Ranked #197


Alternative Titles

Japanese: カイバ


Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 11, 2008 to Jul 25, 2008
Producers: Madhouse
Duration: 24 min. per episode
Rating: R+ - Mild Nudity
L represents licensing company


Score: 8.311 (scored by 10510 users)
Ranked: #1972
Popularity: #949
Members: 28,774
Favorites: 835
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It is now possible to store memory data, so that the death of your body is not actually "death". As memories are stored in databanks, they can be "transferred" to new bodies. Because so-called "memory trading" now occurs, it is now possible to steal memories and illegally alter them.

Society has fallen apart as authority has become lost and stagnant.

One day, a man awakens in a ruined room. His name is Kaiba. He has no memories, but he does have a pendant with a picture of an unknown woman inside.

In the skies are roiling clouds and electrical storms, impossible to pass without losing one's memories; above them lies the elusive realm of the rich and powerful, who barter others' bodies and memories for their own enjoyment and longevity. Below lies a troubled and dangerous world where good bodies are hard to come by and real money is scarce.

After suddenly being attacked, Kaiba escapes into space, and during his travels meets all sorts of people and regains his memories. Throughout it, he continues to be troubled by the world's problems, as well as his own existence. And what of the woman in the pendant, Neiro?

Characters & Voice Actors

Kuwashima, Houko
Kuwashima, Houko
Noto, Mamiko
Noto, Mamiko
Park, Romi
Park, Romi
Saito, Chiwa
Saito, Chiwa


Yuasa, Masaaki
Director, Episode Director, Script, Storyboard, Series Composition, Original Creator
Yokoyama, Akitoshi
Episode Director, Storyboard, Screenplay, Key Animation
Mihara, Michio
Episode Director, Storyboard, In-Between Animation, Key Animation, Animation Director
Choi, EunYoung
Episode Director, Animation Director, 2nd Key Animation, Key Animation

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Jan 6, 2014
Perpetual love, an undying attachment. Thrusted into a desolate world, an existence stripped of its humanity. Will our hero find true love? Will he possibly find his true self in the process? Created from the longing embrace of a loved one, an unknown foe; found in a dismal world filled with fear, yet in the darkest depths, hope.

Perhaps what Kaiba does best is world building. In Kaiba, we are introduced to a ‘futuristic’ world where memories are reduced to tiny transportable chips, where people change bodies as they would a pair of clothes. What becomes of one’s value? How significant can feelings and experiences be read more
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To be honest, this show wasn't the easiest to get into. If you like light fluffy anime with good humor and no driving theme, this might be a no-no.
Watching Kaiba is like looking at a gallery of abstract paintings. Some things can be confusing until properly understood. The whole story is one long strand of many adventures. I mean, this guy is all over the place. It's like a Greek Epic. Plus, the way it ties in the romantic undertones with Neiro and whatnot? I like that. Along with the many bittersweet moments that accompany conclusion episodes.

The art style was so different that I read more
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A protagonist and a comrade, traveling through planets/countries. On their journey, they meet people who live in these places, and learn the different customs, cultures or tragedies they experience, trivializing the world we live in.
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Art style, the general mood, feeling the cover drama.

Opening Theme

"Never" by Seira

Ending Theme

"Carry Me Away" by Seira

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