Den-noh Coil(TV show/series, 2007)

Original title: "電脳コイル" (Japanese/JA)
| 25min per episode | Genres: Animation, Science-Fiction & Fantasy

Scripted Reality in 1 season with 26 episodes

Den-noh CoilRating: 3.7/5 (with 12 votes)
Coil - A Circle of Children, known in Japan as Den-noh Coil (電脳コイル, Dennō Koiru, lit. Cyber Coil) is a Japanese science fiction anime television series created, directed and written by Mitsuo Iso and produced by Madhouse. It aired 26 episodes from May to December 2007 on NHK Educational TV. It is a pioneering work that depicts daily life in a world where AR (augmented reality) technology, in which layers created by computer networks are superimposed on the real world, and MR (mixed reality) technology, in which high-resolution holograms are projected onto the real world and can be manipulated. It has received high praise among Japanese science fiction anime for its fusion of old-fashioned Japanese scenery and urban legends, a modern version of the Japanese folklore Kaidan, with a futuristic worldview, and for its story of children playing in an augmented reality world using a device called "Den-noh Megane" (cyber glasses), as if anticipating the subsequent emergence of smart glasses. Den-noh Coil has won several awards, including the Grand Prize of the 29th Nihon SF Taisho Award, the 39th Seiun Award in 2008 and the Excellence Prize for animation in the 11th Japan Media Arts Festival in 2007. ()
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About Den-noh Coil

Den-noh Coil, Coil — A Circle of Children, is a Japanese science fiction anime television series depicting a near future where semi-immersive augmented reality technology has just begun to enter the mainstream. The series takes place in the fictional city of Daikoku, a hotbed of AR development with an emerging city-wide virtual infrastructure. It follows a group of children as they use AR glasses to unravel the mysteries of the half real, half Internet city, using a variety of illegal software tools, techniques, and virtual pets to manipulate the digital landscape.Den-noh Coil, in development for over a decade, is the series director debut of Japanese animator Mitsuo Iso. It premiered on NHK Educational TV on May 12, 2007. Due to the animators involved in its production and its unusually high-profile television broadcast time slot, Den-noh Coil was highly anticipated.

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Den-noh Coil Seasons and Episodes

05/12/2007Season 1 - 26 episodes
#1 | 05/12/2007The Children with Glasses
When Yasako and Kyoko's virtual pet dog, Densuke, goes missing, Yasako procures the assistance of a detective.
#2 | 05/19/2007COIL Cyber Detective Agency
Yasako and Fumie ask Yasako's grandmother to cure Densuke of his potentially fatal illness. In return, Yasako must agree to an interesting, and dangerous, bargain.
#3 | 05/26/2007Yuko and Yuko
With Densuke back, the Mojos drop him off with Isako. After freeing him from the illegal, Isako makes an enormous mistake in trying to unlock the virtual being.
#4 | 06/02/2007Daikoku City Heike Club
A battle breaks out at school! During the commotion, Fumie steals a mysterious piece of data from Amasawa.
#5 | 06/09/2007The Metabug Scramble Bus Tour
The Hackers' Club goes on a metabug expedition over the fringes of surrounding cyberspace lead by Isako.
#6 | 06/16/2007The Red Automaton
Yasako and Fumie begin an investigation into Haraken and Searchmaton. Under pressure, Haraken reveals something huge to Yasako and Fumie.
#7 | 06/23/2007In Action!! The COIL Detective Agency
Isako once again summons an illegal with the help of the Daikoku Hackers. With Yasako and Fumie working on an unrelated case, will the virus take over?
#8 | 06/30/2007The Summer Festival and a Duel
Isako hatches a risky plan, and Daichi's newly rekindled friendship with Fumie may suffer as a result.
#9 | 07/07/2007Michiko-san from the Other Side
The kids spend a dark and stormy night telling ghost stories and playing spooky games at school. Meanwhile, Haraken has an interesting other worldly experience.
#10 | 07/14/2007Kanna's Diary
Following clues left by Haraken's former research partner, Haraken, Fumie, and Yasako search for any new leads.
#11 | 07/21/2007Sunken! Daikoku City
Daichi's plan to acquire metabugs via a fish-type illegal doesn't go as planned and may endanger everyone in the virtual vicinity.
#12 | 07/28/2007Daichi Grows Hair
Yasako finds a race of microscopic illegals growing on their faces that are on the brink of destruction. Can Yasako figure out a way to save them?
#13 | 08/04/2007The Last Plesiosaur
A docile illegal follows the kids on a hazardous journey through the city, driven to find more of its kind.
#14 | 09/01/2007Record of a Living Being
Akira, Fumie's little brother, recalls the events thus far from his own perspective. Later, Haraken is warned by Nekome to stop investigating.
#15 | 09/08/2007The Young Boy Beyond the Station
Yasako searches for the place she met 4423. Afterward, she deduces that the place was a virtual space that was deleted.
#16 | 09/15/2007Isako's Hospital Room
Haraken and Fumie discover early accounts from previous denno users. Later, Yasako visits her comatose brother.
#17 | 09/22/2007The Final Summer Vacation
Haraken asks Isako to take him to the so-called "other world" in an effort to see if Kanna Ashihara still exists.
#18 | 09/29/2007The Door to Another World
Haraken barely makes it back through Isako's gateway. Tamako, fearing for his life, takes his glasses away. Meanwhile, trouble begins as a space appears behind Megabaa's shop.
#19 | 10/06/2007The Dark Visitors
With Kyoko on the "other side", Fumie and Yasako get help from Densuke to help guide Kyoko's denno body back to her real one.
#20 | 10/13/2007Kanna and Yasako
Haraken uses Kanna's glasses to sneak to the "other side." Yasako also enters with the help is Isako and Tamako.
#21 | 10/20/2007The Dark Automaton
Megamass is doing research on the "other side" and the effects of the den-noh coil. Isako finds herself drawn into it.
#22 | 10/27/2007The Final COIL
Yasako and Isako are running from Megamass. While hiding, they discover that Densuke might be able to open a stable portal.
#23 | 11/10/2007The Granted Wish
For various reasons, Nekome wants to join her brother on the other side, and the only way is to somehow convince Densuke to help.
#24 | 11/17/2007The Children Who Throw Away Their Glasses
The events surrounding Isako frighten the other parents. In an effort to keep their children safe, they confiscate their glasses, but at what cost?
#25 | 11/24/2007The Kanazawa City Hazama Intersection
Desperate to save Isako, Yasako finds a pair of glasses that belonged to her grandfather and uses them to travel to the other side.
#26 | 12/01/2007Yasako and Isako
Yasako comes face to face with the true nature of the Coil Domain and Michiko. Even with the support of her friends, can she save Isako?
08/25/2007Specials - 3 episodes

Additional Information

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Production country: Japan
Original language: Japanese (JA)
Spoken languages: Japanese (JA)
Translated into 10 languages: German (DE), English (EN), Spanish (ES), French (FR), Italian (IT), Japanese (JA), Korean (KO), Portuguese (PT), Russian (RU), Chinese (Mandarin) (ZH)
Status: Ended
First episode released on: 05/12/2007
Last episode released on: 12/01/2007
Alternative titles in other countries (from previews, ads etc.):
"سایبر کویل"
"Dennō Coil"
"Dennou Coil"
"Cyber Coil"
"Electronic Brain Coil"

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