Three school students - Kazuki Yasaka, Toi Kuji, and Enta Jinai - meet Keppi the Kappa, who is the self-proclaimed heir to the throne of Kappa Kingdom. Keppi forcibly takes the students' shirikodama (a mythical organ that contains the soul) and they are transformed into kappa. The only way they can return to normal is for them to bring Keppi the shirikodama of zombies (undead beings who aren't supposed to have souls) and to establish a connection through each others' souls. Meanwhile, two policemen, Reo Niboshi and Mabu Akutsu, try to do something at the police box where they are stationed.
"Am I a lie? Is the world a lie? Are we a lie? We are connected. But that's unpleasant. But that's necessary. Who is the one with a strong desire? Don't let it go. Desire is your life."
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Did You Know?
The word "sarazanmai" is a portmanteau of Japanese phrases:
- "sara" means plate. In Japanese mythology, kappa (water demons) have a plate on their heads that contains water. Whenever a kappa is on dry land it must keep water in the plate; if it ever dries out the kappa will lose its power and eventually its life.
- "zan" means "three" (in Japanese either "zan" or "san" is used for the number), referring to the three protagonists.
- "mai" means "real love" ("ma" meaning "real" and "ai" meaning "love"), referring to the connection between souls.