Kuzu no Honkai

Scum's Wish

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Alternative Titles

Japanese: クズの本懐
English: Scum's Wish
German: Scum's Wish
Spanish: El Deseo de la Escoria
French: Kuzu No Honkai
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Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jan 13, 2017 to Mar 31, 2017
Premiered: Winter 2017
Broadcast: Fridays at 00:55 (JST)
Licensors: Sentai Filmworks
Studios: Lerche
Source: Manga
Genres: DramaDrama, RomanceRomance
Themes: Love PolygonLove Polygon, SchoolSchool
Demographic: SeinenSeinen
Duration: 22 min. per ep.
Rating: R+ - Mild Nudity


Score: 7.131 (scored by 328009328,009 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #35212
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #292
Members: 674,572
Favorites: 6,393

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To the outside world, Hanabi Yasuraoka and Mugi Awaya are the perfect couple. But in reality, they just share the same secret pain: they are both in love with other people they cannot be with.

Hanabi has loved her childhood friend and neighbor Narumi Kanai for as long as she can remember, so she is elated to discover that he is her new homeroom teacher. However, Narumi is soon noticed by the music teacher, Akane Minagawa, and a relationship begins to blossom between them, much to Hanabi's dismay.

Mugi was tutored by Akane in middle school, and has been in love with her since then. Through a chance meeting in the hallway, he encounters Hanabi. As these two lonely souls spend more time together, they decide to use each other as a substitute for the one they truly love, sharing physical intimacy with one another in order to stave off their loneliness.

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Characters & Voice Actors


Komatsu, Shouta
Andou, Masaomi
Director, Episode Director, Storyboard


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"Uso no Hibana (嘘の火花)" by 96neko

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Dec 5, 2023
tl;dr - This is a drama between multiple lovers, both students and adults with an emphasis on intimate scenes.
While the show has an initial protagonist, it often switches perspectives to the other characters to explain their motivations, emotions and reasoning.

This is a recommendation provided you go into this with the understanding that it's not your classic romance formula. It's barely even romantic, save a few situations. How someone walks away from this show is the real prize, it's what we take away from it and how we'd react that matters.

It has similar themes to "My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU/Yahari Ore no Seishun Love Comedy wa ...
Dec 1, 2023
Mixed Feelings
I have to mention that this anime has had a different score before, it was a 4. But I changed it a few months ago because I think I scored it too harshly.

But even so, 6 is well deserved, it wasn`t a great anime and it wasn`t a bad anime either. But it was at the limit of becoming the worst.

Don`t get me wrong, the story was interesting and the whole plot was a good idea, but it seems like it was wrongly executed. There were a lot of twists and turns and it seems that until the end, nothing is clear and nothing they ...
Nov 13, 2023
The plot for this show was everywhere, and it was just too compacted (literally has multiple plot-twists in most episodes). Overall, it just had way too much going on at a time. It took a while for me to digest (understand) everything that was happening. Eventually after taking a considerable amount of time to process the chaos this show ensues, I realized that this show is completely dogshit, fishy discharge, booty, vile, loathsome, and if you like this show you automatically gain FRP (Female Repellent (all women in your life glare at your mere presence)). Horrible theme, terrible writing, abysmal characters, unstable plot. I lost ...

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