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Japanese: LISTENERS リスナーズ
English: Listeners
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Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 4, 2020 to Jun 20, 2020
Premiered: Spring 2020
Broadcast: Saturdays at 01:55 (JST)
Licensors: Funimation
Studios: MAPPA
Source: Original
Genres: ActionAction, Sci-FiSci-Fi
Themes: MechaMecha, MusicMusic
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 5.421 (scored by 2194721,947 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #120122
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #2752
Members: 63,951
Favorites: 51

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Set in a world where the concept of music ceases to exist. The story begins when a boy encounters Myuu, a mysterious girl who possesses an audio input jack in her body. The two intermingle with the history of rock music and embark on an unforgettable journey.

(Source: MAL News)


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Andou, Hiroaki


Opening Theme

Apple Music
Amazon Music
Youtube Music
"Into the blue's" by ACCAMER

Ending Theme

1: "Muse" by μ (Rie Takahashi) (eps 1)
2: "Borders" by μ (Rie Takahashi) (eps 2)
3: "Slip out!" by μ (Rie Takahashi) (eps 3)
4: "Rainy lain" by μ (Rie Takahashi) (eps 4)
5: "Top of ocean" by μ (Rie Takahashi) (eps 5)
6: "Trauma" by μ (Rie Takahashi) (eps 6)
7: "Dilemma" by μ (Rie Takahashi) (eps 7)
8: "Fairy tale" by μ (Rie Takahashi) (eps 8)
9: "Slumber" by μ (Rie Takahashi) (eps 9)
10: "Love song" by μ (Rie Takahashi) (eps 10)
11: "Listeners" by μ (Rie Takahashi) (eps 11)
12: "Into the blue's (modern ver.)" by μ (Rie Takahashi) (eps 12)


Jul 1, 2020
This was the original creation of a guy whose name is "Jin" who created a lotta musical composition in a lot of anime, so basically this was his only anime creation and yet IMO he did a good job. Ok, here were my ratings:

Story-Good 7: Ok, so the story maybe the usual guy finds anthropomorphic girl and from there their adventure begins, but in this original anime, the adventure wasn't your typical one, cu'z it was more like an adventure of self discovery when involves a girl who has no idea that she's the baddie around here and a guy who save the day and ...
Jun 19, 2020
Mixed Feelings
Listeners is a show that wanted to be something, but ultimately failed to ever materialise. An interesting/fun concept with poor execution.

The show started off pretty well with a first episode that did manage to catch my attention and get me interested in the world. I got pretty heavy FLCL vibes from it given the focus on adolescence, the sexual undertones and innuendos, etc. However, whereas FLCL had a legitimate plot and was enjoyable to watch, I found many episodes of Listeners downright disorienting and difficult to sit through.

The pacing and narrative are really all over the place with characters coming in and out of ...
Oct 15, 2023
HEY! Listen!

“Listeners” is fucking garbage, and in most cases, I’d say you’d have to see it to believe it but I pray no one besides myself has to lay themselves bare to this level of unfiltered drek.

If the litmus test for a half-decent anime screen-writer is having listened to the musical stylings of Jimi Hendrix, Prince, and Pink Floyd (among many...many others), then you can consider most dads in the continental United States accomplished enough to pen something equal to or better than Listeners. This isn’t a show for music nerds or people who can appreciate the hallowed halls of surface-level dad-rock, no, no, ...

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