A young man named Akitsu Masato is `captured` by a secret govt. project known as "Last Guardian". He is told that his life as a normal student was all a lie, and that his real destiny is to be the pilot of a great robot called "Zeorymer of the Heavens". The truth of this is hammered in when Masato sees his `parents` accept payment for raising him. The Last Guardian is preparing for the resurrection of "Hau Dragon", an organization bent on world conquest. 15 years ago, Hau Dragon built 8 great robots. Each of the mecha represents a force of nature. However, before any of the robots could be used, their creater Kihara Masaki destroyed the robots except for the leader: Zeorymer. He took Zeorymer and an embryo to the government. The embryo became the boy Masato. Now, Hau Dragon has rebuilt the other 7 mecha and wants the 8th. It will be up to Masato and Himuro to pilot Zeorymer and fight against the Hau Dragon, but neither Masato or Himuro are all that they seem.
I don't understand the chronic neglect for Hades Project Zeorymer. Top tier animation and mecha designs plus a plot that's a cut above the usual dull mecha anime fare. This OVA series is sadly deprived of a rightful place amongst the pantheon of interesting sci-fi OVA series from the 80s. What sets Zeorymer apart isn't just the visual perfection but also a real attempt at including some interesting story elements, themes and ideas that have obviously made their way into more well known fare (Evangelion in particular). This is a must see for fans of sci-fi anime from the 80s.
Unfortunately I bought this from Manga Entertainment’s supposed “classic DVD collection” well this series is just straight up wack….with a few laughable exceptions.
Poorish 80’s animation that seems to add to the series kornyness. Character designs are very similar nothing that really stands out. During the battle scenes you can see some transformer/evangelion-ish attacks which are just LAME but can also be amusing.
The only mentionable part of this was the strange dialogue, which in turn comes from a strange and dumb storyline nevertheless the voice actors did a good job playing these characters (english dub I mean).
Hmm lets see boy has to pilot a giant mecha because its his destiny and he’s the only one who can do it..lol sound familiar..It’s just a very shallow storyline which can seem familiar to anyone who has seen the many evangelion incarnates. Its not a very long series anyway so it’s quite rushed and the ending was just…..DUMB!
The characters are very one dimensional and predictable, you don’t really get to know any of them for long so what more can I say. The main character is the only one with a smudge of depth and to be quite honest it’s just not interesting enough.
I enjoyed the part where the credits came up and I took out the DVD.
This series is just another Apocalyptic knock-off done very cheaply and badly.
Probably the best thing about this series was the title itself
Project Hades…sounds cool..then again I want those 2 hours back
I mean, it wasn't unwatchable. The art and animation were adequate, and the soundtrack was tolerable if dated. The plot comes close enough to making sense for an action/mecha series.
But the characterizations were weird. The "bad guys" were frequently more sympathetic than our protagonists, and not in any way that really encouraged deeper consideration. The core plot also just wasn't really developed. The ultimate mastermind behind the whole thing seems to have launched the most complex world takeover plot ever... for no particular reason. And they never really clear up what the goal was.
Also, the titular Zeorymer is a boringly invincible mech. It wins every fight with the same move.
I don't know. As an example of 80s mecha-action, it isn't terrible. And it is short, so it might make a little sense to sample it. But I can't come up with much else to recommend it. Watch some of Armored Trooper Votoms instead.