Kyokou Suiri
Edit Anime Information
What would you like to edit?

Alternative Titles

English: In/Spectre
Japanese: 虚構推理


Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Currently Airing
Aired: Jan 12, 2020 to ?
Premiered: Winter 2020
Broadcast: Sundays at 01:30 (JST)
Producers: Nihon Ad Systems
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: Brain's Base
Source: Manga
Genres: ComedyComedy, DemonsDemons, MysteryMystery, RomanceRomance, ShounenShounen, SupernaturalSupernatural
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)


Score: 7.501 (scored by 1824318,243 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #16152
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #939
Members: 123,313
Favorites: 459
Ranked #1615Popularity #939Members 123,313
Add to List
Episodes: /12
buy from amazon
* Your list is public by default.


Hidden in plain sight, spirits known as youkai inhabit the world. While most are benign, a certain subset threatens the tenuous peace between youkai and humanity. Ever since she agreed to become their "God of Wisdom," Kotoko Iwanaga has served as a mediator between the two realms, resolving any supernatural problems that come her way.

At a local hospital, Kotoko approaches Kurou Sakuragawa, a university student whose long-term relationship ended with an unfortunate breakup. Kotoko harbors feelings for him and suspects that something supernatural lurks within his harmless appearance, so she asks Kurou for his assistance in helping out youkai.

Two years later, news of an idol who was accidentally crushed to death by steel beams flooded the press. However, months later, sightings begin to tell of a faceless woman who wields a steel beam. As is the case for any supernatural problem, Kotoko and her partner set out to stop this spirit from wreaking havoc—but this case may prove to be far more sinister and personal than they could have ever thought.

[Written by MAL Rewrite]


No background information has been added to this title. Help improve our database by adding background information here.

Episode Videos

Characters & Voice Actors


Gotou, Keiji
Miyano, Mamoru
Theme Song Performance
Shirodaira, Kyou
Original Creator
Takagi, Noboru
Series Composition

Edit Opening Theme

"Mononoke in the Fiction (モノノケ・イン・ザ・フィクション)" by Uso to Chameleon (嘘とカメレオン)

Edit Ending Theme

"LAST DANCE" by Mamoru Miyano

More reviewsReviews

Feb 1, 2020
Ilovebeanbag (All reviews)
You should watch this story as a seinen themed one. Because this anime doesn't have conventional main characters, and characters are actually three dimensional and their actions arise from very relatable reason.

My most loved element of the story is... Great character interactions... The people in the story actually have souls and behave in a way that's relatable. You will end up wanting more and more screen time of your favorite characters.

It also gets points for making the previous girl (Saki) actually very likable. She is a total sweetheart. Her reasons are genuine and anyone would react the way she acted. Typical stories would show read more
Feb 1, 2020
HEISENB3RG (All reviews)
When I saw that In/Spectre was getting an anime adaptation, I knew that I needed to watch it. As a huge fan of Blast of Tempest (same author and creator) I was extremely excited to get to watch this anime. And boy am I glad that I am watching it and I hope that you will be too.

Story: 8/10
The premise of this show is quite entertaining and interesting, following Kotoko Iwanaga as she solves various supernatural problems with the help of Kurou Sakuragawa, while simultaneously and humorously pushing her affection onto him. It presents itself very well within the mystery genre. Unlike lots of read more
Feb 1, 2020
Ellenwitch (All reviews)
This show honestly makes me want to read the manga, it's really a great show.

Being that I have an interest in Youkai and that kind of culture. This is the right show for me, and it can be for you! Here are reasons why!

The story has a vast number of interesting points. From it's great characters, one which being Kotoko whom despite looking tiny, and having one real leg and one real eye, is not only quite smart, full of spunk and wisdom, but honestly a badass in some scenes. She really is great. While the mystery behind Kurou is a good plot device to read more
Feb 2, 2020
YESTORAKS (All reviews)
Kyokou Suiri wasn’t a series that was at the top of my expectations list going into this season, but it was definitely mid-tier with a bullet.  Along with Runway de Waratte (which debuted about as promisingly as one could hope) they were my main sleeper picks.  Kyokou Suiri is an interesting and odd manga (actually based on a liht novel on the Kodansha Taiga seinen imprint) and there was a lot of promise here even if the show is flying way under the radar.  And while I wouldn’t put it on the same pedestal as Runway, I did like this premiere an awful lot.

It seems like forever ago now, but Brain’s Base was read more


Recent News

PV Collection for Dec 30 - Jan 5

PV Collection for Dec 30 - Jan 5

Here is a collection of promotional videos (PVs), TV ads (CMs), and trailers for the last week. This thread excludes videos that have already been featured in an more

Winter 2020 Simulcast List [Update 2/1]

Winter 2020 Simulcast List [Update 2/1]

In this thread, you'll find a comprehensive list of anime acquired for simulcast release during the Winter 2020 season. Anime series licensed for home video more

Recent Forum Discussion

Kurou and Kotoko are a couple...?
EfiChan - Feb 19
11 replies by Starisametaphor »»
1 hour ago
Poll: Kyokou Suiri Episode 7 Discussion
Stark700 - Feb 22
49 replies by vndb »»
9 hours ago

Recent Featured Articles

Free Manga Service  Update: New Anime Titles

Free Manga Service Update: New Anime Titles

MyAnimeList's Free Manga service is excited to welcome Kodansha's anime related titles.

by MAL_editing_team