English: Rave Master
Oct 13, 2001 to Sep 28, 2002
24 min. per ep.
PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
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SynopsisHaru Glory is a boy who lives with his sister, Cattleya, in Garage Island. After fishing out a.... thing called Plue, he meets Shiba who entrusted him with Rave Stone or more known as Holy Bring. From there on, he embarks on a quest leaving his sister at Garage Island like his father who went to find Rave 15 years ago. He meets Elie, a girl who loves to gamble but has lost her memory. They met up with Musica at Punk Street. They have to eliminate Demon Card using Rave and is helped by Elie's uncontrollable Ethelion and Musica's ability of controlling silver as a Silver-Claimer. Unfortunately, they had to collect 4 more Raves in order to eliminate the mother of all dark brings, Sinclair. Together, they find out their past including Haru and Musica who both do not know their parents very well. They also find out the connection between Ethelion and Rave.
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Opening Theme#1: "Butterfly Kiss" by Chihiro Yonekura (eps 1-25)
#2: "Higher and Higher" by Kumoko (eps 25-50)
#3: "Higher and Higher (Elie Version)" by Ayako Kawasumi (ep 51)
Ending Theme#1: "Kokaku no Yurikago" by Chihiro Yonekura
#2: "Hikousen" by Kumoko
#3: "Hikousen (Elie Version)" by Ayako Kawasumi (ep 51)
Groove Adventure Rave is a 51-episode anime based on the manga with the same name by Mashima Hiro. It lasted between October 13, 2001 and September 28, 2002.
The genres include: shounen, comedy, action, adventure and drama.
Groove Adventure Rave doesn't have the most original story. It's roughly like this: Haru Glory, a 16 years old "Rave Master", must collect all five Rave-stones to prevent the world from being destroyed by the terrifying power of Darkbring, which caused Overdrive, a huge explosion which destroyed 1/10 of the world 50 years before. So, basically Groove Adventure Rave seems like your average collect-'em-all anime where the main character grows with every item he finds. And, yeah, that's basically it, but there are also very interesting back stories and under it's stupid upper layer, there is an interesting story for the ones that start watching "Rave", but I can't go into it further without spoiling.
The art for Groove Adventure Rave is above average. It's nice and fluid, but the producers didn't think much about the backgrounds that sometimes look pretty awful. They stuck to the original designs by Mashima Hiro very well, and the art catches the goofyness of the anime.
Not much to say here. The BGM is pretty bland, and the OP's and ED's are pretty boring. The voice actors on another hand were very good. Especially Tomokazu Seki as the main character Haru Glory.
The characters for Groove Adventure Rave are very good.
The main characters are Haru Glory: the Rave Master who has to collect the five Rave-stones to save the world (he is pretty much your average shounen male lead who gets stronger and stronger in order to beat the bad guys), Elie: the mysterious beauty with amnesia trying to remember who she is (the most interesting character whose past is unknown), and Musica: a Silver Claimer (meaning he can bend and shape silver as he wants) who is searching for a very special ship (your regular, arrogant cool-looking guy).
Despite it's lacking story, I really enjoyed Groove Adventure Rave. The last arc was not as good as the others but is still very good. I was entertained the whole way and I definitely recommend Groove Adventure Rave to anyone who's just looking for a fun anime to watch.
Groove Adventure Rave is a shounen-anime, and a good one at that, but it's not the best one ever. Remind yourself of that before watching it. Still, Groove Adventure Rave is a very good anime and will keep you glad for a while.
I hope you found my review helpful, and if you didn't please tell me why, so I can improve myself until next time. read more
Basically, this anime is about good vs evil like many other animes. The leading characters are Haru and Elie and Plue maybe. Haru is a boy who has left the village with his so called dog Plue to vanquish dark bring(evil stone power) which is currently in the possession of Demon Card an evil organisation.
Elie has lost her memory and she is trying to retrace her steps to get her memory back. Both characters awkwardly meet and agree to help each other out.
The drawing is not all there but the story and gags kind of help in my opinion, as you will understand once you watch it that some scenes seem as though they are from dbz and some are just too far fetched.
