Aiyou de Mishi


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Synonyms: Aiyou's Secret Room
Japanese: 爱幽的密室
English: X&Y
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Type: ONA
Episodes: 16
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 12, 2023 to Jul 19, 2023
Producers: bilibili
Licensors: None found, add some
Source: Manga
Genres: MysteryMystery, SuspenseSuspense
Duration: 17 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.251 (scored by 46854,685 users)
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Ranked: #29712
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Popularity: #5567
Members: 14,710
Favorites: 125

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After going out for late-night drinks, Yan Yuechu and his colleague Hu Zhi find refuge from the rain in a rather unusual place: the building harboring Xu Aiyou's escape game, XY. Despite the game's infamy and its mysterious owner, the duo decides to give it a try. With one hour to solve riddles and find their way out of a maze of eerie rooms, Yan Yuechu and Hu Zhi manage to clear the game in time. However, glimpses of what appears to be Xu Aiyou's troubled past scattered throughout the game leave a deep impression on the men—an impression so lasting that vivid scenes from new escape games creep into their dreams.

The following day, Yan Yuechu receives a letter advising him to stay away from escape games. Although he does not receive conclusive answers from Xu Aiyou, he dreams once more that he must solve a puzzle to escape from his own bedroom. But was it truly a dream? Unsure where reality ends and illusions begin, Yan Yuechu will have to uncover the truth behind XY if he wishes to preserve his sanity.

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Characters & Voice Actors

Xu, Aiyou


Yan, Yuechu


Shi, Yu


Qing, Meng


Xin, Risheng


Liu, Weian


Hu, Zhi



Li, Ni
Executive Producer


Opening Theme

Apple Music
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"幽境" by 吴烦

Ending Theme

"白夜" by 陈乐一
2: "Dear Old Friend" by Qian Runyu (钱润玉) (eps 16)

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Feb 3, 2024
If you enjoy psychological mind games then this underrated donghua is a must see.

Aiyou de Mishi is a Chinese animated adaptation of the manhua Ai You De Mi Shi by Bi Shui Yu. We're dropped into the life of Yuecha, as he and a work colleague visit an escape room called X&Y. The story quickly pulls you through an anxiety inducing, riddle solving journey that slowly starts to mess with your mind. It leaves you with the feeling that you may have escaped the room, but the room has not escaped you.

The plot is really good. I cannot say much without giving spoilers, but going ...
Jul 24, 2023
Mixed Feelings
The art, music and animation are beautiful.

For anyone trying to understand this whole show, here's my understanding (Episode 15 basically summed up everything I tihink)

The way I see it being described is Xu, Yan, Quin, and Hu were all close friends in college. They enjoyed making escape rooms. Yan (the main character), was in love with Xu. Based on other episodes, I'm guessing Xu's dad cheated on Xu's mother. So Yan took revenge by creating an escape room that gave him a heart attack?

Yan has some kind of mental break from the whole experience and forgets who he is. Any recollection of the past ...
Aug 20, 2023
Note: There might be a little bit of spoilers in here. To sum it up: the visuals and atmosphere are great, but there is very little plot and characters in here, and what is in it, is a waste of time.

It’s interesting that this donghua even caught some attention, given that initially the premise was very vague, and it adapts a seemingly not that well known webcomic. I guess it has to do with it being easily available.

Well, aside from that, there’s the hook, two dudes go to an escape room and win it, for one of them, the protagonist, to have recurring visions ...

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