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


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Ranked: #18272
Popularity: #439
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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
Kumagai, Jun
Okouchi, Ichiro
Script, Series Composition

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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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Jan 7, 2015

Although I usually review older series, I will make an exception for Valvrave the Liberator. I can't think of a better series that exemplifies EVERYTHING wrong with the anime industry today.

marketing produced, fan pandering, cash in: 11/10

"What if we ripped off Code Geass, but inserted sparkling bishounen vampires like Twilight?! "We would make a fortune!" This is what the team of marketers said that pitched this bullshit series to Sunrise Studio executives. One thing I really despise in Hollywood movies and anime is when a team of marketing executives try to "cash in" on a recent pop culture phenomenon. For example, the fucking awful read more
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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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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.
Both anime depict great art and designs for the machines and great battle scenes. They both also include romance which goes well with a well thought out storyline.

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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