All in all I give it an 8 and it is worth watching in my opinion. Just don't be too picky. read more
The story is fairly basic: Boy must find magic stones to defeat the villain. But man, oh man, does this Anime get it right. It starts off fairly slow, but picks up real quick. It stretches out rather well over the course of all 51 episodes, and does it's job. The ending, on the other hand, does leave a bad taste in ones mouth, for reasons that should be obvious if you've seen the show.
The art is fair game for a show this old. It's old, and you can tell, but somehow, it ages well. It's got the old-school hand-drawn element to it, but it does so with some flair.
The music for the show suits it, in my opinion. It suits the moments that it plays in pretty well. Also, the [ENGLISH] opening and ending themes WILL get stuck in your head for a while, so be warned.
The characters, for the most part, are enjoyable and lovable. From Musica's hard-ass attitude, to Elie's ditzy, and sometimes hot-headedness, to Haru's heroic don't-back-down, but simple way of thinking, you've got a good selection of characters to like and choose from. They are relatable in a lot of ways, and considering that they are pretty much the basis for Fairy Tail's characters, I'd say they've got something going for them.
I enjoyed this series a LOT, even if the ending did piss me off. It's a great ride, and a great show to watch, along with Fairy Tail. (If you don't know, Hiro Mashima wrote both of them.)
Overall, this is an enjoyable series with a lot of heart that anyone that likes action and fantasy series can enjoy. While it does have some minor quirks and flaws, it is still very, very enjoyable. I definitely recommend it. read more
After seeing most of the reviews of this show, not much is explain why people love it or hate it(but mostly people love this)with the exception of one that is top rated at the moment. Here is my review of rave master and hope this is helpful to you.
The story is very typical as its just a certain boy who is destine to go and stop a great evil but must collect something in order to get stronger and stop it. So why is this enjoyable? I'll tell you why its because of its back story and how the plot progresses. There is so much back story that explains what going on and goes deep to make this not bland and shows a lot of time is put into this. As the plot goes on, the objective changes. Collecting rave stones is still there but its how they collect them that is change and that I'm not gonna spoil it, but lets just say its surprising even to me. This clearly show that this is gonna last like 100 more episodes but then they end it with a cliffhanger. I ask why!? How come this show doesn't get more episodes like fairy tale as that still ongoing and lets not forget this is base off the manga of the same creator who made the fairy tale manga that the anime fairy tale is base on. I should also say that the anime is a little different to the manga which might disappoint some people who read it but to me its not a huge deal as I expected this but at least give it a non open ending! Now I know people might say its glad to end it because it might of drag like the other ongoing shonen jump titles and I can understand that but not to me. Also if you wan't all the answers to certain plot points they mention, you'll have to read the manga and I hated when they do that! So overall the plot I say its good but could of been great if they ending wasn't so open and gives the answers to are questions.
The art is generic but is above generic. The characters looks is just like the manga which is nice. The animation is also very fluid and seems to be done well. But the backgrounds looks very crappy as not a lot of detail goes into them. So overall the art is very good and fits well.
The score is pretty decent. The BGM is pretty bland but fits when it comes to humor and serious moments. The ops and eds are good and can be pretty catchy. In the english dub version we don't get but the score use really show they care. The BGM in that fits since the anime is goofy and seems to go well in the scene but its still pretty bland. The op they use is just one of the best dub themes I heard. Well to me anyway. So I give both of the music a score of 8 as they both might have some music you'll like.
English dub vs english subs:
Now the subs is really well acted as Tomokazu does a good job of being Haru as he captures his personality very well. There is also Ayako who voice Elie which really capture her sprite and dignity even when she doesn't know who she is. The rest also did a good job so no need to go in detail but what about the dubs. For one thing it is very corny almost to the point of bad and seems to be for kids(which is no surprise since this is licence by Tokyo pop and this aired in cartoon network) but thats the charm of it. The actors manage to work around it. And I notice that one of them is voice by Tom Kenny who voice spongebob and he fits so well with the scripts he is given. Also I notice that the jokes are very funny to make a teen laugh. So I say check the dub but if you can't stand those kinds dub then stick to the subs.
