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: 7.111 (scored by 335997335,997 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #36822
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #293
Members: 690,571
Favorites: 6,457

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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


Opening Theme

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"Uso no Hibana (嘘の火花)" by 96neko

Ending Theme


Apr 7, 2024
What starts out as a seemingly cheesy romcom premise - we can't have the ones we really love, so let's hook up as each other's substitutes instead - turns into a complex, scandalous and overall compelling story, emotionally charged and beautifully illustrated.

Hanabi Yasuraoka and Mugi Awaya are two high school students, each with a crush on their respective teachers, Narumi Kanai and Akane Minagawa. When they find out those teachers are falling for each other, Hanabi and Mugi, in a state of emotional despair, make a pact to be a stand-in for each other's object of desire, with the stipulation that they can't fall in ...
Feb 28, 2024
Mixed Feelings
I honestly wanted to rate this anime at a solid 10 just for its production quality, but like other animes that miss their mark, I just can't go higher than a standard 7.

The show is gorgeous, don't forget that. But the writing, the story, the characters, are all so surface level they are just like cardboard cut outs. The main female protagonist was the worst to sit through. Actually, the whole anime just felt like a giant slideshow about her inner dialogue that it completely forced me to just sit and wait for her to narrate the story while giving little consideration to other ...
May 18, 2024

Characters were nonsensical, unrealistic, vapid, idiotic, and all of the other negative words I can't think of.
Episodes felt very long and pointless.... nothing felt like it meant anything, and wasn't satisfying to see play out.
A huge waste of time.

Characters are all bad people, yet they make it out that they are all victims in some way (very irritating).

Somehow, Rent a Girlfriend and Domestic Girlfriend were more heartfelt and actually interesting despite the insane premises and annoying characters and situations; I didn't think that was possible.

This is just Toradora, but bad

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