Mekakucity Actors is a 12 episode anime based off of the Vocaloid song series, Kagerou Project, produced by Jin (Shizen no Teki-P) that was released April 20th 2014 and ended June 28th 2014.
It revolves around a group of 8 kids who apart of a gang called the Mekakushi Dan (lit. “Blindfold Gang”) on the days of August 14th and 15th. Members of this Dan all have “eye powers” and events that occur on this day is what brings them together. They try to figure out the mysteries of their eye powers and try to bring out the truth.
For the most part, you follow around Shintaro Kisaragi (even though he’s missing for about 3 episodes), who is, basically the main character.
Shintaro Kisaragi is an 18 year old who has become a NEET two years prior to when the show takes place after the tragic death of one of his friends. After becoming a NEET, he doesn’t really have any friends besides Ene, an AI he accidentally downloaded shortly after becoming a shut in, and Momo, his younger sister of 2 years who is an Idol. Besides being a shut in, he doesn’t have any other friends because of his apathetic nature and can be very fidgety. He gains more friends after joining the Mekakushi Dan and realizing that the world was not as boring and cruel as he made it out to be. You don’t find out his eye ability until the villain reveals him self, which is Kenjirou Tateyama and Kuroha.
Now, in fact, the actual villain is not them themselves, but actually the “snake” that holds the eye ability that controls them that is the villain. The snake is dead set on making Kenjirou’s wish come true, which entails creating a monster with all the other snakes that walk the earth. This means that usually Mary Kozakura, who is the “queen” of all the snakes, resets time to save her friends over and over again, giving the evil snake what he wants.
Why did I chose this Mekakucity Actors?
This is probably my most favorite anime of all time. Granted the plot line is a bit difficult to understand, but I’ve been hooked on this series ever since I heard the songs two years ago. When I found out that they were making an anime of it, I think I literally cried tears of joy.
The anime is fun to watch, even though it leaves you in the dust trying to figure out what happened. I’ve listened to the songs, read the manga, and have seen the anime more times than I can count, so I think I have what happens down pretty well. I think most people will enjoy this anime if they like action, supernatural, and tragedy themed animes. I definitely recommend it to anybody! (And I’ve actually forced my friends to watch and they’ve all said that they thoroughly enjoy it also).
Chosen by Dean T.