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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 43070 users)
Ranked: #5132
Popularity: #341
Members: 84,912
Favorites: 841
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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, Unshou
Japanese
Ishizuka, Unshou
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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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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Jul 29, 2013
Kynov
What in your mind if we're talking about a series that have gunfire packed with some stunning action? Maybe you would think a hollywood movies that usually have stunning action and amazing gunfire scenes like The Raid Redemption (2012) or maybe James Bond series , how about in anime? Dont worry we have like that too, its called Jormungand.

STORY

The story in jormungand is about Jonah, a boy who fought in middle east as the child soldier is being recruited as Koko's companions. Koko itself is an arms dealer who travels all around the world for selling the guns. As the arms dealer, Koko must have read more
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Jul 4, 2014
arch_nightmare
This was probably one of the best shows that I have ever watched. This anime rocks to the very core!

The story was great. It shows the reality of what an arms dealer does. I have known some in real life. And they are indeed such kinds of persons who are in this anime. They hire people to defend them, they fuel wars, they compete with other dealers, they kill their enemies, they partner with those they can't handle and most of all they are good in economics (supply and demand lol). It was also somehow realistic in the sense that quantum computing could be dangerous. read more
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Nov 6, 2014
GonWithARose
“Fun, funny and fast-passed, a well-driven action focused show… A ‘Lord of War’ (movie) meets ‘Black Lagoon’ (anime) kind of thing”

REVIEW FREE OF SPOILERS!

We all have seen war, whether depicted in movies, games, books or through news channels or even in your own life, but not many things talk or show us about the dark and “behind-the-scenes” scenario that takes place during those wars, revolutions or fights of any kind, and by the “behind-the-scenes” I mean those person that finance –whether a group or militia- with weapons. Movies like “Lord of War” (Nicolas Cage) or “The International” (Clive Owen) come to mind, so what makes 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.
Both shows are fast paced, with many of action scenes. Shooting, violence, and gang warfare make both series similar to each other; both main characters are cold hearted killers "forced" into fighting. While Phantom is fairly serious throughout the whole series, Jormungand has some comical elements mixed in there.
Villainous main character who is the mastermind of a group of dangerous individuals.

Both Koko and Hyoubu always have a sinister look about them.
Two series: a thousand of bullets.
• Both are seinen series with a strong action genre and a very likeable pace
• Both deal with weapons and badass characters who use them
• Despite discussing about serious matters and realities they both can also face quite comical funny scenes in order to occasionally slow down the tension.
Personally i think this common point could even be considered the most important of the shared ones because, even if there are serious series who must remain serious, Jormungand and DOGS gained a sort of "unicity" with those occasional comical scenes.
Moreover, it also make the charas "more human" (rather than just the usual standard "too epic to be true") because we have the comically cigarettes-obsessed photographer Badou in DOGS and on the other side we have the strong, smart boss Koko in Jormungand who shows us that can get comically mad or having a sweet, permanently smiling, side.

I honestly believe that if you liked one of those, you might like the other as well! Give it a try!
both have "child" from forign country's working for the military and are both ACTION PACKED with little offbeat humour ,deffinantly alike in ways

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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