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: Tuesdays at 02:00 (JST)
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: 6.931 (scored by 2259622,596 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #44872
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #2842
Members: 60,435
Favorites: 220

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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.

(Source: Wikipedia)

Characters & Voice Actors



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


Sep 1, 2009
I was entertained by watching this series. At first i thougt that it would be only fighting, but there's more to it. In the series there's some episodes that are alike, when they just have to fight the shadow monsters, but the ending was very good. The character Shirogane was the most interesting person. I think it's a good story, allthough in the middle it gets boring, but you just have to watch it till the ending.
Apr 16, 2009
Mixed Feelings
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 ...
Aug 29, 2009
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 ...

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