Aoharu x Kikanjuu

Aoharu x Machinegun

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English: Aoharu x Machinegun
Synonyms: Aoharu x Machine Gun
Japanese: 青春×機関銃


Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jul 3, 2015 to Sep 18, 2015
Premiered: Summer 2015
Broadcast: Fridays at 01:46 (JST)
Licensors: Sentai Filmworks
Studios: Brain's Base
Source: Manga
Genres: ActionAction, ComedyComedy, SportsSports
Demographic: ShounenShounen
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.171 (scored by 9071690,716 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #30112
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #894
Members: 199,670
Favorites: 1,241

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Hotaru Tachibana has a strong sense of justice and just cannot help confronting those who choose to perform malicious acts. Furthermore, Hotaru is actually a girl who likes to disguise herself as a boy. After hearing rumors that her best friend was tricked by the popular host of a local club, Hotaru seeks to punish the evildoer. Upon arriving at the club, however, she is challenged to a so-called "survival game" by the host Masamune Matsuoka, where the first person hit by the bullet of a toy gun will lose.

After a destructive fight which results in Hotaru's loss, Masamune forces the young "boy" to join his survival game team named Toy Gun Gun, in order to repay the cost of the damages that "he" has caused inside the club. Although she is initially unhappy with this turn of events, Hotaru quickly begins to enjoy what survival games have to offer and is determined to pay off her debt, much to the dismay of Tooru Yukimura, the other member of Toy Gun Gun. As time goes on, Hotaru begins to develop a close friendship with the rest of the team and hopes to take part in realizing their dream of winning the Top Combat Game (TCG), a tournament to decide the best survival game team in Japan.

Although Hotaru tries her best, there are just two little problems: she is absolutely terrible at the game, and Toy Gun Gun doesn't allow female members on their team!

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Characters & Voice Actors


Nakano, Hideaki
Nakano, Tooru
Sound Director
Sasaki, Tokihiro
Episode Director
Barr, Katelyn


Opening Theme

Apple Music
Amazon Music
Youtube Music
"The Bravest Destiny" by Toy☆GunGun (トイ☆ガンガン) (Tomoaki Maeno, Yoshitsugu Matsuoka, Mikako Komatsu)

Ending Theme

1: "Gunjou Survival (群青サバイバル)" by Mikako Komatsu (eps 1-7, 9-12)
2: "Tic Tac (チクタク)" by Mikako Komatsu (eps 8)

Sep 19, 2015
HaXXspetten (All reviews)
I don't think I've ever seen an anime with as many blatant plot holes and as much inconsistent writing as Aoharu x Kikanjuu. Now that doesn't mean it's the worst anime ever made (it definitely isn't), but it has a huge amount of wasted potential due to its weak story, horrendous characterization, and the fact that the author is seemingly completely clueless about how airsoft works.

Initially the anime feels like something quite similar to Ouran Koukou Host Club as the protagonist is a girl (Tachibana Hotaru) crossdressing as a boy who ends up becoming indebted to a popular guy (Matsuoka Masamune) who works as a read more
Sep 18, 2015
JackieNinja (All reviews)
Aoharu x Kikanjuu is a action, comedy, shounen genre anime about a girl named Tachibana Hotaru mistaken for a boy. This anime has personally exceeded my original expectations since the first episode. Just a quick warning this is my first review.

Story: 9/10
The story mainly follows Tachibana Hotaru's point of view. The episodes have a smooth flow in them, it always kept me on my toes(engaged) and loves making me scream at the screen for another episode. As everyone might know this anime is being compared to 'Ouran High School Host Club’ and I have to say I agree. Aoharu x Kikanjuu really does have read more
Sep 18, 2015
Errour (All reviews)
Aoharu x Kikanjuu is those stories that may be hit or miss, for some it might be annoying, for others it may be the start of something good.

I fall in the later category.

It may be annoying because there's no development of characters, for me Tachibana Hotaru is a promising main character, but there is a lack of background story, or intentions, that make her character quite annoying or plain. For example her sense of justice would be enjoyable if there would be a reason behind it, a story to tell us why this character think that way, but, as the story progress, it tell us read more
Sep 19, 2015
TenkaKuro (All reviews)
I first started watching Aoharu x Kikanjuu simply because I thought the art was beautiful. I had no idea what it was about at all.

And thus, I can easily say that the art is one of the best points of the series (in my opinion), along with the soundtrack.

After the first (few) episodes, I was surprised to see that I actually enjoy a series with 'survival games' as its theme/plot/however to call it.

Story 8/10
In my opinion, the story itself could be much better if the pace were slower. If the actions, games and such were more detailed, with more depth.
Still, I liked the read more

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