Kemurikusa (TV)

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Alternative Titles

Japanese: ケムリクサ
German: Kemurikusa
Spanish: Kemurikusa
French: Kemurikusa
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Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jan 9, 2019 to Mar 27, 2019
Premiered: Winter 2019
Broadcast: Wednesdays at 22:30 (JST)
Producers: flying DOG, BS Fuji, Tokyo MX
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: Yaoyorozu
Source: Original
Genres: FantasyFantasy, Sci-FiSci-Fi
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.041 (scored by 1058310,583 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #40162
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #3968
Members: 32,133
Favorites: 174

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A few young girls with strange powers and a tree that has grown through a railcar cling onto life in a desolate land, searching for its last reservoirs of water. Their routine struggle to survive is interrupted by the arrival of Wakaba, a boy with no memory beyond his own name.

The girls and their new companion commit to a perilous journey across seas of burning red fog—all in order to find what they need to sustain themselves on the more distant, dangerous islands swarming with robotic bugs. Their ultimate fate will be decided by their own strength, along with Wakaba's curious ability to understand the Kemurikusa: mysterious glowing leaves with wondrous powers. Besides the girls, Wakaba, and the hordes of ravenous bugs, the Kemurikusa are the last sparks of life surviving in this land. How did things end up this way? Why are there so many empty buildings with no one to live in them? Wakaba and the girls lack the answers to these questions, which means the truth can only be found within the Kemurikusa.

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Characters & Voice Actors


Komatsu, Mikako


Nojima, Kenji


Kiyoto, Arisa


Sumi, Tomomi Jiena


Sekine, Akira




Komatsu, Mikako


Mimura, Yuuna


Oomori, Shinji
Director, Script, Original Creator
Theme Song Performance
Theme Song Composition, Theme Song Arrangement


Opening Theme

Apple Music
Amazon Music
Youtube Music
"KEMURIKUSA" by nano

Ending Theme

"INDETERMINATE UNIVERSE" by Yuuyu feat. Kemurikusa (ゆうゆ feat.ケムリクサ)


May 15, 2019
Director Tatsuki has been on a turbulent journey these past few years. He became a household name after the unparalleled success of Kemono Friends in 2017. Kemono Friends was a no name franchise from a failed mobile game and manga until the airing of the anime, which turned it into the industry giant it is today. That was largely thanks in part to the talent of Director Tatsuki. The man is a master of mystique and a world building wonder. He incorporates adorable characters into dark and sometimes even twisted stories, but in a meaningful and endearing way.

After the success of Kemono Friends, we ...
Apr 28, 2019
Mixed Feelings
Kemurikusa is a perfect example of two things: how an anime can be more than the sum of its parts and what does an anime with a bento's worth of budget behind it look like.

There's a TLDR at the end, dw.

Art: Let's get this straight immediately: this is by far (I mean it) the worst looking anime I've ever had the displeasure to watch. It looks more like Foodfight than an actual anime, the characters look awful, the animation is frankly appalling, to put it mildly. It looks like a high school student project more so than anything else, I cannot find a single redeeming ...
Feb 8, 2019
Preliminary (5/12 eps)
SPOILER ALERT if you haven't watched the show yet read at your own risk

Alright gentlemen fasten your seat belts for we are going to delve into the big failure that this show has fallen into
from what this show could offer, it is nothing compared to what it did
the story takes place in an apocalyptic world at the end of civilization
among all the wreck and collapsed buildings it revolves around a group of girls (it is implied that they are not human which i'll get into in the characters section) who happen to fight Unknown entities so called "Bugs"/"Mushi" in order ...

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