Otome Yokai Zakuro

Watch Otome Yokai Zakuro

  • 2010
  • 1 Season

Otome Yokai Zakuro is a Japanese anime television series produced by ADK that first premiered on October 4, 2010. The show is set during the Meiji era in Japan and revolves around a group of half-spirit girls who work with the government to bridge the gap between humans and yokai, the supernatural creatures of Japanese folklore. The series features a star-studded voice cast, including Kana Hanazawa, Aki Toyosaki, Takahiro Sakurai, Satoshi Hino, Yui Horie, Mai Nakahara, Akihiko Ishizumi, Haruka Tomatsu, Kazue Komiya, Kikuko Inoue, Mutsumi Tamura, Nobuhiko Okamoto, Yuka Iguchi, Chiyako Shibahara, Kimiko Saito, Misaki Sekiyama, Sayaka Ohara, and Minako Kotobuki.

The central character of the series is Zakuro, a half-spirit girl with fox ears and tail who is part of a group of half-spirit girls known as the "Task Force Spirit Affairs." Her teammates are Susukihotaru, a half-spirit girl with butterfly wings, Bonbori, and Hozuki, twin half-spirit girls who have rabbit ears and twitchy noses, and Riken Yoshinokazura, a human soldier tasked with the protection of the girls. Together they form a formidable team that works to solve cases and prevent conflicts between humans and yokai.

The series is set in a world where humans and yokai coexist, but their harmonious relationship is threatened by the fact that the humans are quickly modernizing while the yokai are struggling to adapt. The government initiates the "Spirit Affairs" to reconcile the two groups and maintain peace. However, the half-spirit girls are initially resistant to working with the humans, as they have faced discrimination and mistreatment in the past. Zakuro, in particular, is skeptical of humans, having lost her mother to them.

Throughout the series, we see the characters undergo emotional growth and develop strong bonds as they work together on various cases. Each character has their own unique backstory, personality, and abilities, making them all interesting to watch. For example, Susukihotaru is the most timid of the group, but she is also the most gifted and is able to communicate telepathically with other yokai. Bonbori and Hozuki, on the other hand, have a playful and energetic demeanor that belies their deadly skills in battle.

The show does an excellent job of exploring themes of prejudice, discrimination, and acceptance. The attitudes of both the humans and the yokai towards each other are complex and multi-faceted, and the series does not shy away from showing the ugly side of their relationship. However, it also portrays moments of compassion and understanding, underscoring the message that coexistence is possible if both groups are willing to work towards it.

Beyond the main characters, the show has a vast and colorful cast of supporting characters, many of whom are yokai themselves. These creatures are based on real Japanese legends and add to the unique and immersive world-building of the series. The animation is also top-notch, featuring beautiful character designs and intricate backgrounds that evoke the era in which the show is set.

Overall, Otome Yokai Zakuro is a must-watch for fans of supernatural anime, with its compelling characters, intricate world-building, and powerful themes of acceptance and understanding. The series is a perfect blend of action, drama, and comedy that keeps viewers engaged from start to finish.

Otome Yokai Zakuro is a series that is currently running and has 1 seasons (13 episodes). The series first aired on October 4, 2010.

