Kageki Shoujo!!

Kageki Shojo!!

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Alternative Titles

Synonyms: The Curtain Rises, Opera Girl!
Japanese: かげきしょうじょ!!
English: Kageki Shojo!!
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Type: TV
Episodes: 13
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jul 4, 2021 to Sep 26, 2021
Premiered: Summer 2021
Broadcast: Sundays at 00:00 (JST)
Producers: Hakusensha, King Records
Licensors: Funimation
Studios: PINE JAM
Source: Manga
Genre: DramaDrama
Themes: Performing ArtsPerforming Arts, SchoolSchool
Demographic: ShoujoShoujo
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.731 (scored by 2709727,097 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #11452
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #2334
Members: 84,549
Favorites: 505

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After being forced to graduate from JPX48 following a controversial incident with a male fan, Ai Narata swears to never interact with another man ever again. Using her talents and strong desire to get away from men, Ai auditions for the exclusive all-female Kouka School of Musical and Theatrical Arts. The school is renowned for producing the best actresses that go on to perform in the famous all-female Kouka Theatre Troupe. Coming from the idol industry, Ai is the perfect candidate for the school's hundredth generation class, but her aloof demeanor alienates her from her classmates.

The eccentric Sarasa Watanabe is the only person who wishes to become Ai's friend. She enters Kouka with the goal of becoming a top "otokoyaku" performer—an actress that plays traditionally male roles. After seeing a Kouka performance of The Rose of Versailles when she was younger, Sarasa dreams of performing as Lady Oscar one day. Unfortunately, Sarasa's inability to read a room causes friction between her and her classmates, including Ai, who reluctantly becomes her roommate and partner in many of their classes.

Succeeding at Kouka will involve more than just raw talent for these young girls as jealousy, deceit, and the harsh realities of show business put their mental fortitude to the test. Will Sarasa and Ai be able to rise to the top and stand on the silver bridge?

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Characters & Voice Actors


Yada, Shouko
Suwa, Yutaka
Mukaitouge, Kazuki
Herek, Samantha
Assistant Producer


Opening Theme

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"Hoshi no Orchestra (星のオーケストラ)" by saji

Ending Theme

"Hoshi no Tabibito (星の旅人)" by Sarasa Watanabe (Sayaka Senbongi) x Ai Narata (Yumiri Hanamori)
2: "Shinakaya Mirai (シナヤカナミライ)" by Sawa Sugimoto (CV: Sumire Uesaka) x Ayako Yamada (CV: Rico Sasaki) (eps 4,10)
3: "My Sunset" by Ayako Yamada (CV: Rico Sasaki) (eps 5)
4: "Bara to Watashi (薔薇と私)" by Kaoru Hoshino (CV: You Taichi) (eps 8)
5: "Bara to Watashi (薔薇と私)" by Chika Sawada (CV: Risae Matsuda) x Chiaki Sawada (CV: Satsumi Matssuda) (eps 9)

Episode Videos


Sep 25, 2021
Kageki Shojo took me by pleasant surprise. As a huge Love Live and idol stan, I was obviously going to give it a watch. What I was not expecting was such a competent story about the darker aspects of show-business and the pressure that many girls are under to succeed in the industry. By week two, it was by far my most anticipated show of the week and I loved it so much I couldn’t help but go out and by every volume of the manga.

So, firstly, Kageki Shojo isn’t an idol show per se, it’s more of an acting show and follows girls from ...
Sep 26, 2021
Kageki Shoujo was such an incredible depiction of the acting world and really gave me a lot to think about regarding it, I can safely say it had some of the most realistic and modern drama I've ever seen in an animated show all based within a great setting with some fantastic characters to embody it. I really don't have any issues with this show, it did everything I wanted and was so captivating in doing it.

The story focuses on this prestigious drama school and our main cast who are admitted to it. From the opening episode the viewer is shown how elite Kouka academy ...
Sep 25, 2021
Mixed Feelings
※ Contains light spoilers, as well as mentions of heavy topics such as sexual assault and eating disorders.
※ I have not read the manga, so this review covers only the anime.

Being a young girl is tempestuous and complicated. This is something that Kageki Shoujo!! (or Opera Girl!!) understands fairly well; almost as well, though, as it only barely understands entertainment value and emotional payoffs.

Don't get me wrong, Kageki Shoujo is not a bad anime. I honestly understand why most of the scores are on the higher side. Seeing a show that treats the traumatic issues young girls go through in a sensible and reasonable manner ...

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