Otome Youkai Zakuro


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Alternative Titles

Synonyms: Girl Demon Zakuro
Japanese: おとめ妖怪 ざくろ
English: Zakuro
Spanish: Otome Yokai Zakuro
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Type: TV
Episodes: 13
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 5, 2010 to Dec 28, 2010
Premiered: Fall 2010
Broadcast: Tuesdays at 01:30 (JST)
Producers: Aniplex
Licensors: NIS America, Inc.
Studios: J.C.Staff
Source: Manga
Genres: RomanceRomance, SupernaturalSupernatural
Themes: HistoricalHistorical, MilitaryMilitary, MythologyMythology
Demographic: SeinenSeinen
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.431 (scored by 5019550,195 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #21232
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #1794
Members: 125,236
Favorites: 419

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Second Lieutenant Kei Agemaki, the son of a famous general, has hidden his extreme fear of paranormal beings all his life. However, when he and two others are reassigned to live and work with youkai in the Ministry of Spirit Affairs, he is brought face-to-face with his worst nightmare. Now with the help of the fox spirit Kushimatsu, he and his fellow officers must learn to work alongside youkai maidens—Zakuro, Susukihotaru, Hoozuki, and Bonbori—to solve paranormal cases.

Set in the midst of an alternate version of Japanese Westernization, Otome Youkai Zakuro explores the clashes and unions that can occur when east meets west, local meets foreign, and women meet men. The unusual alliance of the youkai maidens and human officers must learn to work together in a world that is changing around them.

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Characters & Voice Actors


Kon, Chiaki
Director, Episode Director, Storyboard
Aketagawa, Jin
Sound Director


Opening Theme

Apple Music
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Youtube Music
"Moon Signal" by Sphere

Ending Theme

1: "Hatsukoi wa Zakuroiro (初戀は柘榴色)" by Mai Nakahara with narration by Takahiro Sakurai (eps 1, 3, 7, 10)
2: "Junjou Masquerade (純情マスカレイド)" by Aki Toyosaki, Yui Horie, and Yuuki Kaji (eps 2, 5, 9, 11)
3: "Futari Shizuka (二人静)" by Kana Hanazawa and Satoshi Hino (eps 4, 6, 8, 12)

Episode Videos


Dec 30, 2010
Cliches, stereotypes, formulas, and other such mass production "tools" that are involved in the creation of "original" anime are a common part of the industry these days. One only has to look at the shows released over the previous season, never mind the previous year, to see just how many titles are nothing more than variations on a given theme.

That doesn't mean that they're all bad though. While an anime may be burdened with cliches, have a fomulaic plot and/or stereotypical characters, if these are used in an intelligent and innovative manner then it's possible to produce something decent at least. Sadly, many of shows ...
Dec 30, 2010
Mixed Feelings
Do not be deceived by the "seinen" genre, 'Otome Youkai Zakuro' ('Girl Demon Zakuro') has everything that makes it a shoujo anime.

The story is centered around newly formed Ministry of Spirit Affairs where Zakuro, along with other half-demon operatives and militants settle youkai-related problems around the city. Zakuro has a mysterious background, and slowly learns her own dark past through encounter with various antagonists. Hmm... the plot synopsis and setting sure sound like shounen. However, the story, character, and animation have such strong resemblance to typical shoujo material that it's hard to claim this is targeted toward the male demographics.

The story is set in 19th ...
Feb 17, 2015
K, my first review goes to this, because i think i'm SO against the other reviews i need to say why.

Art and sound i usually don't rate (so i give it a solid 7) unless it's so good (or so bad) that it deserves a higher/lower one.

I'm usually more to the lower-counts, when it goes to tell a story, but this was just shortend beyond imagination. A struggle between demons, halfdemons and humans in that aera sounds promising, even if it's in a romance enviroment. Not that i don't like such anime from time to time.

At start there comes a lighting-demon and you learn, they ...

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