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Needless

Needless

Alternative Titles

Japanese: ニードレス

Information

Type: TV
Episodes: 24
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jul 3, 2009 to Dec 11, 2009
Duration: 24 min. per episode
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)
L represents licensing company

Statistics

Score: 7.541 (scored by 27846 users)
Ranked: #13112
Popularity: #452
Members: 58,003
Favorites: 366
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2 based on the top anime page.

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Synopsis

The year is 2130. After the third world war, large contaminated areas known as "Blackspots" formed all over Japan. Large walls were used to quarantine off these Blackspots. In time, signs of inhabitance appeared within these wastelands. Among the survivors who had been abandoned inside the Blackspots, labeled as "those who were unneeded", came forth possessors of uncanny abilities: fire, wind, brute strength; they were defined by their supernatural abilities. Others, fearful of their powers, expelled them and named them Needless.

(Source: anime opening)

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Adaptation: Needless
Side story: Needless Specials

Characters & Voice Actors

Blade, Adam
Blade, Adam
Main
Park, Romi
Japanese
Park, Romi
Koyasu, Takehito
Japanese
Koyasu, Takehito
...
Neuschwanstein, Eve
Neuschwanstein, Eve
Main
Kitamura, Eri
Japanese
Kitamura, Eri
Karbowski, Brittney
English
Karbowski, Brittney
...
Schild, Cruz
Schild, Cruz
Main
Endou, Aya
Japanese
Endou, Aya
Christian, Luci
English
Christian, Luci
...
Disk
Disk
Supporting
Kato, Emiri
Japanese
Kato, Emiri
Varghese, Serena
English
Varghese, Serena
...

Staff

Sakoi, Masayuki
Director, Storyboard
Takakuwa, Hajime
Sound Director
Foster, Steven
Script, ADR Director
Kitamura, Eri
Theme Song Performance



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Aug 29, 2010
Kvakond
Needless is not for everyone, but it is a fantastic show as long as you watch it for what it is and are able to enjoy it for what it is. Still, while it was still airing I got the feeling that most people had misconceptions.

First of all, Needless is not a shounen. Needless is a shounen-parody. Or actually if I stick to proper genres I would agree that it's a seinen, and the reason why it is "full of shounen clichés" is because it makes fun of those classic elements by overacting them till they reach grotesque levels. It's important to understand that that read more
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Oct 10, 2009
bob1191
NEEDLESS to say....

While Needless bears many similarities to a previous anime, Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann, I feel that these comparisons are unfair and often lead to many people rating this series down. Comparing one's work of art with the Mona Lisa is an unfair one, after all.

Needless begins off on a very good note, full of high-octane energy and very manly characters. While it is admittedly similar to Gurren Lagann, it really stands in a class of its own. The story... what story? Fans of this series aren't really interested in the story, or at least in my point of view. Its a generic setting read more
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Recommendations

Main characters have similar personalities, same style of artwork, epic fights
Both have over the top fighting scenes, post apocalyptic universe, fanservice and hilarious characters.
The 'villans' are a group of four with a leader.
Kill la Kill has Imayoshi's special touch in animation where as Needless certainly influenced by Gainax but not as crazy as Kill la Kill

Opening Theme

#1: "Modern Strange Cowboy" by GRANRODEO (eps 1-13)
#2: "Scarlet Bomb!" by Aki Misato (eps 14-24)

Ending Theme

#1: "Aggressive Zone" by Needless★Girls+ (eps 1-13)
#2: "WANTED! for the love" by Needless★Girls+ (eps 14-23)
#3: "Modern Strange Cowboy" by GRANRODEO (ep 24)

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