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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

Information

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

Statistics

Score: 7.641 (scored by 23860 users)
Ranked: #11282
Popularity: #807
Members: 48,986
Favorites: 227
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Synopsis

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

Zakuro
Zakuro
Main
Nakahara, Mai
Japanese
Nakahara, Mai
Susukihotaru
Susukihotaru
Main
Hanazawa, Kana
Japanese
Hanazawa, Kana
Agemaki, Kei
Agemaki, Kei
Main
Sakurai, Takahiro
Japanese
Sakurai, Takahiro
Bonbori
Bonbori
Main
Toyosaki, Aki
Japanese
Toyosaki, Aki

Staff

Miyake, Masanori
Miyake, Masanori
Producer
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

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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Archaeon
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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SilveRR
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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ThatAnimeSnob
Jun 6, 2011 11:01 AM
Zakuro is yet another fantasy romcom for girls and just like the bulk of its kind, it is generic, far-fetched and uninspired.

The story is about humans cooperating with half-monsters against other monsters, as part of cultural understanding. And since this is a fan caring show, the human military officers don’t look like unshaved macho brutes oozing testosterone, but as fashion model gays. And the half-monsters don’t look like ferocious hairy beasts but as cute girls with animal ears; the stuff otaku wet dreams are made of. This is how realistic this show is.

But I am not going to condemn it for being good at read more
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Johnforester15
Nov 22, 2010 3:31 PM
Otome Youkai Zakuro promised a unique plot from the very beginning, and it's only getting better and better. Backed by great character developement, voice acting, and artwork, this anime is sure to keep everyone hooked.

I like everything about this ainme, and haven't really found anything to dislike. I expect it to get even better as it continues, and I'd definently suggest it to everyone!
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