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Japanese: さらざんまい


Type: TV
Episodes: 11
Status: Currently Airing
Aired: Apr 12, 2019 to ?
Premiered: Spring 2019
Broadcast: Fridays at 00:55 (JST)
Producers: None found, add some
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: MAPPA, Lapin Track
Source: Original
Duration: 22 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.331 (scored by 7,851 users)
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Ranked: #23922
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #1783
Members: 49,437
Favorites: 271
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Kazuki Yasaka, an 8th grader living in Asakusa, is turned into a Kappa along with his classmates Toi and Enta by a mysterious creature named Keppi, after they break inadvertently a statue of a Kappa, the guardian god of the city.

They are then ordered by Keppi, who claims to be the first heir to the throne of Kappa Kingdom, to fight against the Kapa-zombies, bioarms created by his enemies, if they want to return to their human form. In order to kill them, they have to make a specific sound called "Sarazanmai" which is produced only when the three of them are united, but the three boys cannot connect at first.

In addition, one of their secrets is revealed to each other every time they emit the sound!

They finally accept to take risks to collect the "Plates of Hope," given by Keppi when they defeat the Kapa-zombies, and which can make their wishes come true. However, some trouble occurs over the plates...! Along the course of the fights against the Kapa-zombies, their fierce past and inner conflicts keep getting revealed. This is the sarcastic fantasy of three boys who don't feel connected to their important ones, getting to realize the real meaning of bonds.

(Source: Fuji Creative)


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Characters & Voice Actors


Ikuhara, Kunihiko
Director, Series Composition
Takeuchi, Nobuyuki
Theme Song Performance, Theme Song Lyrics
the peggies
Theme Song Performance

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"Massara (まっさら)" by KANA-BOON

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"Stand by me (スタンドバイミー)" by the peggies

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May 2, 2019
saiyan_junio (All reviews)
What the hell? How is the anime community not praising this anime as much as it deserves to be praised? This may literally be the single most well thought out, most original and visually impactful show of this entire year and it's getting no attention!

I'm not a biased Ikuhara fan boy; I rated Revolutionary Girl Utena a 7/10 and Mawaru Penguindrum has been sitting on my plan to watch for years, I honestly had no clue what I was going to get myself into with this anime but oh boy am I glad that I started watching this!

The story is indescribable. It's bizarre and hilarious read more
May 2, 2019
Krunchyman (All reviews)
Amazon’s working conditions continue to surprise me. Sure, wristbands that track your every move are alarming enough. But(t) naked men wearing boxes on their heads and shoving marbles up their asses — truly astonishing. Although, is it?

Dude cross-dresses in female clothing. Naked frog shenanigans. Anal juice spritzing everywhere. And two cops performing a striptease. But for once, it’s not because of a Lady Gaga music video. No. This absurdity is the handy work of MAPPA studios. The same people who brought you edge-lords galore in “Kakegurui” and THE LEGENDARY TAE YAMADA in “Zombieland Saga.” read more
May 2, 2019
PapaJoan (All reviews)

Sara!! Sara!! Sara!!


Before you read the review you should know you do not have to watch other Ikuhara anime before this one. It is his shortest anime (11 episodes) and it is filled with good writing even though he mostly has made long shows (39 and 24 episodes) Sarazanmai is the most underrated show this season generating a low 7 MAL score when it should be a high 8. It is full of interesting symbolism, gorgeous animation, hilarious comedy, and the most intense anal action we have seen in an anime thats not weird fetish hentai.

Story: 10/10
Three kids turn into read more
May 2, 2019
AstralBread (All reviews)
I need to start with a lengthy quote from Richard Feynman:
“In the South Seas there is a cargo cult of people. During the war they saw airplanes land with lots of good materials, and they want the same thing to happen now. So they've arranged to imitate things like runways, to put fires along the sides of the runways, to make a wooden hut for a man to sit in, with two wooden pieces on his head like headphones and bars of bamboo sticking out like antennas—he's the controller—and they wait for the airplanes to land. They're doing everything right. The form is perfect. It read more


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