Futakoi Alternative

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Synonyms: Futakoi 2
Japanese: フタコイ オルタナティブ


Type: TV
Episodes: 13
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 7, 2005 to Jun 30, 2005
Premiered: Spring 2005
Broadcast: Thursdays at 03:10 (JST)
Producers: Lantis
Licensors: Discotek Media
Source: Original
Genres: ComedyComedy, DramaDrama, RomanceRomance
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 6.851 (scored by 1218312,183 users)
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Ranked: #49082
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #3970
Members: 32,070
Favorites: 83

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The Futaba Detective Agency, being run by Rentarou, who has taken over the family business, after his father's death 3 weeks ago. Along with Sara & Souju, his live-in identical twin assistants. He ends up running afoul of the local Yakuza.

(Source: ANN)

Characters & Voice Actors


Hirao, Takayuki
Director, Episode Director, Storyboard
Aketagawa, Jin
Sound Director
Kobayashi, Tomoki
Episode Director
Abe, Masashi
Episode Director, Storyboard


Opening Theme

Apple Music
Amazon Music
Youtube Music
"New World" by Yumi

Ending Theme

"Bokura no Jikan" by eufonius
"New World" by YUMI


Sep 16, 2007
Now, to be honest, I wasn't expecting much when I first laid my eyes on this one. Futakoi didn't impress me and even though I'd heard this was a complete remake with the only similarity being the characters I was far from convinced. However, it would only take the first episode to win me over.

My biggest problem with a lot of anime is that I have to force myself not to fast forward past a lot of scenes. Only a few animes I've seen can pride themselves with having me pay full attention to every scene, and Futakoi alternative is actually one of those! The ...
May 27, 2008
the first 4 episodes or so, are a bit confusing but after that you start getting the hang of the story. i liked this anime because its got a good amount of comedy, action and romance (*it centers around romance tho*). the story doesnt progress fast rather, it follows a monotonous synopsis and unlike naruto and other anime that has some random episodes that seem to come out of nowhere this one is really focused (w the exception of the squid i dont know why it had to be a squid lol) watching the anime Futakoi before watching this one might be a good idea.
Apr 19, 2011
"It'd be tiresome to explain it all logically, but, if I were to try and sum it up with one phrase, it's probably a story about love." -Rentarou Futaba

Futakoi Alternative...what I expected was a silly, light-weight, mindless action comedy. Let me tell you now, that is NOT a good description. Futakoi Alternative tries to be something much greater than that, and, in some ways, it succeeds. In other ways, it fails. Overall, though, I think Futakoi Alternative is a pretty darn good show.

Story: 5.5 || Art: 9.0 || Sound: 7.5 || Character: 9.5 || ...

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