Top Secret: The Revelation

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Synonyms: Himitsu: Top Secret - The Revelation
Japanese: 秘密(トップシークレット) The Revelation


Type: TV
Episodes: 26
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 9, 2008 to Oct 1, 2008
Premiered: Spring 2008
Broadcast: Unknown
Producers: VAP
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: Madhouse
Source: Manga
Genres: MysteryMystery, Sci-FiSci-Fi
Themes: DetectiveDetective, PsychologicalPsychological
Demographic: ShoujoShoujo
Duration: 22 min. per ep.
Rating: R+ - Mild Nudity


Score: 7.311 (scored by 39963,996 users)
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Ranked: #24382
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Popularity: #4405
Members: 17,984
Favorites: 69

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A newly developed method allows to display the memories of dead people. It is used to solve difficult murder cases. But at what cost? What of the dead's privacy as strangers poke about in their most private memories? What about the effects the imageries may have on the persons whose jobs require going through psychotic murderers' minds and experience whatever emotions and feelings these murderers felt as they skin and disembowel their victims?

(Source: Adapted from manga description)


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Characters & Voice Actors


Aoyama, Hiroshi
Ishizuka, Atsuko
Episode Director, Storyboard
Watanabe, Kotono
Episode Director
Hatta, Yousuke
Episode Director


Opening Theme

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"Kokoro Film (ココロフィルム)" by ALvino

Ending Theme

"Kemuri (煙)" by Makichang

Feb 13, 2010
Rakuen42 (All reviews)
Himitsu’s basic premise is interesting and makes good fodder for ideas. In the future, scientists have created a system to record and view people’s memories post-mortem. The world has entrusted this unique computer system to Japan’s Public Security Section 9. The men and women in this small department must examine the memories of murder victims to find the motive, means, and hopefully the assailant as well. They not only bring people to justice who might normally escape their crimes unscathed, but also learn about the thought process that goes into committing the crime so in the future they can prevent them. read more
Jun 25, 2011
IceAndCream (All reviews)
I read the compelling crime-drama josei manga “Himitsu” long before I tried the anime version. The manga was shocking, yet gripping. Steeped in mystery, crime, and violence, the horror was offset by high drama and Shimizu Reiko's beautifully drawn, lucid artwork. Never had skinned corpses looked so exquisite. And amidst the sacrifice of mind and even body, was a story of camaraderie: A small band of people supporting each other, clinging to what small shreds of sanity and human decency they could manage to keep.

I was afraid the anime would not communicate the strongest points of this powerful manga. I read more
Sep 3, 2013
Allografter (All reviews)
I've decided to review this hidden gem of a series as it needs more recognition. With less than 1500 users who have rated this series, there are many who are missing out.

As a fan of the mystery genre, I have seen a considerable number of anime which have attempted and failed in delivering genuinely interesting stories and those with surprising plot twists are rarer still. Himitsu - The Revelation excels in this.

The overall concept of the show is the development and existence of a 'Memory Reproduction Imaging system (MRI)' which is able to replay the images of memories. Suffice to say, this read more
Jul 1, 2015
gimelon (All reviews)
Like some of you (probably?), I decided to watch Himitsu: The Revelation because the reviews, no matter how rare they are, were pretty good, and the synopsis seemed quite interesting. I'm a big fan of thriller and psychological shows, and the Japanese are usually good with their detective stories.

I honestly think the only reason why I haven't given it a higher score is because this anime obvisouly needed more episodes, aka more depth. There are a lot of side stories (I'm pretty sure 75% of the episodes are side-stories), so much that I got a bit bored. These stories only last about one to read more

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