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Zipang

Zipang

Alternative Titles

Japanese: ジパング

Information

Type: TV
Episodes: 26
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 7, 2004 to Mar 31, 2005
Duration: 24 min. per episode
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
L represents licensing company

Statistics

Score: 7.521 (scored by 1720 users)
Ranked: #13872
Popularity: #2762
Members: 4,201
Favorites: 29
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2 based on the top anime page.

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historical sci-fi

Synopsis

Mirai, an improved Kongou-class Aegis guided missile destroyer, is one of the newest and most advanced ships in the entire Japanese Self Defense Force (SDF). Her crew, also one of the newest, is lead by Capt. Umezu Saburo and Executive Officer Kadomatsu Yosuke. While running scheduled training exercises one day, Mirai encounters a fierce storm that throws their navigation systems into temporary disarray. After a few minutes of recovery, the crew is shocked to discover that they've been transported back in time to June 4, 1942—The Battle of Midway, during World War II. Letting history take its course for this battle, they manage to avoid the conflict firsthand and make a vow to remain annonymous, changing history as little as possible. However, when the crew comes across the dying Lt. Commander Kusaka Takumi, XO. Kadomatsu's instincts to save lives takes over, changing the course of history more than he could've imagined.

(Source: ANN)

Related Anime

Adaptation: Zipang

Characters & Voice Actors

Kadomatsu, Yosuke
Kadomatsu, Yosuke
Main
Inada, Tetsu
Japanese
Inada, Tetsu
R. Kaufmann, Mark
English
R. Kaufmann, Mark
Kikuchi, Masayuki
Kikuchi, Masayuki
Main
Pistore, Paul
English
Pistore, Paul
Hoshino, Takanori
Japanese
Hoshino, Takanori
Kusaka, Takumi
Kusaka, Takumi
Main
Touchi, Hiroki
Japanese
Touchi, Hiroki
Choong, Edward Choy Keng
English
Choong, Edward Choy Keng
Oguri, Kouhei
Oguri, Kouhei
Main
Ueda, Yuji
Japanese
Ueda, Yuji
Meldrum, Jamie
English
Meldrum, Jamie

Staff

Furuhashi, Kazuhiro
Director, Script
Hiramitsu, Takuya
Sound Director
Matsushita, Yukihiro
Episode Director, Storyboard
Takeda, Yuuichirou
Script



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Jun 11, 2013
Ovyda
I would have never watched this if my internet hadn't had some connection issues. To my huge surprise from the very first episode it already caught my interest and I ended up watching 7 episodes without a break.

I personally want to give title "Cliffhanger" to this anime. Like 90% of the episodes ended up with a cliffhanger... Don't get me wrong, I actually loved this. I kind of regret it aired before I started watching anime, because this anime had enormously huge variety of topics to discuss. Every episode was very different from the previous one and many turnarounds happened. I was sometimes even confused read more
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Mar 24, 2009
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If you were the captain of a highly advanced Japanese warship sent back in time to the Second World War, would you change history to bring victory to your people, or would you do everything to preserve the way of life you knew in the 21st century? The crew of the Mirai are torn, as they grapple with this very question, watching the legendary Yamato slink by them in the fog. "Zipang" is less about time travel and altering history, than it is about accepting the reality around you. While many hold out hope for a return to the "present", many others read more
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Recommendations

The two anime do share a critical and fairly realistic look at military personnel, tactics and the geopolitics behind it all. There is no mecha in Zipang and, thanks to a glitch in the space-time continuum, it takes place at a critical point in WWII rather than the present. If you enjoy thoughtful anime, and military themes, I recommend both Flag and Zipang.
Both deal with war
Both deal with ships

One deals with friendships and bonds
The other deals with alternative histories and complex characters.

If you liked arpeggio you'll probably enjoy Zipang.

Opening Theme

"Rashinban" by AUDIO RULEZ

Ending Theme

"Kimi wo Miteiru" by BEGIN

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