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Sakurai, Takahiro
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Giou, Yuki
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Miyano, Mamoru
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Renjou, Hotsuma
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Ono, Daisuke
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Sakurabi, Katsushi
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Aketagawa, Jin
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Sound Director
Tanabe, Yasuhiro
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Episode Director, Storyboard
Arai, Nobuhiro
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Episode Director, Key Animation, 2nd Key Animation

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Opening Theme

#1: "Uragiri no Nai Sekai Made (裏切りのない世界まで)" by Rayflower (eps 1-14)
#2: "Inishie (イニシエ)" by Rayflower (eps 15-24)

Ending Theme

#1: "Aoi Ito (蒼い糸)" by Rayflower (eps 1-14)
#2: "Kizuna (絆)" by Rayflower (eps 15-24)

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Sep 19, 2010
This is a bishounen anime. It's a showcase of gorgeous guys. It has very pretty animation--lots of the outdoor scenes have a rich, glowing atmosphere, characters live in ornamented rooms, and everyone has detailed hair and eyes that glow like gems. But the eye-candy factor is really the only positive thing about this anime. It's the only reason I didn't give it a lower rating, which it honestly deserves.

I don't mean to offend, but probably the only viewers that would actually enjoy this show are angsty teen girls who need some affirmation. Because the side characters spend most read more
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Aug 23, 2010
The Zweilt Guardians are a bunch of hot males, plus one female, who have supernatural powers. Their purpose is to defeat these powerful, sexy demons called Duras who wish to destroy mankind. The innocent and oblivious main protagonist, Yuki, is approached by the Zweilts because he is their light and hope in this never-ending battle. Granted, this is just your basic good vs. evil story with pretty boys on the screen, but this by all means ISN'T a bad anime.


Uraboku gets off to a serious start, delving into heavy subject matter such as: orphans, troubled pasts, parental abuse, death threats, and world destruction. read more
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May 2, 2014
'Betrayal Knows My Name' seemed like a promising anime with my interest lying in the central plot (or what I originally thought was the central plot prior to completing the anime) of Yuki and Luka. In Yuki's past life he and Luka fell deeply, and madly, in love. Luka finds Yuki again in his next life (reincarnated as a male) and stays by his side for the entire 24 episode run.

Up front that seems like a promising romance story. You have Luka who is madly in love with Yuki and will protect him as well as do anything for him. But read more
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Apr 27, 2010
X/1999 meets Angel Sanctuary meets Night Head Genesis.

Three episodes of this anime managed to remind me of three series I have previously watched. And I'm not talking about a vague reminder. I'm talking blatantly obvious similarities. Yes, UraBoku demonstrates a serious lack of originality from the start, and it sure is not afraid to admit it. Neither the story nor the characters offer something new and inspiring. The art is good, but it also offer very little innovation and originality, especially concerning the characters.
The reason why I've decided to write this review after watching only three episodes is because it would be silly to read more
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Anime: Vampire Knight
Very similar art. both have a supernatural plot. In both there are many hot badass guys.  
reportRecommended by Akarioru
Anime: Loveless
Both have/are:
Pretty art/pretty boys
Fights that involve spells
Only one girl plays a more or less central role
Descrete shounen-ai
Lonely central character with someone willing to sacrifice himself for him
Way sentimental and dramatic
Manga adaptation 
reportRecommended by EarthLover
Anime: Kuroshitsuji
Both are about bishounen, which is protect by tall, dark-haired and handsome demon. Besides, a lot of magic and similar personalities.
But 'Uragiri' is shounen-ai. 
reportRecommended by Reoa
Anime: Tenshi Kinryouku
It's very similiar to AS : main plot - girl's soul in boy's body, and atmosphere is so Angel-like. I feel that characters are made in the same way - poor and kind protagonist, his friend who is rather confusing, jelousy enemy etc. If you liked AS you'd like UraBoku too. 
reportRecommended by Eriis
Anime: Blood+
Similar in atmosphere and mystic. 
reportRecommended by Mokky
Anime: No.6
They are both a type of Shounen-ai, with deep friendships between boys and Nezumi kinda reminds me of Luka from Uraboku (Uragiri wa Boku na Namae's short hand version name) because they both are honourable, they both try to protect a weaker, soft hearted and almost clueless boy that they are friends with, they are both in love with the other boy, despite the fact there arent any confessions.... both anime are fantasy/horror based too with interesting side characters.... I'd recommend both because the art is fantastic as is the use of colour, the fight scenes are exciting to watch and the friendships are too  read more 
reportRecommended by KatieMH

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