Ranked #2440

Red Garden

Alternative Titles

English: Red Garden
Synonyms: RG
Japanese: レッド ガーデン

Information

Type: TV
Episodes: 22
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 4, 2006 to Mar 14, 2007
Premiered: Fall 2006
Broadcast: Unknown
Producers: GDH
Studios: Gonzo
Source: Original
Genres: Drama, Mystery
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)

Statistics

Score: 7.241 (scored by 6,151 users)
Ranked: #24402
Popularity: #1608
Members: 22,946
Favorites: 106
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Synopsis

Strange suicides have been taking place in New York. One day, four girls from the same high school wake up in the morning feeling tired and dizzy and not being able to remember anything about the previous night. In school, they find out that one of their classmates has committed suicide. School is canceled for the rest of the day, but instead of going home, the girls are drawn to a park by butterflies only they can see. Suddenly a man and a woman approach the girls, telling them that they all died the previous night.

(Source: ANN)

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Staff

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Kameyama, Toshiki
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Takahashi, Yukio
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More episodes Episodes(22/22)

Episode Title Aired
1 Farewell, Girls
Sayonara Shoujo-tachi (さよなら少女たち)
Oct 4, 2006
2 A Harsh Night
Zankoku na Yoru (残酷な夜)
Oct 11, 2006
3 My True Self
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Oct 18, 2006
4 Where Are We Going?
Watashi-tachi wa, Doko e? (私たちは, どこへ?)
Oct 25, 2006
5 At Every Window
Sorezore no Mado (それぞれの窓)
Nov 1, 2006

Opening Theme

"Jolly Jolly" by JiLL-Decoy association

Ending Theme

#1: "Rock The LM.C" by LM.C (eps 1-11)
#2: "OH MY JULIET." by LM.C (eps 12-21)



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mahoganycow
Sep 8, 2013
Red Garden is a show full of weird little quirks, but there's nothing particularly quirky about its premise: four girls are forced to fight supernatural forces. Each evening, at any time before midnight, a team of female students from a prestigious school in New York may be summoned by a mysterious woman named Lula to engage in a deathmatch against fast, vicious, zombie-like monsters. Surrender and nonparticipation are not valid options. The girls know nothing about why they've been chosen or who they're really working for, but they hope to find out before it's too late.

Studio Gonzo's artistic work here is wholly different from the read more
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Whoomp
Oct 5, 2008
Murder, suicide, butterflies,Roosevelt Island and young undead girls. Welcome to Red Garden.

Red garden is a creepy horror-story starring four girls, Kate, Rachel, Claire and Rose who all died at the same place. Even thought they are dead they have been granted a life by a woman in exchange for them to at anytime fight all kinds of unnatural beings. Along with trying to live a normal life they also is trying to figure out what happened to them that night where their normal lives ended. This is just the beginning but the 4 first episodes gives hints on that there will be many plot-twists to read more
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Kopanda
Apr 24, 2007
It's funny that when I first started watching I thought the characters looked ridiculous and now I find it much more 'natural' than purple-haired, bug eyed smurf-sized lolitas. Maybe it's the fantastic characterization and development that has made me warm to them. Either way the glamorous look Red Garden is given really enriches my understanding of the very unglamorous conflicts, emotions and changes the characters endure. At times I feel that they could've made it just a little bit more filthy. In fact I get thirsty during the fight scenes for some unnerving material. The first couple of episodes where Rachel's nail is cracked, really read more
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Venneh
Jan 12, 2008
Title: Red Garden

Manga, Anime: The manga of Red Garden started running just under a week before the show started airing on Japanese television in Gentosha Comics' magazine Comic Birz, with story by Gonzo and art by Kirihito Ayamura. It is still running in Japan, and has two volumes to its name. It has yet to be licensed Stateside.

The anime itself ran on Japanese television from October 3rd, 2006 to March 13th, 2007, and was directed by Kou Matsuo (well-known for directing the Rozen Maiden project) and animated by Studio Gonzo (well-known for Gankutsuou and Saikano). ADV has licensed the show Stateside, and read more
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Gantz and Red Garden have very similar plots albeit a little more different, They both feature peope who have died and are given another chance to live if they defeat certain monsters. However, if they die, they die forever. 
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TMGK and Red Garden are both series about a happy go lucky group of high schoolers who find themselves in an unusual situation and become unlikely friends (teammates?). They both have creepy settings and both episodic and series long stories. Although I wasn't a fan of Red Garden, I think others who enjoyed TMGK may enjoy the dead girls of Red Garden as well! 
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Girls are well-designed. They having clearly characters and also are drew as a cute, but not typical beauty. 
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