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Kurayami Santa

Alternative Titles

Japanese: 暗闇三太


Type: TV
Episodes: 13
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jul 5, 2015 to Sep 27, 2015
Premiered: Summer 2015
Broadcast: Sundays at 01:42 (JST)
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Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: ILCA
Source: Original
Duration: 3 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 5.211 (scored by 791 users)
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Ranked: #100092
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Popularity: #7382
Members: 2,179
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Kurayami Santa overlays animation on archived footage from the 1960s in order to recreate a Showa-era atmosphere. The protagonist, Santa, is tasked with maintaining the balance between the spirit and human worlds.

(Source: MAL News)


Fourteen episodes were originally planned. Episode 2 was cancelled and its storyboard recording was included with the DVD release.

Characters & Voice Actors


Nakamura, Manabu
Director, Episode Director
Nishikawa, Shinji
Episode Director
Kumamoto, Hiromu
Fukuda, Yasuhiko
Theme Song Performance, Theme Song Composition, Music

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"Kurayami Santa no Uta (暗闇三太のうた)" by Yasuhiko Fukuda

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Oct 11, 2015
deathbrand71 (All reviews)
Kurayami Santa had a really cool concept behind it-using retro animation and an artistic approach to tell a narrative in several three minute episodes. That sounds great right? It looked good and it sounded good but the realization of the show couldn't live up to the idea of the show. The story of the show focused on the wrongdoings on humanity. The final episode (also the best one) concluded this narrative with a satisfying ending with a cool moral message and a neat one liner from Santa. So how come the show still didn't work? Well-the story wasn't well executed. Most of the dialogues and read more


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Recent Forum Discussion

Question about 'Episode 2'
JPthugnificent - Sep 18, 2015
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Dec 10, 2017 9:45 AM
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Stark700 - Sep 26, 2015
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Mar 9, 2017 6:57 AM