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Kakumeiki Valvrave

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
Genres: Action, Mecha, Space
Duration: 24 min. per episode
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)
L represents licensing company


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Ranked: #19052
Popularity: #455
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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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Adaptation: Kakumeiki Valvrave, Kakumeiki Valvrave
Sequel: Kakumeiki Valvrave 2nd Season
Summary: Kakumeiki Valvrave Recaps

Characters & Voice Actors

Karlstein, L-elf
Karlstein, L-elf
Kimura, Ryouhei
Kimura, Ryouhei
Rukino, Saki
Rukino, Saki
Tomatsu, Haruka
Tomatsu, Haruka
Sashinami, Shouko
Sashinami, Shouko
Seto, Asami
Seto, Asami
Tokishima, Haruto
Tokishima, Haruto
Osaka, Ryota
Osaka, Ryota


Matsuo, Kou
Mima, Masafumi
Sound Director
Jinbo, Masato
Episode Director
Okouchi, Ichiro
Script, Series Composition

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Mar 8, 2015
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I guess it's hard to distinguish between what's "good stupid" and "bad stupid". I don't think there's a formula I can pin down that explains why I find anime like Guilty Crown enduring in their blatant mindlessness, and why I find the subject of today's review: Valvrave the Liberator, just sort of stupid, boring and not worth watching. So let's use this opportunity to set up a test case shall we? Let's compare and contrast and hopefully at the end of it all, I can give a solid thesis on why this show is crap, but also why there's other anime much read more
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Feb 6, 2015
Well, if you have seen Sunrise you must be familiar to mecha.

Let us discuss the positive point, shall we? Valvrave the Liberator did well in bringing the individual elements of action and mecha, they did well in the enjoyment of the series.

And then the negative point, many mecha series that did a succesfull job to bring a well-oriented plot . While Valvrave the Liberator did a different thing, they put more action to the plot and abandoned the complexity of the plot which created a lousy storytelling. The other points we must know is a typical story opening that makes Valvrave lack of read more
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Aug 7, 2013
*sigh* Boy, where do I begin with this one?

If you're familiar with Sunrise, expect the unexpected. Seriously.

So in America, vampires sparkle like Tinkerbell while vampires in Japan pilot awesome-looking mechs? Sounds about right.

The story is pretty outrageous to begin with. Only requirement to pilot a specialized war machine created by a "pacifist", "anti-war" nation is to become a vampire. Along with an entire school of high school students who don't know life beyond luxury and peace to run an entire nation by themselves to compete against possibly a futuristic America and space Nazis. To this day, I don't understand how were they able to last read more
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Jul 14, 2013
It does not do this show justice to write a review on it when technically it is only half done; latter half will be airing in October 2013. But it will be a pity not to get more people to know about this show because… well, some jewels are just meant to be shared with others. If you are familiar with mecha anime like Soukyuu no Fafner, or Gundam SEED (or for the handful of you that knows Blue Destiny), or Code Geass, or Macross Frontier, heck even Guilty Crown, then you should consider giving Valvrave the Liberator a try. As for others who are read more
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Both are mecha, have a school-life setting, and have main characters with special powers. 
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Shiny colorful mecha fighting an initially much stronger enemy. Starting out with some occasionally even absurd bits, but after a while the darker secrets start to raise their heads. 
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. 
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. 
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.  
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 

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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