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Japanese: カブキブ!
English: Kabukibu!
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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
Themes: Performing ArtsPerforming Arts, SchoolSchool
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 6.611 (scored by 58815,881 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #60112
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #4733
Members: 19,935
Favorites: 22

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

Ending Theme

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 (eps 12)


Oct 10, 2022
This is my first review on MAL and I was mostly driven by the low-ish ratings on here when, personally, the 12 episodes were indeed quite the delight! Kabukibu! was rather an unexpected find and quite the unexpected gem! As a non-Japanese person who enjoys anime as well as the art and culture that Japan has to offer, Kabukibu! was indeed an eye-opener as I had been of the thought that Kabuki was primarily a dance form but apparently it is a type of dance-drama performance and I wouldn't have known that had it not been for this anime!

Kabukibu! gives a thoroughly slice-of-life-esque look into ...
May 26, 2019
Mixed Feelings
Kabukibu is a story I went into with high expectations. One of my favorite anime stories of all time is Showa Genroku Rakugo Shinjuu, and while I didn't expect this to rival that work, the concept of another anime whose main focus is an archaic form of Japanese theatrical storytelling was something that greatly interested me. This may have been a bit of a mistake, because at the beginning of this story I felt that my expectations were far too high. However, as the story progresses, we do manage to get some things that I find very interesting that gives the work its own reason ...
Mar 23, 2018
The way I would describe this anime is…half decent. There’s nothing really new here and nothing really terrible either.
I liked the idea of it. A boy named Kurogu really wants to start kabuki club as he sees it as dying art and wants to bring it to a younger audience. The thought of learning about a new bit of culture and seeing all the cool costumes for used for Kabuki was a nice thought. And the kabuki is interesting. From what I’ve gleamed it uses pretty simple stories like a band of thieves or too people in love and uses fantastic costumes, ...

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