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Ayakashi


Alternative Titles

Japanese: アヤカシ

Information

Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Dec 12, 2007 to Feb 27, 2008
Premiered: Winter 2008
Broadcast: Wednesdays at 11:00 (JST)
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: Tokyo Kids
Source: Visual novel
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: R+ - Mild Nudity

Statistics

Score: 6.501 (scored by 9,406 users)
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Ranked: #52672
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Popularity: #2033
Members: 20,853
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Synopsis

As a child, Yuu Kusaka made a vow upon a shooting star that he would stand on the side of justice and defend the weak. However, the death of one of his friends robs him of the desire to live up to that vow, and he turns a blind eye to the misery of others, using the mysterious power he possesses as a means of making money instead of helping those in need. His days of living only for himself continue, until he's forced to fight for his life against another classmate with powers similar to his. He's saved by a mysterious girl named Eimu Yoake, who also has strange powers.

Eimu reveals that his powers stem from a creature known as an Ayakashi, a parasitic being that grants the user special abilities at the price of slowly draining the life of the host. She helps him fully awaken his own. Now aware of the ayakashi he possesses, Yuu must live up to his childhood vow, putting his ayakashi to use and fend off those who would use their own for evil, all while unraveling the mystery behind the death of his friend.

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Characters & Voice Actors

Yoake, Eimu
Yoake, Eimu
Main
Mizuki, Nana
Japanese
Mizuki, Nana
Kusaka, Yuu
Kusaka, Yuu
Main
Kishio, Daisuke
Japanese
Kishio, Daisuke
Kare
Kare
Main
Sugita, Tomokazu
Japanese
Sugita, Tomokazu
Asakura, Pam Werne
Asakura, Pam Werne
Supporting
Shimizu, Ai
Japanese
Shimizu, Ai

Staff

Iida, Satoki
Iida, Satoki
Sound Director
Shikura, Chiyomaru
Shikura, Chiyomaru
Theme Song Lyrics, Theme Song Composition, Executive Producer
Ayane
Ayane
Theme Song Performance
Ichikawa, Jun
Ichikawa, Jun
Theme Song Composition


Edit Opening Theme

"Cloudier Sky" by Ayane

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"Kagaribi" by KAORI




More reviewsReviews

froseph
May 4, 2008
Ayakashi was a very entertaining show in the end. It took a bit to get started but I found it a brillaint watch, for a show thats about magic powers, like Night Wizard or Prism Ark, but makes it bloody, throws human ethics onto the production floor.

The base story aids this in its presentation. Although the premise is simple, Yuu holds within him a powerful Ayakashi and finds himself the target of villains wanting that power (played superbly by Tomakazu Sugita) while his friends suffer (the first of which was his childhood friend and crush Izumi. As nw Girl Eimu shows read more
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NoSurrender
Aug 10, 2008
Ayakashi, was...not bad. I was bored for a while and had already finished death note but a little advice for people who finish a GREAT MATERPIECE OF ANIME, do not wathc this atferwards, you will feel like crap and think "I could of done better". Ayakashi was okay but it just gets annoying after the first 5 episodes but atleast we get a nudity scene in ep. 4 or 5. :D
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gaimcap
Mar 22, 2013
Check your brain at the door, it'll just get in the way.

The show starts off with an interesting premise, but ultimately, that's all it is. The show feels like it was created by hobbyist highschoolers shooting for "cool" by being violent and "edgy" with pseudo-intellectual "dark" moments, but the execution was mishandled and it just comes off a convoluted mess.

Too much stuff happens in too quick a succession (pacing problems), and things are conveniently forgotten and parts of the story skipped (lazy writing). You'll find yourself thinking, "Wait, why is that happening? Did I miss an episode or something?" much too read more
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arichan20
Jan 14, 2012
Ayakashi is one of this animes that it has original ideas like the ayakashi power, how the power wakes up and ayakashi idea was good, but the way the story develop was horrible, very bad.

There are some things I like about Ayakashi. One of them is the powers idea, it is kind of unique and the anime explains how they get the akayashi powers. The OP and ED are very gloomy but I like them and the sountracks are fine.

However, there a lots of things I don't like this anime. First thing is the graphics, they are too blurry and the animations are very poor read more
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