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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 4842748,427 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #19472
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #1678
Members: 132,936
Favorites: 1,372

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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

Yasaka, Haruka

Kugimiya, Rie


Kuroda, Takaya



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)


Jul 15, 2023
Sarazanmai is a very interesting and enjoyable show that I was actually taken aback by initially. the clashing vibes of the stylishness (animation, character design, fashion) with the awkwardness & emotional vulnerability made for a pretty unique and fascinating experience. the magical realism aspects of the show were some of my favorites, and reminded me vaguely of Murakami works like certain parts of Kafka on the Shore. and those transformation scenes were classic as expected from a living legend. the only thing that took some getting used to was the shirikodama removal method. i won’t spoil this bizarre and hilarious part of the show for ...
Aug 12, 2021
Mixed Feelings
Kappa. Soccer. Boxes. Butts? Normally unrelated, but important within the context of this bizarre show. It's flat out nonsensical.

On the surface, this anime is unlike anything I've seen before, or likely will see ever again. But at its core, it is trying to be a melodramatic shounen ai with novel plot points. You'll repeatedly ask what the hell this is and why you're watching, but are also strangely unable to stop. I do respect the fact that the director was fully committed to the weirdness here though.

All three of the leads are butthurt for one reason or another. Some for serious reasons like guilt ...
Aug 27, 2019
This show was way to ambitious with the way it wanted to include anything and everything into its plot.

*spoilers ahead

So, the first episode looks good, shows some promise, the way characters are presented, kazumi's secret, turning into kappa, etc. And honestly, some nice, fluid animation, with no CG. Sure, there are some lazy backgrounds for animating people, but I'll take that over crappy CG. The leaking memory thing is also kind of interesting in terms of character development and plot progression.

HOWEVER, so much stuff and plot is just CRAMMED into a 11 episode series. Kazuki's secret, which honestly, could have been the main topic ...

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