Monochrome Factor

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Japanese: モノクローム・ファクター


Type: TV
Episodes: 24
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 8, 2008 to Sep 30, 2008
Premiered: Spring 2008
Broadcast: Unknown
Producers: Sotsu, Genco
Licensors: Maiden Japan
Studios: A.C.G.T.
Source: Manga
Genres: ActionAction, Boys LoveBoys Love, SupernaturalSupernatural
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 6.961 (scored by 2145321,453 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #40632
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #2479
Members: 56,740
Favorites: 208

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The story revolves around high school student Akira Nikaido, a typical slacker living a normal life. That is, until he meets the mysterious Shirogane, a man who suddenly appears and tells him that they have a destiny together. When Akira hears this, he is shocked and doesn't believe a word of it. Aya, a friend of Akira, forgets something in the school one night, and asks Akira to help her and go find it. He agrees, and while there, he gets attacked by a shadow monster. Shirogane convinces him that the balance between the human world and the shadow world has been distorted and that Akira must become a "shin"- a creature of the shadow world- in order to help restore the balance. The anime has shonen-ai themes which are completely absent from the manga.

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Kou, Yuu
Tsuruoka, Youta
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Opening Theme

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"Metamorphose" by Asriel

Ending Theme

1: "Awake ~my everything~" by Daisuke Ono & Hiroshi Kamiya
2: "Kakusei~dark & light" by Junichi Suwabe & Katsuyuki Konishi

Apr 16, 2009
lekoweko (All reviews)
If this show were a video game it would be terrible. Thank your Wii's it's not. Basically the story revolves around a typical guy, Akira, as he and his friends try to stop the onslaught of "Kokuchi" or shadow monsters from invading Japan and ultimately the world. As you can guess, it can get pretty repetitive. That's not to say, however, that you won't enjoy it, as humor seems to substitute for plot most of the time, which, in this case was a good thing.

Story- 4

Let me first say the pacing of this anime was awful. As a read more
Aug 29, 2009
Chalis (All reviews)
Oh goodness where to begin with this...

When I first learned about this anime, I was hopeful. During the episodes, I still waited for something--anything at all to make it a good series. The only good thing about it is Shirogane. He was the only one in the entire series that had potential to be the shining gem. However he just became annoying along with the rest of the shallow and unpolished characters. I have to admit though, for making such uninteresting characters, they sure did know how to make them all equally annoying.

The novelty of BL in this show would be the only reason it read more
May 30, 2011
Bishounen_Hunter (All reviews)
So I'm starting to wirte reviews again...... And I'll start with this one. OK so, I picked up this title because most sites have this series pegged as a “shounen-ai” anime. But really? Is it really Shounen-Ai AKA Boy's Love? Because I don't see much “LOVE” in this all. What I do see is one character, the lanky fem [and it's always a fem] character endlessly throwing himself at the main character, with no reciprocation whatsoever. This show has as much BL elements in it as X/1999 [X-TV] by CLAMP does And if no one views X [X/1999] as shounen-ai, then Monochrome Factor isn't read more
Sep 27, 2009
b0n3s (All reviews)
It's my first time writing a review so i apologize if it's vague and not of help to you. :|

Story (6):
The story has got two main characters that is somewhat like loveless; Akira and Shirogane, sharing a bond to fight off evil and with Shirogane carrying unconditional love for Akira. Both of them, together with Akira's peers, fights to defeat darkness which are mostly in the form of kokuchis. However, It's somewhat predictable as to what might happen in the first 15 episodes of this anime?
[spoiler]A character will appear in that particular episode. Wallow in sadness for their whichever reasons. And suddenly, taking read more

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