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  • 2005
  • 1 Season
  • 6.8  (841)

Shuffle! is a romantic comedy anime series that was produced by Asread and broadcasted in Japan from July 2005 to January 2006. FUNimation licensed the show for English distribution and released it on DVD in October 2008. The series takes place in a world where gods and demons exist and interact with humans. The story follows the life of Rin Tsuchimi, a high school student who lives with his childhood friend Kaede Fuyou. Although Rin and Kaede have been friends for years, Rin is unaware that Kaede harbors romantic feelings for him.

In the first episode, two new transfer students arrive at Rin's school - Lisianthus (Lis) and Nerine. It is revealed that they are princesses from the World of the Gods, and both have a romantic interest in Rin. Over the course of the show, Rin finds himself in increasingly complicated love triangles as he navigates his feelings towards the various girls in his life.

Shuffle! is a harem anime, meaning that the show features a male protagonist who is surrounded by multiple female characters who all have romantic feelings for him. However, unlike some other harem anime, Shuffle! does not rely solely on fanservice or ecchi moments to drive the plot forward. Instead, the show emphasizes character development and emotional drama.

The character designs in Shuffle! are striking and distinctive, with each girl having a unique look and style. The animation quality is top-notch, with fluid movement and dynamic camera angles that bring the characters to life. The voice acting is also memorable, with Tomokazu Sugita providing a charismatic performance as Rin and Cherami Leigh and Monica Rial bringing a lot of depth to their respective characters, Lis and Nerine.

One of the unique features of Shuffle! is the inclusion of gods and demons as major characters. The show explores the mythology of these beings and their interactions with humans. One particularly interesting character is Sia, a half-demon who is Rin's childhood friend. Sia struggles with her dual nature and the societal expectations placed upon her as a member of the demon race.

Another strength of Shuffle! is its ability to balance comedy and drama. The show has plenty of lighthearted moments, particularly in scenes featuring the adorable, fairy-like Primula. However, the series also delves into some heavy emotional territory, as Rin is forced to navigate the complicated relationships between the girls in his life. The show is not afraid to tackle difficult themes like guilt, regret, and the fear of losing what is dear to you.

Overall, Shuffle! is a must-watch for fans of romantic comedies and harem anime. While some viewers may find the plot predictable, the show's rich characters and emotional depth more than make up for it. With top-notch animation and voice acting, Shuffle! is sure to leave a lasting impression on anyone who watches it.

Shuffle! is a series that is currently running and has 1 seasons (24 episodes). The series first aired on July 7, 2005.

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And then......Important Things
24. And then......Important Things
January 5, 2006
Asa has vanished into the night, escaping from the stuffy hospital room as her illness escalates dangerously.
Revealed Truth
23. Revealed Truth
December 22, 2005
After so many battles already won, Rin faces his biggest battle yet… His new love, Asa, is very ill and only she holds the cure.
To A New Tomorrow
22. To A New Tomorrow
December 15, 2005
When the competition's over, you'd think a little peace would follow… But while all of the girls appreciate...
Whereabouts of Feelings
21. Whereabouts of Feelings
December 8, 2005
Rin has finally made a move towards happiness. Unfortunately it will bring sadness to one of his oldest and dearest friends.
Unforgettable Sins
20. Unforgettable Sins
December 1, 2005
For such sweet girls, there sure is a lot of suffering going on these days. In fact, people are starting to get hurt. It's time for Rin to take a stand.
Unforgettable Memories
19. Unforgettable Memories
November 24, 2005
Rin can't win. On the one hand he's got more attention from the opposite sex than he can handle… On the other...
The Person Rin Likes
18. The Person Rin Likes
November 17, 2005
It's becoming obvious that after all of the attentions Rin has received from the girls fighting for his love, the guy might finally be leaning towards one of the ladies. Sia and Nerine have seen the writing on the wall, and they're putting some serious pressure on the guy. Determined to force a date on the two, seeking to spice up the competition, a perfect day is planned by the cutie committee. A confession is coming...
An Honest Feeling
17. An Honest Feeling
November 10, 2005
Something is up with Sia? The girl has practically kidnapped Rin, forcing the lad to miss school to satisfy...
16. Kikyou
November 3, 2005
Life seems to be getting back to normal, or as normal as life can be when a handful of cuties are all chasing...
Retrieved Things
15. Retrieved Things
October 27, 2005
Primula is in bad shape, the sweetly sad little girl hanging on by a thread. Rin and the girls travel to the Realm of the Demons, hopefully to help Primula to heal.
14. Lycoris
October 20, 2005
The waves of emotion felt after Primula's sudden return to the Realm of the Demons are rocking the hearts of...
House of the Setting Sun
13. House of the Setting Sun
October 13, 2005
The house is feeling empty with the mysteriously ill Primula returned to the Realm of the Demons to heal. The...
Frozen Summer
12. Frozen Summer
October 6, 2005
Summer's been going pretty good, especially for Sia and Rin. But the heat is on as the gang struggles to...
Summer Girls
11. Summer Girls
September 29, 2005
Mayumi is finally done with summer school, and now the fun can begin… One would think. Instead, the cub reporter ends up waiting tables to pay off an ice cream debt.
Confession in a Moonlit Night
10. Confession in a Moonlit Night
September 22, 2005
Having survived their scary adventure on the beach, Sia's over-excitable father is already preparing for the big wedding!
Beach Survival
9. Beach Survival
September 15, 2005
The sun is shining, the water's crystal clear and the beach is supposed to be relaxing, but the beauties surrounding Rin are going out their way to keep his temperature up.
The Panties Date!
8. The Panties Date!
August 25, 2005
It's summer break and Sia is itching for a date with Rin.
The Love Scramble
7. The Love Scramble
August 18, 2005
Rin might seem like the only guy in school, but there are others out there on the prowl… And one of them has...
6. Smile
August 11, 2005
It's hard for cute little Primula, she wants to spend time with Rin, too. Day after day she watches as Rin and...
The Place I Belong To
5. The Place I Belong To
August 4, 2005
Poor Kaede can't keep up with the competition, so she'll do everything in her power to take care of Rin around the house.
Omelette of Happiness
4. Omelette of Happiness
July 28, 2005
Rin and Nerine get to spend some time alone and the jealous hordes take note. As rumors run rampant and gossip...
Do You Remember?
3. Do You Remember?
July 21, 2005
As if adapting to life in this realm of existence wasn't hard enough, now Sia's faced with final exams! And if...
I Wanted to See You
2. I Wanted to See You
July 14, 2005
Heaven and Hell broke loose a few days ago, and poor Rin's still trying to wrap his head around the whole thing! According to Itsuki, he's supposed to feel lucky. Being an object of jealousy is a badge of honor for a man. But now he has overbearing fathers for neighbors and three sets of groupies hot on his trail, not to mention a strangely silent new member of the family. Cradle robbing!?!
The Man Who Could Become God or the Devil
1. The Man Who Could Become God or the Devil
July 7, 2005
Ten years ago, the gateway to the Realm of the Gods and the Realm of the Demons was opened. Soon afterwards,...
Where to Watch Shuffle!
Shuffle! is available for streaming on the FUNimation website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Shuffle! on demand at Amazon Prime, Amazon, Hulu and Apple TV.
  • Premiere Date
    July 7, 2005
  • IMDB Rating
    6.8  (841)