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Kubikiri Cycle: Aoiro Savant to Zaregototsukai


Alternative Titles

English: The Kubikiri Cycle
Synonyms: Zaregoto Series, The Headless Cycle, The Beheading Cycle: The Blue Savant and the Nonsense Bearer
Japanese: クビキリサイクル 青色サヴァンと戯言遣い

Information

Type: OVA
Episodes: 8
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 26, 2016 to Sep 27, 2017
Producers: Aniplex, Kodansha
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: Shaft
Source: Novel
Duration: 30 min. per ep.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)

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Ranked: #7322
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Popularity: #1638
Members: 57,807
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Synopsis

Due to a mysterious disease, the genius Iria Akagami has been forced by her family to stay in a mansion on the isolated Wet Crow's Feather Island with only a handful of maids. To keep herself entertained, Iria invites a variety of fellow geniuses to stay as guests in her home, including computer savant Tomo Kunagisa and her unnamed assistant, skilled fortune-teller Maki Himena, famous artist Kanami Ibuki, academic scholar Akane Sonoyama, and renowned cook Yayoi Sashirono.

These visits progress as normal until one of the guests is found gruesomely murdered in the night without a single clue as to the identity of the killer or a possible motive. Tensions rise between those on the island as the killer remains at large, and Tomo's assistant takes it upon himself to uncover the culprit's identity before the murderous events progress any further.

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Characters & Voice Actors

Boku
Main
Kaji, Yuki
Japanese
Kunagisa, Tomo
Main
Yuuki, Aoi
Japanese
Aikawa, Jun
Supporting
Kaida, Yuuko
Japanese
Himena, Maki
Supporting
Endou, Aya
Japanese
Sonoyama, Akane
Supporting
Shimamura, Yuu
Japanese
Ibuki, Kanami
Supporting
Kawasumi, Ayako
Japanese
Chiga, Teruko
Supporting
Gotou, Yuuko
Japanese
Handa, Rei
Supporting
Kuwashima, Houko
Japanese
Chiga, Akari
Supporting
Kuwatani, Natsuko
Japanese
Chiga, Hikari
Supporting
Shintani, Ryouko
Japanese

Staff

Shinbou, Akiyuki
Director, Series Composition
Yase, Yuki
Director
Tsuruoka, Youta
Sound Director
Kizawa, Yukito
Script


Edit Opening Theme

"Cobalt World (群青世界(コバルトワールド))" by Sangatsu no Phantasia (ep 2-6)

Edit Ending Theme

#1: "Märchen (メルヒェン)" by Kalafina (eps 1-8)
#2: "Cobalt World (群青世界(コバルトワールド))" by Sangatsu no Phantasia (ep 8)



More reviewsReviews

Sep 26, 2017
LouysG (All reviews)
:: NO SPOILERS ::

Zaregoto is a Nisioisin show. Who ever told you it was a mystery probably told you PMMM is a kids show, and Shokugeki No Soma is a cooking manga. Bottom line, if you like that Nisioisin flavor you're gonna like this OVA, if you don't, well, at least ep. 7 has a beautifully animated scene directed by Akiyuki Shinbo that's worth the 8 ep. price of admission.

Without reading any of the other reviews I can tell you what they're gonna say. Zaregoto is a slow build. The main character is an edgelord. It's a little bit too much of a stale whodunnit? read more
Feb 26, 2019
Veronin (All reviews)
Until the final moments of the second episode, it is extremely unclear what Zaregoto is supposed to be about, or even what it wants to be about.

Little of significance happens during this time: character introductions interspersed with surreal 'SHAFT-ness' (this should be coined as a word if it hasn't already) and philosophical discussions about the meaning of life and why the protagonist is apparently such a big fat loser. Cool, so everyone is a weirdo, and the setting makes no sense, but why are we supposed to care, again? I expect most people who are not already fans of Nisio Isin or SHAFT anime read more
Oct 6, 2017
SpoopsterCH (All reviews)
Zaregoto, much like most other Shaft and/or Nisioisin productions requires a certain mindset as well as expectations to enjoy.
While I don't like how pretentious saying this sounds, I still have to say it:

This isn't some 'Whodunnit'-rhomp you can watch after work or school while being half asleep. To truly get most out of it, I recommend really focusing on it as much as possible.
That, or get drunk and enjoy the pretty pictures and lovely sound.
I've been guilty of that too occassionally.

Now on to what you can actually expect.

Zaregoto is a character study donning the guise of a murder mystery, with some good indulgent waifu material, read more
Sep 29, 2017
kokuborou (All reviews)
We all know Nisio Isin as a genius writer for the Monogatari novel series but what remains unknown is his first work: Zaregoto Series who inspired him later to write the Monogatari series. Kubikiri Cycle: Aoiro Savant to Zaregototsukai is the first volume from that series that was adapted by Shaft into a 8 Ova and as any monogatari fan you can notice some similarities in the plot, story and character traits.

The main story is set in a mansion on a remote island where 12 geniuses with special abilities in their own domains and with different circumstances read more

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