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Ga-Rei: Zero

Ga-Rei: Zero

Alternative Titles

English: Ga-Rei-Zero
Synonyms: Garei
Japanese: 喰霊-零-


Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 6, 2008 to Dec 22, 2008
Duration: 23 min. per episode
Rating: R+ - Mild Nudity
L represents licensing company


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Ranked: #7222
Popularity: #247
Members: 111,085
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"Will you kill someone you love because of love?"

The Japanese Ministry of Defense has an anti-paranormal special forces group called the Supernatural Disaster Prevention Office. They are the ones responsible to protect Japanese soil and its people from supernatural and paranormal events. However, things didn't go so well in one of their missions...

(Source: ANN)

This series is a prequel to the manga series, Ga-Rei.


Episodes  0 / 12
Aired  Oct 6, 2008 to Dec 22, 2008
Status  Finished Airing
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Adaptation: Ga-Rei
Character: Tokyo ESP

Characters & Voice Actors

Isayama, Yomi
Isayama, Yomi
Mizuhara, Kaoru
Mizuhara, Kaoru
Tsuchimiya, Kagura
Tsuchimiya, Kagura
Chihara, Minori
Chihara, Minori
Nabuu Brothers
Nabuu Brothers
Wakamoto, Norio
Wakamoto, Norio
Isayama, Mei
Isayama, Mei
Tanaka, Ryouko
Tanaka, Ryouko


Aoki, Ei
Director, Episode Director, Storyboard
Tsuruoka, Yota
Sound Director
Takayama, Katsuhiko
Script, Series Composition
Chihara, Minori
Theme Song Performance

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Mar 27, 2009
*Powerful opening episode plus a strong ending makes Ga-Rei Zero a definite must see for action fans.*

“Will you kill someone you love because of love?”

Those who have already seen Ga-Rei Zero (GRZ) are probably sick of reading the quote above, but it is nonetheless an effective quote to advertise for GRZ. I still remember what initially caught my interest in GRZ, it was the amazing trailer. Boy, how misleading it was …

Don’t get me wrong, Ga-Rei Zero is quite fabulous indeed. The synopsis may sound generic, but the technique used to present the story that will eventually lead into Ga-Rei (manga) is what makes read more
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Jan 3, 2009
This review is technically spoiler free, but if the names, Yomi or Kagura, are unfamiliar to you, I would suggest watching the first two episodes before reading any of the reviews.

Admittedly, when I first read the show's description (which purposely reads generic), I didn't think the show was going to be that good. So when I gave it a shot, the first episode certainly drew my attention, but I expected once the shocking cliffhangers wore off it’d be a pretty generic, demon-hunting, hero-coming-of-age shounen.

Man, I was dead wrong. GRZ turned out to be biggest surprise of the fall season, and one of the best read more
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May 15, 2015

***first "review" I've ever done.

As I write this review I have currently just finished that last episode aired for this anime which would be episode 12 and I have some things I'd like to say about Ga-Rei Zero, both how I felt about the journey through it and how I think it fairs as an anime as a whole (they are different).

Do you enjoy action?
Do you enjoy light romance?
Do you enjoy a tear jerking experience?
If you said yes to any of the above this is a MUST watch!


Ga-Rei Zero is about two girls who work for a organization that fights read more
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Apr 5, 2015
Action, romance, comedy, drama, supernatural - those would be the tags I'd put this anime under. Ga Rei Zero exceeded my expectations, and I definitelyyy am going to be reading the manga for it too after watching this anime.

It's been awhile since I felt like I found an anime I enjoyed an anime this much. Ga Rei Zero's description here on Myanimelist is quite brief, and it really doesn't tell you very much about the show, so you have to watch it to really find out what it's about. And it's actually quite fitting for this particular anime, because this anime tells has such an read more
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One girl snap at her best friend for absolutely no good reason. Then they fight. Relationship-wise, both can be implied as shoujo-ai.
I heard all the times that maiden heart work in mysterious ways. Positively looking this two shows just portray it to the extreme.

Ga-rei zero do include why the fight is unavoidable in an interesting non-chronological fashion. BRS however is written in the way that assume audience know everything, making the show sort of a fan fare. 
Just by watching the very first episode of Elfen Lied and Ga - Rei - Zero you will see why I said these seem similar. The graphic violence, female leads, ecchi scenes, supernatural powers, and special force teams. They share the same feel and seem to have good twists. Elfen Lied was a masterpiece so I expect a lot from this one. 
Both share a similar plot, where two girls build up a very close relationship, and then one of them becomes a bit naughty.
Yuri fans should love both of these series. 
Both are full of action, and have a great story.
There's a strong relationship between the 2 main characters, you can almost say they really love each other. Yuri-like, but it's not yuri at all. The character development in both these anime will make you cry.
They both have a strong first and second episode, followed by one of the most sad endings.
If you liked the one, you'll definitely like the other. 
Similar storyline about the hunting of evil spirits and corpses that brings about death and decay to the land.

The female lead in Shikabane is very similar to Yomi in Ga-Rei Zero, both in personality and skill. 
Supernatural dark-themed catfight with casualties. The timing of event is so well done you will be surprised and can't wait-until-next-week. Kickass combat keep you glued to your seat when the next-week finally comes. Entire lesbian casts keep you sealed to your seat once more when the next next episode come. And finally when the next next next week come once again, here come explicit confession of lesbianship on air, which once more stick you to your seat.

Short summary? Explicit Yuri (lesbian) attitudes, beautiful combat sequences, girls politic presented unlike your average Sex and the City catfight, great screenplay, and well timed stories  read more 

Opening Theme

"Paradise Lost" by Minori Chihara (eps 4-11)

Ending Theme

#1: "Yume no Ashioto ga Kikoeru (夢の足音が聞こえる)" by Kaoru Mizuhara (eps 2, 4-11)
#2: "Paradise Lost" by Minori Chihara (eps 3, 12)

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