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Senjou no Valkyria

Alternative Titles

English: Valkyria Chronicles
Synonyms: Battlefield Valkyria: Gallian Chronicles
Japanese: 戦場のヴァルキュリア


Type: TV
Episodes: 26
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 5, 2009 to Sep 27, 2009
Premiered: Spring 2009
Broadcast: Unknown
Producers: Aniplex, Sega, Sakura Create
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: A-1 Pictures
Source: Game
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.791 (scored by 30,165 users)
Ranked: #8582
Popularity: #677
Members: 66,227
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Valkyria Chronicles is set in a fictitious continent reminiscent of 1930s Europe. The continent, called Europa, is divided into two main powers: The Imperial Empire, a monarchy in the east, and the alliance of democracies called the Federation in the west. In this world, there is a very important resource called ragnite; its uses range from fueling weapons of war to use in medical treatments. Since ragnite is such an important resource, the Federation and the Empire are constantly at war with each other for it.

The story takes place in the neutral country of Gallia, known for its bountiful reserves of ragnite, when the Empire decides to invade and seize the ragnite for themselves. The story follows Welkin, the son of a former war hero; Isara, Welkin's Darcsen adoptive sister; and Alicia, a member of the Bruhl town watch, as they fight the Imperials in the ragtag Gallian militia group, Squad 7.

Squad 7 fights to regain their homes and livelihoods with Welkin as the squad leader and commander of the Edelweiss tank; Alicia as a scout; Isara as the pilot of the Edelweiss, and a variety of colorful individuals.


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Characters & Voice Actors

Melchiott, Alicia
Melchiott, Alicia
Inoue, Marina
Inoue, Marina
Gunther, Welkin
Gunther, Welkin
Chiba, Susumu
Chiba, Susumu
Bles, Selvaria
Bles, Selvaria
Ohara, Sayaka
Ohara, Sayaka
Gunther, Isara
Gunther, Isara
Kuwashima, Houko
Kuwashima, Houko


Yamamoto, Yasutaka
Yamamoto, Yasutaka
Nagasaki, Yukio
Nagasaki, Yukio
Sound Director
Ookubo, Tomihiko
Ookubo, Tomihiko
Episode Director, Storyboard, Key Animation
Yokote, Michiko
Yokote, Michiko
Script, Series Composition

More episodes Episodes(3/26)

Episode Title Aired
1 Encounter and Battle
Senka no Deai (戦火の出会い)
Apr 5, 2009
2 Prayer of the Edelweiss Dandelion
Konayukisou no Inori (コナユキソウの祈り)
Apr 12, 2009
3 The Birth of Squad Seven
Dai 7 Shoutai Tanjou (第7小隊誕生)
Apr 19, 2009

Opening Theme

#01: "Asu he no KIZUNA" by HIMEKA (eps 1-13)
#02: "KANASHIMI RENSA" by MARIA (eps 14-26)

Ending Theme

#01: "Ano Kaze ni Notte" by pe'zmoku (eps 1-13)
#02: "Hitotsu no Negai" by Inoue Hikari (eps 14-25)
#03: "Brightest Morning" by Hikari Inoue with 7th Squad (ep 26)

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Dec 1, 2009
Well, well, well, look what we have here? Can anyone say "under-appreciated" and "under-watched"? Those words would probably describe Valkyria Chronicles very well.

At first glance, this anime probably doesn't look like anything special. Originally based on a tactical role-playing game of the same name for the PS3, this anime might look like a couple of things. At first glance, it might just look like a military anime that wants to chock itself full of violence and gunplay. However, this is a serious, serious misconception. Let's get to the review and see why, shall we?

Story: The story that encompasses read more
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Jun 3, 2013
Valkyria Chronicles went down in the Guinness Book of World Records as the best strategy-rpg on the PS3 and, having played it, I can't disagree. So when I found this anime (finally) I was pretty revved up.

I looked for this anime a while ago but I could never find it, either because it hadn't been released or I simply didn't look hard enough. The fact that it has been adapted from a game shouldn't bother the ones who have played the game because it's a pretty faithful adaptation. The emphasis has simply shifted slightly, from the more war-oriented action game to a more character-driven story.

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Feb 28, 2010
Valkyria Chronicles

What would make you go to war? Everyone has some line that can't be crossed. Weather it is your home being taken away, your family and friends are in danger, or your lover is also going to war. In “Valkyria Chronicles” a small country is pushed into a war that they most likely will not win. Now the people of that country need to ask themselves that very question.

When the show starts out the thing is a mess. The story was slowly paced and had filler episode thrown in so it took forever to tell anything. Slow pacing I could have dealt with read more
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Jul 8, 2015

Valkyria Chronicles is not only one of my favorite games for PS3, but one of my favorite games of all time! So how does this anime live up to its video game inspiration? Well...it certainly isn't bad, but it also could have been a lot better. Give me just a few paragraphs and I will try to explain my thoughts.


As you are well aware, unless you have been living under a rock, there is a genre of fiction called “alternate history”. Alternate history is basically imagining a separate timeline if one or 2 major events went differently. It is widely used across all forms read more
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