Kuuchuu Buranko

Welcome to Irabu's Office

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Alternative Titles

Synonyms: Kuchu Buranko, Trapeze, Flying Trapeze
Japanese: 空中ブランコ
English: Welcome to Irabu's Office
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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
Genre: DramaDrama
Themes: MedicalMedical, PsychologicalPsychological
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)


Score: 7.911 (scored by 2494724,947 users)
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Ranked: #7362
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #2118
Members: 92,488
Favorites: 1,261

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Episodes: /11


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

Park, Romi


Sugimoto, Yumi


Fukui, Kenji

Ino, Seiji

Takahashi, Hiroki

Yasukawa, Hiromi

Hatano, Wataru

Tsuda, Yuuta

Irino, Miyu

Bandou, Shinichi

Namikawa, Daisuke

Tanabe, Mitsuo

Okiayu, Ryoutarou

Tsuda, Hideo

Furuya, Toru

Iwamura, Yoshio

Iwata, Mitsuo


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


Opening Theme

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

Ending Theme

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


Dec 29, 2009
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 ...
Dec 29, 2009
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 ...
Sep 21, 2016
Mixed Feelings
Kuuchuu Buranko is based on a series of short stories by Okuda Hideo. The stories have been adapted into multiple live action films, a television drama and this anime series from Toei animation. That's right, the same studio behind Dragonball, Sailor Moon, Precure, Digimon and many other anime. So, how did they do with this series? Let's delve in.


Irabu is a psychologist who works with all kinds of patients. The series basically covers eleven of his cases. What their neuroses are and how he treats them. All in a way that's supposed to be comedic.

But that's also the big flaw of the series. It's largely ...

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