English: Rave Master
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 13, 2001 to Sep 28, 2002
Duration: 24 min. per episode
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or olderL represents licensing company
Score: 7.541 (scored by 10925 users)
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2 based on the top anime page.
Popular Tagsaction adventure comedy
May 1, 2008
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
Apr 22, 2011
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
May 31, 2012
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
May 2, 2009
Better grammar. Better thoughts on shows and such.
Story: Eh, while the story didn't quite follow through completely, it nonetheless had what was originally meant to be. Not to shabby, but not perfect. 8.
Art: It had moderately good art, I liked some of the details and figured it was pretty well, although I've seen better. 7.
Sound: Pretty well. Not much to say here. 7.
Character: Sometimes cheesy and a little too dull at times. 6.
Enjoyment: Personally, I loved it. I give it a 10 on that scale. Although it may be different for you.
Overall I rate the Anime a 7. It was pretty good. Not PERFECT, but good. read more
Sep 22, 2011
When the series first starts, your already in the story. There is no introductory to the characters or the story, although it obviously would be explained within the first few episodes. For the a good portion of the anime, its kind of slow. I personally love anime that include multiple main characters that can fight. But for most of the anime, the only characters that can fight are Haru and Musica. Another character is added near the end of the anime. The series really picked up near the end of the series and actually started to get really good, its a shame it was cancelled. So basically its not a masterpiece, but its pretty good. I recommend it, but don't go out of your way to watch it. read more
Jun 24, 2009
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