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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: #7212
Popularity: #256
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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.

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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
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
Mizuhara, Kaoru
Mizuhara, Kaoru
Theme Song Performance

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Episodes  0 / 12
Aired  Oct 6, 2008 to Dec 22, 2008
Status  Finished Airing
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Apr 5, 9:53 AM
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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Mar 27, 2009 12:56 PM
*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 5:06 PM
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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Aug 16, 2014 11:01 AM
Wow, that was a special experience. Let`s start by saying this is a GOOD show. Surprising, even to myself after watching the beginning of Ga-Rei: Zero. Why is that? Well never have i seen a show that was of to such a bad start. The first episode is just horrible, it looks like a mediocre demon hunting show with absolutely no depth in it at all. Watching the second episode won`t even change your mind about that... But if you for some reason keep watching a true gem of a show starts to unfold. What really ruined the 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. 
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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. 
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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. 
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Yuri fans should love both of these series. 
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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. 
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Both series focus around a couple of people who have a strong friendship bond and would do anything to help each other until something or someone else interferes, with the resulting actions causing an immediate shift from best friends to enemies. Not to mention both series also start with the end and then show the events leading up to what happened at the start.

Originally written by Seasonreaper.... 
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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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