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Kyousou Giga (TV)

Alternative Titles

English: Kyousougiga
Synonyms: Kyousogiga (TV)
Japanese: 京騒戯画


Type: TV
Episodes: 10
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 10, 2013 to Dec 19, 2013
Premiered: Fall 2013
Broadcast: Thursdays at 01:30 (JST)
Licensors: Discotek Media
Studios: Toei Animation
Source: Original
Duration: 25 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.851 (scored by 34,866 users)
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Ranked: #8112
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #926
Members: 113,020
Favorites: 1,537


Matsumoto Rie. Those two words, more succinctly and more definitively than any other, link Kyousogiga and Kekkai Sensen. Fairly new to the anime game, Matsumoto is quickly proving to be a very talented director with a distinct style and Kyusogiga and Kekkai Sensen are the biggest proof of this. Set in fantastical alternative versions of real cities, both anime are brimming with creativity, feature a colorful cast and boast an impeccable visual direction. Beyond the superficial level, they also have thematic similarities, with familial bonds and the notion of sacrifice underlying the actions of the characters.  
report Recommended by metamorphius
-Fun and quirky animation. -One of the main characters is genki. -Thrown/transported in a magical world. 
report Recommended by OhShin
Both have plenty of frantic exaggerated action. The kinds of things we wouldn't see from regular people and yet there are emotions that are deeply familiar. A sense of belonging, wanting some place to call home, universal kinds of longing in all the craziness. 
report Recommended by fiore777
Kyousougiga has more action than Mawaru but these animes share several similarities: - Unique sceneries and colorful animation trace an intricate plot that starts as utterly confusing, until the end where explanations finally arrive and the riddles are solved. - Both are plots filled with symbolism, rabbits, a fruit that connects two people and Alice in Wonderland references. - The main message is "bonds" and the true meaning of family where a character disappears and returns later; also it is presented an unconventional affection between two siblings. Great soundtracks and Voice acting...and there are many other similarities which are not mentioned here due to spoilers. M.P. has  read more 
report Recommended by Orulyon
-Badass females -Top notch animation and BGM -Strange city with demon citizens along with humans -Male monk/monk like character who is close to FeMC  
report Recommended by VioLink
I think that "family bonds" is one of the things which make these two quite similar with a quirky, normal, but different setting. Both are quite touching but also have their turn of fun. Similarly, they're also manageable in length and don't drag out, making it well paced and interesting. 
report Recommended by leo22334455
Weird animation and storytelling, supernatural overlapping with reality, and a love story that persist beyond time and species. 
report Recommended by ninryu
-Badass female leads -Special weapon -A mystery surrounding certain characters -Artwork/animation that stands out -Both are in a city that is important to the plot  
report Recommended by VioLink
Despite a completely different plot, premise, characters and style, somehow I just feel that if you like one, you'll like the other. Both series have very colourful artstyles which make the universes unique. The characters are elaborate and fun it their own way. Creative storytelling makes both series very enjoyable (but confusing in the first few episodes). If you like short quirky anime then you should check this one out. 
report Recommended by abitofsalmon
Both shows give off an eccentric and lively atmosphere, coupled with vivid, eye catching background art. 
report Recommended by Objective
Both are surreal with unique, but beautiful art. Both main characters have secrets and powers they aren't sure of. If you liked one, I'm sure you'll like the other! 
report Recommended by livingdeadkat
Both shows have this over-the-top action where main cast fights against the established universe. Family bonds play a big role and there is an important big brother figure in both too. The feeling and the setting between the two differ quite a lot however. TTGL is a mecha with simple backgrounds and a lot of deserts that show the despair of oppression and destruction, while Kyouso Giga's genre is supernatural and the art is very fairy tale-ish most of the time. 
report Recommended by FoxSpiritShrine
Both are stories about parents, and family, and loss and strength, and growing up and learning how to make a place for one's self to belong. They're both really touching and they have similar fantasy settings, along with a good dose of nicely done action. 
report Recommended by Chinato
The two shows have the same message (family/comradeship) and both shows has a lively and enthusiatic visuals and whimsical color palette. 
report Recommended by Cosmicblaze454
Very bright and colourful and deals with Japanese mythology and quirky and weird animation and characters.  
report Recommended by aella_antiope
The non linear filming, the love of a town, unique people that make it up and the same feeling of I don't know what's going on but I love it anyways 
report Recommended by orphiic
Though, both of the series are completely different. The only thing that's similar is that they both have really good animations that makes it look a bit "cartoony". Highly recommend it if you like amazing animations.  
report Recommended by kawaiinekolover
