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Ga-Rei: Zero

Ga-Rei: Zero

Alternative Titles

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

Information

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

Statistics

Score: 7.881 (scored by 53231 users)
Ranked: #7072
Popularity: #246
Members: 109,873
Favorites: 1,486
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2 based on the top anime page.

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Synopsis

"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

Episodes  0 / 12
Aired  Oct 6, 2008 to Dec 22, 2008
Status  Finished Airing
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Related Anime

Adaptation: Ga-Rei
Character: Tokyo ESP

Characters & Voice Actors

Isayama, Yomi
Isayama, Yomi
Main
Mizuhara, Kaoru
Japanese
Mizuhara, Kaoru
Tipton, Alexis
English
Tipton, Alexis
Tsuchimiya, Kagura
Tsuchimiya, Kagura
Main
Chihara, Minori
Japanese
Chihara, Minori
Clark, Leah
English
Clark, Leah
Nabuu Brothers
Nabuu Brothers
Supporting
Wakamoto, Norio
Japanese
Wakamoto, Norio
Carter, Bob
English
Carter, Bob
Isayama, Mei
Isayama, Mei
Supporting
Marchi, Jamie
English
Marchi, Jamie
Tanaka, Ryouko
Japanese
Tanaka, Ryouko

Staff

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
KAMIOPPAI
*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
rabbitpoets
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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Jul 15, 2014
deadsoul336
~Note~
- This will be my first anime review.
- Might contain spoilers.

Ga-Rei: Zero, is one of those anime that blew my expectations away; truly an anime I wished I discovered sooner. This anime is so underrated, I hope this review does some good.

"Will you kill someone you love, because of love?"

That quote was what got me interested, and I watched to find the answer.

-Story: Basically two girls, Yomi and Kagura, that has experienced deaths of loved ones by demons. They both belong to families that are destined to be exorcists. They do their best to live up to their family names. One day they read more
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Aug 16, 2014
thyran
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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Recommendations

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 will keep you glued to your seat throughout the season. I'm out of synonyms for glued already.

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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