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Cheating Craft

Alternative Titles

English: Cheating Craft
Synonyms: Zuobi Yishu
Japanese: チーティングクラフト


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: Action, Comedy, School
Duration: 12 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 5.571 (scored by 9,687 users)
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Ranked: #76682
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Popularity: #1758
Members: 32,461
Favorites: 28
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In a world where education is everything, if you manage to pass exams with your academic ability, you will start a successful life. However, those who fail the exams will start a cruel life. The world is capable of only developing the gifted from a young age as measured by exams – but there are some people who cannot accept the destiny they face if they are unable to pass the exam, and would do anything to pass it. This includes cheating and interfering with the exam. Thus, the examination hall has become a battlefield.

L (learning) type and C (Cheating) type students prevent each other from interfering with the exam, so that they can aim for high scores. In order to prevent the L-types from getting the high scores, C-type students battle against them. This battle also involves the examiners who do not allow cheating, making the examination hall even more chaotic!

The heated battle between Mumei, a C-type student, and Koui, an L-type, begins! Can Koui outsmart Mumei and her tricks?

(Source: MAL News, edited)


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

Episode Videos

Characters & Voice Actors

Zhuge, Mu Ming
Yamaguchi, Tomohiro
Huang, Qiao Yi
Kugimiya, Rie
Zhou, Lun Yu
Namikawa, Daisuke
Ikeda, Junya
Liu, Bai Jiu
Ueda, Reina
Xing, Li
Hikasa, Yoko
Mitsuishi, Kotono


Motonaga, Keitarou
Kusuda, Aina
Theme Song Performance
Sakabe, Go
Kouno, Takamitsu
Series Composition

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

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"Welcome Future (ウェルカム・フューチャー)" by Aina Kusuda

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Dec 21, 2016
3xTripple (All reviews)
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 read more
Dec 21, 2016
tlst9999 (All reviews)
Even with a short runtime (12 mins per ep) and a lack of promotion, for lovers of stupid senseless "switch off your brain" comedies, Cheating Craft is easily a barrel of laughs and jaw dropping goodness.

Story: 10

China brings you a new generic shonen battle / gag series to add to the pile of generic shonen battle series we already have in Japan. WITH EXAMS!!!

Cheating Craft takes place in a world where CHEATING IS SERIOUS BUSINESS!!! There are those who can learn and there are those who can cheat. Everything's fair in love, war and exams. From pen tranquiliser guns to X-ray glasses; from making origami read more
Dec 21, 2016
Whoahoho (All reviews)
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 read more
Feb 12, 2017
Zaku88 (All reviews)
I'm honestly not sure how this show received a go for production but I'm guessing some cheating was involved. Apparently, there's a country in which success in life is solely based on an exam. Students attempt to pass this exam using various techniques, including cheating. The show follows cheating expert and inheritor of the paper/wind/fire-controlling Shokatsu technique, Mumei Shokatsu and his actually test-literate partner in crime, Koui Ou. This is one of the worst mockeries/parodies that I've seen in ages and it really was neither funny nor cohesive. Do yourself a favor and save yourself a few brain cells by watching something else.

The show has read more


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