Kuuchuu Buranko


Welcome to Irabu's Office

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Alternative Titles

English: Welcome to Irabu's Office
Synonyms: Kuchu Buranko, Trapeze, Flying Trapeze
Japanese: 空中ブランコ

Information

Type: TV
Episodes: 11
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 15, 2009 to Dec 24, 2009
Premiered: Fall 2009
Broadcast: Fridays at 00:45 (JST)
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: Toei Animation
Source: Novel
Genres: ComedyComedy, DramaDrama
Theme: PsychologicalPsychological
Demographic: SeinenSeinen
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)

Statistics

Score: 7.951 (scored by 2074320,743 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #6162
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Popularity: #1864
Members: 80,011
Favorites: 1,129

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Synopsis

The world of psychology is far from strange to the unusual Dr. Ichirou Irabu, a resident psychiatrist of Irabu General Hospital. He and his charming nurse Mayumi run through several patients, each suffering from a mental illness that harms their everyday life.

Patients should be wary of the seductive Mayumi, with her spellbinding looks and devilishly short pink nurse uniform. On the other hand, the doctor seems to have three separate personalities: a child with an oversized lab coat; an intelligent, youthful man with feminine traits; and a selfish, outgoing green bear. While curing his patients in questionable ways, Dr. Irabu often tries to gain something from them outside of his profession—and in doing so, occasionally forgets his role as a doctor.

As each patient struggles to face the nature of their distress, an obvious yet invisible thread ties their paths together.

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Characters & Voice Actors

Irabu, Ichirou

Main
Park, Romi
Japanese

Mayumi

Supporting
Sugimoto, Yumi
Japanese

Fukui

Supporting
Fukui, Kenji
Japanese

Ino, Seiji

Supporting
Takahashi, Hiroki
Japanese

Yasukawa, Hiromi

Supporting
Hatano, Wataru
Japanese

Tsuda, Yuuta

Supporting
Irino, Miyu
Japanese

Bandou, Shinichi

Supporting
Namikawa, Daisuke
Japanese

Tanabe, Mitsuo

Supporting
Okiayu, Ryoutarou
Japanese

Tsuda, Hideo

Supporting
Furuya, Toru
Japanese

Iwamura, Yoshio

Supporting
Iwata, Mitsuo
Japanese

Staff

Nakamura, Kenji
Director, Episode Director, Storyboard
Nagasaki, Yukio
Sound Director


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Opening Theme

"Upside Down" by Denki Groove (電気グルーヴ)
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Ending Theme

"Shangri-La (Y.Sunahara 2009 Remodel)" by Denki Groove (電気グルーヴ)



Dec 29, 2009
Detective (All reviews)
Here is an anime that will turn 90% of its viewers away. Why? Because it dares to be distinctly different. For the remaining 10% who watched after the first episode, you probably know already how great this anime is. Now let's hope to switch these figures, so everyone can enjoy.

Story: 9/10
The story is of Dr. Irabu, a psychiatrist who also happens to be the vice chairman in his fathers hospital. He's an incredibly skilled doctor who welcomes many patients, and his treatment is always vitamin injections. The story revolves around the people with disorders such as OCD (Obsessive Compulsive Disorder), NPD (Narcissistic Personality Disorder), and read more
Dec 29, 2009
nicepants (All reviews)
Trapeze is a show that comes along once in a blue moon. There is no moe to be found here. There is no fanservice (apart from Mayumi's injections). There are no lolis. The art style is odd, and there is no bloodshed.

So, why should you watch it, you ask? Trapeze is a story that dares to be drastically different, with amazing writing and strong characters, while supporting a unique and engaging art style. The voice acting is top notch, and the stories are great.

Taking place mid-to-late December, the show is mostly episodic, covering the same time frame. Characters appear in episodes other than their read more
Apr 15, 2014
Matas (All reviews)
"No one is perfect!"

Everybody has problems, everybody has fears, everybody needs help sometimes, but despite being as flawed as we are society seamlessly moves forward and knowingly or not we are each an important gear in advancing our culture and world.

Kuuchuu Buranko is an artistic, psychedelic expression of problems or doubts we have and getting through them or bettering ourselves. Some of us have common fears and anxieties from not being able to deal with our families and trying to run away, to maybe some stranger problems like uncontrollable erections, as well as everything in-between. Those are the types of experiences we handle in read more
Feb 23, 2015
eririri (All reviews)
Do you truly know the people around you? Do you notice the chirping canaries that fly by your side?

Psychiatry deals with grave issues; perhaps triggered by a past trauma, perhaps by an insufferable present; patients find themselves struggling to cope with their daily lives. This gravity is what makes the eccentric Irabu Ichiro, certified psychiatrist, so bewildering a character. Accompanied by his seductive nurse Mayumi, he runs a psychiatric ward offering consultation and treatment for people suffering from various mental disorders. The deceptively simple premise of Kuuchuu Buranko lays the groundwork for an extraordinary exploration of human mind and society.

The first thing in Kuuchuu Buranko read more

Recent News

Kuchu Buranko Wins Pulcinella Award 2010

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