Mōryō no Hako (TV)

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Alternative title:
Box of Goblins
魍魎の匣 (Japanese)
Plot Summary:
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. Meanwhile, Tōkyō police detective Shutaro Kiba searches for Kanako, despite Kanagawa police having jurisdiction; and the lawyer for the estate of Kanako's grandfather hires private investigator Reijiro Enokizu to find Kanako, as well. Their investigation uncovers bizarre truths and dark family secrets along the way.
The story follows a series of bizzare murders of schoolgirls who have been dismembered and stuffed into boxes. The private investigator hired by a missing daughters mother joins forces with an antique book seller and others to unravel the murder spree. 
User Ratings: 204 ratings have been given [details]
 Masterpiece: 21 votes (sub:19, ?:1, raw:1)
 Excellent: 39 votes (sub:34, dub:2, others:3
2 Spanish subtitled
1 Russian subtitled
 Very good: 48 votes (sub:43, dub:1, raw:1, others:3
1 German subtitled
1 Russian subtitled
1 Spanish subtitled
 Good: 32 votes (sub:30, ?:1, others:1
1 French subtitled
 Decent: 25 votes (sub:24, others:1
1 Spanish subtitled
 So-so: 14 votes (sub:14)
 Not really good: 3 votes (sub:3)
 Weak: 14 votes (sub:12, dub:1, others:1
1 Russian dubbed
 Bad: 3 votes (sub:2, others:1
1 German subtitled
 Awful: 4 votes (sub:4)
 Worst ever: 1 vote (sub:1)
Seen in part or in whole by 482 users, rank: #1851 (of 6418)
Median rating: Very good
Arithmetic mean: 7.123 (Good), std. dev.: 2.2029, rank: #2121 (of 6418)
Weighted mean: 7.118 (Good), rank: #2004 (of 6418) (seen all: 7.38 / seen some: 7.64 / won't finish: 4.41)
Bayesian estimate: 7.141 (Good), rank: #1775 (of 4883)
Running time: 23 minutes per episode
Number of episodes: 13
Episode titles: We have 13
Vintage: 2008-10-07 to 2008-12-30
Opening Theme:
"Lost in Blue" by Nightmare
Ending Theme:
"Naked Love" by Nightmare
Official website:
NTV Official Site (Japanese)
Trivia: We have 1
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Japanese staff
Japanese cast
Director: Ryosuke Nakamura
Series Composition: Sadayuki Murai
Screenplay: Sadayuki Murai
Hiroshi Hamasaki (eps 4, 7)
Ryosuke Nakamura
Episode Director: Atsuko Ishizuka (ep 12)
Music: Shusei Murai
Original creator: Natsuhiko Kyogoku
Original Character Design: CLAMP
Character Design: Asako Nishida
Art Director: Hidetoshi Kaneko
Chief Animation Director: Kunihiko Hamada (ep 3)
Animation Director:
Chie Nishizawa
Kunihiko Hamada (eps 9, 13)
Sound Director: Yasunori Honda
Director of Photography: Shinichi Igarashi
Fuminori Hara (Madhouse)
Hiroyasu Asami (D.N. Dream Partners/NTV)
Hiroyuki Ueno (D.N. Dream Partners/NTV)
Mina Tsuchiya (Madhouse)
Mitsuru Ohshima (VAP)
Mitsuyasu Amano (D.N. Dream Partners/NTV)
Rieko Ono (D.N. Dream Partners/NTV)
Tadahiro Nagatomi (VAP)
Toru Horikoshi (D.N. Dream Partners/NTV)
Toshiharu Sakai (Madhouse)
Yuka Harada (D.N. Dream Partners/NTV)
Yuri Hasegawa (VAP)

