Hoozuki no Reitetsu

Hozuki's Coolheadedness

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Synonyms: Cool-headed Hoozuki
Japanese: 鬼灯の冷徹
English: Hozuki's Coolheadedness
German: Hozuki's Coolheadedness
Spanish: Hoozuki no Reitetsu: Hozuki's Coolheadedness
French: Hozuki's Coolheadedness
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Type: TV
Episodes: 13
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jan 10, 2014 to Apr 4, 2014
Premiered: Winter 2014
Broadcast: Fridays at 01:35 (JST)
Licensors: Sentai Filmworks
Studios: Wit Studio
Source: Manga
Genres: ComedyComedy, FantasyFantasy
Theme: MythologyMythology
Demographic: SeinenSeinen
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.771 (scored by 4451144,511 users)
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Ranked: #10222
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #1664
Members: 129,831
Favorites: 1,269

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Hell is a bureaucracy, and business is running smoother than ever thanks to the demonic efficiency of Hoozuki, chief deputy to Lord Enma, the King of Hell. Whether offering counsel to the Momotarou of Japanese folklore or receiving diplomatic missions from the Judeo-Christian Hell, the demon who runs the show from behind the king's imposing shadow is ready to beat down any challenges coming his way into a bloody pulp. Metaphorically, of course...

The poster boy for micromanagement and armed with negotiation skills worthy of Wall Street, Hoozuki no Reitetsu follows the sadistic and level-headed Hoozuki as he spends his days troubleshooting hell. With an abundance of familiar faces from popular Japanese legends and East Asian mythology working middle management positions, this referential and anachronistic dark comedy brings new meaning to the phrase "employer liability." Just how hard could it be to manage employees from hell, anyway?

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Opening Theme

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"Jigoku no Sata mo Kimi Shidai (地獄の沙汰も君次第)" by Jigoku no Sata All Stars (Hiroki Yasumoto, Takashi Nagasako, Yumiko Kobayashi, Tetsuya Kakihara, Touko Aoyama, Eri Kitamura x YOUR SONG IS GOOD)

Ending Theme

1: "Ookina Kingyou no Kinoshitade (大きな金魚の樹の下で)" by Tokyo Philharmonic Chorus (東京混声合唱団) (eps 1)
2: "Parallax View (パララックス・ビュー)" by Sadesper Record feat. Sumire Uesaka (eps 2-7, 9-13)
3: "Caramel Peach Jam 120% (キャラメル桃ジャム120%)" by Peach Maki (Sumire Uesaka) (eps 8)


Apr 29, 2014
Loads of anime have a hard time being original, espacially in the comedy genre. Hoozuki no Reitsu has been a fresh breath of air. I mean, how often do you see the king of hell being treated like a little punk. Hoozuki is a badass.
Story: 7
The anime is episodic and does not follow a story with a clear end goal. It revolves around the funny cast and their interactions. The consept they used with the multiple hells and meetings between their respected cheif was brilliant.

Art: 8
The art is just awesome. The way they incorporate old classic japenese art into the background is fantastic. The ...
Apr 11, 2014
This is one of those animes that just make you happy.
I have to say I quite like the layout of the series and how it's made up of lots of mini stories.
It makes it easy to watch and you can just play it whenever you just feel like having a laugh.
Also throughout this series you come to love the main character.
He's got dark humour, always seems to know what he's doing and is literally the strongest and most sadistic person in hell (although maybe I'm not making him sound appealing).
I would highly recommend watching the series, it's something with character so that ...
Apr 20, 2015
Mixed Feelings
Hoozuki no Reitetsu

Review By: John Fragglepuss Evans

Hoozuki no Reitetsu uses a lot of Japanese mythology and history in its episodes. For example, there are many different levels of Hell for people to be sent to, based on their wrongdoings in life. There is an animal cruelty hell, where people are sent that abused animals in life. In this hell, the animals abuse the people relentlessly. The whole Hell system in the anime runs like the normal world does, with demons taking jobs and being able to travel to the different sub-hells. They even put on festivals and Satan from European Hell comes for a visit.

You ...

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