Winner: English dub if you are into funny goofy stuff, Or Subs if you wan't well acted voice works.
Now the characters are pretty generic at first. They all basically follow a certain shonen stereotype as we seen in many other shonen anime. But as the plot goes on, it give lots of development for are characters. Plus there is also some things we don't know about them which keeps us hook to these characters and hope we get the answers. One example is Elie as the more close she wants to know who she is, the more we wan't to know. The villains show a lot of threat and plus some show that they might be good but we don't see that until its shown. But there are some characters we don't get the full knowing of them which is a shame because I'm really interested into these characters. So overall the characters are not as generic as you think and you'll probably have one of these as your favorites.
Rave master is a shonen anime you should check out. It will keep you happy but its not great do to some lacking in areas like in plot. But give this a watch as this is one of the better shonen animes out there.
Overall:8/10 This is the greatest anime read more
The story is from the same creator.
Natsu and Haru, Ellie and Lucy, Gray and Musica are very alike.
Both involve talking creatures.
Both involve magic.
Both involve dragons as well.
Pluu is involved in both animes.
And much more x3
the Main characters are similar the girl decided to join up with the main hero their personality are similar and pluu in there too
Groove Adventure Rave and Fairy Tale are quite similar. They feel the same, the adventures are similar, both main protagonist gilrs are similar, the protagonist boys are smiliar, PLU is in both...
it's just if you watched one of them, you will like the other!!!
they have similar characters and a story about a girl who join a guild and natsu ,who is like haru in a way, is always full of energy. the story also have some magic and also plue is included in the story. its an fun filled with mystery and adventure story.
Both series are made by the same creator Mashima Hiro. Both contain action and has some comedy in it. Both have some sort of action like groove adventure rave has swords and it has powers or some type of weapon and Fairy Tail has magic. Fairy Tail just started so I cant really say much about it but Groove Adventure has a very great story line and I bet Fairy Tail will as well.
Firstly, the same creator... but after all both series has the same kind of characters... there are also "repeated" characters on both series.
Both series are by the same creator and the characters have similar character designs. Stuff originally from Rave appears or is referenced in Fairy Tai such as the character Plue, a magic known as Etherion and the name Oracion Seis used for an elite group of six people.
1. the main is a cheerful character
2. their dad (of in natsu case dragon dad) is somehow involved in the main storyline
same type of characters and same concept of the story. it's REALLY similar, if you love fairy tail you will defintely like rave master. I wated both of it, and it's AWSOME!! ;P
Many elements of this series pop up in Fairy Tail often. Many characters have similiar designs as Rave Master characters. Most notably:
* Plue, Haru's guide, being one of Lucy's Celestial Spirits
* Lucy Heartfilia resemble Elie, also, Lisanna "returning from the dead" is similar to Elie's "Resha death subplot"
* Gray Fullbuster resembles Musica, and he wears a necklace that bears resemblance to Haru's Ten Commandments sword or the first piece of RAVE.
* Jellal Fernandes is based off Sieg Hart
* Natsu Dragneel resembles Haru but Let in fighting style
* Faust resembles Shakuma
* Mirajane (when she was younger) resembles Julia
* Aetherion is taken from Etherion and is a highly destructive magic in both series
* Karen Lilica resembles Reina of the Oracion Seis.
* Gildarts Clive takes design elements from Gale Glory and Gale Raregroove
One can also spot characters from Rave Master in the background. The cover for chapter 91 even featured Lucy and Natsu dressed as Haru and Elie from the series.
* Erza's armor has the same 'Heart Kreuz' logo as Elie's tank top.
* Erza Knightwalker's Saint Spear the ten comandments transforms into Silfarion, Mel Force, Explosion, Gravity Core, Blue Crimson, and Rune Save, all with identical abilities.
* Casino in Chapter 75 has a Ruby's figurehead.
* The brand 'Heart Kreuz' is featured prominently (All Requip Amour has logo featured in some way or other, Lucy's Clothes, and both Erza and Lucy have Heart Kreuz Bags, Suitcases, etc.)
