Cheating Craft

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Synonyms: Zuobi Yishu
Japanese: チーティングクラフト
English: Cheating Craft
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Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 5, 2016 to Dec 21, 2016
Premiered: Fall 2016
Broadcast: Wednesdays at 18:30 (JST)
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: Blade
Source: Novel
Genres: ActionAction, ComedyComedy
Theme: SchoolSchool
Duration: 12 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 5.381 (scored by 2488824,888 users)
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Ranked: #119512
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Popularity: #2589
Members: 69,906
Favorites: 50

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In a world where academic success decides your entire future, the exam room becomes a ruthless battlefield. Passing the exams guarantees a successful future. Failing dooms you to live a cruel life, tormented by suffering and despair. Only the most intelligent—or cunning—students make it out alive. These are the two strategies of combat: spend your entire life studying for the test, or perfect your cheating strategy. The students who dedicate themselves to studying are called “Learning Type” students, and they are forced to collaborate with a “Cheating Type” student in order to battle their rivals for the top grades.

The cheater Zhuge Mu Ming and studious academic Qiao Yi Huang decide to team up against the exams. However, the allies are soon divided, becoming bitter rivals. Will they be able to make it on their own? And if so, who will survive the challenge and emerge victorious?

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Ten minute shorts based on Gemini Xin Luo's novel Zuobi Yishu.

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Characters & Voice Actors

Zhuge, Mu Ming

Yamaguchi, Tomohiro

Huang, Qiao Yi

Kugimiya, Rie


Ikeda, Junya

Liu, Bai Jiu

Ueda, Reina

Zhou, Lun Yu

Namikawa, Daisuke

Xing, Li

Hikasa, Youko


Mitsuishi, Kotono


Kusuda, Aina
Theme Song Performance
Watanabe, Shio
Theme Song Lyrics


Opening Theme

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"Kasoku Suru Trial (加速するトライアル)" by Kamen Joshi


Dec 21, 2016
Cheating Craft is the definition of an absolutely brilliant mediocre anime!

You might be thinking, "How could you give this mediocre series a ten, especially when you only give tens to three percent of anime?!" Well, it's actually a six, but hear me out for a second...

(TL;DR at end)

If you've already watched this show, you probably already know that it's really not THAT great. However, have you ever seen another series like this...? The answer is probably no, and that's where I feel this anime shines the most.

Anime is supposed to be the genre of artistic imagination, yet we're constantly bombarded with the same concepts ...
Apr 1, 2017
Mixed Feelings
Are you bored with no ideas? Do you want to see a low-rated anime? Do you like to waste time? You no longer feel that feeling: "How Dragon Ball fillers are good."?

If your answers were "Yeah" so far, then watch "Cheating Craft". I would not recommend this anime even for my enemies.

Let's talk about topics:

1. History. Totally rushed, with more holes than cheese and totally and definitely able to give you Bugs and Tilts in the brain. It turns well until the 2nd episode. Where to start from there begins the "shooting" to leave holes. Missing explanations of why such thing was done, how things ...
Dec 21, 2016
Ok, if I would describe this anime amongst the character's technique, I describe it as "Suck-katsu Technique" as it in this anime for all of what is expected "TOTALLY SUCKS!!!!!" as one reviewer's comment states, "It becomes a chore than an amusement." Man, just what the fuck was Haoliner Animation League', studio Blade thinking for making an anime out of a Chinese light novel titled Zuobi Yishu by Gemini Xin Luo? Tbh, I have nothing but regrets about allowing myself to subject to such chore of watching this.....thing, where it would have been much exciting to watch 'Prison School" than this, sooooooo:

Storywise, It was ...

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