Ranked #739

Bounen no Xamdou

Alternative Titles

English: Xam'd: Lost Memories
Synonyms: Bonen no Xamdou, Bonen no Zamudo, Bounen no Zamudo, Bounen no Zamned
Japanese: 亡念のザムド

Information

Type: ONA
Episodes: 26
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jul 15, 2008 to Feb 4, 2009
Producers: Aniplex, Half H.P Studio
Licensors: Sentai Filmworks
Studios: Bones
Source: Original
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older

Statistics

Score: 7.851 (scored by 34,650 users)
Ranked: #7392
Popularity: #648
Members: 68,477
Favorites: 748
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Synopsis

Sentan Island is a small island surrounded by the Yuden Sea. It exists in a state of dreamlike tranquility, cut off from the war between the Northern Government and the Southern Continent Free Zone. Our hero, Akiyuki Takehara, lives on Sentain Island along with his mother Fusa. He is currently separated from his father, the town doctor Ryuzo, but the bond between father and son remains. One day, after taking Ryuzo the lunch that Fusa has made for him as usual, Akiyuki arrives at school, where he is caught up in an explosion along with his friends, Haru and Furuichi. The explosion produces a mysterious light, which enters Akiyuki's arm, causing him excruciating pain. He's given no time to understand it, however, as the white-haired girl who rode on the bus with him guides him to a power unlike anything he's ever known.

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Characters & Voice Actors

Nakiami
Nakiami
Main
Sanpei, Yuuko
Japanese
Sanpei, Yuuko
Takehara, Akiyuki
Takehara, Akiyuki
Main
Abe, Atsushi
Japanese
Abe, Atsushi
Nishimura, Haru
Nishimura, Haru
Main
Orikasa, Fumiko
Japanese
Orikasa, Fumiko
Benikawa, Ishuu
Benikawa, Ishuu
Supporting
Tamai, Yumi
Japanese
Tamai, Yumi

Staff

Miyaji, Masayuki
Miyaji, Masayuki
Director, Episode Director, Script, Storyboard
Tokudo, Daisuke
Tokudo, Daisuke
Episode Director, Storyboard
Miya, Shigeyuki
Miya, Shigeyuki
Episode Director, Storyboard
Ikezoe, Takahiro
Ikezoe, Takahiro
Episode Director

More episodes Episodes(0/26)

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Opening Theme

#01: "Shut Up And Explode" by Boom Boom Satellites
#R1: "Back on my Feet" by Boom Boom Satellites (TV Broadcast Opening)

Ending Theme

#01: "Vacancy" by Kylee
#R1: "Just Breathe" by Kylee (TV broadcast ED)
#R2: "Over U" by Kylee (TV broadcast ED2)



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agentsmith
Feb 8, 2009
As many people have already said, this anime is produced by the same people who brought you Eureka 7. Keep that in mind if you plan on watching this anime.

First off, check out the OP. Holy jebus it's sweet. Catches you instantly, and gets you all excited for what looks (judging from the animation quality) an awesome show. In some respects, this is a let down. While the animation is superb, the soundtrack is hauntingly good, and the characters are generally quite fleshed out (just enough info for you to find them interesting)... the story is near random. This anime seems confused as to read more
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Looseshooter
Sep 27, 2009
I just finished watching this anime through the second time, and it has great replay value. The story is very intricate and interconnected so don't expect to grasp all of it the first time through, but the overall messages and themes are impressively powerful. It's got action, don't worry. Lots.

I suppose I'll start with the story first, STORY:
The beginning of the series is very focused on a few characters, and slowly branches out to include more and more characters in the plot until towards the end all of the characters are being covered but the focus is where it should be. Things start rather slow read more
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Nvrtry
Oct 16, 2011
"Everyday I wake up thinking it'll be okay. 'Cause you promised me that, you'd come back some day. My heart is throbbing but I will wait. And I'll strive... to stay strong..."

Try as I might, I cannot think of a song that matches the content of a series better than the first ED of Xam'd: Lost Memories. If you wanted to, you could probably put these lyrics as the synopsis of the series and have it hold the same effect as the current.

Xam'd is not a series that everyone will enjoy. At first glance, it would appear to be another action series that people watch read more
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Elydan
Nov 16, 2008
First of all, I am impressed!

At first this Anime was long gone from my top 10 Anime's. It was good, I liked it ever since the first episodes. This is because Xam'd: Lost Memories really knows how to make itself enjoyable. Putting in effort into the Animation at the correct times; and not doing so at the correct times also.

However, due to some issues I was unable to see Xam'd: Lost Memories for a while. Then, when two newer episodes came out, I was honestly surprised. The Animation was fluid and looked outstanding, the story was becoming more and more of a build-up, which fits read more
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Anime: Kaze no Tani no Nausicaä
The first five minutes of the very first episode of Xam'd gave me an overwhelming Nausicaa vibe, and the feeling really hasn't diminished with successive episodes. I guess the most obvious similarity is that both feature a heroine who flies a single-person light aircraft and grows things in jars and is tough yet deeply compassionate, to the point of defending or weeping over creatures others would think of as monsters. Also, there's lots of airships and goopy stuff and morally complex war stuff and a cute animal. Basically, if you like Nausicaa, be sure to check out Xam'd. If you like Xam'd  read more 
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