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Aguu: Tensai Ningyou

Alternative Titles

English: Aguu: Genius Dolls
Japanese: 悪偶 ‐天才人形‐


Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jul 10, 2018 to Sep 25, 2018
Premiered: Summer 2018
Broadcast: Tuesdays at 00:00 (JST)
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: Studio Deen
Source: Web manga
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 5.631 (scored by 1,219 users)
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Ranked: #92172
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #5467
Members: 5,125
Favorites: 5
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The series is about a missing genius whose mysterious disappearance becomes a shady secret among the successful members of society.

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Characters & Voice Actors

Shibasaki, Noriko
Uchida, Aya
Yasumoto, Hiroki


Shirahata, Nobuo
Gouda, Hozumi
Sound Director
Shibasaki, Noriko
Theme Song Performance
Miyake, Masakazu
Art Director

Edit Opening Theme

"prima dynamis" by Denkishiki Karen Ongaku Shuudan (電気式華憐音楽集団)

Edit Ending Theme

"Tsugihagi (ツギハギ)" by Ai (CV: Noriko Shibasaki)

More reviewsReviews

Oct 2, 2018
KANLen09 (All reviews)
Japanese-Chinese collaborations are nothing new, especially in the anime world, where we got to know the popular ones from China that are raking in the money from the oh-so-popular Tencent Animation & Comics, the largest Chinese regulator for comics and animation from China. Apparently Chinese people love Japanese manga (which comes as no surprise), and being a Chinese myself I can see why. But when it comes to the anime medium, sure there are classics that are well received like Quan Zhi Gao Shou (The King's Avatar) or Huyao Xiao Hongniang (Fox Spirit Matchmaker, which was recently dubbed in Jap last year), but with the read more
Jun 10, 2019
FirnenFire (All reviews)
Aguu- Genius Dolls

What started out as a promising anime with a weird protagonist and terrible art overall wasn't all that bad. My major critique other than the art and incredibly awkward eyes is that it had it a lot of potential.

I enjoyed the plot but I do feel that it was lacking in several places, sending one of your side characters off to 'train' and become better leaves a space open to bring them back. At least this is the idea that most would have, not with this show.

Take Goku for example, he dies and trains in order to be stronger and it read more
Aug 20, 2018
diabolicalx (All reviews)
Look, I don't know how anyone would say this is bad but we all are different. The story is a bit confusing but once you catch on it is really an interesting plot. Essentially agu are genius's at a particular skill or trade (Mozart) that were kidnapped instead of dying at a young age (which is what history and present day people think) and are enslaved and sold to people/passed down to create essentially a fraud genius. I won't go any deeper to ruin the plot but it is very interesting take on maybe human trafficking or morals today....in our modern world talent seems to read more
Sep 3, 2018
Litora (All reviews)
I don't think this show has gotten the credit it deserves nor the attention. Currently the rating is 5.58 as i'm writing this and I doubt that will change much.

The concept of Aguu is a bit weird and isn't explained well in the first few episodes, but the concept catches on quite quickly. Other reviews already explain it so I won't touch on it, however, the actually story itself has pretty solid writing and an interesting view on the subject of people wanting talent and what they will do for it.

This is the elephant in the room. On first glance you can instantly tell that read more


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