Fantastic Children

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Japanese: ファンタジックチルドレン
English: Fantastic Children
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Type: TV
Episodes: 26
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 5, 2004 to Mar 29, 2005
Premiered: Fall 2004
Broadcast: Tuesdays at 01:00 (JST)
Producers: None found, add some
Studios: Nippon Animation
Source: Original
Genres: AdventureAdventure, FantasyFantasy, MysteryMystery, RomanceRomance, Sci-FiSci-Fi, SuspenseSuspense
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older

Statistics

Score: 7.541 (scored by 81098,109 users)
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Ranked: #16852
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #3779
Members: 33,602
Favorites: 306

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Episodes: /26

Synopsis

A group of enigmatic white-haired children has been spotted at different times and places in Europe for over 500 years. Always with the appearance of 11-year-olds, they behave far more mature than they should be, never grow old, and seem to have supernatural power. What they have been seeking is a girl, and the only clue they have is a picture with a crescent moon. Now, in the year of 2012, an athletic boy named Tohma is about to be involved in this centuries-long mystery.

(Source: ANN)

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Staff

Nakamura, Takashi
Director, Episode Director, Script, Storyboard, Original Creator, Character Design
Hayase, Hiroyuki
Sound Director
Kaburagi, Hiro
Episode Director, Storyboard, Key Animation
Shimizu, Kenichi
Episode Director


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"Voyage" by Inori
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Ending Theme

"Mizu no Madoromi" by ORIGA




Reviews

May 1, 2020
Straight off the bat, this anime is definitely worth watching. Read the synopsis, look at the cover image, your first impression and amount of interest in both is probably pretty close to what you'll get.

But if you're uncertain onwards we go--!

I have a silly rule when it comes to finding new shows to watch. If there is at least one person passionate enough to write a glowing "10" review my likelihood to watch it is like, 50x more than it would be otherwise. That was the case for this show.

And I'm giving it a "10" myself for that reason, because I ended up passionately falling ...
Mar 27, 2015
Mixed Feelings
A surprisingly disappointing show. It is impossible to do a meaningful review of this show without spoilers, so I will keep this bare bones.

Story 3/10:
The story is incredibly convoluted. I don't mean that it was hard to understand, because they did give relatively clear explanations for the events. The problem is just the sheer complexity of the plot, while managing to lack in substance. The story attempted to tell a lot, but many of the plot points were unnecessary, anti-climatic, and gimmicky.

Characters 3/10:
I had a huge complaint about multiple characters (in-fact, my biggest complaint about the show), but I cannot even brush on the reason ...
Jun 7, 2020
The anime is as horrible as its animation. It looks like the producers watched some better anime, then took what they found good as ingredients for this one. They chose to make a “centuries-long mystery” as a mystery apparently means the viewer doesn’t need to know much details. Also limit the dialogue and add repetition to the recipe to cut the costs even more, and you get their business plan to get wealthy with minimal effort.
This is probably the reason that fear emotions have to be shown on every face of every character and in sequence because a total group reaction would make the ...

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The best anime of all time - It's a bummer how few people know about it
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