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Karakuri Zoushi Ayatsuri Sakon


Alternative Titles

Synonyms: Ayatsuri Sakon, Ningyou Zoushi Ayatsuri Sakon, Puppet Master Sakon, Tales of Puppetmaster Sakon
Japanese: 人形草紙あやつり左近

Information

Type: TV
Episodes: 26
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 8, 1999 to Mar 31, 2000
Premiered: Fall 1999
Broadcast: Unknown
Producers: WOWOW
Licensors: None found, add some
Source: Manga
Duration: 25 min. per ep.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)

Statistics

Score: 7.501 (scored by 1,834 users)
1 indicates a weighted score. Please note that 'Not yet aired' titles are excluded.
Ranked: #15652
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #3651
Members: 6,192
Favorites: 27
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Episodes: /26

Synopsis

The dark-haired bishounen is Sakon Tachibana, a puppeteer, and the other is Ukon, his favorite puppet and best friend. Sakon is the (only) grandson of Saemon Tachibana, a national treasure of Japan famous for his manipulation of Bunraku puppets. Ukon is a child doll puppet made in the early Meiji era by the famous female dollmaker Unosuke. Together they run into murders and solve them.

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Characters & Voice Actors

Tachibana, Sakon
Tachibana, Sakon
Main
Ogata, Megumi
Japanese
Ogata, Megumi
Ukon
Ukon
Main
Kumai, Motoko
Japanese
Kumai, Motoko
Tachibana, Kaoruko
Tachibana, Kaoruko
Supporting
Yamada, Miho
Japanese
Yamada, Miho
Yoshida, Kenji
Yoshida, Kenji
Supporting
Hosoi, Osamu
Japanese
Hosoi, Osamu

Staff

Matsui, Hitoyuki
Matsui, Hitoyuki
Director
Kobayashi, Katsuyoshi
Kobayashi, Katsuyoshi
Sound Director
Hayashi, Soutarou
Hayashi, Soutarou
Script
Kokia
Kokia
Theme Song Performance


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"Hikari naki Yoru wo Yuke" by Humming Bird

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"Kanaete" by Akino Arai




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Feena-c
Nov 5, 2007
Story:
Mystery is the whole point of this show. Who killed who and why is the question asked every episode.
As a huge fan of mysteries, I recommend this show to anyone who likes shows that have you thinking while being on the edge of your seat waiting for the murderer to strike again. You really get pulled into the stories, you get a feeling of pressure and of being uneasy as if you really were in the story. You want the killer to be caught and for everything to work out. Something very interesting about the show is the mixture of villains. Some times read more
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Yemi_Hikari
Sep 3, 2008
Story: One has to be clear about this, a lot of the arcs run into the cliques of the murder mystery genera. Also, there are some that have very big simularities to cases in other Anime/Manga, but this is not do to complete coping, but due to the cliques that run through them.

That being said, what makes this story is the mystery solving pair, a boy and his puppet, and how they interact with the characters. As it progresses, one gets to not only get a really good mystery to try to solve, but a better understanding of who Ukon and Sakon are.

Art:The art read more
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stonnyfor
Jul 28, 2011
Ayatsuri Sakon is anime about a young boy puppet master who is skilled at using puppets and soliving cases involving murder.

Story:9
The story of Ayatsuri Sakon is About A Young shy boy named Sakon and his puppet Ukon getting involved in some weird cases involing murder and it is up to them to solve these cases. The story is really kool becasue its not episodic but instead they are like 3 or 4 episode arcs which is really different than im use to. Its like watching a mini movie every arc.

Art/animation: 9
The art and animiation were great it had that old school anime feel. Characters read more
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Khatsudum
Aug 9, 2015
After searching for a long time for a good mystery anime, I found Karakuri Zoushi Ayatsuri Sakon. I was a bit sceptical at first, as the animation looked a bit too old for my taste. But I gave it a try, and I actually enjoyed it more or less.

Story: 5 out of 10 (Minor spoilers)

The story revolves around Sakon, a puppeteer, and his bunraku puppet Ukon. Together they solve mysteries behind murders that happen within a group of people. Each arc is around 3 episodes, displaying nearly the same type of cases, i.e. ithey are a bit like locked room mysteries, so the suspects and read more
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