Sakurako-san no Ashimoto ni wa Shitai ga Umatteiru

Beautiful Bones -Sakurako's Investigation-

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Synonyms: A Corpse is Buried Under Sakurako's Feet.
Japanese: 櫻子さんの足下には死体が埋まっている
English: Beautiful Bones -Sakurako's Investigation-
German: Beautiful Bones: Sakurako's Investigation
Spanish: Beautiful Bones -Sakurako's Investigation-: Sakurako-san no Ashimoto ni wa Shitai ga Umatteiru
French: Beautiful Bones -Sakurako's Investigation-
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Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 8, 2015 to Dec 24, 2015
Premiered: Fall 2015
Broadcast: Thursdays at 00:30 (JST)
Producers: Lantis, DAX Production
Licensors: Sentai Filmworks
Studios: TROYCA
Source: Novel
Genres: DramaDrama, MysteryMystery, SuspenseSuspense
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)


Score: 7.421 (scored by 8729687,296 users)
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Ranked: #19812
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Popularity: #1025
Members: 204,407
Favorites: 925

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When Shoutarou Tatewaki first meets Sakurako Kujou, he knows his life will never be the same. Initially believing her to be responsible for a disappearance in the neighborhood, he later learns of her true talent: analyzing bone specimens. Sakurako has quite the collection of reconstructed animal bones, but she wishes she had more of the human variety, much to the chagrin of those around her.

Soon, Shoutarou begins accompanying the eccentric osteologist on the many different unsolved cases she comes across—usually in the form of decomposing bodies. But with so many incidents happening around them, could there be a larger mystery at work in their lives?

Sakurako-san no Ashimoto ni wa Shitai ga Umatteiru is a story of two unlikely partners, each showing in their own way that bones can tell how one died, but only people can tell how they lived.

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Characters & Voice Actors


Katou, Makoto
Director, Episode Director, Storyboard
Sugawara, Teruaki
Sound Director
Minamikawa, Tatsuma
Episode Director, Storyboard
Suzuki, Kaoru
Episode Director


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"Dear answer" by TRUE (eps 2-7, 9-11)

Ending Theme

1: "Dear answer" by TRUE (eps 1, 12)
2: "Uchiyoserareta Boukyaku no Zankyou ni (打ち寄せられた忘却の残響に)" by TECHNOBOYS PULCRAFT GREEN-FUND  (eps 2-11)

Dec 23, 2015
Mixed Feelings
Sakurako-san is another one of those unfortunate anime which could potentially have been really good had it just done a few things differently, but instead sadly ends up fumbling upon itself thanks to a handful of slip-ups. It's quite similar to Hyouka as far as its theme and plot progression goes, but the pacing is significantly worse.

The story follows a normal high school boy named Shoutarou who has a not-so-normal friend called Sakurako. She has an unhealthy addiction to bones of all things, and finds it fascinating to study their history. By some strange coincidence, whenever the two of them are together they just so ...
Dec 23, 2015
I'm going to start off by saying that I loved! Sakurako-san no Ashimoto ni wa Shitai ga Umatteiru. Personally I thought it had a really great story, character (to a certain extent) and a good sense of enjoyment. Sakurako-san no Ashimoto ni wa Shitai ga Umatteiru is maybe a 7.0 out of 10 on the dark story meter. What I mean by that is the story focuses a lot (judging by if you read the title of the show lol) bones, death dead bodies etc. There is horror in it, however it is natural horror, it's not like an all in your face look at ...
Dec 23, 2015
Her name isn’t Sherlock Holmes but that doesn’t mean Sakurako can’t solve mysteries. Beautiful Bones: Sakurako’s Investigations, a series based off of the light novel, is a TV anime adaptation that takes place in Asahikawa City. The main female protagonist is a beauty named Sakurako Kujo with an intellect and fascination for bones. She specializes her time in studying bones and examines them like a form of art. Behind those bones usually lies a mystery whether it’d be the remains of an animal or human.

In essence, the series is a mystery adventure. Almost every episode opens up to a story and reads like a book ...

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