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Japanese: かぎなど
English: Kaginado
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Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 13, 2021 to Dec 29, 2021
Premiered: Fall 2021
Broadcast: Wednesdays at 01:00 (JST)
Licensors: None found, add some
Source: Original
Genres: ComedyComedy, Slice of LifeSlice of Life
Duration: 4 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.111 (scored by 87198,719 users)
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Ranked: #36632
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Popularity: #4048
Members: 29,311
Favorites: 132

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People from various worlds and across different universes attend Kaginado Academy, a school of which its creation can only be attributed to a miracle. While everyone is trying to lead a normal school life, the clash of bustling personalities causes many of the students to beg questions about their world and the complexes they brought with them.

Ryou Fujibayashi feels like her life is dictated by how she is judged by others, expressing her jealousy toward other girls. Yukito Kunisaki constantly finds himself out of place and neglected, continuing to wander around unemployed and penniless. Meanwhile, Ayu Tsukimiya keeps running into the most untimely of situations—all while crashing into her surroundings along the way. Such is life at Kaginado Academy, and all the fourth wall breaking and comedic antics that come with it!

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Sakamoto, Kazuya
Maeda, Akane
Sound Director
Aoshima, Takashi
Script, Series Composition
Okano, Touya


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"Chiisana Kiseki (ちいさなキセキ)" by Lia


Jun 20, 2022
Isekai Quartet and Carnival Phantasm move over, there's a new player in town in the genre of: "Anime That Someone in the Comments Section is Going to Invariably Call the Avengers: Endgame of Anime Despite the Fact That Anime Has Been Doing This Far Longer Than Disney Has Owned Marvel." Yes that is the full title of the genre.

Was it worth watching about half a dozen visual novel adaptations of varying lengths to get here? Well let me answer that question with a question: Would you rather have played all of the original visual novels instead, totally around 300 hours worth of content? The answer ...
Jan 18, 2022
This is like a mini/side/what-if story for KEY characters. It puts the characters in the same school and we see them interact with each other, mostly, with comedic results. If you need an idea, it reminds me of Isekai Quartet.

Their art is drawn simply, and it works really well for this kind of anime.

They use sounds from the VNs/anime they made. And KEY's music is something that makes their game very memorable.

Dec 28, 2021
Mixed Feelings
Kadokawa's 'Isekai Quartet' and the amalgamation of the world's most overrated anime of the worst genre. Type Moon's 'Carnival Phantasm' which you're likely only watching for Fate and don't even know what a 'Tsukihime' is, aside from the funny cat. Now, Key has joined the fray. Kaginado is the gathering of Key's most notable works, from Clannad to Air to Kanon to Little Busters and et cetera. Each episode lasts for a mere 4 minutes and you always feel like there should be more... Let's talk about it.

Like 'Isekai Quartet,' all of the characters from numerous Key works are gathered into a single high school ...

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