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Alternative Titles

English: Ozma
Synonyms: Ozuma
Japanese: オズマ


Type: TV
Episodes: 6
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Mar 16, 2012 to Apr 20, 2012
Genres: Sci-Fi
Duration: 24 min. per episode
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
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Score: 6.181 (scored by 5023 users)
Ranked: #62212
Popularity: #2211
Members: 10,207
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In the far future, the elevated irradiation from the sun has destroyed the environment of the earth and the birthrate of humans has drastically decreased. The government controls society with an army of cloned soldiers called "Ideal Children (IC)". Sam Coyne is a trader in a desert. One day, he saves a beautiful woman Maya, who has been chased by Theseus, a corps of IC. He shelters her in his trade ship, but the destroyers of Theseus surround Sam and Maya.


Episodes  0 / 6
Aired  Mar 16, 2012 to Apr 20, 2012
Status  Finished Airing
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Characters & Voice Actors

Tanaka, Rie
Tanaka, Rie
Fujimura, Ayumi
Fujimura, Ayumi
Coyne, Sam
Coyne, Sam
Kakihara, Tetsuya
Kakihara, Tetsuya
Tanaka, Atsuko
Tanaka, Atsuko


Takahashi, Ryosuke
Ikezoe, Takahiro
Kameyama, Toshiki
Sound Director
Takegami, Junki
Script, Series Composition

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Apr 27, 2012
Ozuma is an anime that starts with potential, unfortunately it suffers from a crippling flaw; it's just too short.

The first thing you'll notice is the very old looking character designs, this is because it is based on the unpublished script by Leiji Matsumoto from the 1980's. Some might be put off by them, especially if you have only watched anime post 2000, but I think it provides a good example of how anime has changed visually over the years, and would hope that people would not avoid the series because of the old art. The animation was of a good quality throughout the run, and read more
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Oct 23, 2012
There are many aspects about this anime that may be off-putting, like the older style of art, the shortness of it, and the strange, future-technology vocabulary used. However, I think that all of these just add to this anime's strength. The art is a pre-2000 style, meaning slightly disproportioned heads, everybody's got the same nose, and they all have really big hair--which looks fabulous in my opinion. The music all along the anime was awesome, especially the opening song; it successfully adds suspense. And the vocabulary, I must admit was frustrating in the beginning, but you have a deeper sense of accomplishment at the end read more
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Mar 18, 2012
First of all, I feel I should remind any reader that this anime is by Leiji Matsumoto... that's the same guy that did the Harlock Saga if that name drew a blank for you. So, if you like his stuff, you will like this anime. For me, he has been hit-or-miss, so we shall see.

Story AND characters, there are many elements of a typical Leiji Matsumoto storyline. We have a near ruined, desert-like landscape, intrepid, young hero with scruffy hair, lovely, delicate-looking, young woman in danger, spunky but still pretty girl, Lady captain of the "good" ship that looks completely like all the other read more
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Apr 7, 2012
Also being labeled as Ozma. It's created by Matsumoto Leiji (the creator of Space Battleship Yamato) and directed by Takahashi Ryosuke who created Armoured Trooper Votoms. The story is a bit cliche to me. Takes place in a world where almost everything has turned into a dessert, a fateful encounter happened between a boy, Sam with a girl, Maya. Maya, who appears to be an important person, was chased by Theseus, a cloned army of the government. Sam saves Maya and brings her to his ship. Theseus army then begins the chase.... Does anyone else expect a pair of droids or a Yoda character to read more
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A number of similarities exist. Fam hunts Skyfish, and Sam hunts sand whales, both of which use the term "kujira" for "whale" in the original Japanese. Both characters are somewhat carefree and rescue a princess, drawing them into a greater conflict. In both worlds, ships use the skies and the ground as their "ocean".
Two similar post-apocalyptic worlds, and both involve a princess-like girl, whom our hero must save, so that in the end she can... Well, see for yourself!
Same creator, and someone with knowledge of one will recognize the art style of the other. Ozuma really feels like Captain Harlock but in a desert, instead of space and with a female commander. However, they aren't reiterations of each other, despite the incredible similarities and both are unique. Ozuma is also a bit more light-hearted and has more animated/emotional characters, whereas the characters in Harlock can sometimes feel static and lacking in personality, development or motive.
Similar series, featuring airships and pirates, however Ozuma takes place in a desert environment. Last Exile is probably the superior, but both are Science Fiction futures with mysterious girls and a Harlock-esque pirate-like captain and spunky young male lead.
Space pirates and sci-fi action are themes both present in these two anime(s). Additionally, there is comedy, action, great soundtrack, and inklings of romance in Ozuma. (more so in Elemental Gelade). The mystery involved in both of these series are also present as revelations are made and plot holes are formed.
The resemblance is given in the rescued girls, because in both animes are a girl who must save or cure but then realize that it's more than that. In Ozuma because Maya is important for being an 'original' able to call to Ozma, while Odin is Queen Sara is searching the Odin planet.
Upon meeting these girls the story of his rescuers change and undertake new goals.

Opening Theme

"Neverland" by F.T. Island

Ending Theme

"Utagoe (ウタゴエ)" by Minami Kizuki

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