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English: Kabukibu!
Japanese: カブキブ!


Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 7, 2017 to Jun 23, 2017
Premiered: Spring 2017
Broadcast: Fridays at 02:28 (JST)
Licensors: Sentai Filmworks
Studios: Studio Deen
Source: Novel
Genres: School
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 6.641 (scored by 3,564 users)
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Ranked: #51392
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Popularity: #3386
Members: 14,084
Favorites: 18
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Kurogu had a love of kabuki theater instilled in him from a very young age thanks to his grandfather. Now, as a high school student, he desires to create his own kabuki club in order to bring an appreciation of kabuki to a wider audience. He'll find, though, that with the weight of hundreds of years of strict tradition, it's not so easy to get high schoolers interested. A rough start is not enough to deter Kurogu, and he'll work hard to inspire in others the same burning passion he feels, until the day he can put on his own performance!

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Characters & Voice Actors


Yoneda, Kazuhiro
Nagasaki, Yukio
Sound Director
Shimono, Hiro
Theme Song Performance
Shimazaki, Nobunaga
Theme Song Performance

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"Running High" by Hiro Shimono (eps 1-11)

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#1: "Oedo (お江戸-O・EDO-)" by Kabukibu Rocks (カブキブロックス) (eps 1-11)
#2: "Running High" by Hiro Shimono (ep 12)

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Jun 22, 2017
henkuku (All reviews)
This was one of those series which caught my eye when I was checking out the PVs for Spring a couple of months back. Right now, I can safely say that it has hardly disappointed me and even exceeded my expectations.

Kabukibu is a story focusing on a youngster, Kurogo, who is incredibly passionate about kabuki (classical Japanese dance-drama), as he aims to gather people to form a kabuki club, hence the title of the show. The plot is not in any way unique; it's probably not the first time you will have heard of an anime where some guy decides to form a club read more
Jun 23, 2017
LeviAckermanChan (All reviews)
Kabuki-bu! I enjoyed this anime a lot more than i thought i would.
This is my first review on MAL btw... i thought i had to write something given how badly this show has been perceived by some viewers (maybe because kabuki is not this generation's thing?)
Aaaanyway! When i first started this show, i thought the story was gonna go the cheer danshi route where we hardly got any content on the actual club activity. But to my surprise, this show brought the Kabuki and it brought it really hard! i.e. absolutely well executed, enjoyable and still realistic enough. My love for the art called read more
Oct 7, 2017
fandomnerd12 (All reviews)
I decided to watch this after rewatching Chihayafuru (both seasons). So, unfortunately, I can't help but compare the two? Why?

Both MCs are obsessed with a Japanese art form that is difficult for most to understand and dedicate themselves to. It is about them trying to start a club and recruit members for people to partake in the art form. Kind of. Competitive karuta, which is what Chihayafuru is about, isn't an art per se, but it's based on Japanese poetry.

I preferred Chihayafuru much more. Here are the reasons:

STORY (7/10): Well, the synopsis and my comparison covered that.

ART (7/10): Clamp isn't known for pretty. read more
Jun 24, 2017
kokuborou (All reviews)

A simple and yet complex work of storytelling medium about the art of Kabuki from the Japanese culture. A story about following your dream and doing everything without any regrets later.
The story at first glance it may seem generic , a high school student trying to make a kabuki club and recruiting members, but after a few episodes the anime starts to shine and reveal its main attraction which are the characters .

The characters are what makes Kabuki-bu worth watching it. They are not simple or plain either not sophisticated or pretentious , their true nature is revealed on stage during read more


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