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Japanese: Opus.COLORs (オーパスカラーズ)


Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 7, 2023 to Jun 23, 2023
Premiered: Spring 2023
Broadcast: Fridays at 00:00 (JST)
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: C-Station
Source: Original
Genre: Sci-FiSci-Fi
Themes: SchoolSchool, Visual ArtsVisual Arts
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 5.761 (scored by 18941,894 users)
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Ranked: #106192
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #6573
Members: 9,268
Favorites: 44

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Once shunned by the art world, Perception Art has taken the world by storm. The medium has evolved to incorporate all five senses, allowing viewers to completely immerse themselves in pieces of art. As the son of the creators of this movement, Kazuya Yamanashi has inherited his late parents' talent and creativity for Perception Art. Now enrolled at Eisen High School, the first-year has his sights set on becoming the best Perception Artist.

Kazuya has a reason besides ambition to attend this prestigious institution, as he hopes to make amends with his estranged childhood friend, third-year student Kyou Takise. But the rift between them may be difficult to repair since Kyou and Kazuya belong to different streams of study at the school.

As luck would have it, the two are partnered for the exclusive Staircaser competition, in which the winners will represent Eisen for the year. In order to stand a chance against their competitors, Kazuya and Kyou will have to learn to set aside their differences first.

[Written by MAL Rewrite]


Opus.COLORs was released on Blu-ray and DVD in four volumes from July 26, 2023, to October 27, 2023.

Episode Videos

Characters & Voice Actors


Maru, Ryouji
Sugimoto, Mika
Tada, Shunsuke
Aketagawa, Jin
Sound Director


Opening Theme

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"SHINY" by Urashimasakatasen

Ending Theme

"New frame" by Kazuya Yamanashi (CV: Yuuma Uchida), Kyou Takise (CV: Ryouta Oosaka)
2: "Clear" by Kazuya Yamanashi (CV: Yuuma Uchida), Kyou Takise (CV: Ryouta Oosaka) (eps 12)


Jun 23, 2023
Opus.COLORs is an original anime that wasn't popular to begin with. A terribly slow first episode alongside very weak production values didn't help it either. But hidden behind this awful first impression, there is actually a solid and emotional story. It has a little bit of everything: Mystery, Drama, (BL) Romance and even short insert songs along the "Perception Art" pieces shown.

The story starts of with the Staircaster competition. Six Teams, each consisting of an elite "Artist" and "Grader" from Eisen High School, enter an art contest for the best "Perception Art".
Perception Art is essentially a drawing in a VR space, but very ...
Jun 23, 2023
Mixed Feelings
Opus.COLORs starts out less than promising with murky direction and unimpressive animation. The setting is poorly explained, centered around an original form of "perception art" involving some element of VR, but how the mechanics work is vague to the point of obtrusiveness. We know that the art process is inherently collaborative, needing both the efforts of an artist and what the show refers to as a grader, who appears to take on some form of editorial role. It's unclear how the grader actually contribute to a project beyond things like basic marketing or choosing what frame to put a painting in, which all seem like ...
Nov 8, 2023
Google Glass: The BL anime. The whole premise of this anime was doomed from the start.

Enter the 'Sci-Fi' of perception art - it's literally Google Glass (or the highly ridiculed and memed Apple Vision). This concept was invented by one of the MC's parents (Kazuya). Fast forward 10 years and now our MCs are going to school for this so-called sci-fi concept. How is this Sci-Fi if the concept is literally something we already have? In addition to that, the cast eventually gets divided into two groups, which is known as Graders and Artists. Anybody would be able to predict that this will end ...

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tsubasalover - Jun 22, 2023
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Omg Why does this anime have an incredibly low rating?
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