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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: Light novel
Genres: School
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 6.501 (scored by 983 users)
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Ranked: #53832
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Popularity: #3126
Members: 10,929
Favorites: 14
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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
May 7, 2017
jeikobu11 (All reviews)
At first it looks fine and slightly interesting, but after episode 1 it starts to get boring. Since the series revolves around Kabuki, we all or at least some of us know it's a classic style of Japanese dance-drama crap that is shi... can be boring. The mc tries to make a Kabuki Club at school but this character is annoying AF sometimes. He basically shouts out these Kabuki lines in public... the anime is based on this weird shouts with make-up... sorry this is just my emotions. Anyway it's not the studio fault, it's just the plot. There might be people out there read more
Jun 15, 2017
AIMBF104 (All reviews)
You know, if this show had aired ten years ago, it probably would've seemed a lot cooler to people.

Story: 6/10

It's the most trite, overused, cliche plot: a high school student is passionate about ___. They want to start a club. They need members for the club and eventually persuade four people to join. They all become close friends and have fun. The end. Kabukibu does nothing particularly special or unique to pull the viewer in; the plot follows the exact same formula that all of its similar predecessors have used.

You'd expect the kabuki theater setting to make it a bit read more


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