Shadows House

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Alternative Titles

Japanese: シャドーハウス
English: Shadows House
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Type: TV
Episodes: 13
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 11, 2021 to Jul 4, 2021
Premiered: Spring 2021
Broadcast: Sundays at 00:30 (JST)
Licensors: Funimation
Studios: CloverWorks
Source: Manga
Genres: FantasyFantasy, MysteryMystery
Demographic: SeinenSeinen
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.801 (scored by 100950100,950 users)
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Ranked: #9822
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Popularity: #983
Members: 249,455
Favorites: 2,015

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The Shadows, characterized by their pitch-black appearance and tendency to emit soot when agitated, are a family of nobles who reside in a colossal manor deep within the mountains far from other humans. When a Shadow child is nearly of-age, they are assigned a Living Doll who acts not only as their attendant but also as their second half—the faces they could have had if not for their complexion.

Emilico is a cheerful, newly created Doll who serves a rather soft-spoken master named Kate. Despite their difference in personalities, Emilico does what she can to carry out the needs of her master. As she learns more about her role and duty, Emilico begins to meet her fellow Dolls and their respective masters and comes to know more about the purpose of her existence.

"Do not fret over trivial matters," says one of the rules by which all Dolls must abide. But how could the ever-curious Emilico do so in the face of the deep secrets that the Shadows House holds?

[Written by MAL Rewrite]

Characters & Voice Actors


Kitou, Akari


Sasahara, Yuu


Sakai, Koudai


Sakai, Koudai


Kugimiya, Rie


Sakura, Ayane


Kawashima, Reiji


Shimoji, Shino


Nakahara, Mai


Kawashima, Reiji



Opening Theme

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"a hollow shadow" by Kenichirou Suehiro (末廣健一郎)

Ending Theme

1: "Nai Nai (ないない)" by ReoNa (eps 1-7, 9-13)
2: "Watashi no Kanpeki na Sekai (私の完璧な世界)" by Kenichirou Suehiro (末廣健一郎) (eps 8)

Episode Videos


Jul 3, 2021
Shadows House is what you get when you mix the fun vibes of a middle grade mystery with the relevant messages of critiques on classism. It sounds like it shouldn’t work, but the unique aesthetic, engaging premise, solid writing, and good audiovisuals bring everything together to create a well-formulated anime that anyone can find enjoyable.

Our story begins in a small room with a coffin-like bed. Papers of instructions and details plaster dirty walls while a small door allows access to a chunk of stale bread placed upon the dusty wooden floor. Cramped, ill-fed, and forced to work. These are the harsh living conditions of a ...
Jul 3, 2021
Mixed Feelings
This anime is such a shame. Because if I were to rate the first 10 episodes, I'd have rated it 9 or 10/10 easily. While the animation is pretty lackluster and unimaginative, it is faithful and had a nice pacing. But there's the remaining 3 episodes... how did it go from being a masterpiece to a disappointing forgettable animes season.
Just what did go wrong indeed...

The story is great, at least in the first 10 episodes. It is faithful (with a few changes but understandable) to the manga, and the pacing is really well. The story builds up a great mystery story with a lot of ...
May 14, 2022
translated from Portuguese-Brazilian in google translator because of MAL rules.

I was very disappointed at the end, the series has different and interesting ideas, concepts but for me the other points of it such as characters, story, script and developments are very weak and that's why for the work it only has its ideas as good parts.

Characters like the mc and the secondary ones aren't nice or charismatic to the point that you're always kind of annoyed by most of them, their interaction for me is the most tiring and stressful part, since the naturalness of the dialogues goes a long way, and mixing the ...

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