Mouryou no Hako

TV (13 eps)
2008
Fall 2008
3.541 out of 5 from 1,482 votes
Rank #3,072
Mouryou no Hako

Between August and October, 1952, a series of unusual crimes takes place in Musashino and Mitaka: the attempted murder of 14-year-old Kanako Yuzuki, Kanako's abduction from the strange research "hospital" where she was recovering, then abductions of other girls, followed by their severed limbs in custom-fitted boxes being placed in surrounding towns. News editor Morihiko Toriguchi and crime fiction writer Tatsumi Sekiguchi investigate with the help of onmyōji Akihiko Chūzenji.

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Singan Jul 16, 2012
Score 7/10

STORY
The story of Mouryou no Hako (or "Box of evil spirits" in loose translation) is a dark mystery taking place in postwar Japan that follows a group of investigators solving a case concerning bizarre murders of schoolgirls, whose bodies were dismembered and stuffed into boxes. The distinctive features of this story are supernatural Shinto elements and complex non-chronological storytelling with... read more

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neragola Jul 7, 2011
Score 10/10

Mouryou no Hako is an excellent detective anime, dark and unusual. The story looks incomprehensible at first, but it is amazing how every little piece fits in its place in the process. It is thrilling and upsetting , but full of intelligence. Animation is fluid and very pleasant to watch, while the caracters have the caracteristic beauty of Clamp works. The sound  score and voice acting are completely... read more

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