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Japanese: デカダンス


Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jul 8, 2020 to Sep 23, 2020
Premiered: Summer 2020
Broadcast: Wednesdays at 23:30 (JST)
Licensors: Funimation
Studios: Nut
Source: Original
Genres: ActionAction, AdventureAdventure, Sci-FiSci-Fi
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.361 (scored by 135032135,032 users)
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Ranked: #24552
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Popularity: #799
Members: 300,451
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Far in the future, the lifeforms known as Gadoll suddenly arose as a threat to humanity. The last surviving humans on Earth confine themselves to the Tank, a lower district in the giant mobile fortress Deca-Dence. While the Gears who live on the upper floors are warriors who go out to fight as part of the Power, most Tankers are content to provide support from the backlines, butchering Gadoll meat and reinforcing defenses. Natsume is among those who would rather go to the front lines; undeterred by her prosthetic right arm, she seeks to join the small number of Tanker soldiers who join the Gears in combat.

But despite her peers at the orphanage each receiving their work assignments, Natsume’s enlistment to the Power remains unapproved. In the meantime, she begins a job as a cleaner in an armor repair team led by the hard-nosed and apathetic Kaburagi, who seems to be more than he lets on. Though initially cold to his idealistic subordinate, he soon recognizes in her the potential to upset the status quo of the world. As Natsume’s new mentor, Kaburagi prepares her for the special and unique role as a game-changing bug in the system.

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Characters & Voice Actors


Kusunoki, Tomori


Konishi, Katsuyuki


Kitamura, Eri


Murase, Michiyo


Toriumi, Kousuke


Ueda, Yuuji


Koyama, Rikiya


Shibata, Mei


Koyasu, Takehito


Aoyama, Yoshino



Opening Theme

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"Theater of Life" by Konomi Suzuki (鈴木このみ) (eps 2-11)

Ending Theme

"Kioku no Hakobune (記憶の箱舟)" by Kashitarou Itou (伊東歌詞太郎) (eps 2-12)


Sep 23, 2020
"The world must be rid of bugs." Sorry, let me rephrase that: "The world NEEDS bugs." With all that: Login/Logout of the Deca-Dence. "It is for me to decide which WORLD to live in!"

Never have I been THIS pumped-up and excited for original anime, because unique shows are a dime a dozen of few hits and many misses. But in the case of Deca-Dence, I can confidently say that it was a constant harbinger of expectations running wild and subverting them all at the same time of questioning me: "What comes next? What should I (not) anticipate?" And I was blown away each and every ...
Sep 23, 2020
Mixed Feelings
Anime original shows are a gamble to undertake. Unlike adaptations, you only have a few trailers and some sentences to derive your expectations from and I feel the key to any good anime original show is to make use of that unknown factor and surprise the audience every now and then with new twists to the series keeping the experience fresh. Deca-dence doesn't quite manage that, but the transition from the first episode to the second had me hooked like no other as what started out as a Shingeki-no-Kyojin-meets-Monster-Hunter show undergoes a complete 180 change into an MMO-esque show with cutesy robots.

This total dichotomy ...
Sep 23, 2020
Attack on Titan meets Gurren Lagann with a side of Nausicaä-styled monster-bugs in an MMORPG format to produce a… mediocre-to-bad anime. Actually, it’s more awful than anything else.

The post-apocalyptic motif is the flavor of the year, given all the calamitous events of 2020 (COVID-19 pandemic; crap anime; raging, uncontrollable fires; more crap anime; locust swarms in Africa and India; and then there’s Gibiate, which is too horrifying to put words to). But in the universe of Deca-Dence, the dystopian society in which the characters find themselves in is not frightful or nightmarish; rather, it’s just bland and sweepingly devoid of any essence of ...

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