Hoozuki no Reitetsu

Hozuki’s Coolheadedness, originally known as Hōzuki no Reitetsu (鬼灯の冷徹), is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Natsumi Eguchi. The plot revolves around Hozuki, a demon who works for the King and Head Judge of Hell. Wit Studio adapted the manga into a 2014 anime television series and three original animation DVDs (OADs).

Hell is a bureaucracy, and business is running smoother than ever thanks to the demonic efficiency of Hoozuki, chief deputy to Lord Enma, the King of Hell. Whether offering counsel to the Momotarou of Japanese folklore or receiving diplomatic missions from the Judeo-Christian Hell, the demon who runs the show from behind the king’s imposing shadow is ready to beat down any challenges coming his way into a bloody pulp. Metaphorically, of course…

The poster boy for micromanagement and armed with negotiation skills worthy of Wall Street, Hoozuki no Reitetsu follows the sadistic and level-headed Hoozuki as he spends his days troubleshooting hell. With an abundance of familiar faces from popular Japanese legends and East Asian mythology working middle management positions, this referential and anachronistic dark comedy brings new meaning to the phrase “employer liability.” Just how hard could it be to manage employees from hell, anyway?

Opening Theme: “Jigoku no Sata mo Kimi Shidai”
Ending Theme
1. “Ookina Kingyou no Kinoshitade” by Tokyo Philharmonic Chorus
2. “Parallax View” by Sumire Uesaka
3. Caramel Peach Jam 120% – Sumire Uesaka
OAD: Enma Daio ni Kiite Goran – Sumire Uesaka

Character Song:
Ake! Jigoku no Kama no Futa
Hyakki Yagyo -Jigoku no sata mo YOU shidai-

Hoozuki no Reitetsu Bonus CD:
Vol. 1 – OST 1
Vol. 2 – OST 2
Vol. 3 – OST 3
Vol. 4 – ED Theme #3
Vol. 5 – OST 4
Vol. 6 – OST 5

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