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: 6.911 (scored by 202982202,982 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #45212
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #470
Members: 461,592
Favorites: 1,346

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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


Oct 12, 2023
There are a few shows I will claim to be proud of watching. In/ Spectre is one of them, as I am happy of
not having let its poor ratings stand in the way of giving it a chance.

In/ Spectre is not an underrated anime, it is a misunderstood one. It seems it was expected to follow the trend of spectacular demons fights in the line of other recent successful shonen.

However In/ Spectre has a very elegant and original take on the yokai theme, one not explored yet. Not the fighting approach mentioned above, nor the emotional one tackled in other acclaimed animes. ...
Oct 5, 2023
Mixed Feelings
An interesting anime story about japanese mythology, young love, idol culture and the purposefull spreading of misinformation on the internet. I'm only partially joking.

I won't go into detail about the story or anything, so I'll just say that the anime begins as a pretty standard japanese low-fantasy plot, with the MC setting out to help supernatural beings. The twist is, that every encounter takes what feels like hours and nothing really happens, because the gimmick of the series is that it's about crafting compelling stories to satisfy the curiosity of the listener. It's structured like interesting detective work, and while the stories told aren't bad ...
Jul 6, 2023
In our world, mysterious beings and creatures exist among us. These creatures kidnapped a young girl one day, and asked her, Kotoko Iwanaga, to become the god of wisdom. But to gang this power, she must lose her left leg and right eye.

Over ten years later, during her frequent trips to the hospital for her nub of a leg and eye socket, she falls in love with a man who also frequents the hospital. But to her surprise, the man Kurou Sakuragawa is no regular man. His family line always wanted power, and although passed down through the generations he was the one who was ...

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