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: Currently 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
Demographic: ShounenShounen
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.131 (scored by 57515,751 users)
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Ranked: #34002
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Popularity: #3467
Members: 36,274
Favorites: 85

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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


Koshimizu, Ami

Koganei, Koito

Ozaki, Yuka

Koganei, Koyuzu

Sekine, Hitomi


Kugimiya, Rie

Sakuraba, Koma

Aikawa, Haruka


Noto, Mamiko

Koimari, Isuzu

Ichinose, Kana

Kohinata, Himawari

Ikuta, Teru

Kadoi, Kirara

Kimura, Juri

Sasaki, Akane

Uchiyama, Yumi


Anzai, Takefumi
Fujita, Akiko
Sound Director
Yasukawa, Shougo
Script, Series Composition
Nanawo, Akari
Theme Song Performance


Opening Theme

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"Kien Romance (奇縁ロマンス)" by Akari Nanawo

Ending Theme

"Odoru Hikari (おどる ひかり)" by CodyLee (Cody・Lee (李))

Apr 21, 2023
Preliminary (3/12 eps)
Otaku Elf is an anime about an otaku elf. That's the anime and you must remember it. My favorite part was when the main heroine, Elda, was an otaku.

But in all seriousness, a concept of an elf getting isekai'd into our world and turning into an otaku is quite fresh, and the fact that she's pretty much being "worshipped" here just makes this show 3x funnier to me.
You see, Elf is a long-aged creature, the total opposite of human that is short-lived and fragile, that's why in most literature Elf is often depicted as a very closed species and prefer to not interact or share ...
Apr 21, 2023
Preliminary (3/12 eps)
If you are looking for a chill, funny, beautiful and even with some history's interesting facts to watch, Edomae Elf is a must!

Edomae Elf is one of those animes that could be considered "hidden gems" of each season.

The first thing that easily stands out is the quality of the drawing. It doesn't matter if the frame is focusing on Elda, Koito or other characters or how far they are, they are always extremely detailed. Of course Elda have a special treatment since she is heavily inspired by the beautiful elves from the Tolkien universe, but try to also pay attention to the other characters, their ...
Apr 23, 2023
Preliminary (3/12 eps)
You come back home after a shitty day at work, full of office politics, coworkers' shenanigan, annoying clients, endless harassing from consultants your superiors hired because they receive kickbacks, all for a handful of dollars. You are tired, exhausted, lonely, without any aim, hope, dream, passion in life, and you just want something to keep you company during those lonely hours. Edomae Elf is the show for you.

The premise cannot be any more common: the daily life of an otaku from the eyes of those having to take care of her. There are three things Edomae Elf does different, however.

1/ You have the cast. Your ...

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