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Synonyms: 18 If
Japanese: 18if
English: 18if
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Type: TV
Episodes: 13
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jul 7, 2017 to Sep 29, 2017
Premiered: Summer 2017
Broadcast: Fridays at 22:00 (JST)
Producers: Sotsu, DLE, BS Fuji, Tokyo MX, Mobcast, RAY
Licensors: Funimation
Studios: Gonzo
Source: Game
Genres: MysteryMystery, SupernaturalSupernatural
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)


Score: 6.141 (scored by 2009720,097 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #83942
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #2614
Members: 53,909
Favorites: 105

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Waking up in a strange bedroom in a dream world, teenager Haruto Tsukishiro finds a strange app on his phone. When he activates the program, an odd woman appears and tries to drag him to her realm. Luckily, a mysterious, white-haired girl severs their connection and helps him escape, revealing that the woman is a witch; however, their conversation is cut short. As Haruto enters the realm again, he meets an anthropomorphic, talking cat named Katsumi Kanzaki. While the witch's minions pursue them, the white-haired girl opens a door for them to escape.

After their ordeal, Haruto describes their savior—which only he can see—and Katsumi, the leading authority on dream world research, realizes that she must be "Lily," a being that resurfaces repeatedly across multiple dreamscapes. Hoping to leave the dream world through a blue door, they enter the witch's realm once again. Finding themselves in peril, Lily reveals the truth to Haruto: witches suffer from "Sleeping Beauty Syndrome," a coma-like sleep state induced by torment in their real world lives. Thus, they cannot wake until they are defeated in the dream world.

After finally defeating the witch and locating the blue door, Haruto and Katsumi say their farewells, promising to meet up in the real world. However, when Haruto exits through the door he awakens in the dream world bedroom once more. Seeking answers, Haruto and Katsumi try to uncover the mysteries of the witches, Lily, and Haruto's own inability to leave the dream world.

[Written by MAL Rewrite]


18if is a part of a multi-media project that also includes a mobile game and a virtual reality game.

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Characters & Voice Actors


Morimoto, Kouji
Co-Director, Producer, Episode Director, Script, Storyboard, Screenplay, Setting, Background Art, Key Animation, Animation Director
Nishimori, Akira
Director, Episode Director
Fujii, Toshirou
Director, Episode Director, Script, Storyboard, Setting, Chief Animation Director, Key Animation
Tsuruoka, Youta
Sound Director


Opening Theme

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"Red Doors feat. Yoshikazu Mera (Red Doors feat.米良美一)" by TeddyLoid

Ending Theme

1: "Wonderland" by Lily (Kaori Nazuka) (eps 1)
2: "Break The Doors feat. Aina The End (BiSH)" by TeddyLoid (eps 2)
3: "Yume Koibana (夢恋花)" by Kayo Sugisaki (Nao Tamura) (eps 3)
4: "ANGELNOIR" by Ichiko Aoba (青葉市子) (eps 4)
5: "Plumeria (プルメリア)" by Aki Okui (eps 5)
6: "Yukue Shirezu (行方知レズ)" by Gesshoku Kaigi (月蝕會議) (eps 6)
7: "too late" by Nene (Inori Minase) (eps 7)
8: "Sora no Oto (空の音)" by Ryu Miho (eps 8)
9: "Tsubasa (ツバサ)" by Misaki (Emi Nitta) (eps 9)
10: "Factor Word (ファクター・ワード)" by a-Mujigen (Shiho Nanba) (eps 10)
11: "Salvation" by TeddyLoid (eps 11)
12: "Shiratori wa Nemuru feat. Yoshikazu Mera (白鳥は眠る feat.米良美一)" by TeddyLoid (eps 12)
13: "if" by Haruto Tsukishiro (Nobunaga Shimazaki) (eps 13)

Sep 29, 2017
People say 18if is like a box of chocolates: there are both good and bad parts and you won't know which one it is until you try. While I agree, I would rather compare it to an expensive box of luxury chocolates: all the flavours are exotic combinations, with ones such as broccoli-mango or truffle-chili. Initially you are turned off because you can't imagine these crazy combinations can possibly be good, but once you try some it becomes clear that they taste much better than they sound. Of course, there will always be some you dislike, but overall it's undeniable that a lot of well-placed ...
Sep 29, 2017
When I saw the first episode of 18if it felt like the show would turn out just like how I predicted when I first saw it. Terrible. But outside of that episode, there was a strong episodic story that lurked deep in it.

18if used multiple directors and it used them well. Each episode had its own style to it and its own way of expressing itself. Interesting ideas were brought out in each of these episodes and they all had a good message to say about people. At its heart, 18if is about accepting the things that happen in life and getting over the ...
Sep 29, 2017

Growing up is never easy, we all have our struggles along the way. Knowing that it will all be worth it eventually is what gives us the courage to persevere to adulthood.

18if tells the stories of multiple teenagers struggling with real-world problems in a very abstract fashion. Emotional turmoil is depicted through young women struggling to find happiness in the life they've been given; whether it be bullying, the weight of parental expectations, ostracizing, etcetera. These stories are played to resonate with the audience across 13 episodes, with varying degrees of success. The times it succeeds are rare but worthwhile indeed; even if as a ...

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