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Kabuki Novel 'Kabukibu!' Gets TV Anime Adaptation for Spring 2017

by Snow
Aug 12, 2016 5:26 AM | 27 Comments
Kadokawa's official website for Yuuri Eda's light novel Kabukibu! (Kabuki Club!) has announced that it will be getting a TV anime adaptation slated for Spring 2017. A teaser video was also released along with the announcement.

The first volume of the light novel was released under Kadokawa Bunko on August 24, 2013. There are four volumes released so far, with the fifth volume to be released on November 25, 2016.

The series revolves around kabuki, a classic style of Japanese dance-drama that combines music, drama, and dance. Kurogo Kurusu, a 15-year-old high school student has a passion for kabuki and hopes to establish a kabuki club at school. Things are not easy as they seem when he realizes that he needs to find students to join him.


Source: Ota☆Suke

Kabukibu! on MAL

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The first time i saw kabuki on cable tv it was so boring and dull that i yawned a lot, though my big bro seemed quite fascinated about it. But hey, if rakugo shinju could make an obscure artform that i have no idea about interesting, maybe this series can do something about it and be more than guys dressing in creepy make ups.

Also, everything drawn by CLAMP is a must watch

Nov 27, 2016 3:09 PM by Amiluhur

Raina- said:
Guys your comments disappointed me. I got exited that the pv actually had BL in it but nope.
Male characters exist. They LITERALLY exist.

Clearly it's unquestionably yaoi. I mean, there's not even an underage girl with her vagina hanging out on the front cover. Clearly it's yoai.

Nov 26, 2016 8:47 PM by Red_Keys

Eda Yuuri + CLAMP. this is gonna be good. I can't wait ToT

Nov 26, 2016 3:35 PM by shibaizhe

As long as they have fancy costumes, wigs and masks, I'm in :)

Aug 15, 2016 12:00 PM by ichii_1

It wouldn't hurt to check this out. I always like trying new things..
There isn't a lot of anime about Kabuki so this can be refreshing ;p

Aug 15, 2016 11:34 AM by 5shin

@tingi Yes, it's not BL! No need to worry ^^ there are plenty of BL mangaka who did a non BL work! Tho maybe you will get some bromance vibes!

Aug 13, 2016 3:06 AM by removed-user

Yeah that LN cover definitely seemed like BL style art, and looks like the author has written some BL manga too. That being said, I don't think it's BL though? The first reviewer on Amazon said it's not, at least not in the first volume. But I mean it's kabuki, I don't think anyone should be expecting many female characters, if at all. Kabuki is an interesting topic though :)

Aug 13, 2016 2:08 AM by tingy

The cover looks like something a BL mangaka would do..

Aug 12, 2016 7:14 PM by stronyy

This sounds pretty interesting for me.

And more BL because why not.

Aug 12, 2016 3:19 PM by removed-user

The premise of this thing has me somewhat intrigued.

Aug 12, 2016 1:20 PM by VyseLegendaire

My life needs a kabuki anime, thanks.
I'm even more excited because boys start a kabuki club.

Ritshiro said:
Raina- said:
Guys your comments disappointed me. I got exited that the pv actually had BL in it but nope.

It looks like the author is a BL mangaka, it could be a shounen ai/yaoi anime *_*

The author uses the name 榎田尤利 (Yuuri Eda) mainly for her BL titles 榎田ユウリ (Yuuri Eda) for this work possibly non-BL.

Aug 12, 2016 1:07 PM by Shadow-Chan

Art style doesn't stand out immediately but more theatre-related anime is always good to see!

Aug 12, 2016 12:40 PM by Lemon

i was always interested in kabuki, maybe this will give me an excuse to finally do more research on it.

Aug 12, 2016 10:56 AM by rutile

I thought Kabuki was a person and thought this was a really creepy yaoi series, but apparently Kabuki is a form of theater (which they're faces are painted like old japanese drawnings, if that's a good example.)

Now I can take a breather.

Aug 12, 2016 8:29 AM by PrincessGemu


That's all I need. I'm sold.

Thanks for the better description! I've seen lots of other manga/anime with poor descriptions but are good.

Mod Edit: Removed quote of deleted post.

Aug 12, 2016 7:38 AM by phoenixalia

If it's just the summary thats causing the bashing let's try a slightly more detailed one?

sorry if the grammar is poor but here's a quick translation:

High school freshman Kurusu Kurogo (Kuro) grew up to adore Kabuki due to his father's influence, and wanted to join a Kabuki club. However there was no such club. "In that case, let's make one!" and so, not long after entering high school, Kuro went to his homeroom teacher and requested to make a 'Kabuki Club'. However the reception was not well received and the club could hardly even be considered as a Kabuki-lovers club. Even so, it was necessary to have 5 club members. Starting from his own glasses wearing childhood friend Tonbo, Kuro begins to recruit comrades. But the person he chooses to attack next is none other than his senpai Asagi, a guy known for his reckless behaviour in the drama club...!?

Aug 12, 2016 7:34 AM by removed-user

Bilgamesh said:
That is the worst synopsis I have ever read in my life.

I second you.

hisokathebutcher said:
it look like 2017 will be a good year for bl fans ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)

Muh. Like 2016 isn't enough with the sports anime. *rolls eyes*

Aug 12, 2016 7:17 AM by removed-user

I read a review earlier today about the series on another site (Goodreads) and heard was good.

Aug 12, 2016 7:15 AM by Stark700

Username said:
There is nothing wrong with this novel, what wrong with you people? Time to start my work!
Look interesting and the mangaka is a BL artist! I like it, hope it's a bromance show because we need more.

Before posting bullshit, read here

Then how about bitching about how poorly the synopsis was written?

Aug 12, 2016 7:02 AM by removed-user

I think....i'l give this novel a try. Not entirely a fan of kabuki per se, but theres plently of series about some random sport/game that you may not like in real life but still make a really interesting story.

Aug 12, 2016 7:02 AM by removed-user

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