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 207026207,026 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #45342
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #474
Members: 470,618
Favorites: 1,360

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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. ...
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 ...
Jan 7, 2024
This anime was incredibly disappointing so I'm maybe giving it a worse review because of that. The premise is kind of cool and the main character having a prosthetic leg and eye is interesting. The first episode was cool but it goes way down from there. After the first few episodes where stuff actually happens be prepared for several episodes of them just sitting and explaining the plot in monologues with no emotion whatsoever. And finally, after all the build up on how they are going to solve the issue, they solve it by literally just doing the most basic thing ever. Was hard to ...

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