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Xenosaga The Animation


Alternative Titles

Japanese: ゼノサーガ THE ANIMATION

Information

Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jan 6, 2005 to Mar 24, 2005
Premiered: Winter 2005
Broadcast: Thursdays at 02:42 (JST)
Producers: Happinet Pictures
Studios: Toei Animation
Source: Game
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older

Statistics

Score: 6.481 (scored by 5,951 users)
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Ranked: #52272
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Popularity: #2394
Members: 13,325
Favorites: 31
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Episodes: /12

Synopsis

The year is T.C. 4767. Four thousand years have passed since humanity abandoned its birthplace, the planet Earth. Beset by the hostile alien Gnosis, mankind is now scrambling to find ways to defeat this threat to their existence. The development of KOS-MOS (a specialized android with amazing capabilities) by Vector engineer Shion Uzuki was one response to the threat. But when their ship is destroyed by the Gnosis, Shion and her companions find themselves thrust into the middle of a battle with no clear sides...

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Characters & Voice Actors

KOS-MOS
KOS-MOS
Main
Suzuki, Mariko
Japanese
Suzuki, Mariko
chaos
chaos
Main
Hoshi, Soichiro
Japanese
Hoshi, Soichiro
Uzuki, Shion
Uzuki, Shion
Main
Maeda, Ai
Japanese
Maeda, Ai
Mizrahi, MOMO
Mizrahi, MOMO
Main
Shishido, Rumi
Japanese
Shishido, Rumi

Staff

Chung, Jin Ho
Chung, Jin Ho
Producer
Yamaoka, Hidehito
Yamaoka, Hidehito
Producer, Planning
Yamauchi, Shigeyasu
Yamauchi, Shigeyasu
Director
Ayres, Christopher
Ayres, Christopher
ADR Director


Edit Opening Theme

"Xenosaga Main Title" by Kosuke Yamashita

Edit Ending Theme

"In this serenity" by Mayumi Gojo



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TemplarXIII
Mar 30, 2008
People that have played the games will find this as a good complement to go with it. Though, those that have not played the games, should give it a chance before judging its worth by basing it off the animation and image above. This twelve part series is an adaptation of the first game of the trilogy, "Der Wille zur Macht"( The Will to Power).

Xenosaga is an epic story, which one could classify as a "Space Opera"; with its convoluted story that uncoils with time and patience. The final product of what we see as, Xenosaga, is an assimilation of allusions and innuendo pertaining to: read more
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Retro8bit
Dec 15, 2008
Those who may have had a chance to play the Playstation 2 trilogy video game of the same name, might be surprised that the first Xenosaga... saga actually got an anime adaption. And you know what? Its pretty good!

Story: 8/10
Following the events from the first video game, some people may be surprised that it has been changed somewhat. While we do still follow genius technician Shion Uzuki and her mysterious android KOS-MOS, as they fight the alien threat known as the Gnosis. Along the way meeting new friends and enemies alike, trying to unlock the secrets of both the Gnosis as well the mysterious read more
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helios90
Jul 12, 2015
Ugh. This was a tough one to finish. I've never played the video game but a friend lent me this, so I watched it in its entirety. I didn't even know it was a space themes anime until I got a ways into it.

I'm a sucker for space sci-fi. That is why I enjoyed this anime at all. The story was weak and farfetched and the character dialog and interactions were surreal and shallow. Don't expect much. If you like scifi, just enjoy it for its simplicity.
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CrazyRevy
Aug 8, 2009
Being a huge fan of the Xenosaga universe it was bound to happen I would eventually give this anime a try and I must say I'm quite suprised. Those that have played the game will see changes however there not in bad taste and the changes make the anime flow smooth. To be honest I think it was well done for only being 12 eps they had alot to cram in that amount of time and they did it and made it fun to watch.

If you have not played the games don't worry its still worth watching in my option
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