Ranked #1606

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
Premiered: Summer 2009
Broadcast: Unknown
Licensors: Sentai Filmworks
Studios: Madhouse
Source: Manga
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)

Statistics

Score: 7.481 (scored by 34,860 users)
Ranked: #16062
Popularity: #582
Members: 75,854
Favorites: 448
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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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Staff

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

More episodes Episodes(0/24)

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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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Skadi
Dec 19, 2009
Typically shounen style action series are not usually my thing. I find them to be completely silly and juvenile and cater to a demographic that I am just not a part of. The posturing and trash talking, the ridiculous reversals of fortune, and the long drawn out nature of the fighting usually cause me to lose interest. Honestly I am surprised this appeals so much to teenage males, who typically have the attention span of a goldfish. However, initially Needless seemed to be different, and appeared as more of a parody and comedy with an extremely enjoyable female lead. Eventually read more
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Kvakond
Aug 29, 2010
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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bob1191
Oct 10, 2009
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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brass2themax
Jul 21, 2009
NOTE: I have not read the manga, so manga readers can go to the manga page for this show and talk about it there. This review is for the anime only.

Although I've only seen 3 episodes at this point, I think I've seen enough to write a fair review. I'll update it later of course to reflect the future scope of the story, because at this time it's still not completely clear what's really going on. Besides the fact that we know Simeon is evil, what the Needless are, and that they are after Adam Blade.

STORY: 7 (Good)

The story so far is typical of a read more
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Recommendations

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Main characters have similar personalities, same style of artwork, epic fights  
reportRecommended by animejnkie
Anime: Kill la Kill
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 
reportRecommended by DarkRoseOtaku
Anime: Scryed
Alter Users or Needless . . .


The Lost Ground or the Black Spot . . .



Hardly much difference between the two. 
reportRecommended by RodG
Anime: Ichiban Ushiro no Daimaou
Supernatural powers, ecchi, and epic battles. 
reportRecommended by animejnkie
Anime: Darker than Black: Kuro no Keiyakusha
The premise are extremely similar to each other as both deals with people with supernatural abilities that are born after a mysterious event. However, whereas Darker than Black is more seinen and SF, Needless is much more shounen and action oriented. 
reportRecommended by wakka9ca
Anime: Medaka Box Abnormal
Both have the power to copy other powers. 
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