Filter by Source

Do you have Hulu?
What are you waiting for?
Nice! Browse Hulu with Yidio.
Ad Info - This show may not be available on Hulu
E 13
13. E 13
December 27, 2010
With Byakuroku leading the way, Lieutenants Agemaki, Yoshinokazura, and Hanakiri and the half-spirits Susukihotaru, Bonbori, and Hozuki arrive Will the unconscious Zakuro remain in Omodaka's hands... The time of reckoning is at hand... A brilliant final episode to provide stirring and emotional closure!
E 12
12. E 12
December 20, 2010
Upon learning the truth of her birth and the reason for the birth of half-spirits, Zakuro falls unconscious after being captured again. Meanwhile, Agemaki and the other members at Spirit Affairs dash off to save Zakuro, armed with the slightest of clues. With the guidance of Lords A and Um, they reach the Village of Oracles, only to run into... An extremely tense episode 12 which sets up the final stage.
E 11
11. E 11
December 13, 2010
The captured Zakuro was wandering an unfamiliar dwelling when she came across her mother, Tsukuhane. The moment Zakuro touched Tsukuhane, Zakuro was able to see her mother's memories that were previously unknown. Meanwhile, at Spirit Affairs, Kushimatsu was explaining what the Village of Oracles was and why half-spirits were born. As the final episode approaches, the truth of Zakuro's birth is finally revealed.
E 10
10. E 10
December 6, 2010
The members of Spirit Affairs make their way to a festival at the nearby shrine. Zakuro and the other girls are very excited in their yukata. The group first pays their respects to the guardian lions of the shrine, Lords A and Um, before enjoying the rest of the festival. They even try out the large maze that has been erected for the festival. The group breaks up into teams in a race to reach the exit, but Zakuro is captured by someone upon getting separated from Agemaki.
E 9
9. E 9
November 29, 2010
There is a fad going around where young girls ask a "kokkuri" for romantic help. Back at Spirit Affairs, Bonbori and Hozuki immediately give it a try. Zakuro and the others are also interested. However, the "kokkuri" runs off wildly. Zakuro tries to dispatch it but her blade has no effect. By chance, Lt. Hanadate, who came to Spirit Affairs with a request about this case, joins in the search.
E 8
8. E 8
November 22, 2010
Kei and Susukihotaru are on a delivery to return a cursed katana to Aya's store. But before they get the chance, they are attacked by the same twins who crashed the gala. They capture Kei and Susukihotaru and plan to use them as bait to lure Zakuro out.
E 7
7. E 7
November 15, 2010
It was another relaxed afternoon at Spirit Affairs when a young woman suddenly appeared and threw herself on Agemaki with a cry of "Young master!" The woman, Tae, was a servant of the Agemaki family who had been sent by the master of the Agemaki household, Kei's father, to Spirit Affairs. Agemaki reluctantly agrees to go home, but strangely enough, he begs Zakuro to come with him. Zakuro gave him an earful but agreed to join him.
E 6
6. E 6
November 8, 2010
The events of the military gala have left Ganryu in low spirits. Ganryu feels frustrated by his inability to do anything while Bonbori and Hozuki fearlessly protected him from harm. That is when Bonbori and Hozuki begin to tell Ganryu about their past? Meanwhile, Zakuro has been acting strangely since the gala, despite being her normal cheerful self. Kei appears to be the only one who has noticed.
E 5
5. E 5
November 1, 2010
Soldiers are allegedly being targeted by a spirit at parties and balls for government officials. Apparently, they're lured away by a woman who suddenly transforms into a giant spider. The Spirit Affairs team is in charge of security for tonight's military gala, per Lt. Hanadate Takatoshi's request. Zakuro and the others must dress in western clothing to disguise themselves as ordinary guests?
E 4
4. E 4
October 25, 2010
Spirit Affairs receives a request to investigate a suspicious piece of merchandise. Susukihotaru, Riken, Bonbori, Hozuki, and Ganryu head to the antique shop "Ori's" where the item is. The woman who owns Ori's, Orikata Aya, runs the place with the little spirit Mugi. The group is surprised to find spirit and human happily living together. Meanwhile, the suspicious item turns out to be a blade with an ominous aura.
E 3
3. E 3
October 18, 2010
A village mayor suggests they should hold a discussion regarding the occurrence of many young girls in the village being spirited away recently. Hearing this, Zakuro immediately becomes solemn and says to Kushimatsu that she'll take the job.
E 2
2. E 2
October 11, 2010
The Ministry of Spirit Affairs is up and running as human, half-spirit, and spirit begin an awkward life together. Zakuro is growing annoyed with the intrusion of Jesuit customs and the spirit-phobic soldier, Agemaki Kei, into her life. That is when they are tasked with conducting an inquiry into a spirit that's terrorizing the construction site of a western-style place of lodging known as a hotel. So Zakuro's motley crew of seven make their way to the hotel??
E 1
1. E 1
October 4, 2010
In this alternate history, the "Ministry of Spirit Affairs" was established by human and spirit representatives to deal with incidents involving spirits. Army lieutenants Agemaki Kei, Yoshinokazura Riken, and Hanakiri Ganryu have been assigned to Spirit Affairs. However, once they're introduced to their new associates, they discover that these half-spirits, with the exception of having ears on their heads, look like completely normal girls.
Where to Watch Otome Yokai Zakuro
Otome Yokai Zakuro is available for streaming on the ADK website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Otome Yokai Zakuro on demand at Amazon Prime and Google Play.
  • Premiere Date
    October 4, 2010