Edomae Elf

Otaku Elf

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Synonyms: A Sloven Elf Who Have Been from the Edo Period, Shut-In Elf
Japanese: 江戸前エルフ
English: Otaku Elf
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Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 8, 2023 to Jun 24, 2023
Premiered: Spring 2023
Broadcast: Saturdays at 02:25 (JST)
Licensors: Sentai Filmworks
Studios: C2C
Source: Manga
Genres: ComedyComedy, SupernaturalSupernatural
Theme: Otaku CultureOtaku Culture
Demographic: ShounenShounen
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.271 (scored by 2274922,749 users)
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Ranked: #28832
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Popularity: #2799
Members: 61,872
Favorites: 189

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For more than four hundred years, the Takamimi Shrine has stood in Tokyo, enshrining the local goddess: Elda, a magical elf summoned from another world. The immortal elf has been served for 15 generations by the family who summoned her in the Edo period. Now, after Koito Koganei turns 16 years old, this responsibility falls onto her.

Serving as Elda's shrine maiden, Koito must balance her responsibilities with her daily school life. This proves to be difficult because Elda is a total social recluse who loves video games, collecting toys, and eating snacks. In an effort to get the lazy shut-in to experience more of the outside world, Koito juggles her time between indulging Elda's various hobbies and getting her to interact with the rest of humanity. Along the way, Koito learns more about the history of the area and what makes the goddess so loved and spoiled by the locals.

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Characters & Voice Actors

Koimari, Isuzu

Ichinose, Kana


Noto, Mamiko


Kugimiya, Rie

Kadoi, Kirara

Kimura, Juri

Kohinata, Himawari

Ikuta, Teru



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"奇縁ロマンス" by Akari Nanawo

Ending Theme


Feb 24, 2024
Otaku Elf is a genuinely beautiful slice of life, with an endearing and tireless premise, which ends up being more of a fun little history lesson about Edo-era Japan than a love letter to otaku culture by about a quarter of the way through. Beginning with the story, it is founded on a rock-solid concept- a Shinto shrine in a particular spot in Tokyo is dedicated to its resident elf, summoned in the Edo period, who has always been a bit of a shut-in, but has long since become a hardcore otaku as well. It unfolds in a decidedly episodic manner, a lot of the ...
Jun 28, 2023
Mixed Feelings
I believe this show was a waste of potential.

The idea is cool and different. In short, the story is basically about the daily life of Koito (a shrine maiden - 'miko') and Elda (the deity of the shrine).
The cool and different idea relies on Elda, which is an Elf and on top of that a recluse who is into Otaku-things.

The problem is that they didn´t explore much of that uniqueness, and in the end the anime might end up just being 'another one' you will add to your list. For example: If Elda wasn´t an Elf, it wouldn´t change much except for the ...
Mar 4, 2024
Preliminary (5/12 eps)
We have a female elf summoned in this world hundreds of years ago, an elf without divine powers who is worshipped as a goddess by the locals for no reason at all.
She has been living as a recluse hermit for sixty years because of her reactions as a child under five.

She tells once or twice per episode a short story of the past, so short it is not interesting.
Her priestess forces her out and there we have some kind of short events.

This anime is more of a slice of life than a comedy. Nothing is really funny, it's more about ridiculous situations that cause a ...

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