Life, what is it but a dream?Hidden in an old ink painting is the "Looking-Glass City" of Kyoto, where demons and humans live together and injuries and broken objects heal instantly. Created by a Buddhist monk named Myoe and his lover Koto, a black rabbit given human form by a kindly bodhisattva, the city is now ruled by their three children: the temple priest Kurama, the aristocratic demon Yase, and the Buddhist monk Yakushimaru, who await the return of their parents but eventually grow jaded. One day, a young girl, also named Koto, arrives with her familiars A and Un to search for the black rabbit, who she believes is her mother.Kyousogiga is an original net animation written by Izumi Todo and produced by Toei Animation with the collaboration of Banpresto which debuted on December 2011 on Nico Nico Douga. From September to December 2012, five additional shorts were released which expand the setting and characters. After it garnered much attention, a full one-cour TV series was been greenlit for the fall 2013 anime season. The original ONA series was adapted to a two-volume manga serialized in Dengeki Maoh from February 2012 to March 2013. Another manga adaptation following the TV series began serialization in November 2013.The series contains a lot of Buddhist imagery along with Alice Allusion motifs.
—Lewis Carroll, "A Boat Beneath a Sunny Sky" (quoted in the opening narration)
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