Kyokou Suiri


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Alternative Titles

Japanese: 虚構推理
English: In/Spectre
German: In/Spectre
Spanish: In/Spectre
French: In/Spectre
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Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jan 12, 2020 to Mar 29, 2020
Premiered: Winter 2020
Broadcast: Sundays at 01:30 (JST)
Licensors: VIZ Media
Studios: Brain's Base
Source: Manga
Genres: MysteryMystery, RomanceRomance, SupernaturalSupernatural
Themes: Adult CastAdult Cast, MythologyMythology
Demographic: ShounenShounen
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)


Score: 6.921 (scored by 210410210,410 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #52822
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #475
Members: 477,569
Favorites: 1,370

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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.

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Opening Theme

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"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)

Ending Theme

"LAST DANCE" by Mamoru Miyano


Apr 10, 2024
In/Spectre is a fun, contemporary paranormal mystery anime, that creates an interesting world supported by mythological fantasy themes, and modern crime scenarios. It boasts a great soundtrack, likeable characters and one of the more lovable romance undertones.

Animation / Art / General Visuals - 7/10

The show doesn't look particularly noteworthy. The art detail is fairly basic, as are the animations. The show sticks to a largely dialogue based format, so despite the limitations in quality, it never feels problematic. The character emotions are clear enough, and actions scenes tolerable.

Sound / Music / Voice Acting - 9/10
Feb 23, 2024
Mixed Feelings
This is a show made to sell the light novels, The first two episodes creates fun characters in an interesting dynamic that almost makes you hype to see what they do with it.
Then a time skip to probably the best arc in the novel series so far and your just waiting for something to happen because as an anime viewer we have no character development for this very character centric arc. then we get to see the "Intellectual fight" that you can predict the story beats immediately even if this is your second monitor entertainment, slowly drag on for 4 episodes.
But then it ends with ...
Apr 8, 2024
In/Spectre wasn't what I was expecting and was largely a disappointment. While I could certainly finger-point to forgettable characters, multiple filler episodes in a twelve episode anime and an inorganic romance that barely hangs on by a shoe string, for me the most egregious flaw of the program is that it's insanely dialogue heavy and most episodes boil down to two characters sitting near each other and having a seemingly never-ending conversation. There is little to no action, only one actual mystery to solve throughout the entire show and nothing to break up the monotony and repetition of talking, talking and more talking.

Having come out ...

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