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Kakugo no Susume

Kakugo no Susume

Alternative Titles

English: Apocalypse Zero
Japanese: 覚悟のススメ

Information

Type: OVA
Episodes: 2
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 23, 1996 to Dec 18, 1996
Duration: 38 min. per episode
Rating: R+ - Mild Nudity
L represents licensing company

Statistics

Score: 4.481 (scored by 1444 users)
Ranked: #71802
Popularity: #3429
Members: 2,899
Favorites: 8
1 indicates a weighted score
2 based on the top anime page.

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Synopsis

A series of natural disasters has reduced the world to rubble, with the survivors doing whatever they must to survive in a world gone mad. But one young boy, Kakugo, gifted with amazing martial arts and a superpowerful suit of armor by his late father, has been charged with making the world (or at least his school) a safer place. But his sister has a matching set of skills and equipment, and she`s on a mission to bring peace to the world... by wiping out humanity!

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Adaptation: Kakugo no Susume

Characters & Voice Actors

Hagakure, Kakugo
Hagakure, Kakugo
Main
Yamadera, Kouichi
Japanese
Yamadera, Kouichi
Lang, Lex
English
Lang, Lex
Hagakure, Harara
Hagakure, Harara
Main
Ogata, Megumi
Japanese
Ogata, Megumi
Marshall, Mona
English
Marshall, Mona
Horie, Tsumiko
Horie, Tsumiko
Main
Horie, Mitsuko
Japanese
Horie, Mitsuko
Megumi
Megumi
Supporting
Miyamura, Yuko
Japanese
Miyamura, Yuko

Staff

Hirano, Toshiki
Director
Motonaga, Keitarou
Episode Director
Matsui, Hitoyuki
Storyboard
Kageyama, Hironobu
Theme Song Performance



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Feb 15, 2009
kevo
Apocalypse Zero is an anime that lives up to its name. Zero merits, zero reasons to watch it, zero out of ten.

The rating system thing doesn't allow me to assign zeroes and I don't like numerical rating in general because I don't believe that a complex opinion such as a review can be properly simplified with math. However, I will talk about numbers and reviews here. Numerical ratings of anime are approximately earned with merits. Everything the show does to advance its entertainment purpose raises its number. That is why my real overall rating for Apocalypse Zero is zero. This show literally goes nowhere. I read more
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Sep 16, 2010
busterbeam
Apocalypse Zero is a completely insane, surreal and over the top Kamen Rider-esque OVA based on a manga by Takayuki Yamaguchi, the artist of hyper-violent yet wonderfully drawn Chanbara manga Shigurui: Death Frenzy. It is also one of the most absurdly loathed pieces of Japanese animation of all time, especially among English-speaking anime fans - there is something about this OVA that has a very special effect on anime reviewers and manages to send them on indignant nerd rage frenzies like no other work. To most viewers, it is to anime what The room is to cinema, or more accurately, what the pixely rape simulator read more
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Recommendations

Surprisingly, these two anime (at least from what I've seen of Kill la Kill) are extremely similar in terms of premise, plot, and even characters. Both revolve around a post-apocalyptic world where schools are the primary form of social organization. Both revolve around a person who is seeking revenge on the person who killed their father/mentor by using a special suit that enhances their physical prowess, with their primary foes having similar suits. Also, the hero/ine must defend their classmates from souped up villiains with freaky powers (Tactical Evils in Apocalypse Zero, Goku Uniform Wearers in Kill la Kill). However, Apocalypse Zero is WAAAAAAAAAAY more fucked up than Kill la Kill, with graphic violence and utterly depraved sexuality.
They're both very gory and involve quite abit of fighting. Strait Jacket is better though.

Opening Theme

"Kakugo: Complete!" by Hironobu Kageyama

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