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Otome Youkai Zakuro

Otome Youkai Zakuro

Alternative Titles

English: Zakuro
Synonyms: Otome Yokai Zakuro, Girl Demon Zakuro
Japanese: おとめ妖怪 ざくろ


Type: TV
Episodes: 13
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 5, 2010 to Dec 28, 2010
Duration: 24 min. per episode
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
L represents licensing company


Score: 7.641 (scored by 23530 users)
Ranked: #11262
Popularity: #800
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Westernization, a time when humans and spirits coexist.

The modernization of Japan has begun. The Ministry of Spirit Affairs is established to resolve mysterious incidents involving the nation’s spirits. This ministry consists of representatives from both the human and spirit worlds. Zakuro, Susukihotaru, Bonbori, and Hozuki are all half-spirits who have been partnered with the second lieutenants Kei, Riken, and Ganryu. These half-spirit girls and the male second lieutenants are all assigned to Spirit Affairs in an effort to join forces and carry out any tasks given to them!

(Source: NIS America)


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Characters & Voice Actors

Nakahara, Mai
Nakahara, Mai
Hanazawa, Kana
Hanazawa, Kana
Agemaki, Kei
Agemaki, Kei
Sakurai, Takahiro
Sakurai, Takahiro
Yoshinokazura, Riken
Yoshinokazura, Riken
Hino, Satoshi
Hino, Satoshi


Miyake, Masanori
Miyake, Masanori
Kon, Chiaki
Kon, Chiaki
Director, Episode Director, Storyboard
Aketagawa, Jin
Aketagawa, Jin
Sound Director
Suzuki, Youhei
Suzuki, Youhei
Episode Director, Storyboard

More episodes Episodes(1/13)

# Episode Title Aired
1 Prepare To Be Bewitched
Iza, Youyou to (いざ、妖々と)
Oct 5, 2010

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Mar 2, 9:01 AM
Story- The plot wasn't confusing at all. It wasn't cliche, and very original. It did have a few things that were predictable, but only a few. I think that this was a very unique and different anime. The ended was surprisingly different then how I though it would end. There was only one thing I didn't like at the end.

Art- The art really shined in this anime. The character and setting art was average, it was the fighting. The visuals were stunning during a fight scene. There were vivid colors and it flowed nicely. The cherry blossom petals that occasionally showed look beautiful. The read more
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Dec 28, 2010 9:54 AM
Ever hear of the saying "try something new", well I'm glad I did. At the beginning of the season I wasn't expecting much from Otome Youkai Zakuro but boy did this series surprise me.Otome Youkai Zakuro is produced by J.C. Staff and the reason I wasn't expecting much from it was because they were already producing 2 other more hyped anime this season. However I think this might be the best one out of the three they put out this season.

The series takes place in the Meiji Era (which is anywhere between 1868 and 1912). During this time 3 Soldiers are sent read more
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Dec 30, 2010 12:12 PM
Cliches, stereotypes, formulas, and other such mass production "tools" that are involved in the creation of "original" anime are a common part of the industry these days. One only has to look at the shows released over the previous season, never mind the previous year, to see just how many titles are nothing more than variations on a given theme.

That doesn't mean that they're all bad though. While an anime may be burdened with cliches, have a fomulaic plot and/or stereotypical characters, if these are used in an intelligent and innovative manner then it's possible to produce something decent at least. Sadly, many of shows read more
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Aug 21, 2013 12:53 AM
If there is something that i learned over the years that i watched anime is that it doesn't matter what genre is the show , shounen , shoujo , seinen or jousei , if it has a good story i will watch it and with that in mind i tried Otome Youkai Zakuro .

Story 7

It wasn't the best story that is for sure , but it wasn't the worst either , it had ups and downs as all other animes . As some of you know cuz' you've read the plot line this anime is about 3 soldiers Agemaki ,Ganryuu and Riken , read more
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Opening Theme

"Moon SIGNAL" by Sphere

Ending Theme

#1: "Hatsukoi wa Zakuroiro (初戀は柘榴色)" by Mai Nakahara with narration by Takahiro Sakurai (eps 1, 3, 7, 10)
#2: "Junjou Masquerade (純情マスカレイド)" by Aki Toyosaki, Yui Horie, and Yuuki Kaji (eps 2, 5, 9, 11)
#3: "Futari Shizuka (二人静)" by Kana Hanazawa and Satoshi Hino (eps 4, 6, 8, 12)

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