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Mugen no Ryvius

Mugen no Ryvius

Alternative Titles

English: Infinite Ryvius
Japanese: 無限のリヴァイアス

Information

Type: TV
Episodes: 26
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 6, 1999 to Mar 29, 2000
Duration: 23 min. per episode
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
L represents licensing company

Statistics

Score: 7.631 (scored by 6156 users)
Ranked: #11682
Popularity: #1642
Members: 16,858
Favorites: 160
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2 based on the top anime page.

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Synopsis

The year is AD 2225. Kouji Aiba and Aoi Housen are serving as astronauts in-training in Liebe Delta which is located on the edge of the Geduld Sea. When saboteurs with unknown intents suddenly strike during a routine dive procedure, the space station plummets into the Geduld, a plasma field that links all the planets like a nervous system and crushes any ship that strays too far into it. With all the adults onboard killed, the young astronauts will have to survive this long journey home in midst of the growing tension amongst each other. Meanwhile the organizers of the sabotage look on and prepare to attack once more.

Related Anime

Adaptation: Mugen no Ryvius
Other: Mugen no Ryvius: Illusion

Characters & Voice Actors

Aiba, Yuuki
Aiba, Yuuki
Main
Hoshi, Soichiro
Japanese
Hoshi, Soichiro
Morrow, Kirby
English
Morrow, Kirby
...
Aiba, Kouji
Aiba, Kouji
Main
Shiratori, Tetsu
Japanese
Shiratori, Tetsu
Swaile, Brad
English
Swaile, Brad
...
Bahana, Juli
Bahana, Juli
Main
Sheridan, Kelly
English
Sheridan, Kelly
Hikami, Kyouko
Japanese
Hikami, Kyouko
...
Blue, Airs
Blue, Airs
Main
Hiyama, Nobuyuki
Japanese
Hiyama, Nobuyuki
Francis, Andrew
English
Francis, Andrew
...

Staff

Taniguchi, Goro
Director, Storyboard
Uragami, Yasuo
Sound Director
Oohashi, Yoshimitsu
Episode Director, Storyboard
Takeda, Yuuichirou
Script



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Mar 23, 2009
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Infinite Ryvius is essentially "Lord of the Flies" on a spaceship, although with students old enough to be in high school (surprise, surprise). Once the students are stranded without their teachers, in various hostile situations, the anime becomes a microcosm for the problem of governance. We have the authoritarians, we have the democrats, and everyone in-between. Most striking for me, about this series, was the slow descent from happy-go-lucky "let's try our best at being space heroes" to chaos, mob-rule, and abuse of power. Having gone to teachers college, I'd hazard that many students would do well to watch this anime, read more
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Sep 3, 2007
Polaris
I've seen a lot of overrated and over-hyped animes here, but this has to be one of the few who's underrated, and one that should really be in the Top10 of Top100.

Strange but this anime seems to be the only one that all the people who rated it liked and respect it, even the ones that gave it an average 7 think this is a really good anime, but just gets dragged down by animation and the really depressive story, in their opinion, i happen to like the animation and the story.

Animation:
This anime has one visible flaw but the good points more than make up read more
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Jun 13, 2008
Monkey_D_Luffy
Story:
The story of Infinite Ryvius is developed well. The plot is fairly basic, a bunch of kids attending a space academy are involved in an accident and get stranded on a space vessel with no adults. However, they do a good job though at developing the story by showing all the ordeals and troubles that the kids go up against and more importantly how they affect each character's state of mind individually. A lot of drama and emotions are involved, there's a good fill of action, and even a nice touch of romance is brought into the mix. So overall, it's a pretty entertaining story read more
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Nov 18, 2014
Caimthehero
It's been said before but this is essentially Lord of the Flies meets space. If you're looking for a powerful plot or characters to empathize or even connect with I'd suggest you look elsewhere. This is a story not really meant to entertain but understand the nature of the human condition. That objective gives birth to the best and worst part about Ryvius, and ultimately the core focus, the characters.

Now let me say first that the character interaction with each other is fantastic and how they handle the realistic situations is, again grounded in realism. The dialogue can be a little hammy at time read more
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Recommendations

Another sci-fi story set in a futuristic society. Students aboard a ship end up having to assume control of it, and although there are some different spins on it, there are staggering amounts of similarities. I think if you enjoy one you'll enjoy the other. Because it is a longer series than Starship Operators they take the time to deal with the nitty gritty like food and water problems and other aspects of life that would be difficult to organize on your own with a bunch of amateurs.
I've been passing this recommendation around in my head for a while and I figured why not put it out there. The similarities might not hit you right off the back, they are structured completely differently, Bokurano is based around small arc for each of the pilots, while Infinite Ryvius focuses on the whole plot, but once you get underneath, they both are very similar.

Both shows present a large cast of unique children placed in a perilous situation against their will or better judgment. But mainly they share the same themes, responsibility, loss of innocence, power, and politics. You get many different ideas on each topic, which is very nice because I can't think of any of the hundreds of characters in either series that are similar.

On an interesting note, you can overlay the music for one on to the other one's OP and they sync pretty well.
Both are Sunrise anime about teenagers floating in space while defending off attacks from outside forces with their mecha. Both deal heavily with the personal relationships of the teenagers involved while they "struggle" to survive in the hostile environment.
Same artist, and a lot of the same characters, but in their own different universes. The animation also feels the same, so if you enjoyed one, i'm sure you'll enjoy the other.
Politically charged, sci-fi drama with some action. While Infinite Ryvius focuses on the internal power politics of the spaceship at hand, Planetes addresses the ethical issues behind the ideology of science and capitalism. If you were fascinated by the issues of power and capitalist hegemony here, you will surely enjoy the political terrain underneath Infinite Ryvius.
Both are mech animes with deeper, intricate plots that also have a lot of psychological warfare. Not to mention, quite a few similar characters

Opening Theme

"Dis" by Mika Arisaka

Ending Theme

"Yume wo Sugitemo" by Mika Arisaka

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