Gokukoku no Brynhildr

Brynhildr in the Darkness

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Synonyms: Gokukoku no Brynhildr
Japanese: 極黒のブリュンヒルデ
English: Brynhildr in the Darkness
German: Brynhildr in the Darkness
Spanish: Gokukoku no Buryunhirude: Brynhildr in the Darkness
French: Brynhildr in the Darkness
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Type: TV
Episodes: 13
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 6, 2014 to Jun 29, 2014
Premiered: Spring 2014
Broadcast: Sundays at 22:00 (JST)
Producers: VAP
Licensors: Sentai Filmworks
Studios: Arms
Source: Manga
Genres: DramaDrama, MysteryMystery, Sci-FiSci-Fi
Themes: GoreGore, HaremHarem, Super PowerSuper Power
Demographic: SeinenSeinen
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: R+ - Mild Nudity


Score: 6.861 (scored by 166307166,307 users)
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Ranked: #47762
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #683
Members: 333,447
Favorites: 1,138

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Venturing into the wilderness, the skeptical Ryouta Murakami and the ambitious Kuroneko were on a quest to prove the existence of extraterrestrial life when a tragic accident occurred, reaping Kuroneko of her life and leaving Ryouta in a critically injured state.

Ten years have passed since the disaster, and Ryouta is now living a normal life in high school. He vows to prove that aliens are real in honor of his late friend. A transfer student named Neko Kuroha unexpectedly arrives one day, bearing a striking resemblance to the late Kuroneko—even sharing a similar name. Most mysteriously, she seems to possess supernatural powers.

As Ryouta takes more interest in Neko, he is drawn into a deadly world where dangerous scientists hunt magic-wielding witches that have escaped from their secret research laboratory. Neko is one of these escapees, but there are many others who are in similar situations, and it's up to Ryouta to protect them from their would-be captors.

[Written by MAL Rewrite]


Gokukoku no Brynhildr adapts the first 10 volumes of Lynn Okamoto's manga series of the same name.

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Opening Theme

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1: "BRYNHILDR IN THE DARKNESS -Ver. EJECTED-" by Nao Tokisawa (鴇沢 直) (eps 1-9)
2: "Virtue and Vice" by Fear, and loathing in Las Vegas (eps 10-13)

Ending Theme

"Ichibanboshi (いちばん星)" by Neko Kuroha (Risa Taneda), Kana Tachibana (Aya Suzaki), Kazumi Schlierenzauer (M.A.O), Kotori Takatori (Azusa Tadokoro)


Dec 23, 2021
I don’t usually write reviews, not at all. In fact, I am pretty sure this is the first one I’m writing. Why I would choose this anime to review first, I’m not sure. I have feelings about it, less clear than I’ve had about others, but this anime, the same one which caused me to create my account, felt like the one to review.

To get straight to the point, I genuinely enjoyed it. I turned my brain off halfway and watched it for the second time since I had first watched and lost it years ago. I haven’t been able to just kick back and ...
Mar 26, 2022
Mixed Feelings
This show is bait. I was baited so hard by at every turn in the anime. Rewatched it and still got baited. Characters explain the plot under the assumption that the audience only has three brain cells. Great watch, 10/10 would recommend my children.

This is one of those 'the source material is better' animes. However, I do appreciate the effort put into making some parts of the story less drawn out than in the manga.

All in all, glad I watched this when I was still young so that I can revisit this at a later time (today) to see how much I've grown as ...
Nov 28, 2023
My brother in Christ, this is my first review on this site after years of watching both pretty good and downright bad animes. Why would I waste such a moment on an anime that I don't recommend? It's simple: because up until episode 12, it's a 6-7 star anime. However, episode 13 threw all of that into a blender and served us the most disgusting mess it could possibly result in.

"Why would the creator do that?" you may ask. So do I. And then, just as I'm about to smash my monitor into pieces, I read that beautiful part of this anime's description on MAL: ...

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