Both series are about people who go into other worlds, where humans coexist with other species of intelligent creatures. The two animes have a very colorful and gorgeous animation. (There are also similarities between the protagonists of both animes, but it would be spoiler...) 
report Recommended by Mindshelter17
A beautiful depiction of a damaged family. One of the most creative, joyful, and heartrending anime series of all time. 
report Recommended by delta5
A story about a teenager with a complicated relationship with their father, an absentee mother, and their hedonistic guardian, interspersed with religious symbolism. Oh, and at least one giant robot. When broken to its bare essentials, the series seen similar, however their execution is what makes them so vastly different. Evangelion received acclaim for its use of action, horror (of both the psychological and physical kind), drama, and some lighter comedy to tell a story that seemed almost realistic in its depiction of a child being thrust into that scenario. While Kyousou Giga isn’t afraid of showing its characters hurting, it never goes too far, and  read more 
report Recommended by Sohlaire
Kyousougiga and Touhou have pretty similar settings - they are both sealed "fantasy fridge" mirror worlds which are inhabited by both humans and youkai, and this is reflected by the character casts in both series. Both also touch on Buddhist cosmology as the gods are not always authoritative over humans. If you like the supernatural aspects of Kyousougiga then Touhou would be right up your alley, and vice versa. 
report Recommended by Lobinde
If you're familiar with both, you'd see that these two are notably similar. Concepts rooted in Eastern spiritualism, otherworld/doing something with that otherworld, powers, youkais, etc etc. Cool visuals is a common feature too. However, KnK is the much inferior version. 
report Recommended by Lanz
The protagonist Akko and Koto have similar energetic personalities that help them persevere. The action also has a similar amazing fluidity and motion to it. Little Witch Academia is a far simpler story, but they both contain ultimately uplifting themes, and should be watched.  
report Recommended by MariSan28
Both series feature similar art styles and directing techniques. The type of storytelling which takes place in both the present and the past is shared, as well as the types of bright and colorful characters that fill up the cast and lament upon their pasts. The bright and dynamic character and set designs that Kyousogiga has is seen in Concrete Revolutio as well. 
report Recommended by WattheWut
Both are visually gorgeous, with hevay dialoge here and there and heavy action here and there. Though the dialog is more important in monogatari series, and the action takes dominance in Kyousou Giga. 
report Recommended by Zaraquiel99
Both have eccentric cityscapes and similar feels. Highly likey to be enjoyed by a fan of either. 
report Recommended by Chadrius
How life and art are related? Is it a good idea to blur the boundary between them? Neither title approaches these questions directly, but the creators of both definitely meditated on them. Needless to say that it looks most likely that the Kyousou Giga creators have seen Sennen Joyuu.  
report Recommended by GomenidAC
Both: dark fantasy, memorable characters with interesting connections, beautiful art styles, female protagonists, unique world-building, themes of discovery and family 
report Recommended by CatsCantSmile
Both Anime have a positive story about love. In Kyousou Giga it's mainly the family, in YOI there are more shapes of love. I can't find a villain in both stories, it's just about each character dealing with their inner problems. 
report Recommended by Ajuma
These series put an artistic spin on the exploration of character relationships through the use of symbolism. The use of aesthetically bright and eye-popping colors are prevalent throughout the shows.  
report Recommended by delladork
Colorful animation and a plot in which the protagonists have to save the world are some of the similarities between these two anime. Also, both strongly rely in the message of true friendship and the bonds of family. Also, rabbits are a main theme. Summer Wars is more sci-fi, where Kyousougiga is more fantasy, but both are very enjoyable. If you liked one, you will certainly like the other. 
report Recommended by Orulyon
Both are quite crazy and have a similar theme of family running through them.  
report Recommended by Omasan
Both shows have strong female leads with strong symbolism, humor, and action.  
report Recommended by neongiraffes
At first, Kyousougiga and Kyoukaisenjou no Horizon seems to take place in a historical Japan, however they actually take place in a very complex world filled with magic/technology. Both anime can sometimes be random and difficult to follow; and they have plenty of action. Difference is that Kyousougiga tries to focus on a few characters, while Kyoukaisenjou no Horizon has a huge cast of interesting characters. 
report Recommended by Khalan
"Sorry if you find any typo, english is not my first language." Mainly, in these two series one can notice similar environments. They focused on the japanese culture and its myths, you can see monks, parallels worlds and almost anything can happen there. This is why this serie is a really great recommendation, for the variety of topics that cover in each chapters. Two short series that can enjoy in your free time.  
report Recommended by Almonds
They both have the "all-over-the-place" feel, so they both will require viewers to watch them several times before making sense of anything. They are also random, but in a good way, They both have eye-popping visuals, just in different styles. 
report Recommended by pakoko