Ranked #1549

Zettai Karen Children

Alternative Titles

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

Information

Type: TV
Episodes: 51
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 6, 2008 to Mar 29, 2009
Premiered: Spring 2008
Broadcast: Unknown
Licensors: Sentai Filmworks
Studios: SynergySP
Source: Manga
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older

Statistics

Score: 7.501 (scored by 6,331 users)
Ranked: #15492
Popularity: #1620
Members: 22,725
Favorites: 78
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Synopsis

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)

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Characters & Voice Actors

Akashi, Kaoru
Akashi, Kaoru
Main
Hirano, Aya
Japanese
Hirano, Aya
Sannomiya, Shiho
Sannomiya, Shiho
Main
Tomatsu, Haruka
Japanese
Tomatsu, Haruka
Nogami, Aoi
Nogami, Aoi
Main
Shiraishi, Ryoko
Japanese
Shiraishi, Ryoko
Minamoto, Kouichi
Minamoto, Kouichi
Main
Kugimiya, Rie
Japanese
Kugimiya, Rie
Nakamura, Yuuichi
Japanese
Nakamura, Yuuichi
...

Staff

Kawaguchi, Keiichirou
Kawaguchi, Keiichirou
Director, Episode Director, Storyboard
Watanabe, Shinichi
Watanabe, Shinichi
Episode Director, Storyboard
Nakano, Hideaki
Nakano, Hideaki
Episode Director
Sokuza, Makoto
Sokuza, Makoto
Episode Director

More episodes Episodes(0/51)

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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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HARTER_MEDDL
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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WhiteEspeon
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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X10A_Freedom
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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webkid94
Jan 4, 2009
Before you start citing my review as "Not Helpful", read what it says in the asterisks. Thanks.

**Review Edited as of Episode 9**

Well, it's odd i haven't seen a review of Zettai Karen Children yet. Well anyways..

Story: - 8.2/10 (B-)
The story is about a trio of girls who have superpowers and save the world. Before you start accusing it of being like the Powerpuff Girls, i just gotta say this: The way they made it, it makes more sense than PPG. The first episode was hilarious, with Okami Muscle (Gay Muscle..? lol) just made me laugh in a good way. And Kaoru, man oh man she's read more
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