* In the Omake Lucy's Photo shoot, Elie, Julia, Belnika, Musica, Ruby and possibly Griff (because it is of the same species as Griff and it has a perverted look on it's face) make a small appearance.
* Griff makes appearances often, the most prominent being in the anime where Happy is chewing him instead of candy
Same have the same writer, Has like Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy, Romance, Shounen genres, Both are good shows, And both of the shows have Plue, The Nicola Spirit of Lucy Heartfilia, However, The characters were unique and almost have the same look as the ones at the Fairy Tail.
Both series are written by the same author, Mashima Hiro so expect so similar themes such as friendship, adventure, and the action.
Both series' main protagonist have similar personalities as well as the main female protagonist.
Both series' battles and conflicts also involves magic that relies on skills, teamwork, and a little bit of luck.
Some of the series' artwork and characters' designs are also based off of one and the other. In fact, one character from Groove Adventure Grave even makes their way into Fairy Tail in original format.
Both series' fights are also contains humorous dialogues and comedy.
Hiro Mashima authored both mangas of Fairy Tail and Groove Adventure Rave, so the styles are basically the same. Both are enjoyable in terms of fights and storylines. Both anime are magic related, with powers which are intriguing to watch as they are applied in battles. Both got good OSTs.
These were both written by the same guy, and this is immediately apparent, with recycled characters, ideas and even episodes. You'll recognise Plue immediately, and the relationship between Elie and Haru is very similar to that between Lucy and Natsu. Also, the episode with the 'Jiggle butt gang' is pretty much the same in both. Although they are often very similar, it is still worth watching both, as they are both very good animes, and if you like one, you will probably like the other.
Rave is the short lived TV prototype for fairy tale, tho not actually but a majority of its influences are seen in fairy tale. From the Jiggle butt gang to plue the weird cone nosed dog its overly apparent. Also a lot of statues and pictures often have Griffon in them you know the small blue guy with big lips?
You can also see that the female main characters are patterned after each other. I personally think lucy is lesser than ellie tho. Ellie had a more natural appearance where as lucy seems like she trys to hard at times.
Anyway the show is not as action filled as fairy tale and it ended prematurely truly it should have got another season or continued production till a satisfying end could be made. If your the type who carry's onto the manga after a good anime than this may get you interested. The characters are just as well done as fairy tale and even better in some cases (personal opinion) tho not boasting such a large main cast you can enjoy the series quite a bit for its 49 episode run.
Animation is slightly lesser than fairy tale and not as compelling a musical score but it all fits well to the anime. The show is fully of silly humor and sword swinging bad guy thwarting fun.
Both are based off manga written by Hiro Mashima. They have similar art style and characters. Some of Hiro's characters from other manga like to appear within each other. It can be fun trying to find cameos inside the anime!
Both series are made by the same creator Mashima Hiro and contain action and some comedy. Both have some sort of action. Groove Adventure Rave has swords and has powers or some type of weapon, and Fairy Tail has magic. I just started Fairy Tail so I can't really say much about it, but Groove Adventure has a very great story line, and I bet Fairy Tail will as well. I love it.
Well, I'm Gonna Make A Very Common Recommendation
- Both Are Created By Hiro Mashima
- Both Had A Special Crossover
- Both Main Protagonists Are Named After Seasons
- If You Read The Manga (Especially The Latest Chapters) You'll Find Haru And Natsu Looking Very Similar, This Goes The Same For Lucy And Elie Except For The Hairstyle.
I Hope You Enjoy My Recommendation!
Brought to you by the same mind and sharing the same universe these two anime go together very well. While Rave may be older it's still worth the time for a shounen fan. Same humor and characters build both stories but are different enough to still entertain.
~ Same guy who wrote FairyTail
~Kind of the same genre: Magic/adventure/action
~Both protagonists have badass moves
~Lots of action
same plot, both main male characters are travelling with female ones and weird company, searching for some pieces of magical stone.
both set out on an adventure to find their dad, who left them when they were little.
both their mom's died during the dad's absence.
both make a team of friends who can (mostly) fight
both are fairly optimistic.
both have shonen battles with comedy in it.
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