Kubikiri Cycle: Aoiro Savant to Zaregototsukai - Reviews

Alt title: The Beheading Cycle: The Blue Savant and the Nonsense Bearer

Unioto's avatar
May 28, 2020

Absolutely excellent anime. Likely the most underrated I've watched, and I watch quite a bit. If you don't mind heavy dialogue, then this is the perfect murder mystery for you. Shaft nails the visuals as always. The plot twists are intense, and the last two episodes are mind-blowing. A slow burn that ends with a house fire. If you're looking for something similar to monogatari, you found it. If you're searching for that amazing anime nobody else has seen, your search is over. 10 out of 10, it sticks with you. 

10/10 story
10/10 animation
10/10 sound
10/10 characters
10/10 overall
Ryukami's avatar
Feb 17, 2018

A woman confined to an island invites geniuses to visit and spend time with her, but this time there is a murderer amongst them.

Not a good mystery show, there is mystery sure, but the audience is not given enough information to solve it (perhaps someone who has read/watched mystery stories before could) and the show is more like Monogatari series with 100% less combat and the same amount of dialogue, as a bonus Akio Watanabe designed the characters.


  • Story is a simple murder mystery, but actually is not as it is revealed in the last episode
  • Animation is good and reminds one of Monogatari series
  • Sound is good
  • Audience is not told much about the characters, aside from why they were brought to the island
7/10 story
8/10 animation
7/10 sound
7/10 characters
7/10 overall