Ranked #2065

Kakumeiki Valvrave

Alternative Titles

English: Valvrave the Liberator
Japanese: 革命機ヴァルヴレイヴ


Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 12, 2013 to Jun 28, 2013
Premiered: Spring 2013
Broadcast: Unknown
Licensors: Aniplex of America
Studios: Sunrise
Source: Original
Genres: Action, Mecha, Space
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)


Score: 7.351 (scored by 43,574 users)
Ranked: #20652
Popularity: #510
Members: 84,190
Favorites: 498
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True Calendar (T.C.) 71—a new age where 70% of the human population lives in space thanks to the development of "Dyson Sphere", a city in space.

The world is divided into two main powers: The Dorssia Military Pact Federation, a power which grew out of a military alliance, and the Atlantic Rim United States (ARUS), which grew in power as it expanded its trade agreements. The minor nation of JIOR has declared neutrality between these two forces and maintains its peace through economic prosperity.

Within the JIOR's Sphere, Haruto Tokishima lived an ordinary life as a high school student in the division known as "Module 77"—until the Dorssian military begins their sudden invasion!

But the whole world will be shaken when Haruto meets the mysterious humanoid weapon, Valvrave!

(Source: Aniplex USA)


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Miyakawa, Tomoko
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Assistant Producer
Matsuo, Kou
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Director, Episode Director, Storyboard
Mima, Masafumi
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Sound Director
Jinbo, Masato
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Episode Director

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Opening Theme

"Preserved Roses" by T.M.Revolution x Nana Mizuki

Ending Theme

#1: "Preserved Roses" by T.M.Revolution x Nana Mizuki (ep 1)
#2: "Boku ja nai (僕じゃない)" by angela (eps 2-6)
#3: "Soba ni Iru yo" (そばにいるよ) by ELISA (eps 7-12)

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Jun 27, 2013
They told me I could become anything so I became a vampiric mecha pilot.

Well, the idea of high school kids becoming pilots while getting their own personal mecha gadgets isn't new to the anime industry. Series such as Macross Frontier, Code Geass, and Aquarion Evol all have this theme. It involves normal students who attends a normal school like any normal day. Then, boom. Something abnormal happens and their lives are changed forever. The catch here for Valvrave the Liberator? It also deals with a supernatural twist...with some blood spilled to add to the mix.

That's right. It's not a bird, it's not a read more
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May 10, 2013
Contrary to what MAL and other sources may say, Kakumeiki Valvrave (or Valvrave the Liberator - whichever tickles your fancy more) is in fact a parody anime. You might be confused as to why I am asserting this given how this anime isn't classed as such and actually appears to make an attempt at some more mature themes, but let us take a closer look at the story. And before you deem this review unhelpful based on the low score I've given the show, I might as well you right now that while I do in fact enjoy the anime, it is no discernable way read more
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May 24, 2013
Update: Corrected some spelling/grammar issues, and changed some things based off of the most recent episode.

So if you have read the other reviews so far, they're not far off besides the lets gang up and hate on Sunrise reviews.

Valvrave the Liberator is exactly what people say it is: A mecha about space Nazi's attacking peace loving Japanese vampires who are now forced to fight for their peace, with a money loving space America who wants to be heroes and defeat the Nazi's through exploiting the peace loving Japanese people.

So this anime has some major story issues, and they Xeroxed the characters out of many read more
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Jun 27, 2013
I'm sure everyone has heard the term 'so bad, it's good'. There is something inexplicably enticing about the amusingly bad, as the cult success of cinematic embarrassments such as 'The Room" and "Troll 2" will substantiate. This applies just as much to anime as it does to movies, take this piece of space mecha action sci-fi junk, for example.Valvrave the Liberator is the latest from the once great studio Sunrise; an amalgam of the studio's worst tendencies and deteriorating quality. It's a show that is so wildly unfocused and possessing plot twists so ridiculous that it transcends being merely bad; it's entertainingly awful.

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Both are mecha, have a school-life setting, and have main characters with special powers. 
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These two anime bring together mecha, space opera and domestic highschool life.
Haruto and Inaho are both similar characters, average students with many friends that have been pulled into conflict.
In Valvrave the Liberator, the students are not aware of the Valvraves under their school and take up the duty of defending themselves by learning how to pilot the Valvraves. In ALDNOAH.ZERo, although students learn to pilot as part of their curriculum, it only when their city is being destroyed that they voluntarily take up the duty to defend themselves using the mecha they train with at school.

Both series involve Princesses and other  read more 
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Our main characters from both series were living a normal life until a fateful encounter changes their lives forever. Haruto Tokishima must pilot a mecha called Valvrave to save his friends. Aoba Watase must pilot a mecha to save a distant future. Both characters will meet their polar opposite counterparts—L-Elf from Valvrave and Dio from Buddy Complex. I will even add that Saki and Hina are very similar yet different. Both series share the same company (Sunrise) and character design. They even share the same personality to some extent. If you miss Valvrave and need another series to fill the void, I recommend Buddy Complex. 
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The reason why I think both serie are very similare is because how the character/plot developed during it's run time. In a way I can stay they're pretty much the same thing just with different characters. Also the MC in both serie starts off as a weak character but later on receive some sort of super power that allows them to save the day, also the female character are also very similar in both show. On top of that there're Mecha in both show as well.  
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Anime: Mobile Suit Gundam Seed
Both series are about a male student getting involved in a war when their neutral colony(Heliopolis/JIOR) gets assaulted by ZAFT/Dorssia. The assaulter's purpose is to steal a super weapon(Gundam/Valvrave) secretly developped in that neutral colony. The main characters have different perspective about the war. One has an internal conflict, doesn't want to fight, but has to in order to protect his friends. The other harbors hatred for the Dorssian, but is unsure about his role in the war. Also, the soundtracks for OP/ED are similar in both anime. The main difference is in Valvrave, the main character obtained an inhuman power. 
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