Ranked #2599
Shangri-La

Shangri-La

Alternative Titles

English: Shangri-La
Japanese: シャングリ・ラ

Information

Type: TV
Episodes: 24
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 6, 2009 to Sep 14, 2009
Genres: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi
Duration: 23 min. per episode
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
L represents licensing company

Statistics

Score: 7.181 (scored by 11142 users)
Ranked: #25992
Popularity: #1143
Members: 33,140
Favorites: 97
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Synopsis

In the distant future, earthquakes and the effects of global warming have splintered Japanese society. Some struggle hand-to-mouth in the jungle-tangled ruins of civilization. Some live comfortably within the closed-off city of Atlas. Others lurk online, anonymously hacking the global economy. As nature grows more violent and the divide between classes expands, one spirited girl—Kuniko—must face her destiny and lead her people into the utopia of Atlas. The city's ruthless government isn't going to welcome them with open arms, but Kuniko won't give up until the gates of Atlas are kicked open for good—even if it means discovering that the promised land she dreamed of is built upon a foundation of twisted secrets and lies.

(Source: FUNimation)

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Characters & Voice Actors

Houjou, Kuniko
Houjou, Kuniko
Main
Takahashi, Mikako
Japanese
Takahashi, Mikako
Mikuni
Mikuni
Main
Ariga, Yui
Japanese
Ariga, Yui
Kusanagi, Kunihito
Kusanagi, Kunihito
Main
Ishii, Makoto
Japanese
Ishii, Makoto
Momoko
Momoko
Supporting
Nakata, Jouji
Japanese
Nakata, Jouji

Staff

Bessho, Makoto
Bessho, Makoto
Director, Episode Director, Storyboard, Key Animation
Tsuruoka, Yota
Tsuruoka, Yota
Sound Director
Takahashi, Yukio
Takahashi, Yukio
Episode Director, Storyboard
Nogami, Kazuo
Nogami, Kazuo
Episode Director

More episodes Episodes(0/24)

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Opening Theme

"Kimi Shinitamou Koto Nakare (キミシニタモウコトナカレ)" by May'n

Ending Theme

#1: "Hajimari no Asa ni Hikari Are. (はじまりの朝に光あれ。)" by midori (eps 1-2, 4-6, 8, 10, 13, 15, 17-19, 21, 23)
#2: "Tsuki ni Kakuse shi Chō no Yume (月に隠せし蝶の夢)" by midori (eps 3, 7, 9, 11-12, 14, 16, 20, 22)



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Archaeon
Nov 26, 2009 5:35 PM
Everybody knows of at least one anime that, while being rather decent for the most part, is sorely let down by certain rudimentary failings which a little more planning could have easily resolved, and it's unfortunate that as anime has gradually become more commercially viable, this phenomenon steadily been increasing. It's a sad fact though that one of the main avoidable flaws is also one that a little common sense could fix.

A case in point is Shangri-La.

Adapted from the manga of the same name, which in turn is an adaptation of a series of science fiction light novels by Ikegami Eiichi, the anime version is read more
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CherryHawk
Sep 14, 2009 12:11 AM
I happened to have caught the first episode of this anime on it's air date and I stuck it through all the way to the end. I must say that I am very pleased as upon finishing this anime I am left with that "epic journey" feeling. Well lets get to it...

STORY 6/10 - It was interesting, but I suppose I wouldn't say that it's breathtakingly captivating. Sometimes there will be discussions about the worlds fictional economy and to the less sophisticated the dialogue might go in one ear and out the other. Towards the middle you might feel the plot read more
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Hapnaruai
Apr 30, 2009 2:26 PM
So the story of Shangri-la is about a girl's adventure in a "urban jungle" as you would call it. The so called Earth as we know it now has suffered damage from global warming and now nations have systems that could eliminate the carbon footprint to save itself. Tokyo now has become the largest carbon absorbing place in the world, and the city called Atlas now towers over it.
This story is pretty unique with characters that aren't shown in most animes.
The main character, Kuniko Hojo is not really your average girl, she might look ten but she's actually eighteen and a bit too energetic read more
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ThatAnimeSnob
Feb 13, 2013 3:51 PM
Shangri-La came out at a time when people were finally beginning to realize what a crapfest studio GONZO was all along. It took them 10 years but after the repeated failures even the fanboys started to have their doubts. So as soon as this show is announced, most tried to find some hints that may lead to the series being good for a change. The cover picture sure didn’t look promising, since all we see is a pink-haired loli with a boomerang. But alas, the character designer is Renge Murata, who drew the casts of Last Exile and Blue Submarine No.6. With such a great read more
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Recommendations

Anime: No.6
Both series are based on different novels that use a similar post-apocalyptic setting where a community of people forgotten by society lives outside a fortified utopia. 
reportRecommended by arsonal
Anime: Shinsekai yori
I can't really put my finger on it but there's something that reminds me of Shangri-La. It has been lingering in my mind since I started the series. If I tried to narrow it down to something, I would say it's the overall feel to both series. Also the content of the stories are quite similar. Young protagonist/s trying to find the truth about their twisted society. Both are entertaining and take suprising twists. I recommend to watch Shangri-La if you liked Shinsekai yori and vice versa :) 
reportRecommended by Haruka-SD
Anime: Fractale
World in the future, new technologies and organization fighting for freedom. Both have some similar supporting characters. 
reportRecommended by Shifu
Anime: Last Exile
Other than energetic main characters, both anime seem to present a futuristic world divided between castes and the world ruled by a particular resource. For Last Exile, it's airship technology, whereas for Shangri-la, it's carbon. However, Shangri-la is set in the near future and has a strong environmentalism and corporate power issue brought up. 
reportRecommended by wakka9ca
Anime: Guilty Crown
Apocalyptic future, boy & girl involved with great rebellion and conspiracy fighting against government.  
reportRecommended by Eriis
Anime: Kaze no Tani no Nausicaä
Both are centered around a young girl who seems on a higher level than the people around her, peace-loving but an adept fighter. They also both take place in a grim future where mankind's abuse of the environment has created a toxic, jungle-infested planet that is difficult to survive in. 
reportRecommended by Dorothea

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