Kageki Shoujo!!

Opera Girl!

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Alternative Titles

English: Opera Girl!
Synonyms: The Curtain Rises
Japanese: かげきしょうじょ!!


Type: TV
Episodes: 13
Status: Currently 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
Theme: SchoolSchool
Demographic: ShoujoShoujo
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.501 (scored by 54775,477 users)
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Ranked: #16222
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Popularity: #2771
Members: 39,784
Favorites: 163

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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


Yoneda, Kazuhiro
Nagasaki, Yukio
Sound Director
Hanamori, Yumiri
Theme Song Performance
Senbongi, Sayaka
Theme Song Performance


Opening Theme

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

Ending Theme

#1: "Hoshi no Tabibito (星の旅人)" by Sarasa Watanabe (CV: Sayaka Senbongi) x Ai Narata (CV: Yumiri Hanamori) (eps 2-3 6-7, 11)
#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) (ep 5)
#4: "Bara to Watashi (薔薇と私)" by Kaoru Hoshino (CV: You Taichi) (ep 8)
#5: "Bara to Watashi (薔薇と私)" by Chika Sawada (CV: Risae Matsuda) x Chiaki Sawada (CV: Satsumi Matssuda) (ep 9)

Jul 24, 2021
Pyro81300 (All reviews)
WARNING: If you’re uncomfortable with the topic of eating disorders, sexual assault, stalking, and potential other issues that face young girls pursuing an acting career, consider not watching this show. However, if you want to see a show that handles and addresses these topics maturely and in a well written manner, then this is a show for you. Also NO MAJOR SPOILERS are in this review.

Kageki Shoujo! Is good like REALLY GOOD so far. Potentially, even my anime of the season as wild as that maybe sounds. In a mere 3-4 eps it handles themes exceptionally that several dozen anime either make a joke of, read more
Jul 24, 2021
PecoTheHero (All reviews)
Kageki Shoujo!! is one of the most well rounded anime that I've seen. Real issues people face and interesting dynamics. It's a true pleasure watching everything unfold.

Story: With a setting of an ultra competitive theatrical school, there's a lot of potential. Thankfully Kageki Shoujo nails this aspect. You feel the division, competitiveness, and edge that every girl attending is trying to get over the others. There's very little down time in an episode, every second felt important and captivating. The story is simple yet delicate as it touches on some very important issues and handles them carefully (e.g.: trauma). There is comedy occasionally that I read more
Jul 24, 2021
Gween_Gween (All reviews)
Being able to get pasts your traumas and the constant psychological forces that society impose us through the eternal conception of purpose and respect is maybe one of the hardest things to do in life, so much that we have created entire areas of study around them, to make our lifes better by being able to understand our own ideas and how we view the world.

With that being said, I will start this preliminary review by saying that I'm quite ignorant about the Opera thing, I started this anime just for the purpose of watching cute girls but as of now I'm floored with its read more
Jul 24, 2021
Ellenwitch (All reviews)
Are men, truly creeps?
Are men truly bad guys?

I do apologize for starting this review like this, and I won't dive too much onto the topic, Among other things that this anime covers, as it's pretty heavy, but it's done in serious tone, as it's not the place for sure. But it is one of the main themes of this entire show. Being that it is centered around our main in Narata, Ai, whom trough a series of unfortunate happenings, that can be very heavy subject wise. Have lead her to dislike men in general. Which later has impacted her life a ton. As she read more

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