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Mekakucity Actors


Alternative Titles

English: MEKAKUCITY ACTORS
Synonyms: Mekaku City Actors, Kagerou Project
Japanese: メカクシティアクターズ

Information

Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 13, 2014 to Jun 29, 2014
Premiered: Spring 2014
Broadcast: Sundays at 00:00 (JST)
Producers: Aniplex, 1st PLACE, Tokyo MX, BS11
Licensors: Aniplex of America
Studios: Shaft
Source: Music
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older

Statistics

Score: 7.211 (scored by 89,612 users)
1 indicates a weighted score. Please note that 'Not yet aired' titles are excluded.
Ranked: #25892
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #219
Members: 184,295
Favorites: 2,189
7.21
Ranked #2589Popularity #219Members 184,295
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Episodes: /12

Synopsis

On the hot summer day of August 14, Shintarou Kisaragi is forced leave his room for the first time in two years. While arguing with the cyber girl Ene who lives in his computer, Shintarou Kisaragi accidentally spills soda all over his keyboard. Though they try to find a replacement online, most stores are closed due to the Obon festival, leaving them with no other choice but to visit the local department store. Venturing outside makes Shintarou extremely anxious, but the thought of living without his computer is even worse. It's just his luck that on the day he finally goes out, he's caught in a terrifying hostage situation.

Luckily, a group of teenagers with mysterious eye powers, who call themselves the "Mekakushi Dan," assist Shintarou in resolving the situation. As a result, he is forced to join their group, along with Ene. Their abilities seem to be like pieces of a puzzle, connecting one another, and as each member's past is unveiled, the secret that ties them together is slowly brought to light.

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Characters & Voice Actors

Enomoto, Takane
Enomoto, Takane
Main
Asumi, Kana
Japanese
Asumi, Kana
Kano, Shuuya
Kano, Shuuya
Main
Tachibana, Shinnosuke
Japanese
Tachibana, Shinnosuke
Tateyama, Ayano
Tateyama, Ayano
Main
Nakahara, Mai
Japanese
Nakahara, Mai
Kisaragi, Shintarou
Kisaragi, Shintarou
Main
Terashima, Takuma
Japanese
Terashima, Takuma

Staff

Jin
Jin
Producer, Script, Theme Song Lyrics, Theme Song Composition, Theme Song Arrangement, Series Composition, Music, Original Creator
Iwakami, Atsuhiro
Iwakami, Atsuhiro
Producer
Shinbou, Akiyuki
Shinbou, Akiyuki
Director
Yase, Yuki
Yase, Yuki
Director, Episode Director, Storyboard


Edit Opening Theme

#1: "daze" by Jin ft. MARiA from GARNiDELiA (eps 2-5, 8, 10-11)
#2: "Headphone Actor (ヘッドフォンアクター)" by Jin ft. LiSA (ep 6)
#3: "Ayano no Koufuku Riron (アヤノの幸福理論)" by Jin ft. Aki Okui (ep 9)

Edit Ending Theme

#1: "daze" by Jin ft. MARiA from GARNiDELiA (ep 1)
#2: "days" by Jin ft. Lia (eps 2-5, 7, 9-11)
#3: "Yuukei Yesterday (夕景イエスタデイ)" by Jin ft. LiSA (ep 6)
#4: "Lost Time Memory (ロスタイムメモリー)" by Jin ft. Matsuyama Kouta from BYEE the ROUND (ep 8)
#5: "Summertime Record (サマータイムレコード)" by Jin (ep 12)



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ZtarWarrior
Jun 28, 2014
It's always a pleasant surprise to come across an anime that isn't afraid to present itself in a way different than most others. More often than not an anime's narrative is linear, with a straightforward progression that is simple for mostly anyone to comprehend. While this method does result in well-written and engaging stories, it can take an extra level of skill to alter the way a narrative is told and pull it off correctly without any hiccups. Mekakucity Actors isn't interested in being your average, everyday anime; it's one of the few that seeks to challenge the conventions of storytelling. To give a bit read more
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luciferthesecond
Sep 17, 2014
Upon skimming over the top 2 reviews for Mekakucity Actors, I went into this anime with rather mediocre expectations, considering as well that the average rating was below an 8. I had not heard or read anything about it otherwise.

Usually the mark of a mediocre anime sports somewhat unnatural or clumsy dialogue, and mundane art or animation. As such, I expected to encounter either. To my pleasant surprise, I immediately sensed a heavy dose of SHAFT animation, so I knew that I would at least enjoy the animation to some extent. The dialogue wasn't horrible either. I pushed on expecting to be disappointed by read more
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eskimoseb
Dec 27, 2014
If you’re familiar with shaft anime, Mekakucity fits into their portfolio perfectly, but that’s not to say the anime is perfect. If you’re unfamiliar with Shaft anime, it’s an experience very different to any other anime producer, and it’s very important to bear that in mind. I’m focusing on some of the flaws the show has in this review, but I enjoyed the show as much as I did some of the Monogatari series, and I’m very pleased to be able to say that. Regardless of your opinion on the director, Akiyuki Shinbou’s, polarising style, he has stayed true to it and to the source read more
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Philosophorum
Jun 28, 2014
(This is my first review so be gentle)
Mekakucity Actors was definitely among the most anticipated anime this spring season gone past. With an already well-established fanbase, an intriguing premises, and animation done by none other than SHAFT (Puella Magi Madoka Magica, the Monogatari Series), the series garnered a lot of attention from the anime community. Not only that, but the creator of the Kagerou Project (the vocaloid song series from which this anime is based), Jin, also had input into sculpting the series. However, after finishing the final episode, I can summarize my feelings towards the series as a whole with one word: disappointing.

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