English: Elemental Gelade
Synonyms: Erementar Gerad
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 5, 2005 to Sep 27, 2005
24 min. per episode
PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
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Score: 7.531 (scored by 24093 users)
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action adventure fantasy romance
SynopsisAfter a routine raid, the rookie sky pirate Coud finds a most unusual cargo in his mates' cargo hold: Ren, an "Edel Reid", a race prized by humans for granting special combat power to their partners through "Reacting". He quickly discovers, however, that Ren is even more prized than he expected. The pirate ship is visited by three members of the Edel Reid Complete Protection Agency "Arc Aire", who try to purchase her. When Coud refuses, the ship is suddenly attacked by a mysterious force, and Coud's captain charges him with Ren's protection.
Related AnimeAdaptation: Elemental Gelade
Other: Erementar Gerad: Aozora no Senki
Characters & Voice Actors
I was surprised after watching this one as I expected it to be your average adventure anime with the same old story, characters that get forgotten and bad flow in story. I am glad I was wrong, this was a great viewing. The story is a rather simple one but flows very well throughout the anime having some interesting action and emotional moments. Fights aren’t too alike to each other and the emotional moments aren’t the same each time because they are sometimes sad, sometimes cute. The plot also has its interesting moments, with a few awkward ones too but theres nothing overall disappointing about it. The action in this one as I said aren’t too alike to each other throughout the anime as the enemies have different styles for battle and different terrains were they happen at. I did however get bored of Coud getting pushed around without getting hurt too badly at the start and towards the end. I like the emotion the most in this one, especially the way Ren gets upset and learns she starts to feel jealous later on. There are also some sweet romantic moments I don’t wish to spoil, but quite unexpected which is very good. Something I’ve Noticed, the way this anime is set out and the characters, it really reminds me of Outlaw Star. First, the girl is found in some sort of container in both of the animes and are both wanting to go to a certain place with the main character who promises to do so. Second, the characters are alike. You have Coud and Ren who are like Gene and Melfina. Then you have the beast girl character. You also have a good warrior in both and the annoying “kid” if you like in both of them. Thirdly, there are always people getting in the way, some people trying to kidnap the girl and some other adventures inbetween.
Animation is rather good as well, but there were a few repeated scenes in a few spots. The Reacting scene did however got repeatative and boring half way through but at least the studio made those scenes end quicker than near the start. The art style also looks very soft with good tones of colour, with nothing too bright or dull. I did notice the art did get more sharp and better later in the anime too. Backgrounds were interesting but nothing fantastic except a few areas in the later episodes. Character designs are interesting, Ren is very cute with the way she looks with her purple hair and green eyes which is quite different than a lot of female characters and suits her very well. Coud is also rather decent looking for an adventure anime which doesn’t go over the top with hair design and clothes. The others are also interesting without being too far fetched, except the hair style of Wolx, but I rather liked it. Characters also never get forgotten as ealier characters return later in the anime.
Music adds to the atmosphere and feeling of the anime, especially the music used to explain what happened in the previous episode. They sound like some old folk/country tunes and fit well with the style.
A very good adventure anime, without being too farfetched. Good action and great emotional scenes with an overall good flow for the story. read more
Elemental Gelade (also known as Erementar Gerad) is an anime about Coud Van Guiret and his journey from being a simple apprentice sky pirate one who is responsible for the outcome of the entire world. In this world, Edel Raids are special people that react to humans to give humans tremendous powers for fighting and other means. Of course, there are people who want to use these Edel Raids for an evil purpose, and then there are those who want to unlock the deeper, more mysterious power, of these Edel Raids.
Without going too much into the story, you can already imagine, or simply take a guess from what it could be from the background information I presented. The plot is by-and-large fairly predictable and offers very few plot twists. And even those few plot twists can be seen coming for a few episodes. However, the over-used story of a pre-teenager kid saving the world using special powers always has some kind of mysterious charm, and that is what prevents the plot from being unwatchable. It's a fairly decent story.
The art is drawn well. The main characters all have some kind of uniqueness to them by their appearance. However, the non-main characters all pretty much are drawn with the least amount of detail to make them different.
The soundtrack is done by Yuki Kaijura, so you know that the score is going to be at the very least, exceptional, and that is no different with Elemental Gelade. There are many tracks in which you'll want to download for your private collection or find yourself humming along with the show.
The characters themselves are also somewhat predictable. After watching Coud for the first 5 minutes, you'll get a feel of what kind of person he is and after those first 5 minutes, you won't see anything different. The only character I found to be pretty much unpredictable was Cisqua, and that's because half the time you'll probably be laughing at her antics, too busy to predict what she's going to do. She is a very enjoyable character and makes the series much more enjoyable to watch.
In the end, if you're looking for something unique, different, thought-provoking, or something of the sort, the plot and characters to Elemental Gelade will provide you with none of that. However, with the formula that the series has stuck with, it is still generally enjoyable and will have you rooting for Coud and Reverie (Ren). Also, watching the romance blossom between them is also something that is interesting too. read more
Both of these animes are pretty similar, they have partners that change into weapons. Also it seems that the weapons and person controlling the weapon seems to develop a love interest with each other.
The transformation of human to weopon ~ its like the transformation in Soul Eater ~
Male and Female fighting and people changing into weapons :D
Similar concept with human weapons and the main relationship's respect for one another.
Both of them are similar in the way of fighting. People who can become a weapon and are action animes.
Instead of that, both are funny and very interesting.
Both have human and weapons partnership, where one can turn into a weapon but the storyline is completely different. However, both have very light comedy (but Souleater is way funnier for me) and lots of fight scene and action.
In both series, the character's partner turns into a weapon. Both also has action, and comedy (but Souleater is way way funnier) romance is present in Elemental Gelade only.
Both are about using human who transform into weapons. But Soul Eater is more about a conflict with a main villain and saving the world while Elemental Gelade deals with love and the difficulties bewteen humans and the weapons, delving more into the theme of discrimination.
Elemental Gelade is similar to Soul Eater. The anime both contain weapon/people that have a special relationship with their handlers. Throughout the two series you have handlers and weapons growing and training together to harmonize with one another.
this show takes place in the sky and land, but Eureka Seven took place on land first then took it into the sky and Elemental Gelade is the other way around. They both have that romance between man and something/woman.
Both are adventure/romance series. They are similar because they both have the guy meets girl, guy wants to protect girl, and the guy gets the girl in the end theme. Even though you may not like that kind of theme, you will still like these series.
Both are about a guy who falls in love with an emotionally-detached humanoid girl, they fight together with some sort of combo-attack or whatnot, they try to make the world a better place for the two prevalent lifeforms, both are action/comedy shows with a bit of romance.. and I can keep drawing parallels all day.
1.Both are adventure, where they seek out things to find out the truth per say
2.They both have romance.
3.Both MC's have people who support them and follow them and others who are out to get them
Elemental Gelade has a great story and is fun to watch
Opening Theme"Forever..." by Savage Genius
Ending Theme#1: "約束 (Yakusoku)" by Kuroda Michihiro
#2: "everlasting song ~japanese edition" by FictionJunction ASUKA (ep 26)
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