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Bounen no Xamdou

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
Duration: 24 min. per episode
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
L represents licensing company

Statistics

Score: 7.881 (scored by 31027 users)
Ranked: #6862
Popularity: #530
Members: 60,014
Favorites: 656
1 indicates a weighted score
2 based on the top anime page.

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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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Adaptation: Bounen no Xamdou: Junreisha no Compass

Characters & Voice Actors

Nakiami
Nakiami
Main
Christian, Luci
English
Christian, Luci
Sanpei, Yuuko
Japanese
Sanpei, Yuuko
Nishimura, Haru
Nishimura, Haru
Main
Orikasa, Fumiko
Japanese
Orikasa, Fumiko
Rial, Monica
English
Rial, Monica
Takehara, Akiyuki
Takehara, Akiyuki
Main
Shepard, Blake
English
Shepard, Blake
Abe, Atsushi
Japanese
Abe, Atsushi
Akushiba
Akushiba
Supporting
Konishi, Katsuyuki
Japanese
Konishi, Katsuyuki
Wagoner, Adam Van
English
Wagoner, Adam Van

Staff

Miyaji, Masayuki
Director, Episode Director, Script, Storyboard
Miya, Shigeyuki
Episode Director, Storyboard
Watada, Shinya
Episode Director
Ikezoe, Takahiro
Episode Director



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Aug 18, 2013
explicit707
Bounen no Xamdou is one of those series that took me by surprise. It was on my to watch list for a while, and I really trudged my way through a few misses before I found this one. It's hard to get a gist for what you're going to see by reading a synopsis, because it is a character driven story from start to finish. The overall story isn't bad, but it's really about the people in the story and their relationships with eachother. I was impressed, and it had a satisfying ending as well. Definitely this was a great series.

It starts our looking like read more
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Oct 16, 2011
Nvrtry
"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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Feb 8, 2009
agentsmith
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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Sep 27, 2009
Looseshooter
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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Recommendations

Both are done by the same studios and have very similar animation, and the 'family' feeling amongst crew members in both series is very strong, particularly at the beginning.
seems to have a similar setup going on from the first episode i've seen. carries a strange technology in a world revolving around that of airships.
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 and you've never seen Nausicaa... have you been living under a rock? It's a classic!
Both will leave you in a jaw-dropped, head-scratching frustrated (but awe-struck) state, by the end
but only in NGE can you hope to find the answers to the ever-lingering questions
After watching the first episode of Fractale, the first thing I thought of was X'amd Lost Memories/Nausicaa and how grand the story was to be. A kid enjoying everyday life suddenly taken out of that with the help of uncommon events. The music and art styles are very similar and give off a nice slice of life feel that's pretty relaxing.
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The world and character designs of Xam'd are all very Ghibliesque. Akiyuki may have been created drawing some inspiration from Ashitaka; each character is forced to accept his fate after absorbing a dangerous and ancient power into his forearm.

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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