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Otome Youkai Zakuro


Alternative Titles

English: Zakuro
Synonyms: 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
Premiered: Fall 2010
Broadcast: Tuesdays at 01:30 (JST)
Producers: Aniplex
Licensors: NIS America, Inc.
Studios: J.C.Staff
Source: Manga
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older

Statistics

Score: 7.581 (scored by 32,140 users)
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Ranked: #13742
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Popularity: #1025
Members: 72,443
Favorites: 311
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Synopsis

Otome Youkai Zakuro takes place in an alternate version of Japan's Meiji Era. In this version of history, humans and spirits coexist side by side in the same world. However Japan is becoming more and more influenced by the West, and more people are accepting Western religions as their chosen faith rather than the more traditional Eastern faiths which have dominated the country for many centuries, leading to conflicts between humans and youkai.

To help ease tensions, an organization is established called the Ministry of Spirits made up of a group of male soldiers and a group of female youkai. Unfortunately things don't go as swimmingly as one would hope, as one of the soldiers, Kei Agemaki, is terribly afraid of youkai and one of the spirits, Zakuro, has an extreme dislike for humans who accept practices and traditions from the west. Life for these two is about to become a lot more interesting as they have to learn how to cooperate with their worst enemies!

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Staff

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


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"Moon SIGNAL" by Sphere

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#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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Dec 30, 2010
Archaeon (All reviews)
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
Dec 28, 2010
AquaHaze (All reviews)
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
Dec 30, 2010
8thSin (All reviews)
Do not be deceived by the "seinen" genre, 'Otome Youkai Zakuro' ('Girl Demon Zakuro') has everything that makes it a shoujo anime.

The story is centered around newly formed Ministry of Spirit Affairs where Zakuro, along with other half-demon operatives and militants settle youkai-related problems around the city. Zakuro has a mysterious background, and slowly learns her own dark past through encounter with various antagonists. Hmm... the plot synopsis and setting sure sound like shounen. However, the story, character, and animation have such strong resemblance to typical shoujo material that it's hard to claim this is targeted toward the male demographics.

Story:
The story is set in 19th read more
Mar 2, 2015
OtakuPrincess010 (All reviews)
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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