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Zoids Shin Seiki/Zero

Zoids Shin Seiki/Zero

Alternative Titles

English: Zoids Shin Seiki/Zero
Synonyms: Zoids New Century/Zero, Zoids: New Century Zero
Japanese: ゾイド新世紀/ゼロ

Information

Type: TV
Episodes: 26
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jan 6, 2001 to Jun 30, 2001
Producers: Xebec, Viz MediaL
Duration: 24 min. per episode
Rating: PG - Children
L represents licensing company

Statistics

Score: 7.481 (scored by 7788 users)
Ranked: #15872
Popularity: #1922
Members: 12,715
Favorites: 79
1 indicates a weighted score
2 based on the top anime page.

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action adventure mecha

Synopsis

Zoids—powerful animal-shaped combat mechs—are no longer used in warfare, but in organized sporting competitions. The Blitz Team, a group of pilots struggling to carve out a niche for themselves in the Zoid battling leagues, experience a stroke of luck when Bit Cloud, a vagrant junk dealer, wanders into their midst and proves himself capable of piloting the temperamental Liger Zero, a Zoid that refuses to let anyone else into its cockpit. Led by Bit and the Liger, the Blitz Team steadily make their way to the top—but along the way they attract the unwelcome attention of the Backdraft Group, an organization of Zoid pilots that operates outside the laws set down by the Zoid Battle Commission. The Backdraft want powerful Zoids to add to their ranks, and they have their eye on the Liger Zero...

Related Anime

Adaptation: Zoids Shinseiki/Zero
Spin-off: Zoids Genesis, Zoids, Zoids Fuzors

Characters & Voice Actors

Cloud, Bit
Cloud, Bit
Main
Sakurai, Takahiro
Japanese
Sakurai, Takahiro
Cox, Richard Ian
English
Cox, Richard Ian
...
Hemeros, Jamie
Hemeros, Jamie
Main
Saiga, Mitsuki
Japanese
Saiga, Mitsuki
Switzer, Bill
English
Switzer, Bill
...
Hunter, Brad
Hunter, Brad
Main
Matsukaze, Masaya
Japanese
Matsukaze, Masaya
Vincent, Samuel
English
Vincent, Samuel
...
Toros, Leena
Toros, Leena
Main
Kawasumi, Ayako
Japanese
Kawasumi, Ayako
Sheridan, Kelly
English
Sheridan, Kelly
...

Staff

Kato, Takao
Director
Aketagawa, Jin
Sound Director
Ootsuki, Atsushi
Episode Director, Storyboard
Hasegawa, Keiichi
Script



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Sep 16, 2008
PrettySammy
I don't know what it is, but I've been reliving my childhood a lot lately. Maybe, as college approaches, I want to remember all the good times I had as kid. I got into anime in the fourth grade via Sailor Moon (didn't everyone?), and once Toonami started airing anime all the time, I got hooked. I don't know exactly when I discovered the wide world of anime outside my TV, but if it wasn't for Cartoon Network bringing it over, I probably wouldn't be such an avid member of the anime fandom.

One show that Toonami aired was Zoids: New Century Zero, or, as the read more
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Sep 17, 2008
Ishida_Sucks
I am making these scores based on a standard set by all American Dubbed Anime. I'm talking the abominations that became Bleach and Naruto. The laughable (but cherished) memories of DBZ and Ronin Warriors. All Anime that when aired in America...were utterly ruined by abysmal voice actors and edited scenes all to hell.

When i sit back and look at Zoids for what it is, an American Dubbed anime, i am left in awe of it's prowess. The voice acting was actually something i felt little shame for. The plot was fun and amusing, but it incorporated enough twists, revelations and read more
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Oct 14, 2014
literaturenerd
Overview:

Time to review a blast from the past! Zoids Zero was a popular show on Cartoon Network's Toonami block in the early 2000s. The show largely existed to sell awesome toy models, much like Hasbro's Transformers from the 1980s, but it was still a decent show and not just a glorified toy commercial.

Plot: 6/10

The plot is that piloting giant robots and fighting in epic team battles is now the most popular sport on Earth, or whatever the hell planet this takes place on. The main team is called the Blitz team and in the tradition of sports movie cliches goes from a bunch of read more
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Jul 11, 2011
ThatAnimeSnob
I had a few doubts so far about the Zoids franchise. I watched Zoids Genesis (the latest as of yet) a few months back and it was TERRIBLE! Yet, it had the highest rating of all 4 Zoids series. So, I give the franchise a second chance and watch the previous series, which also has the second highest… Now I am sure. Zoids SUCKS ASS!

STORY SECTION: 3/10
In a world were mechanical animals of an old era of war are now used only as sport; a boy pilots one of them and teams up with other pilots in order to win tournaments and protect the people read more
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Recommendations

Both have a tournament style of mech-fighting, with a cocky pilot as the main character who yells the names of his attacks

The mech they each use both have a special attack where the hands of their robot start to glow as well as other parts of their body
Battling robot tournaments with shoutouts to other series? Yes please. Beginning G is much more blatantly an advertisement, and is much shorter than Zero, but similar in many ways.
reportRecommended by slax - Add to favorites
Both feature giant robots in a tournament-style competition.
reportRecommended by slax - Add to favorites
Both series are interesting twists on robot toy competition shows, the twist is that they're awesome. They both rely on good writing and humor, along with just enough Super robot-esque glowing and attack yelling to be considerably badass. The soundtracks are kind of similar too.
reportRecommended by Nyron - Add to favorites
You put Zoids (any Zoids series) and Gundam Seed together, and you get Gin-iro no Olynsis.
Blonde Haired Boy hasn't amounted to anything, he then finds an old Mech and proves that this Mech is better than the others.

Opening Theme

"No Future" by Nanase Aikawa

Ending Theme

Sasuraibito" by DASEIN

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