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Japanese: 影鰐-KAGEWANI-
English: Kagewani
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Type: TV
Episodes: 13
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 2, 2015 to Dec 25, 2015
Premiered: Fall 2015
Broadcast: Fridays at 23:17 (JST)
Producers: Directions
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: Tomovies
Source: Original
Genres: HorrorHorror, MysteryMystery, SupernaturalSupernatural
Duration: 7 min. per ep.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)


Score: 6.371 (scored by 1347113,471 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #74712
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #3946
Members: 33,277
Favorites: 31

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A video blogger attempts to fake cryptid sightings to boost his views, but gets more than he bargained for when his crew is slaughtered by a real monster. Elsewhere, students find themselves preyed upon by a sandworm-like beast, initiating a desperate struggle for survival on their own school grounds.

With more of these attacks from mysterious creatures occurring, researcher Sousuke Banba tasks himself with delving into the mystery. With nothing but the keyword "Kagewani" to lead him, he scours the sites of recent attacks in hopes of finding a lead to eradicating the creatures for good. However, Sousuke finds that these threats to humanity are even closer to home when the pharmaceutical company, Sarugaku, starts to encroach on his investigation.

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Characters & Voice Actors




Shindo, Naomi


Shindo, Naomi


Hirohashi, Ryou


Aizawa, Mai


Takashima, Tomoya
Director, Original Creator
Kumamoto, Hiromu
M.S.S Project
Theme Song Performance
Usa, Yoshiki
Associate Producer


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Ending Theme

"Arrival of Fear" by M.S.S. Project

Episode Videos


Sep 24, 2021
I don't really enjoy short animes so I ignore them. But since it was tagged as Horror, Mystery, Suspense I couldn't resist my temptation.

Sosuke Banba is a scientist who has interest in researching unidentified mysterious animals. As the show goes on we can see those UMA. It may seem little boring at first but after a few ep it'll turn interesting if you're a mystery/suspense fan like me. Trust me you won't regret. Story was great. Art was fair enough. Sound could've been little better but okay. Characters were so good and each character seem perfect. Tbh I really enjoyed this. So overall it's a ...
Jul 2, 2016
Mixed Feelings
Kagewani is one of those anime that has very little reason to impress as it is one of the shorts of the year. You’ll probably watch Kagewani while eating something or doing something else. However as a mystery Kagewani isn’t really that mysterious, and as a horror it’s not quite scary either. However it manages to be a decent way of spending your time if you have nothing else to do.

Kagewani is pretty much a monster-of-the-week type anime series. Each episode focuses on some humans, they get attacked by monsters or cryptids, and they either survive the attack or not. The series is episodic, ...
Oct 5, 2016
Welcome, to the start of horror anime month. Where most of the series I review will undoubtedly have the horror tag, not because they're scary in any way, but because they have monsters. Kagewani is a thirteen episode series that was written by Kumamoto Hiromu and brought to us by Tomovies. You may not recognise the studio name and wonder what else they've done. Well, there's this and its currently airing sequel. That's it. The studio is really new. How does their initial venture into anime production hold up? Let's take a look.


Kagewani follows Professor Judas Traveller*, a crypto-zoologist. You probably think of cryptozoology as ...

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