Ranked #7212

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
Licensors: Media Blasters
Studios: None found, add some
Source: Unknown
Duration: 38 min. per ep.
Rating: R+ - Mild Nudity

Statistics

Score: 4.501 (scored by 1,762 users)
Ranked: #72122
Popularity: #3931
Members: 3,722
Favorites: 10
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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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Characters & Voice Actors

Hagakure, Harara
Hagakure, Harara
Main
Ogata, Megumi
Japanese
Ogata, Megumi
Hagakure, Kakugo
Hagakure, Kakugo
Main
Yamadera, Kouichi
Japanese
Yamadera, Kouichi
Horie, Tsumiko
Horie, Tsumiko
Main
Horie, Mitsuko
Japanese
Horie, Mitsuko
Hoshino
Hoshino
Supporting
Okiayu, Ryotaro
Japanese
Okiayu, Ryotaro

Staff

Hirano, Toshiki
Hirano, Toshiki
Director
Tanaka, Hideyuki
Tanaka, Hideyuki
Sound Director
Motonaga, Keitarou
Motonaga, Keitarou
Episode Director
Matsui, Hitoyuki
Matsui, Hitoyuki
Storyboard

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Opening Theme

"Kakugo: Complete!" by Hironobu Kageyama

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kevo
Feb 15, 2009
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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busterbeam
Sep 16, 2010
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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GodAndTheBear
Apr 11, 2015
This show is fucking amazing. OK, so basically, there's this guy fighting a mutant tit-bear in the Himalayas or something. His dad is some sort of kung fu master, and also he has an intersex brother or something. His brother has tits. Anyway, something happens, and he ends up with this Kamen Rider robot armor. He enlists in this post-apocalyptic Mad Max high school for some reason and randomly fights giant leather daddy gimp frogs with weaponized dildos, demon nurses with vagina teeth & tit rockets and various other abominations against god. I'm so glad I live in a universe where this show exists. Basically, read more
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dream_gamer
Nov 13, 2009
Apocalypse Zero is one of, if not THE most over-hated anime title in history. This little OVA containing a piece of a much bigger manga story has been hammered and spat-on by countless “oh-so-smart-and-civilized” types. Usually I can ignore differences in opinion, even if its from all-round ass-hats, but this series is one I cannot just look over because frainkly it doesn’t deserve such negative vitriol, especially when you take into consideration the stupefying criticisms. Oh yeah, and even though this is a post-apocalyptic Fist of the North Star-esque series, many seem to be outraged that it is gory. Yes, you heard me, with read more
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Recommendations

Anime: Kill la Kill
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  read more 
reportRecommended by DreamerDeciever
Anime: Youjuu Toshi
You watch an anime with a dark atmosphere, where awful things happen to people, an anime full of violence that is not save for kids, or adults for that matter? And for some reason you want to watch more of that? Or maybe you just want to know what else to avoid? Anyway, Wicked City (Japanese name is Youjuu Toshi) and Apocalypse Zero (Japanese name is Kakugo no Susume) are quite similar in that regard. If you want to watch something that would test your nerves, go for it. If you rather would keep your sanity, stay away. 
reportRecommended by sindarfrom
Anime: Kyoushoku Soukou Guyver (1989)
-Both have the same Kamen Rider style like fighting and armor
-Both contains gore
-Both carry this darkish atmosphere

I say that Zero is a bit more gorier and over the top then Guyver, but if you like action, and gore, and some over the top style action, try them, also recommend this to Kamen Rider fans as well, Henshin.
 
reportRecommended by KaminasTheNama
Anime: Needless
Both anime is very over the top, and both contains a lot of GAR(but Zero is more GORE, where Needless is the rather more beat the crap outta type) Also both has some ecchi moments, and the "call out your attacks" type.

I say that if you liked Needless ad wanted something far more darker in its comedy, and action try Zero. n my opinion it would satisfy those who wants a lot of action in a anime then plot. 
reportRecommended by KaminasTheNama
Anime: Hellsing Ultimate
If you want an extreme gore-fest with very little storyline, these two series both fit that bill. 
reportRecommended by TakariFangirl
Anime: Strait Jacket
They're both very gory and involve quite abit of fighting. Strait Jacket is better though. 
reportRecommended by AugmentedTurnip

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