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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: Finished 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: 7.961 (scored by 5,956 users)
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Ranked: #5912
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Popularity: #1715
Members: 36,577
Favorites: 164
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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

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

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#1: "Märchen (メルヒェン)" by Kalafina (eps 1-8)
#2: "Cobalt World (群青世界(コバルトワールド))" by Sangatsu no Phantasia (ep 8)

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Sep 26, 2017
LouysG (All reviews)

Zaregoto is a Nisioisin show. Who ever told you it was a mystery probably told you PMMM is a kids show, and Shokugeki No Soma is a cooking manga. Bottom line, if you like that Nisioisin flavor you're gonna like this OVA, if you don't, well, at least ep. 7 has a beautifully animated scene directed by Akiyuki Shinbo that's worth the 8 ep. price of admission.

Without reading any of the other reviews I can tell you what they're gonna say. Zaregoto is a slow build. The main character is an edgelord. It's a little bit too much of a stale whodunnit? read more
Oct 6, 2017
SpoopsterCH (All reviews)
Zaregoto, much like most other Shaft and/or Nisioisin productions requires a certain mindset as well as expectations to enjoy.
While I don't like how pretentious saying this sounds, I still have to say it:

This isn't some 'Whodunnit'-rhomp you can watch after work or school while being half asleep. To truly get most out of it, I recommend really focusing on it as much as possible.
That, or get drunk and enjoy the pretty pictures and lovely sound.
I've been guilty of that too occassionally.

Now on to what you can actually expect.

Zaregoto is a character study donning the guise of a murder mystery, with some good indulgent waifu material, read more
Sep 29, 2017
kokuborou (All reviews)
We all know Nisio Isin as a genius writer for the Monogatari novel series but what remains unknown is his first work: Zaregoto Series who inspired him later to write the Monogatari series. Kubikiri Cycle: Aoiro Savant to Zaregototsukai is the first volume from that series that was adapted by Shaft into a 8 Ova and as any monogatari fan you can notice some similarities in the plot, story and character traits.

The main story is set in a mansion on a remote island where 12 geniuses with special abilities in their own domains and with different circumstances 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


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