Animation Cooperation: Kunihiko Hamada (ep 10)
Assistant Animation Director: Kunihiko Hamada (ep 5)
Background Scan: Hiroaki Sato
CG Production: Shunsuke Fukui
Color setting: Harue Ono
Jeong A Lim (ep 6)
Kyung Ai Chung (ep 10)
Mi Yeun Lee (ep 6)
In-Between Animation:
Eun Mi Choi (ep 6)
Young Hee Jung (eps 6, 10)
Key Animation:
Akemi Kobayashi (OP)
Akiko Konno (eps 3, 5)
Akiko Tanada (ep 11)
Atsuko Takahashi (OP)
Atsuko Yamazaki (ep 3)
Chie Nishizawa (eps 6, 12)
Chihiro Hayashi (ep 1)
Chiyoko Sakamoto (ep 10)
Emi Sakamoto (ep 10)
Emiko Shimamura (ep 5)
Eriko Uchiyama (ep 6)
Etsushi Mori (ep 8)
Harumi Tsunoda (eps 5, 10)
Hideyuki Hoshina (ep 2)
Hironori Hano (eps 8-9)
Hisashi Mitsui (ep 4)
Hye-Jung Cho (ep 2)
Junichi Hashimoto (ep 10)
Junko Abe (eps 3, 10)
Kazuko Shibata (eps 3, 6)
Kazuya Hayashi (ep 5)
Kazuyo Nakamura (ep 8)
Kazuyuki Fujita (eps 4, 11)
Kei Sakai (ep 9)
Kouhei Hashimoto (ep 11)
Kouji Matsuyama (ep 5)
Kunihiko Hamada (OP)
Kyohei Ohyabu (ep 8)
Mamiko Nakanishi (OP; ep 1)
Masahiko Matsuyama (ep 8)
Masaki Uchida (ep 5)
Masaru Kitao (OP; ep 1)
Mayumi Okamoto (ep 3)
Megumi Sakamoto (ep 1)
Michiko Noda (eps 5, 10)
Mieko Hosoi (ep 6)
Miho Aoki (OP; ep 3)
Miki Kato (ep 5)
Misato Ootani (ep 12)
Mitsumasa Kimura (ep 4)
Miyuki Nakamura (eps 5, 10)
Naoko Ozawa (ep 8)
Nobuhiro Mutō (ep 6)
Nobuko Sugino (OP; eps 1, 3, 6)
Nobuyuki Hata (ep 9)
Noriyuki Fukuda (ep 1)
Osamu Nuita (ep 9)
Rie Kaneko (ep 8)
Rie Kawai (ep 12)
Rie Omori (ep 4)
Rikako Sakaki (ep 5)
Sadatoshi Matsusaka (ep 1)
Satomi Matsuura (ep 5)
Satoru Yamashita (eps 3, 5)
Shiro Okumura (ep 3)
Shujirou Hamakawa (ep 10)
Tadahiro Hirakawa (ep 8)
Tadashi Shida (ep 2)
Takashi Igari (ep 5)
Takayuki Fukuda (ep 5)
Tomohiro Kawahara (ep 8)
Tomoko Fukui (ep 11)
Tomomi Murayama (ep 8)
Toshimi Tanaka (ep 4)
Toshiyuki Yoshioka (ep 10)
Yoshie Kimoto (ep 3)
Yoshinori Kanemori (OP; ep 1)
Youko Nomura (ep 8)
Young Hoon Han (ep 2)
Yousuke Toyama (ep 6)
Yukihiro Kobayashi (ep 8)
Yumiko Tomiki (ep 10)
Yuri Takasaki (ep 5)
Yūta Masaki (eps 8-9)
Yutaka Minowa (ep 10)
Yuuko Kamiyama (ep 10)
Layout Animation Director: Kunihiko Hamada (ep 1)
Prop Design: Masahiro Kimura
Recording: Mitsuharu Ito
Recording Assistant: Miki Aragaki
Sound Effects: Shunya Wada
Theme Song Composition:
Sakito (ED)
Theme Song Lyrics:
Theme Song Performance: Nightmare
Hidenobu Kiuchi as Tatsumi Sekiguchi
Hiroaki Hirata as Akihiko Chuzenji
Houko Kuwashima as Atsuko Chuzenji 
Takaaki Seki as Shutaro Kiba
Toshiyuki Morikawa as Reijiro Enokizu

Aya Hisakawa as Yoko Yuzuki
Daisuke Namikawa as Morihiko Toriguchi
Haruka Tomatsu as Kanako Yuzuki
Junichi Suwabe as Bunzou Aoki
Mikako Takahashi as Yoriko Kusumoto
Tohru Furuya as Mysterious Man

Cho as Hyouei Terada
Hidenari Ugaki as Inspector Ishii
Masahiko Tanaka as Koshiro Mimasaka
Nobuyuki Hiyama as Noritada Amemiya
Rikiya Koyama as Sasagawa
Shinichiro Miki as Noriyuki Masuoka
Shoko Tsuda as Kimie Kusumoto
Takako Honda as Yukie Sekiguchi
Yuji Ueda as Policeman Fukumoto
Yutaka Aoyama as Satomura
Japanese companies
Animation Production: MADHOUSE
Broadcaster: Nippon Television Network (2008-10-07)
CG Production: SUBARU
Music Collaboration: Nippon TV Music
Photography: Studio Twinkle
Production Cooperation:
Dangun Pictures (eps 4, 7, 11)
Studio Fantasia (eps 8-9)
Sunshine Corporation (ep 2)
Recording Studio: Toei Audio Visual Art Center
Sound Production: Arts Production
special effects: Team Taniguchi

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