Ranked #1025

Fantastic Children

Alternative Titles

English: Fantastic Children
Japanese: ファンタジックチルドレン

Information

Type: TV
Episodes: 26
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 5, 2004 to Mar 29, 2005
Premiered: Fall 2004
Broadcast: Unknown
Producers: None found, add some
Studios: Nippon Animation
Source: Original
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older

Statistics

Score: 7.701 (scored by 4,237 users)
Ranked: #10252
Popularity: #2051
Members: 15,506
Favorites: 173
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Synopsis

A group of enigmatic white-haired children has been spotted at different times and places in Europe for over 500 years. Always with the appearance of 11-year-olds, they behave far more mature than they should be, never grow old, and seem to have supernatural power. What they have been seeking is a girl, and the only clue they have is a picture with a crescent moon. Now, in the year of 2012, an athletic boy named Tohma is about to be involved in this centuries-long mystery.

(Source: ANN)

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Characters & Voice Actors

Thoma
Thoma
Main
Minagawa, Junko
Japanese
Minagawa, Junko
Agi
Agi
Main
Urata, Yuu
Japanese
Urata, Yuu
Soreto
Soreto
Main
Takaguchi, Yukiko
Japanese
Takaguchi, Yukiko
Lui, Helga
Lui, Helga
Main
Kawaragi, Shiho
Japanese
Kawaragi, Shiho

Staff

Nakamura, Takashi
Nakamura, Takashi
Director, Script, Character Design, Original Creator
Hayase, Hiroyuki
Hayase, Hiroyuki
Sound Director
Kaburaki, Hiro
Kaburaki, Hiro
Episode Director, Storyboard
Nigorikawa, Atsushi
Nigorikawa, Atsushi
Episode Director

More episodes Episodes(0/26)

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Opening Theme

"Voyage" by Inori

Ending Theme

"Mizu no Madoromi" by ORIGA



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MagEarwhig
Aug 12, 2009
Story:
The beginning of the story is part mystery and part adventure, focusing on a group of half a dozen white haired kids making an appearance through out centuries seemingly without aging and the other time focusing on a kid called Thoma who meets some anti-social girl called Helga and a energetic boy called Chitto. I admit the story was a bit underwhelming at first but once the story unfolds in later episode, you'll be hooked straight away, it turns into something quite epic and unique, there's so many twist and turns and you'd just watch episode after episode and without even noticing it's already over.

Animation:
The read more
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MapleRose
Sep 12, 2008
STORY

At first glance, this looks like some weird story about kids, targeted at kids. But don't be fooled by the simple character design or the title. This series is actually quite intense, with a memorable and complex plot and good storytelling that will draw older viewers waiting with bated breath for what happens next. It is definitely not a series just for children.

The story revolves around a group of mysterious children who appear every once in a while throughout Europe. Who are they, where are they from, and why do they keep on reappearing? These are some of the questions that are being answered bit read more
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Kenji_The_Engi
Jun 29, 2015
Typically anime, and fiction in general attempt to either tackle one genre or a small number that flow well together, in some cases, works might even try to incorporate two contrasting genres. Fantastic Children is one of the very few titles that brings together an amalgamation of these categories, ranging anywhere from sci-fi and mystery to action and adventure and even to slice of life and romance with hints of comedy scattered throughout all in one coherent, overarching story. So the question remains, does Fantastic Children blend all these genres together well while still maintaining a solid and engaging story, or does its very own read more
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waterfalls
Nov 13, 2007
Things go pretty slowly for a while, but if you're watching and wondering if things eventually pick up, well, yes, they do, around ep. 11, and most of what happens is explained, although it's not really anything as complex and sophisticated as Stand Alone Complex and there are certainly a few loose ends and deus ex machinii. (Not as complex as Stand Alone Complex? Just call me Unrealistic Expectations Man.) Normally I drop a show 2 eps in if it doesn't catch my interest, but this is a favorite of one of my friends here, so I kept watching.

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Recommendations

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Fantastic Children's sci-fi side deals with reincarnation, where as Noein's deals with multiple dimensions, but in both you get to see multiple versions of the same characters. The key difference is that characters interact with their younger/older selves in Noein.

Both series alternate between serious sci-fi and lighthearted, slower paced character-focused sections. Noein's 'down time' parts have more of a slice-of-life feel, but the blend of sci-fi and everyday actions means the two give off a similar vibe. 
reportRecommended by AironicallyHuman
Anime: Boku no Chikyuu wo Mamotte
The stories of Fantastic Children and Please Save My Earth deal with reincarnations attempting to make amends for their past sins. And love is an important aspect of both stories; the previous versions of the main two from the two series having been tragically separated in their previous lives.

Fantastic Children cannot compare to the depth of Please Save My Earth's characters, but it's still an excellent series, regardless. Just make sure you don't judge it based on its sluggish first half - its story only truly getting going in the absorbing last half of its story. 
reportRecommended by AironicallyHuman
Anime: Ima, Soko ni Iru Boku
Similar art style, similar cast of characters and tone. 
reportRecommended by currency
Anime: Air
Both give off different vibes than initially apparent. The vagueness of both these series slowly but surely gets light shed upon them creating unparalled plot twists, creating an adventure never thought to be concieved based on the first impression.
Both employ reincarnation and past lives ingeniously.

Air is shorter, more moe-oriented, a bit easier to take in, but has a HUGE emotional impact at the end. It's also dubbed better.

Fantastic Children's story is galactic size, the mystery is stretched out to the halfpoint, but it's plot is easier to understand as a whole. 
reportRecommended by Otaking09
Anime: Kumo no Mukou, Yakusoku no Basho
Rather mild stories that revolve around a girl who sees a special place in her dreams, and the ones who love her. They also share sci-fi themes, other dimensions, betrayal, a degree of wistfulness, and the desire to go to a certain faraway place. 
reportRecommended by IceAndCream
Anime: Last Exile: Ginyoku no Fam
Mysterious and technologically superior pale white-haired people hold the key to everything? Gee, who would have guessed? 
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