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Japanese: さらざんまい
English: Sarazanmai
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Type: TV
Episodes: 11
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 12, 2019 to Jun 21, 2019
Premiered: Spring 2019
Broadcast: Fridays at 00:55 (JST)
Licensors: Funimation
Studios: MAPPA, Lapin Track
Source: Original
Genres: ActionAction, FantasyFantasy, SupernaturalSupernatural
Theme: AnthropomorphicAnthropomorphic
Duration: 22 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.481 (scored by 4817748,177 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #18722
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #1676
Members: 132,181
Favorites: 1,369

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After the noble Kappa Kingdom falls to the Otter Empire, the Kappa prince Keppi loses much of his power and becomes helpless against the unseen Kapa-zombies. These zombies plague the world, and are the creations of the Otters and manifestations of people's deepest desires. With no other choice, Keppi must rely on three young boys: Kazuki Yasaka, who must carry a box with him wherever he goes; Enta Jinnai, Kazuki's childhood friend; and Tooi Kuji, a delinquent and a school truant.

By having the mythical organ called a shirikodama removed from them, the boys are able to become Kappa themselves and fight the Kapa-zombies. However, to defeat them, the boys must connect with each other via their minds, bodies, and—most importantly—secrets. As the Kappa Kingdom relies on these boys, they must reveal themselves as they have never done before, all the while learning that connections are fragile and truly precious things.

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Characters & Voice Actors


Suwabe, Junichi

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Kuji, Chikai

Tsuda, Kenjirou


Kuroda, Takaya

Yasaka, Haruka

Kugimiya, Rie



Opening Theme

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"Massara (まっさら)" by KANA-BOON (eps 1-10)

Ending Theme

1: "Stand by me (スタンドバイミー)" by the peggies (eps 1-10)
2: "Massara (まっさら)" by KANA-BOON (eps 11)


Jun 20, 2019
Sarazanmai is Kunihiko Ikuhara’s first director project since 2015. It’s been four years since we were graced by his body of creativity. This man is no doubt a legend. Whether you enjoy his style of creative content or not, he has been involved with outstanding anime that people still talk about today. These include the iconic Sailor Moon, the infamous Revolutionary Girl Utena, and one of the most bizarre shows of the past decade, Mawaru Penguindrum. Yuri Kuma Arashi may have been one of his lesser known projects but to make a comeback with this show called Sarazanmai is a feat of itself. Be prepared ...
Jun 20, 2019
Mixed Feelings
Imagine an anime just like the premise of Persona 5 by altering desires, but instead of stealing people's hearts you steal people's anal virginity.
And if that doesn't sound weird enough to you, then I guess you'd enjoy it.

This is some borderline-hentai super gay fanservice right here involving magical frog shotas, especially in the first few episodes, and I had no clue whether to like it or not at the beginning. It's definitely not everyone's cup of tea, but as I continued to watch the anime it gladly went somewhere, yet it was still so mediocre.

Just so people know, I've seen a couple of episodes of ...
Jun 20, 2019
Sarazanmai is a prime example of a show that falls under style-over-substance, and those who are aware of the industry's state should already know that this field of anime hasn't exactly been very praise-worthy in the recent years. This is.... an addition to the overall selection we have. Not much more since its substance is so lacking that it lessens the impact of its style + those who know the director won't see anything new. Moreover, it recycles animation and entire scenes to such extent that it becomes partially skip-worthy. The repetition level is extreme, especially during the first half of the show.

If we look ...

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