Kageki Shoujo!!

Opera Girl!

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Synonyms: The Curtain Rises
Japanese: かげきしょうじょ!!
English: Opera Girl!
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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
Theme: SchoolSchool
Demographic: ShoujoShoujo
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.841 (scored by 1474114,741 users)
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Ranked: #7932
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Popularity: #2456
Members: 52,723
Favorites: 321

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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
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Hanamori, Yumiri
Theme Song Performance
Senbongi, Sayaka
Theme Song Performance


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)

Sep 25, 2021
Marinate1016 (All reviews)
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 read more
Sep 26, 2021
Edenharley (All reviews)
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 read more
Sep 25, 2021
G1llette (All reviews)
It’s rare to see an anime that handles its themes as tactfully and down-to-earth as Kageki Shoujo does. I’ll be honest, going into this anime I had originally dismissed it as another shoujo that was targeted towards a different audience to me. The tall, energetic girl and the short, reserved girl contrast never stood out to me early on, and the setting of a prestigious theatrical school never grabbed my attention either. But then each episode would tackle some new theme or explore some new character, and before I knew it I was drawn in by everything this anime had to offer.

While the anime does read more
Sep 25, 2021
Gween_Gween (All reviews)
Kageki Shoujo is one of those dramas that attacks directly to your heart through a beautiful sequence of impactful memories and a deep love towards its setting and motive. Through a ride into the backgrounds of accomplished characters there is a consequential presentation of all the struggles that are involved in the pressure of performing, a conscious and meaningful intent to develop a critique to the toxicity presented in the current era and a vivid intention to develop the concept of developing a sense of who we are in order to create something unique and beautiful.

The set of characters are in a perfect symbiosis, almost read more


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