Ranked #712


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Synonyms: Bokurano: Ours
Japanese: ぼくらの


Type: TV
Episodes: 24
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 9, 2007 to Sep 25, 2007
Producers: Gonzo, Diomedea, DiscotekL
Duration: 23 min. per episode
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)
L represents licensing company


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Ranked: #7122
Popularity: #610
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During a summer camp, 15 children, 8 males and 7 females, find a grotto by the sea. Deep within they discover working computers and some electronic equipment, and later the owner, a man called Kokopelli. Kokopelli claimed to be a programmer working on a brand new game, in which a large robot has to defend the Earth against alien invasions. He persuades the children to test the game and sign a contract. All but one of them sign, barely a moment later they mysteriously awaken on the shore believing what happened was just a dream.

(Source: ANN)

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Adaptation: Bokurano
Summary: Bokurano Recap

Characters & Voice Actors

Ishida, Akira
Ishida, Akira
Touchi, Hiroki
Touchi, Hiroki
Ano, Maki
Ano, Maki
Higa, Kumiko
Higa, Kumiko
Honda, Chizuru
Honda, Chizuru
Takahashi, Ao
Takahashi, Ao


Morita, Hiroyuki
Aketagawa, Jin
Sound Director
Hayashi, Naotaka
Episode Director
Hirao, Takayuki

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Aired  Apr 9, 2007 to Sep 25, 2007
Status  Finished Airing
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Feb 25, 2011
“I have no choice but to pretend I am a warrior who knows no fear.”

Truer OP lyrics have rarely been attributed so well to an anime series.

Fifteen children are tricked into participating in a battle for Earth itself. However, don’t be fooled by video clips of huge mecha fighting each other – this is not a classic mecha series with epic space battles and the like. Instead, each child who comes to pilot the mecha known as Zearth faces not only the struggle to save the world but also a struggle of their own. What do they fight for? Some fight for their loved ones. read more
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Mar 15, 2015
"Where in my frail body am I supposed to find the strength to stand?"

--Ishikawa Chiaki - Uninstall

This review is written with the intention of being spoiler free, but I will attempt to analyze various aspects of the show which may result in me giving hints to events of the show to some viewers. I apologize in advance if I do this and I hope to avoid spilling the beans on a very good anime. I'll admit my review is also kind of long. For a tl;dr, go the second to last paragraph.

Bokurano has always seemed to me to be a very contentious and controversial anime. read more
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Dec 28, 2014

What would I do? That is one of the questions one could ask when experiencing the tragedies in the psychological masterpiece that is Bokurano. A story about a group of innocent kids that just by chance stepped into the abyss of inescapable death and have to face responsibilty for the fate of mankind. But another question to ask could be: Does mankind even deserve to be saved?

By far the biggest problem Bokurano has is its first few episodes. The first two episodes of Bokurano indicate that this is the most typical and generic Mecha-scenario you could possibly come up with. read more
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Feb 12, 2010
I posted this review on a forum as a recommendation to someone who was looking for a depressing and slice of life anime, and I was told by two people that my review was able to get them to watch the series and I believe they enjoyed it, so I decided to share my review here in hopes of intriguing more people into watching it.

Thoughts: This anime cannot be completely enjoyed unless you have the patience to watch it all the way through. Even if you do not have much patience, I still think the first episode ends in a way that compels the read more
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Bokurano and Madoka both feature young people in a serious situation that may affect the world. In both series, the children must fight and win at all cost. The characters in each are also guided by a mysterious being throughout their course.  
reportRecommended by Siodne
Eva and Bokurano deconstruct the mecha genre by adding layers of extremely dark psychological content. Both are highly visceral, the action being centered around children who are forced into a conflict of literally cosmic proportions. In these series the nature of the enemy is ambiguous to the extreme, which makes the whole experience all the more poignant. Eva's latter episodes focus heavily on existential topics, which are replaced in Bokurano with a more psychological approach. The limitless situations the casts are subjected to and the depth of characterization makes these anime masterpieces, with an appeal that goes beyond the giant robot niche.

reportRecommended by Nocturnal
Both Bokurano and Gantz are about a dreadful game that entraps its players and submits them to inhuman torment. Gantz is considerably more violent in terms of credible gore while Bokurano is more pervasive insofar as the violence is mostly psychological yet in both there is an overwhelming feeling of unfairness and unavoidable doom. The mystery that surrounds the nature of the game is similar in both series, Bokurano eventually provides an explanation that ties up with larger than life consequences while Gantz remains enigmatic through and through. 
reportRecommended by Nocturnal
Kids fighting for their lives, knowing full well most of them won't make it out alive. While Mirai Nikki is a bit more violent, both have their fair share of nightmare fuel and horrifying revelations as the stories unfold. 
reportRecommended by lithiumflower
In both series, a group of young kids has their lives certainly changed when they are dragged into a twisted game that depends on survival. Rather, they must fight to survive and wrong decisions will led to consequences - being death.

The main antagonist of the series also has some similarities. Koemushi and Monokuma both are sarcastic but wields considerable powers that makes him fearful. As such, he also acts as a sort of moderator of the game and the kids are the players. 
reportRecommended by Stark700
Settings of these shows are quite diffenent, Bokurano with its sf-mecha elements and NTHT's harsh fantasy world. Both series show the more evil twisted side of human nature. And the most important point: the main protagonists are all kids. These kids have to deal with the "adult" situations and the consequences of their actions in a cruel world. 
reportRecommended by DarkLaila

Opening Theme

"Uninstall (アンインストール)" by Chiaki Ishikawa

Ending Theme

#1: "Little Bird" by Chiaki Ishikawa (eps 1-12)
#2: "Vermillion" by Chiaki Ishikawa (eps 13-24)

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