Ranked #729

Bokurano

Alternative Titles

Synonyms: Bokurano: Ours
Japanese: ぼくらの

Information

Type: TV
Episodes: 24
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 9, 2007 to Sep 25, 2007
Premiered: Spring 2007
Broadcast: Unknown
Producers: None found, add some
Licensors: Discotek
Studios: Gonzo, Diomedea
Source: Manga
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)

Statistics

Score: 7.861 (scored by 22,784 users)
Ranked: #7292
Popularity: #666
Members: 67,133
Favorites: 708
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Synopsis

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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Characters & Voice Actors

Koemushi
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Ishida, Akira
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Ushiro, Jun
Ushiro, Jun
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Minagawa, Junko
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Minagawa, Junko
Moji, Kunihiko
Moji, Kunihiko
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Miyata, Kouki
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Miyata, Kouki
Honda, Chizuru
Honda, Chizuru
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Takahashi, Ao
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Takahashi, Ao

Staff

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

More episodes Episodes(0/24)

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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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Aeterna
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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Hantsuki
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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Venneh
Mar 12, 2008
Title: Bokurano

Manga, Light Novel, Anime: Bokurano was originally a manga done by Mohiro Kitoh. It began running in Shogakukan's Ikki magazine in 2004, and is still running at present, at a total of eight collected volumes. It has yet to be licensed Stateside.

A light novel entitled Bokurano ~alternative~ written by Renji Ohki and with character designs done by Mohiro Kitoh began running in May of 2007, and is still running at this point in time, with three volumes released this far. It also has yet to be licensed Stateside.

The anime series clocked in at a total of 24 episodes, and was done read more
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TheLlama
Dec 5, 2009
Bokurano is a show that sets itself apart from most conventional standards and clichés. It doesn't have the high-tempo, flashy battles of most mecha anime, nor does it have characters which fit into any standard role, or any of the type.

The first episode of the show can be quite overwhelming to some; you will rather suddenly be introduced to the entire cast of fourteen seventh-graders and one fourth-grader. They are gathered from various places on a summer camp, enjoying a seemingly peaceful summer. That is, until they decide to explore a hidden cave. here they encounter a peculiar man with an even more peculiar name, 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
Anime: Neon Genesis Evangelion
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
Anime: Gantz
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
Anime: Mirai Nikki (TV)
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
Anime: Ima, Soko ni Iru Boku
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
Anime: Danganronpa: Kibou no Gakuen to Zetsubou no Koukousei The Animation
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. 
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