April Anime Challenge: Cheating Craft

Our April anime challenge is Cheating Craft, a Japanese/Chinese anime series that was animated by BLADE and produced by Emon. It is based on Gemini Xin Luo’s novel Zuobi Yishu and premiered in October 2016. It was directed by Keitaro Motonaga, Mai Matsuura and Norie Tanaka designed the characters and they served as chief animators with Ryousuke Tanigawa. The female pop idol group Kamen Joshi performed the opening song and Aina Kusuda did the ending theme.

In the world of Cheating Craft, academic success decides your entire future, and the classroom is a ruthless battlefield. If you pass examinations, your future is guaranteed, while failing leads to a life of cruelty, torment and despair. To survive and stay alive you must be cunning or intelligent, either study your butt off or have the perfect cheating strategy. We follow the exploits of cheater Zhuge Mu Ming. What will be his destiny?