Ranked #1641


Alternative Titles

English: s-CRY-ed
Japanese: スクライド


Type: TV
Episodes: 26
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jul 4, 2001 to Dec 26, 2001
Duration: 24 min. per episode
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
L represents licensing company


Score: 7.471 (scored by 23369 users)
Ranked: #16412
Popularity: #815
Members: 43,826
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A strange environmental phenomenon 22 years ago in the Kanazawa prefecture caused the land to split and protrude upwards reaching unprecedented heights, creating the secluded area known as The Lost Ground. Kazuma is a young mercenary who lives in the Lost Ground, looking for any work he can find to sustain his livelihood within the harsh environment. He is one of the few people that are gifted with the Alter ability, which allows him to plaster his right arm and torso with a metallic alloy. When this mercenary encounters HOLY, an order whose purpose is to suppress and capture what they call Native Alter Users, and one of the elite members of HOLY, Ryuho, an epic rivalry begins.

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Characters & Voice Actors

Hoshi, Soichiro
Hoshi, Soichiro
Kiryu, Mimori
Kiryu, Mimori
Nagashima, Yuuko
Nagashima, Yuuko
Tairen, Ryuhou
Tairen, Ryuhou
Midorikawa, Hikaru
Midorikawa, Hikaru
Yuta, Kanami
Yuta, Kanami
Tamura, Yukari
Tamura, Yukari


Kouchiyama, Takashi
Taniguchi, Goro
Director, Storyboard
Kujou, Rion
Director, Storyboard
Uragami, Yasuo
Sound Director

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Oct 24, 2009
Okay kids, time for some real talk. Dub Scryed is the best God damned show ever made and will ever be made in the history and future of visual entertainment. It's about this badass dude with a nuclear powered arm and a jet engine on his back who takes shit from no man. Basically he enjoys his life living in an abandoned dentist's office in the slums with his loli fangirl until some uniformed douchebags from the city across the way show up to wreck his stuff and kidnap him. From that point on he, Kazuma The Shell Bullet(the main character. last names are for read more
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Mar 27, 2008

The Lost Ground was created 22 years ago in the Kanazawa Prefecture when an unexplained geological / metaphysical phenomenon occurred which caused the ground to rise up into peaks accompanied by the release of a lot of energy. There were 2 effects of this. Firstly the Lost Ground split off from the Mainland. Secondly about 1% of the inhabitants of the Lost Ground gained special abilities to manipulate matter in various ways, they are called Alter Capabilists, with accompanying "Alter" abilities. If an Alter Capabilist's ability manifests in the form of a separate entity that separate entity is called an "Alter".

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Mar 17, 2007
s-CRY-ed is one of my personal favorite animes. The wide set of characters is amazing, and the interaction between them is even better. In some way, all of them are connected through one another.

The story in a nutshell is set a few years after "The Great Uprising" and this in return sets up the character plots. Alters vs. HOLY. Alters are people who gained certain abilities from the incident a few years back, and they live outside the inner city just trying to survive, but HOLY wishes to either eliminate them all, or bring them to their side.

This show is very enjoyable. A lot of read more
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Jul 1, 2009
The show itself is pretty average. Most of the characters are pretty much unimportant. The art and animation is pretty weak. The music was subpar. But overall I enjoyed the show alot. It made me excited to watch each episode and expect the next one to be more better. It pretty much delivered on that end because of one lone reason. The main character Kazuma. He is pretty much an anti-hero mold that doesn't take any bullshit. He is very decisive and does not get caught up in the small things. Basically he does not have any of the annoying characterics other popular shonen characters read more
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Alter Users or Needless . . .

The Lost Ground or the Black Spot . . .

Hardly much difference between the two. 
reportRecommended by RodG
Angry People with overpowered arms! 
reportRecommended by Dim16
These are two of my favorite animes! And even though Scryed istant in a competion like G Gundam the fighting style is very simliar. In most battles in Scryed they are one on one (with a wide variety of oppents like G Gundam).

Also, both Kazuma (Scryed main protagonist) and Domon (G Gundam main protagonist) use one hand as their strongest/prime weapon in battle. This will eventually evolve into there whole being being used as their weapon. It's not so much their power that makes them srong but the combo of their natural ability with spirit.

Rebels to the system both have their  read more 
reportRecommended by ItJustT
In both shows:
- Main character is a criminal
- There are two guys who are to be eternal rivals
- MC has a younger sister (just pointing it out, lol)

They give similar feel because both are action-based and that rival theme between two characters. If you liked one you should give the other a try as well.  
reportRecommended by Lylaaz
Similar settings and themes. Individuals in a particular geographic location are given special abilities, and there is conflict between those under the "protection" of the government/organization and those outside of it. 
reportRecommended by Yitza
Same good old brainless action: odd super-powers, no explanations, colorful suits/mecha/monsters, power of will, hot-blooded heroes, though "Sacred Seven" ends in much more positive way. 
reportRecommended by kitsune0

Opening Theme

#1: "Reckless Fire" by Yasuaki Ide
#2: "Drastic my Soul" by Mikio Sakai (ep 26)

Ending Theme

#1: "Drastic My Soul" by Mikio Sakai
#2: "Tabidachi no Kane ga Naru" by Mikio Sakai (ep 26)

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