Learn Japanese with Anime: “Brynhildr in the Darkness” (Intermediate Level)


Webmaster Review

78% Excellent

"Brynhildr in the Darkness" is an animated adaptation of the original work by the author of "elfen lived". You can see what this preamble says. The cuteness of the character design is obvious. And it's nice for male viewers to be able to enjoy the sexy scenes that expose the upper and lower bodies of these cute girls. However, this anime has another feature that it is full of xxx scenes . The story itself is disappointing, but it's nice to see the songs "BRYNHILDR IN THE DARKNESS - Ver.EJECTED -" and "Virtue and Vice" both at their best. Personally, it's my favorite animation because of its wonderful character design and music.

  • Story/Worldview 55 %
  • Character 90 %
  • Animation/Background 80 %
  • Songs/Sound 80 %
  • Originality/Enjoyment 85 %
  • User Ratings (0 Votes) 0 %


1. Information

Title (Eng)Brynhildr in the Darkness
Title (Jpn)極黒のブリュンヒルデ
Aired Year2014



2. Synopsis

Venturing into the wilderness, the skeptical Ryouta Murakami and the ambitious Kuroneko were on a quest to prove the existence of extraterrestrial life when a tragic accident occurred, reaping Kuroneko of her life and leaving Ryouta in a critically injured state.

Ten years have passed since the disaster, and Ryouta is now living a normal life in high school. He vows to prove that aliens are real in honor of his late friend. A transfer student named Neko Kuroha unexpectedly arrives one day, bearing a striking resemblance to the late Kuroneko—even sharing a similar name. Most mysteriously, she seems to possess supernatural powers.

As Ryouta takes more interest in Neko, he is drawn into a deadly world where dangerous scientists hunt magic-wielding witches that have escaped from their secret research laboratory. Neko is one of these escapees, but there are many others who are in similar situations, and it’s up to Ryouta to protect them from their would-be captors.

Source: https://myanimelist.net/anime/21431/Gokukoku_no_Brynhildr



3. Intermediate can Learn Japanese with This Anime

Although it is S/F, the frequency of difficult words is as low as 5.3 terms/episode. Most of the terms in the story can be understood by junior high school students, but since there are several adults in the characters, please recognize the Difficulty Level of terms and speech as a high school student level. However, the Difficulty Level of terminology alone is not high, so it is possible to understand the contents in Japanese if you prepare. So if you are a learner of Intermediate’s Japanese, you may be surprised to know that you can learn from this anime.


Difficult Terms Occurrence Rate 5.3 terms/episode= 68 / 13
Difficulty Level16th grade= University
Total Difficulty Score84.8 points= 5.3 * 16
Comprehensive JudgmentNormalin 70 to 129.9 points
Recommended Japanese LearnerIntermediate 




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  1. Thank you a lot for you this site! It’s very helpful for deciding which anime to learn Japanese with.
    I have one request: Can you cover some movies, too? I would especially be interested in Ghibli movies. They seem like they would be good for learning Japanese.

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