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Kubikiri Cycle: Aoiro Savant to Zaregototsukai

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Synonyms: Zaregoto Series, The Headless Cycle, The Beheading Cycle
Japanese: クビキリサイクル 青色サヴァンと戯言遣い


Type: OVA
Episodes: 8
Status: Currently Airing
Aired: Oct 26, 2016 to Sep 27, 2017
Producers: Aniplex, Kodansha
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: Shaft
Source: Novel
Duration: 30 min. per ep.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)


Score: 7.871 (scored by 4,310 users)
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Ranked: #7362
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Popularity: #1748
Members: 34,245
Favorites: 116
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The story revolves around the protagonist "I" and the murders and mysteries he encounters. He tries in vain to stay out of the story, but instead he always gets dragged into the center of everything. Even though it seems that he contributes a lot, he always finds out that whatever he did was meaningless in the end.

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Characters & Voice Actors

Kaji, Yuki
Kunagisa, Tomo
Yuuki, Aoi
Aikawa, Jun
Kaida, Yuuko
Himena, Maki
Endou, Aya
Sonoyama, Akane
Shimamura, Yuu
Ibuki, Kanami
Kawasumi, Ayako
Chiga, Teruko
Gotou, Yuuko
Handa, Rei
Kuwashima, Houko
Chiga, Akari
Kuwatani, Natsuko
Sakaki, Shinya
Hamada, Kenji


Shinbou, Akiyuki
Director, Series Composition
Yase, Yuki
Tsuruoka, Youta
Sound Director
Kizawa, Yukito

Edit Opening Theme

"Cobalt World (群青世界(コバルトワールド))" by Sangatsu no Phantasia (ep 2-6)

Edit Ending Theme

"Märchen (メルヒェン)" by Kalafina

More reviewsReviews

Dec 5, 2016
IzaEpsil (All reviews)
A Zaregoto Series: The Headless Cycle Review (Four episodes)

TL;DR: Head tilts. Awesome characters. A mysterious, violent story that will have you on the edge of your seat by the end of every episode.

Those who want to watch this series, but haven’t yet:
This series airs only one new episode a month, so you’re going to have to be patient on either waiting for each new coming episode, or just wait until the series is completed. It’s not going to be completed until June of 2017.

Update: Episode 7 and 8 will be released in August and September respectively, delays most likely due to the final part of read more
Nov 1, 2016
Tacaly (All reviews)
Like the show so far, and can say the overall show so far looks good. Really like the facts and the story, but seeing the character design and the sound QA go by. It just hurts my heart. The other main chc. is by my means really into ****.

By all this its a hard choice to see the art and screen blend into each other, i get that anime has a style and the art style switch between 2 sets. But the reason to flip them so fair seems like the enjoyment fall.

The thinking that goes into it while seeing the show is amazing, I've read more
Nov 12, 2016
Symphonica (All reviews)
Normally I don't write reviews right off the bat without finishing the series, but 戯言遣い: クビキリサイクル (Zaregoto: The Beheading Cycle) a good one, I promise you!

To begin, this anime is the adaptation of the book with the same name. The author is NISIOISIN which should ring some bells if you are a fan of Katanagatari, Bakemonogatari, Nisemogatari and the like.


Well because this book is one of my all-time favourites, I won't spoil the story but I'm giving it a 10 because even if this is an anime adaptation, the story is more than likely going to be the same as the book (which I know).


It's read more
Feb 24, 2017
-Ikki (All reviews)
Well for this review i will be doing a spoiler free.

Zaregoto is a light novel writes by Nisio Isin who is mostly noticed for writing Monogatari and Katanagatari. Basically this guy can shit out and serve it to the people and they will eat easily. (Im included lol )

Nisio has an unique way of writing and make this happen in his own little world. Normally his characters are more humanized and stereotypes who are used on a way that makes them more interesting.

For some reason he likes to make stuff about geniuses. Yes. Zaregoto is pretty much about that. He took a read more


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