Ranked #1418
Zettai Karen Children

Zettai Karen Children

Alternative Titles

English: Psychic Squad
Synonyms: Absolutely Lovely Children, ZKC
Japanese: 絶対可憐チルドレン


Type: TV
Episodes: 51
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 6, 2008 to Mar 29, 2009
Duration: 24 min. per episode
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
L represents licensing company


Score: 7.531 (scored by 5643 users)
Ranked: #14182
Popularity: #1494
Members: 19,802
Favorites: 64
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They're cute, adorable and three of the most powerful Espers the world has ever seen: Kaoru, the brash psychokinetic who can move objects with her mind; Shiho, the sarcastic and dark natured psychometric able to pick thoughts from people's minds and read the pasts of inanimate objects like a book; and Aoi, the most collected and rational of the three, who has the ability to teleport herself and the others at will. So what to do with these potential psychic monsters in the making? Enter B.A.B.E.L., the Base of Backing ESP Laboratory, where hopefully "The Children" and others like them can become part of the answer to an increasing wave of psychic evolution. It's a win-win solution... Unless you're Koichi Minamoto, the overworked young man stuck with the unenviable task of field commanding a team of three pre-teen girls!

(Source: Sentai Filmworks)


Episodes  0 / 51
Aired  Apr 6, 2008 to Mar 29, 2009
Status  Finished Airing
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Related Anime

Adaptation: Zettai Karen Children
Summary: Zettai Karen Children Recap, Zettai Karen Children Gentei Kaikin!! OVA Chou Sakidori Special!!
Sequel: Zettai Karen Children OVA: Aitazousei! Ubawareta Mirai?
Spin-off: Zettai Karen Children: The Unlimited - Hyoubu Kyousuke

Characters & Voice Actors

Akashi, Kaoru
Akashi, Kaoru
Hirano, Aya
Hirano, Aya
Park, Seon Yeong
Park, Seon Yeong
Minamoto, Kouichi
Minamoto, Kouichi
Kugimiya, Rie
Kugimiya, Rie
Nakamura, Yuuichi
Nakamura, Yuuichi
Nogami, Aoi
Nogami, Aoi
Shiraishi, Ryoko
Shiraishi, Ryoko
Kim, Seon Hye
Kim, Seon Hye
Sannomiya, Shiho
Sannomiya, Shiho
Tomatsu, Haruka
Tomatsu, Haruka
Yeo, Min Jeong
Yeo, Min Jeong


Kawaguchi, Keiichirou
Director, Episode Director, Storyboard
Nagamori, Yoshihiro
Episode Director, Animation Director
Fujimoto, Jirou
Episode Director
Sokuza, Makoto
Episode Director

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Feb 18, 2012
I really didn't know what to think about the first episode from Zettai Karen Children and kinda dropped it, but a nice bearded guy from YouTube recommended this show next to Hayate No Gotoku and Excel Saga.

So what is this anime about ? Imagine a world where some humans gain special abilities. They are called Esper. Some people regard them as the next step of human evolution, while other people think they are just a disgrace to mankind and will destroy the world as we know them. This is where the organization Babel steps in. It is Babel's intention to create a world where ordinary read more
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Jan 8, 2009
Mostly it appeals to many loli fans and who like magic or esper or any kind of thing. The plot is okay just needs to be a little bit remodeled overall it is pretty good to watch. The humor spent on this anime is actually very entertaining mostly goes with the whole faction of it being loli and appealing to grown ups.

The action is pretty okay though not so hardcore that drags up to like two episodes like other animes, but yet its a quick and straight to the point anime. It actually has a solid plot and well so far it is developing read more
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Apr 13, 2009
Currently this will be the 1st draft of this review. (I will make a better one after my Exam)

[Even though I gave it low grade, it comes from how hard I grade it and maybe it'll be bump up 1-2 points if graded by others]

To say it simple for simple understanding for simple people: Magical Girl

This show was really based on magical girls who were called ESPer instead and the main character of this show are the three Level 7 (highest level) children esper who luckily found someone who accepted them.

Story: (7/10)
I must say Zettai Karen Children really gives me high expectation at first sight. read more
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Mar 29, 2009
A fairly enjoyable series which has either been watered down too much, or not enough.

Overall - 6/10

From the Animesuki thread, I read that the manga is more hardcore with blood and depth in comparison with the anime. While I have not read the source material, I can already sense in the anime that things have been watered down to an extent. This has all to do with the series airing at 10am on a Sunday. I feel things are still too hardcore (i.e. targeted at Japanese Otakus) with the constant perv/service/loli references, to be suitable for kids.

On the other hand, the general read more
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Both of these hyper comedy series were produced almost by a lot of same staff. Notice the similar format in on-screen advisory, commercial phrases, lyrics mark-up, etc.
Children with special power.And both of them are comedy.
explores relationships between normal people and those with superpowers
Both shows deal with the concept of kids with psychological powers, having certain levels, whether they are too powerful or not to be part of society, or if a seperate place is needed for them. They also feature for the main characters, girls.
superpowered fights
explores relationships between normal people and those with superpowers
science fiction and superpowers
concerns relationships between normal people and those with powers

Opening Theme

#1: "Over The Future" by Karen Girl's (eps 1-26)
#2: "MY WINGS" by Karen Girl's (eps 27-45, 47-51)
#3: "MY WINGS feat.THE CHILDREN" by 'The Children' starring Aya Hirano, Ryoko Shiraishi, and Haruka Tomatsu (ep 46)

Ending Theme

#1: "Zettai love×love Sengen!! (絶対love×love宣言!!)" by 'The Children' starring Aya Hirano, Ryoko Shiraishi, and Haruka Tomatsu (eps 1-13)
#2: "DATTE Daihonmei (DATTE 大本命)" by 'The Children' starring Aya Hirano, Ryoko Shiraishi, and Haruka Tomatsu (eps 14-26)
#3: "Break+Your+Destiny" by Hyoubu Kyouske vs Minamoto Kouichi with Sakaki Shuuji starring Yusa Kouji+Nakamura Yuichi+Taniyama Kishou (eps 27-39)
#4: "Soushuunhu (早春賦)" by 'The Children' starring Aya Hirano, Ryoko Shiraishi, and Haruka Tomatsu (eps 40-45, 47-50 )
#5: "Zettai love×love Sengen!! (絶対love×love宣言!!)" by Karen Girl's (ep 46)
#6: "Over The Future" by Karen Girl's (ep 51)

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