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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 66606,660 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #34262
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #3863
Members: 24,271
Favorites: 118

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A crossover television anime featuring chibi renditions of characters from Kanon, Air, Clannad, Little Busters!, Rewrite, and additional Key franchises to be revealed at a later date.

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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

Dec 28, 2021
SSSTenshi (All reviews)
Kaginado. The series that covers many stories, the story of those who can fly in the sky, the stories of fake worlds, even the story of forgotten memories.

A series that brings all of Key's works together and does it fabulously. These 12 weeks of Kaginado airing had been brilliant. A quick reminder though, you will need to have watched/played the following visual novels Key has created, Kanon, Air, Clannad, Planetarian, Little Busters!, Rewrite and Angel Beats.

STORY: Kaginado doesn't have a true set story or anything like that. It's simply a hilarious comedy show based in a high school setting that brings many of Key's works read more
Dec 28, 2021
Ragio (All reviews)
"My child, please listen carefully..."

There´s a forgotten girl.
A girl in the sky.
A girl with a strange disease.
A shy girl playing baseball.
A girl in the moon.
And a girl who wants to see the stars.
These 6 make me who i am today. Without KEY, we may have not have had the impact on drama/romance visual novels or anime we have today. The fantastic character designs and personality; the comedy genious laying around in every episode making me laugh my ass off and the climax scenes turning every man into a crybaby; all of this adds up for unforgetable experiences within our hearts.

Yet one question remains. What read more
Dec 28, 2021
ejennsyahmixcel (All reviews)
Warning: If you don't watch or read/play Kanon, AIR, Clannad (including Tomoyo After VN), Little Busters, Planetarian and Rewrite beforehand or still halfway through them, please do finish them before watching. You'll getting on very heavy spoiler as early as episode 1. You have been warned.

This is a gift to all loyal Key fans that has been staying and crying for whatever all those series throughout their 21 years of existing. Having many of these series make a comeback with half of them last having an appearance a decade ago, truly they brought much nostalgia to everyone who had known this either via the VN read more
Dec 28, 2021
BedBug2479 (All reviews)
Kaginado is a chibi style anime with various characters of different anime combined.
It is similar to Isekai Quartet but there are many things that are not explained.

Firstly, how did various characters of different anime came together to study in a single school?
Also the episodes are too small 3.5 min only; it would have been better if it was atleast 10min. The total S1 can be completed in under 40 min if you skip the ED/Credits.
Watch this if you have watched the related animes else you will not know the backgrounds of each characters
The animation is good for a chiby style anime. The comedies are either read more

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