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Tokyo Majin (full Japanese title: Tokyo Majin Gakuen Kenpuchō: Tō) is an anime series loosely based on the Tokyo Majin Gakuen videogame series.

In the nights of Tokyo, mysterious deaths involving the 'Reborn Dead' occur. People that are disappearing at night suddenly reappear during the day as a corpse. Not only that, but as the corpses are sent to the morgue to be autopsied, they disappear again leaving signs showing that they escaped themselves.

To fight these 'Reborn Dead' and to prevent more deaths, mysterious transfer student, Tatsuma Hiyuu, and delinquent student, Kyouichi Houraiji, stay up every night to fight and solve what's causing this. Along with the rest of their group, who all have supernatural powers, they soon realize that a greater threat, which involves even more powerful demons, is near...

In July 2015, the English dub started airing on U.S. cable network Chiller TV, a horror themed sister channel to Syfy, as part of their late night Anime Wednesdays block.


  • Bittersweet Ending: The Big Bad is defeated, most of the warriors are okay; at the cost of Tokyo and most of its citizens, Aoi is one-eye-blind, Tatsuma is missing in China, and the four Guardians are probably dying.
  • Break Her Heart to Save Her: One of reasons why Koyouichi act like total ass toward Aoi.
  • Cluster F-Bomb: The American dub loves this. There is a visual Precision F-Strike though, in the form of graffiti on a tunnel wall, in the first episode.
  • Defeat Means Friendship: The Sumida Shitennou whom Kyouichi and Tatsuma defeat in the first episode end up as Kyouichi's lackeys.
    • Also, Raito, Reiji, the Martial Fist joined the team in fighting the Big Bad.
    • Tendou's and the demonized humans' souls also give a hand in the final fight.
  • Delinquents: A lot of them, including and especially Kyouichi. Yuuya used to be one, too.
  • Idiot Hair: The girls, Tatsuma, and Kyouichi.
  • Four-Philosophy Ensemble: Koyuichi (the Cynic), Aoi (the Optimist), Kisaragi (the Realist), Tatsuma (the Apathetic) and Daigo with Sakurai (the Conflicted)
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: The calm and stoic Tatsuma is Blue the hotheaded Kyouichi is red. The color schemes for their powers and clothing seem to subtly reflect this as Tatsuma wears a blue hoodie and Kyouichi’s bokutō glows red when powered up.
  • Tokyo Is the Center of the Universe: Given the setting.
  • World of Badass: It got dialed back a bit after the first episode, but it's there. The first episode features the five superpowered main characters, but there's also random Triad guys with improbable weapons and Feng Shui magic (not that it saves them from the corpse puppeteer) and the bullies at school do crazy moves like spitting out nails at high speed onto a spinning bat to form a nail-bat. Even the Intrepid Reporter girl has ninja-like hiding skills to ambush people she's investigating. The final fight ramps it back up again.

Tropes for the games:

  • Combination Attack: Every character that joins you, including Tatsuma, has at least one combination attack with one or more characters.
  • Gay Option: Rather like the Summon Night series the game's protagonist can end up with any of the 20+ characters that join him whether they be male or female. Granted most of the male character's endings are platonic but there are subtle underlying hints with some. Special mention must be made for Kyouichi who outright states that he likes the protagonist in his ending — he is also the only male character that the protagonist can date at Christmas.
  • Multiple Endings: Slightly averted in that the actual game's storyline is fairly linear but there are multiple endings with the characters.
  • Relationship Values: Determines which character Tatsuma will end up with. One of the rarer cases of the relationship values being seen too if you are playing the DS version of the game (after unlocking the Omake mode) or the Oboro-Kiten version of the original game.
  • Story to Gameplay Ratio: Skewed very, very far on the 'story' side, to the point where you could almost call it a visual novel.