Shadows House

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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 9637996,379 users)
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Ranked: #9562
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Popularity: #971
Members: 239,919
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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?

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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)


Jan 22, 2023
Set in a mysterious mansion, Shadows House focuses on the denizens of the titular household each having their own Living Doll that regularly clean up the soot emitted from the bodies of their Shadow masters or mistresses. The series mainly focuses on the young Shadow, Kate, and her Living Doll, Emilico, slowly developing a bond together. But as the two spend more time within the mansion with other Shadow and Living Doll pairs, they come to realize some rather dark secrets involving its denizens.

Shadows House is a series where first appearances can be deceiving. While seemingly starting off as a sort of slice-of-life series involving ...
Sep 21, 2023
Mixed Feelings
This anime did take time to grow on me, I persisted because I really liked the world building and overall mysterious vibes from the show. I cannot in good faith recommend this to anyone who does not like naïve main characters. If that's you, it will probably take a lot to get through the first few episodes (5, for myself) as the main character is the absolute worst at taking hints.
The show itself has an interesting premise but the way big mysteries are revealed tend to feel lackluster, if more time was spent with the relevant characters revealing the secrets themselves and actually responding ...
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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