Ranked #1786


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Japanese: フラッグ


Type: ONA
Episodes: 13
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jun 16, 2006 to Mar 2, 2007
Genres: Mecha, Military
Duration: 24 min. per episode
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
L represents licensing company


Score: 7.421 (scored by 1999 users)
Ranked: #17862
Popularity: #2437
Members: 7,568
Favorites: 24
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In 20xx, a civil war broke out in a small country in Asia in spite of the dispatch of UN forces. But a picture taken by accident in the battlefield accelerates the peace process: a photograph of a flag, which became the symbol of peace. However, just before the peace agreement is finalized, the flag is stolen by an armed extremist group in order to obstruct the truce. To rescue the flag, the UN sends the Special Development Command (SDC, which is armed with the High Agility Versatile Weapon Carrier (HAVWC)), along with an embedded photojournalist to record their activities. That photojournalist is Saeko Shirasu—the young camerawoman who took the picture of the flag.

(Source: ANN)

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Characters & Voice Actors

Shirasu, Saeko
Shirasu, Saeko
Elias-Fahn, Dorothy
Elias-Fahn, Dorothy
Tanaka, Rena
Tanaka, Rena
Ichiyanagi, Shin
Ichiyanagi, Shin
Kawada, Shinji
Kawada, Shinji
Davies, Erik
Davies, Erik
Nikkanen, Jan
Nikkanen, Jan
Nomura, Kenji
Nomura, Kenji


Takahashi, Ryosuke
Director, Original Creator
Ike, Yoshihiro
Seyama, Takeshi
Ueda, Masuo
Executive Producer

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Nov 1, 2008
To us foreigners, it perhaps can't get any more Japanese than Flag: in essence, this series is about two Japanese and their cameras.
Set in the near future, in a fictional nation that very strongly looks as if it should be positioned on the India-China border, somewhere in the Kashmir region, Flag recounts the story of the civil conflict that crippled said nation and of the UN sponsored peace talks following a photograph (containing the Flag the series is named after) that became a powerful symbol of cooperation between the parties involved. It follows the photographer of said photo, who is officially installed as reporter of read more
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Jul 21, 2008
Flag is a pretty unique venture. It's researched reasonably well, and is set in our world. The world with the laws of physics and politics. More interesting than the reality-based content though, is the form. This show is set entirely within the eye of the camera.

When we're not watching the narrative through a lens; we're seeing photos or computer displays. There is no scene set outside of the camera, and that in itself is a bold creative choice, although it is stretched very thin, in that we have to assume these people are such camera junkies they take them everywhere read more
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Both of these shows take a comparatively realistic approach to depicting warfare, and focus to an extent on the human and psychological cost of it.
Both are slow paced, conspiracy themed and well grounded Mecha anime that raises question about war and one's role in it.

Opening Theme

Hope to Peace - Ike Yoshihiro

Ending Theme

"Lights" by Eri Nobuchika

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