Mekakucity Actors

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Synonyms: Mekaku City Actors, Kagerou Project
Japanese: メカクシティアクターズ
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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
Genres: Sci-FiSci-Fi, SupernaturalSupernatural
Theme: Super PowerSuper Power
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.021 (scored by 202111202,111 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #40322
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #498
Members: 436,462
Favorites: 3,705

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On the hot summer day of August 14, Shintarou Kisaragi is forced to 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


Producer, Script, Theme Song Lyrics, Theme Song Arrangement, Theme Song Composition, Series Composition, Original Creator, Music
Suzuki, Kenta
Shinbou, Akiyuki
Yase, Yuki
Director, Episode Director, Storyboard


Opening Theme

Apple Music
Amazon Music
Youtube Music
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 (eps 6)
3: "Ayano no Koufuku Riron (アヤノの幸福理論)" by Jin ft. Aki Okui (eps 9)

Ending Theme

1: "daze" by Jin ft. MARiA from GARNiDELiA (eps 1)
2: "daze" 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 (eps 6)
4: "Lost Time Memory (ロスタイムメモリー)" by Jin ft. Matsuyama Kouta from BYEE the ROUND (eps 8)
5: "Summertime Record (サマータイムレコード)" by Jin (eps 12)


Jan 2, 2023
Mekakucity actors is an anime that is part of the Kagerou project multimedia franchise, which is a music video series created by vocaloid producer Jin telling the story about a cast of teens with supernatural powers.

The anime is not very accessible as you have to read the light novel and also the manga to really get a better understanding of the series. In addition, the pacing of the show is pretty frenetic as it has a lot of characters in 12 episodes with multiple backstories all interconnected with each other.

It focuses on Shintarou Kisaragi, a teen who has not left his room ...
Nov 17, 2022
Mixed Feelings
Mekakucity Actors is half the length that it should have been.

This show is twelve episodes long with around ten characters in the main ensemble. There just isn't enough time to develop them and their relationships with each other AND have as convoluted a plot as this show has. None of the characters get the exploration and development that they deserve.

That said, some of them come pretty close. Each character gets a moment in the limelight-- either a full episode or a big chunk of an episode to explore his/her story. Most of these episodes are backstory, which helps these characters feel more fleshed out and ...
Aug 9, 2020
Mekakucity Actors made by the Studio shaft, it was an anime that caught my attention for its aesthetic, in which I also expected a decent story, but it was very disappointing. It should be noted that I haven't read the novel so I will not make comparisons with the original material with the series.

The story in Mekakucity Actors has several problems is its poor execution, the pacing in this show is mostly too slow and with many flashbacks shown in a random way, which apart from being heavy to watch is somewhat confusing to understand what is happening. Then in the last episodes everything happened ...

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