Scum’s Wish

Kuzu no Honkai

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To the outside world, Hanabi Yasuraoka and Mugi Awaya are the perfect couple. But in reality, they just share the same secret pain: they are both in love with other people they cannot be with. Hanabi has loved her childhood friend and neighbor Narumi Kanai for as long as she can remember, so she is elated to discover that he is her new homeroom teacher. However, Narumi is soon noticed by the music teacher, Akane Minagawa, and a relationship begins to blossom between them, much to Hanabi's dismay. Mugi was tutored by Akane in middle school, and has been in love with her since then. Through a chance meeting in the hallway, he encounters Hanabi. As these two lonely souls spend more time together, they decide to use each other as a substitute for the one they truly love, sharing physical intimacy with one another in order to stave off their loneliness.

User Rating: 4.51 ( 4 votes)


English: Scum’s Wish
Japanese: クズの本懐
Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jan 13, 2017 to Mar 31, 2017
Premiered: Winter 2017
Broadcast: Fridays at 00:55 (JST)
Producers: Aniplex, Dentsu, Square Enix, Studio Hibari, Fuji TV, Kyoraku Industrial Holdings, Kansai Telecasting
Licensors: Sentai Filmworks
Studios: Lerche
Source: Manga
Genres: Drama, Romance, School, Seinen
Duration: 22 min per ep
Rating: R+ – Mild Nudity
Resolution: 720p
Type: BD, Dual Audio


Masaomi Andou – Director
Jin Aketagawa – Sound Director
Makoto Uezu – Script, Series Composition
96neko – Theme Song Performance
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Theme Songs

OP1: “Uso no Hibana (嘘の火花)” by 96neko
ED1: “Heikousen (平行線)” by Sayuri

Episode List

01: Scum’s Wish
02: I’m here for that warmth
03: Show Me Love (Not A Dream)
04: Bad Apple!!
05: Destruction Baby
06: Welcome to the X-Dimension
07: Lots of Love
08: Sweet Refrain
09: Butterfly Swimmer
10: Fragile and Empty
11: A Kind God
12: A Story of Two



“These Underage Kids are Raping Each Other Constantly” the show.


While the setup is pretty coincidental, the characters are super believable. Honestly one of the more realistic/true-to-life romance anime.


Taking such a controversial topic and portraying it almost perfectly! Even with the flaws, it got its point across.


A somewhat dark and twisted look at the worst parts of love.


Best romance anime I have ever seen.


Predictable plot. Poorly-written characters. Shallow relationships with lots of forced drama. Empty sex scenes get boring very quickly.


You can tell the people who dislike this show dislike thinking about the subject matter it presents. This show rocks! Not 4 the weak-willed.



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