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Jormungand

Jormungand

Alternative Titles

English: Jormungand
Japanese: ヨルムンガンド

Information

Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 11, 2012 to Jun 27, 2012
Duration: 24 min. per episode
Rating: R+ - Mild Nudity
L represents licensing company

Statistics

Score: 8.001 (scored by 36824 users)
Ranked: #4912
Popularity: #337
Members: 71,279
Favorites: 722
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Synopsis

A ruthless arms dealer on a quixotic quest for world peace. A child soldier born into chaotic conflict. Their lives will intertwine as they journey together through the seedy underbelly of the world's arms market.

(Source: FUNimation)

Related Anime

Adaptation: Jormungand
Sequel: Jormungand: Perfect Order
Summary: Jormungand: Perfect Order - First Stage Soushuuhen

Characters & Voice Actors

Brick, Lehm
Brick, Lehm
Main
Ishizuka, Unsho
Japanese
Ishizuka, Unsho
Smith, Christopher
English
Smith, Christopher
Hekmatyar, Koko
Hekmatyar, Koko
Main
Itou, Shizuka
Japanese
Itou, Shizuka
Munoz, Anastasia
English
Munoz, Anastasia
Mar, Jonathan
Mar, Jonathan
Main
Solusod, Micah
English
Solusod, Micah
Tamura, Mutsumi
Japanese
Tamura, Mutsumi
Valmer, Sofia
Valmer, Sofia
Main
Ohara, Sayaka
Japanese
Ohara, Sayaka
Mosier, Carli
English
Mosier, Carli

Staff

Iwasa, Gaku
Producer
Motonaga, Keitarou
Director
Ebina, Yasunori
Sound Director
Kuroda, Yousuke
Script, Series Composition



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Sep 15, 2014
adrianojones
Intense, chaotic, no holds barred action was what I was seeking when I came across Jormungand. Very simple, go to criteria for entertainment value. As an anime revolving around the cases of an arms dealer and her team, Jormungand looked like it fit the bill immaculately. What I got in return however, was a well rounded package that delivers on additional terms, managing to make itself distinctive enough to be a step above just a simple firefight galore for twenty four episodes.

Our story primarily revolves around two characters: Koko Hekmatyar, a ruthless, calculated arms dealer who is oddly charming, despite being the practical embodiment of read more
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Apr 13, 2013
HotaruKara
“People who kill too much turn into dragons one day. Beasts that rule the land atop piles of money and fly the skies on wings of authority. They become more and more violent until they can no longer understand the language of men. We cannot allow dragons to remain in this world, even though we are the ones from which they are spawned.”
Koko Hekmatyar is a unique person, one of those people who keep equlibrium in the world, setting the delicate balance between right or wrong. As a guns merchant she encounters many chaotic situations where the line between right or wrong is easily crossed, read more
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Recommendations

Black Lagoon and Jormungand share NUMEROUS similarities. The emphasis on dominant, psychotic women, both in the physical AND mental arenas, is one. A heavy focus on guns is another. And perhaps the most obvious is that both series revolve around mercenary crews that make money via smuggling goods. I made a manga recommendation based on this years ago. But what I find far more striking, after finishing the anime, is how they differ.

Lagoon sets an infectiously dark mood from the outset with its 'slums of the world' setting. It's set in the real world but the fictional city everything is based out of is a mixture of ugliness taken from different places. In one arc a character describes it as being disturbingly reminiscent of Vietnam at its worst. And that sums up Lagoon: it goes to dark yet believable depths as its initially ignorant lead, Rock, is slowly tainted by his surroundings and adapts. The action is completely over the top - Revy dancing in the open and avoiding bullets - but the core of the series is grounded by an examination of human nature.

Jormungand starts out similar to Lagoon, with the same 'OUT IN OPEN' action silliness: an outsider joining a team of mercenaries, with a clear suggestion that human ugliness will be examined through the arms trade and Jonah (a child soldier) coming to terms with his hatred for guns/killing when he's so good at it. But what actually happens is that the series jumps around from unnamed country to unnamed country in mostly shallow, episodic fashion. There are ten in the crew in Jormungand and four in Lagoon. This results in a distinct lack of character development for Jonah, in contrast to Lagoon where Rock was vital to everything going on around himself. By the end, Jormungand comes across as an empty shell with over the top action.
Action-filled, female main characters and gun-filled. Has crazy characters, silent characters etc. You should really look it up if you like this anime.

Opening Theme

"Borderland" by Mami Kawada

Ending Theme

#1: "Ambivalentidea" by Nagi Yanagi (eps 1-3, 5-12)
#2: "Shiroku Yawaraka na Hana (白くやわらかな花)" by Nagi Yanagi (ep 4)

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