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Kurau Phantom Memory

Kurau Phantom Memory

Alternative Titles

Japanese: クラウ ファントムメモリー

Information

Type: TV
Episodes: 24
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jun 24, 2004 to Dec 15, 2004
Duration: 23 min. per episode
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
L represents licensing company

Statistics

Score: 7.521 (scored by 4445 users)
Ranked: #14522
Popularity: #1825
Members: 13,707
Favorites: 89
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Synopsis

It is the year 2100, and on the colonized Moon, a project is under way to explore new aspects of energy. Amami Kurau is the daughter of the chief scientist on the project, and on her 12th birthday, she accompanies her father to the lab to observe the experiments. Then something goes awry, and Kurau is struck by twin bolts of light. In the aftermath, her father is dismayed to find that his daughter is no longer his daughter. Rather, her body is now home to two energy entities with fantastic powers.

(Source: ANN)

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Adaptation: KURAU Phantom Memory, KURAU Phantom Memory

Characters & Voice Actors

Christmas
Christmas
Main
Boone, Jessica
English
Boone, Jessica
Kobayashi, Misa
Japanese
Kobayashi, Misa
Amami, Kurau
Amami, Kurau
Main
Kawasumi, Ayako
Japanese
Kawasumi, Ayako
Rial, Monica
English
Rial, Monica
Doug
Doug
Supporting
Douglas, Jason
English
Douglas, Jason
Shimura, Tomoyuki
Japanese
Shimura, Tomoyuki
Ed
Ed
Supporting
Hirakawa, Daisuke
Japanese
Hirakawa, Daisuke
Shepard, Blake
English
Shepard, Blake

Staff

Nakajima, Toshihiko
Producer
Irie, Yasuhiro
Director
Wakabayashi, Kazuhiro
Sound Director
Tsukasa, Sunaga
Storyboard, Screenplay



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Jun 6, 2009
DarkGyraen
Kurau was one of those anime I went into with certain expectations, thinking that it’d be a more action based anime, based off some artwork and what I’d heard. Instead, I got a deeper show that didn’t focus on the actions as much, but was even more enjoyable than I had anticipated.

Story: Kurau takes place a couple of hundred years in the future, where multiple world wars and uprisings have given birth to a single power, the GPO, who provides security for the earth and the colony on the moon. Beyond that, Agents are often used for jobs that may fall outside read more
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Apr 9, 2008
Yuunagi
"I am free, but I do not wish to be alone."



The premise: In the far future when mankind has advanced technologically to colonize the moon, two girls are hunted by the authorities for their mysterious supernatural powers.

Perhaps that's one of the reasons why this series doesn't get enough attention; it's so easy to dismiss KURAU Phantom Memory as just another generic sci-fi/action title. Of course, there are several familiar elements such as mecha, power plant disasters, conspiracy theories, beings from another world, and rogue subjects from questionable scientific experiments, but the lack of any elaborate explanations only goes to show that most of these technical read more
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Apr 6, 2012
xxAnjixx
Oh boy, where to start?

Characters: Boring and disappointing for the most part. Which is very sad when in the first few episodes there is much potential in Kurau, the heroine of the series. Literally the first image in the series is of Kurau standing alone on a building structure high above the busy flying cars of a future city, apathetic to what should be dangerous to any normal human. Very Ghost in the shell, Major Kusanagi visually......also there are doves flying in the backround. Which you understand later what that scene represents in the story, but this is the moments of the first episode, read more
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Aug 3, 2011
ThatAnimeSnob
Kurau Phantom Memory (KPM) is a show produced by Bones and without having to say anything more you already know what to expect from it. The exact same thing you find in all their shows; good production values, interesting scenario and completely messy plot.

Even as such, this is amongst their lesser works as they seem to have paid less attention to the fine details. The artwork for example is quite unimpressive to the most part since the backgrounds look dull, facial structure is simplistic and motions are a bit stiff. All these may be somewhat excused in a slice of life comedy but here read more
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Recommendations

* protagonists with some sort of superpower
* bounty hunters and criminal underground interactions
* high ranking government agency with various motives
* sf, action happens in some sort of future
* overall atmosphere and feel is similar
reportRecommended by hexaq - Add to favorites
In spite of the descriptions and (Witchblade's, in particular) advertisement images suggesting the two are very much action series, deceptively enough the titles are actually character-focused stories of family and love. The sci-fi elements are never satisfyingly explained, and the pacing would put off those looking for non-stop flashy action/boobs/lesbianism.

The averages of the two being at around the 7.5/10 mark is probably down to them attracting the wrong crowd; those not interested in the bonds of love shared by a mother & daughter and two 'sisters'. Both are highly recommended to those who value characterization above everything else.
Figure 17 and Kurau are remarkably similar. As well as having a blend of slice-of-life and sci-fi, the two share one other fairly unique element: the development of a relationship between two girls; one of which being an 'alien' twin, in both shows.

In terms of characterization, Figure 17 is the better the two--the introduction of Hikaru into Tsubasa's once timid life changing her for the better. In the case of Kurau and her relationship with Christmas, neither of the two had a huge impact on the growth of the other, and the focus was always on remaining together as opposed to growing together.

What lets Figure 17 down is its repetitive, undeveloped sci-fi side and a number of its 40 minute episodes suffering from bothersome pacing issues. Kurau has issues on the sci-fi and pacing fronts also, but not to the same extent.

Be sure to watch the two of them if heartfelt family drama and character-focused stories are your cup of tea.
Both Elfen Lied and Kurau include female main characters that were subject to cruel laboratory work. Both of these animes include science fiction elements and are very dramatic. Elfen Lied is much more graphic than Kurau, but both do include action scenes. Also, they both contain romantic undertones.
Similar theme: strong attachment between people.
Supernatural combined with slice of life.
- girls in a close relationship
- sci-fi
- aliens
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Opening Theme

"Natsukashii Umi" by Akino Arai

Ending Theme

"Moonlight" by Katsuki Yukari

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