Ranked #2367
Iria: Zeiram The Animation

Iria: Zeiram The Animation

Alternative Titles

English: Iria: Zeiram The Animation
Japanese: イ・リ・ア ゼイラム The Animation


Type: OVA
Episodes: 6
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jun 23, 1994 to Nov 21, 1994
Duration: 27 min. per episode
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)
L represents licensing company


Score: 7.251 (scored by 4162 users)
Ranked: #23672
Popularity: #2592
Members: 7,852
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action adventure sci-fi


Iria is the story of a girl and the Alien being she loves to hate. The series begins with her brother, Gren, taking a job. He is a bounty hunter, and one well known for his incredible skill. Iria, being a skilled apprentice bounty hunter herself, tags along. What is the job, one might ask. It is to find out what has happened to the crew and cargo of a Space Station. Needless to say, nothing is as it seems, and the war between Iria and Zeiram begins in earnest.


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Characters & Voice Actors

Hisakawa, Aya
Hisakawa, Aya
Ikeda, Masaru
Ikeda, Masaru
Takagi, Wataru
Takagi, Wataru
Kanai, Mika
Kanai, Mika


Amino, Tetsuro
Amino, Tetsuro
Director, Script, Storyboard
Arakawa, Naruhisa
Arakawa, Naruhisa
Takahashi, Naohito
Takahashi, Naohito
Katsura, Masakazu
Katsura, Masakazu
Original Character Design

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Aired  Jun 23, 1994 to Nov 21, 1994
Status  Finished Airing
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Nov 19, 2008 8:19 PM
First of all: Iria- Zeiram the Animation fits the sci-fi and adventure genres. If you are interested in watching this title, get prepared to watch some nice fighting scenes!

Story: Iria is a bounty hunter, and follows her brother´s footsteps.
She goes along with Gren (her brother) to a mission...and since that she won´t get satisfied until she destroys alien lifeform created to kill and destroy.
The plot is fantastic! 10/10

Art: Even though the artwork isn´t recent, I think it is wonderful...the colors well chosen, the graphics well made and lets admit: Iria is a gorgeous bounty hunter!

Sound: The background music is very good! It is old read more
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Aug 13, 2010 1:47 AM
"Iria: Zeiram the Animation" is a pretty good action oriented OVA spanning across 6 half hour episodes. It tells the story of a young bounty hunter Iria's hunting of Zeiram, the most dangerous life form in the galaxy.

The weird opening theme, which sounds like some Sharon Apple song from "Macross Plus", feels out of place and put me off the anime initially. And not being the fastest anime off the block despite its short length, it took "Iria" a couple of episodes to catch my interest, but to its credit it gains more and more momentum as it goes on.

The action, though slightly sluggish at read more
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Jun 10, 2014 2:56 PM
Another anime classic that I caught on the Sci-Fi channel about 10 years ago. (C'mon, Sci-Fi, start showing anime again!) Iria: Zeiram the Animation is a 6 episode mini-series that actually be likened to a 3-hour action flick. Iria shines becuase of the world and chracters that are created. The characters themselves are well-done are show a good amount of depth and personality for a mini-series. Escpecially the titular character, Iria. Iria is a tough-as-nails bounty hunter who is just starting out, but her character is still that of a young woman. Strong but feminine. Iria is a great role-model for young women, and a read more
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Apr 14, 2012 4:32 PM
Iria: Zeiram the Animation is an OVA prequel to the Zeiram movie series. Between the movies and the animation, the animation is the clear better of the bunch.

Starting with the good, the world in this is certainly very unique. It has its own world, with everything similar to ours, yet different. From the buildings, to the vehicles, to the weapons, it really gives an excellent sense of a planet similar enough to feel welcoming, yet different enough to feel alien and foreign. The plot is good, too. Nothing too new, but it's set up well. (Because of how much I liked these, I added an read more
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Opening Theme

"Tokete Iku Yume no Hate ni" ("溶けていく夢の果てに, At the End of the Melting Dream") by Yayoi Goto

Ending Theme

"Yume wa Toi Keredo ("夢は遠いけれど)" by Saeko

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