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Ga-Rei: Zero

Alternative Titles

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


Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 6, 2008 to Dec 22, 2008
Premiered: Fall 2008
Broadcast: Mondays at 00:00 (JST)
Source: Manga
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: R+ - Mild Nudity
L represents licensing company


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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)


Ga-Rei: Zero is a prequel to the Ga-Rei manga series.

Related Anime

Characters & Voice Actors

Isayama, Yomi
Isayama, Yomi
Mizuhara, Kaoru
Mizuhara, Kaoru
Tsuchimiya, Kagura
Tsuchimiya, Kagura
Chihara, Minori
Chihara, Minori
Nimura, Kensuke
Nimura, Kensuke
Shiraishi, Minoru
Shiraishi, Minoru
Izuna, Noriyuki
Izuna, Noriyuki
Takahashi, Shinya
Takahashi, Shinya


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

More episodes Episodes(12/12)

# Episode Title Aired
1 Above Aoi
Aoi no Ue (葵 上)
Oct 6, 2008
2 Expression of Hatred
Nikushimi no Hatsuro (憎 発露)
Oct 13, 2008
3 The Times of the Chance Encounter
Kaikou no Migiri (邂逅 砌)
Oct 20, 2008
4 The Cause of the Duty
Tsutome no Taigi (務 大義)
Oct 27, 2008
5 Obstinate Feelings
Katakuna no Omoi (頑 思)
Nov 3, 2008

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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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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Dec 29, 2008
Ga-Rei -Zero- is set as the prequel to Ga-Rei the manga. The manga, itself, is a supernatural action shounen so Ga-Rei -Zero- is set in the same way. While knowing the setting of the manga helps to understand the anime better, it is definitely not required to read the manga beforehand to enjoy Ga-Rei -Zero-. This viewer had never heard of Ga-Rei before the anime, yet was still able to enjoy the Ga-Rei -Zero-.

For those not familiar with the Ga-Rei setting, it is essentially about an agency that hunts rogue spirits using exorcists. A Ga-Rei is a spirit beast that exorcists use in addition to read more
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May 25, 2010
After rewatching this series for the third time, I thought it was only fair to give Ga rei zero a proper review. Note that I’ll try to keep this as spoiler free as possible.

Ga rei zero was a pleasant surprise, defying my expectations of it based on its generic trailer and description. The first episode, in particular, was a “wtfwhathappenediwanttowatchmore!” attention grabber.

One of the better shows that aired in fall of 2008, Ga rei zero tells a tale of two young girls, Kagura and Yomi, their lives as they grow older, and the resulting tragedy that ensues.

Ga rei zero stands out for it’s well read more
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Anime: Black★Rock Shooter (OVA)
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. 
reportRecommended by lapisdragon
Anime: Elfen Lied
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. 
reportRecommended by tigerz
Anime: Kannazuki no Miko
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. 
reportRecommended by Kyon97
Anime: Canaan
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. 
reportRecommended by Samu-tan
Anime: Shikabane Hime: Aka
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. 
reportRecommended by jaxu3878
Anime: Mahou Shoujo Madoka★Magica
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 
reportRecommended by lapisdragon

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