Ranked #4618

Vividred Operation

Alternative Titles

Japanese: ビビッドレッド・オペレーション


Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jan 11, 2013 to Mar 29, 2013
Premiered: Winter 2013
Broadcast: Unknown
Source: Original
Genres: Action, Sci-Fi
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: R+ - Mild Nudity
L represents licensing company


Score: 6.611 (scored by 16,872 users)
Ranked: #46182
Popularity: #1065
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Friendship is the key to protecting the world.

That is everyone's wish. Here in a world where science has solved all questions.

This story is set in Oshima. The happy, carefree 14 year old Akane Isshiki lived a poor, but well loved life together with her reliable little sister, Momo, who does all the housework, and her grandfather, Kenjirou, a genius inventor who only created useless devices. When the weather is clear, they can see the artificial island, Blue Island, across the sea. In the center of that island rises the revolutionary Manifestation Engine, a discovery that solved the world's energy problems.

It is a peaceful future, just like everyone dreamed of. One where everyone can smile and be happy...

But suddenly, the world is visited by danger. An unknown enemy, the Alone, appear, targeting the Manifestation Engine. As none of their weapons worked and they fell into despair, a lone girl takes a stand wearing a red "Palette Suit" which wields a great, hidden power. Before long, allies gather around her to fight.

And their friendship becomes the only hope for saving the world!

(Source: ANN)


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Characters & Voice Actors

Isshiki, Akane
Isshiki, Akane
Sakura, Ayane
Sakura, Ayane
Kuroki, Rei
Kuroki, Rei
Uchida, Maaya
Uchida, Maaya
Shinomiya, Himawari
Shinomiya, Himawari
Uchida, Aya
Uchida, Aya
Saegusa, Wakaba
Saegusa, Wakaba
Ootsubo, Yuka
Ootsubo, Yuka


Fukushima, Yuuichi
Fukushima, Yuuichi
Takamura, Kazuhiro
Takamura, Kazuhiro
Director, Character Design, Series Composition
Takahashi, Masanori
Takahashi, Masanori
Episode Director, Storyboard
Okamura, Tensai
Okamura, Tensai

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Opening Theme

"ENERGY" by earthmind (eps 2-11)

Ending Theme

#1: "ENERGY" by earthmind (ep 1)
#2: "WE ARE ONE!" by Akane Isshiki (Ayane Sakura) & Aoi Futaba (Rie Murakawa) (ep 2)
#3: "STEREO COLORS" by Akane Isshiki (Ayane Sakura) & Wakaba Saegusa (Yuka Ootsubo) (ep 3)
#4: "Stray Sheep Story" by Akane Isshiki (Ayane Sakura) & Himawari Shinomiya (Aya Uchida) (ep 4)
#5: "Arifureta Shiawase (ありふれたしあわせ)" by Rei Kuroki (Maaya Uchida) (ep 5)
#6: "Vivid Shining Sky" by Akane Isshiki (Ayane Sakura), Aoi Futaba (Rie Murakawa), Wakaba Saegusa (Yuka Ootsubo), Himawari Shinomiya (Aya Uchida) & Rei Kuroki (Maaya Uchida) (eps 6-12)

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Oct 21, 2015
I have a couple of animes I consider "guilty pleasures". I know they're below average, but I was sucked in by an interesting universe, premise, or art style, and became invested in what I was watching. Even when things become dull or predictable, I continue to plow through because I genuinely want to see what is next. I'm INVESTED.

Vividred Operation fails to invoke investment. At all. In any way.

The entire thing felt like magical girl paint-by-numbers constructed from the leftover scraps of Strike Witches. "Spiritual successor"? More like "shameless knock-off"!

The first 2 episodes were some of the most read more
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Aug 23, 2013
Vividred is a bootylicious party with a mix of action porn and, well, softcore porn.


A-1 brings us the touching anime-original story of four shapely butts as they fight off aliens, or monsters, or something. Oh yeah, there are girls attached to these butts and they have characterization and stuff. And there’s a beach episode with boobs, but they give way back to butts. And then there’s a fifth butt, this one gets a close up within twenty seconds of the show starting, really setting the tone for the rest of the show.

Now seriously let’s have a review.

STORY 6/10

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Mar 28, 2013
I've been a fan of Strike Witches so when Vividred Operation was announced, I was pretty excited. After all, this series is about saving the world without pants once again. In fact, the world that this series takes place in doesn't seem so ominous. As a matter of fact, Vividred Operation looks like one of those paradise worlds from the future and one that I would definitely want to live in. It looks like a paradise, it has some features of a paradise, and maybe it is a paradise. Rather though, I gave this series a shot and what I discovered it was from far read more
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Feb 16, 2013
I am usually loath to dropping a series, but 6 episodes into Vividred Operation and I can't watch any more. I initially chose to watch this anime as it was an original and I love when visual media can put out something spectacular all on it's own. Unfortunately for me though, visual media has failed me this time.

Story - 3
An interesting initial concept but everything is very dull and predictable. The story plods along very straight forwardly without any twists or turns and you know exactly what is going to happen when the outline of the episode is shown in the opening minutes. I felt read more
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