Ranked #1984

Witch Hunter Robin

Alternative Titles

English: Witch Hunter Robin
Synonyms: WHR
Japanese: ウィッチハンター ロビン

Information

Type: TV
Episodes: 26
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jul 2, 2002 to Dec 24, 2002
Premiered: Summer 2002
Broadcast: Unknown
Producers: Bandai Visual
Studios: Sunrise
Source: Original
Duration: 25 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older

Statistics

Score: 7.381 (scored by 27,321 users)
Ranked: #19842
Popularity: #784
Members: 58,430
Favorites: 453
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Synopsis

Witches are individuals with special powers like ESP, telekinesis, mind control, etc. (not the typical hogwart and newt potions). Robin, a 15-year-old craft user, arrives from Italy to Japan to work for an organization named STN Japan Division (STN-J) as a replacement for one of STN-J's witch hunters who was recently killed. Unlike other divisions of STN, STN-J tries to capture the witches alive in order to learn why and how they became witches in the first place.

(Source: ANN)

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Characters & Voice Actors

Sena, Robin
Sena, Robin
Main
Watanabe, Akeno
Japanese
Watanabe, Akeno
Amon
Amon
Main
Takewaka, Takuma
Japanese
Takewaka, Takuma
Lee, Michael
Lee, Michael
Main
Yuuki, Hiro
Japanese
Yuuki, Hiro
Doujima, Yurika
Doujima, Yurika
Main
Hikami, Kyouko
Japanese
Hikami, Kyouko

Staff

Murase, Shukou
Murase, Shukou
Director
Kujou, Rion
Kujou, Rion
Director
Fujino, Sadayoshi
Fujino, Sadayoshi
Sound Director
Onda, Naoyuki
Onda, Naoyuki
Storyboard, Animation Director

More episodes Episodes(0/26)

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Opening Theme

"Shell" by Bana

Ending Theme

#1: "Half Pain" by Bana (eps 01-14,16-25)
#2: "Shell (instrumental)" by Bana (eps 15,26)



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Xinil
Jan 24, 2007
Witch Hunter Robin (WHR) is a dark, mysterious Anime centering around Robin Sena, a witch. Though technically, Robin is no witch, but actually a "craft" user. I won't go into details, but craft users hunt the witch users. Sound interesting? It is.

The story behind this show really draws you forward throughout each episode. It's not a boss of the week show, and it's not a mindless action flick. You'll follow Robin as she finds out more and more secrets about the witch hunting organization she works for. The trials she goes through in order to achieve these hidden secrets are quite entertaining.

The animation is read more
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Alexius
Jun 22, 2008
Witch Hunter Robin is one of those shows that draws you in unconditionally. While some people might not appreciate or enjoy the genre or story, either after the fact or at first glance, I believe that anyone who loves intellectually grasping stories and characterization should at least try out the first few episodes of Witch Hunter Robin.

While the story and plot is slow (sometimes tremendously), the overall plotline and conclusion to the anime makes you really see the epic and vast nature of just what was being approached with this series. Starting like any normal "monster-of-the-week" series, you are compelled into the daily investigations of read more
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MightiMidget
Mar 4, 2010
I'll admit it right now. I struggled to finish this anime. The characters I enjoyed, but didn't love. The plot (what plot?) was non-existent until the 15th episode, the setting and general storyline got boring, and after a while I just didn't care any more.

Now, although I did not like it, I would not call it a bad anime. It does have a level of drive that you don't really notice until you realize, "wow, I finished this after all?" It does not have much substance, but the little it does have it works with well and makes sure to tie up all the read more
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literaturenerd
Oct 4, 2014
Overview:

Its that time again! Time I review another old Adult Swim anime that either nobody fucking liked or no one remembers! I've already tackled Milk Chan, Reign, and most of the big bombs, so now I turn my eyes to Witch Hunter Robin. This is one of those "no one remembers" series more than it is a bad series. Robin is better described as mediocre than actually bad. This series did sort of well with the Hot Topic crowd for roughly 2 weeks in early 2004, then it dropped off the face of the Earth and I don't think anyone has brought it up since...until read more
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Let's just say Darker Than Black is much grittier and darker, and there are nothing assumed. It's also more intelligent and you can't find any over used cliche at all. If Witch Hunter Robin was an excellent show for you, then Darker than Black will be a superior show for you. 
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Very similar art style, and dark atmosphere. Deep psychological and a tad distopic with action. Also have the same director. 
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Both of these series have a very similar vibe. Both series follow a group of detectives solving crimes generally involving murder. Character interactions and personalities are also very similar. 
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Anime: Wolf's Rain
Wolf's Rain and Witch Hunter Robin are both excellent series in which the story is presented in a dark setting. Characters are both developed and added slowly as you progress through the series. Each contain extensive action scenes and awesome music to go along with it. 
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Anime: Hellsing
Though for no real reason, I find that these two shows would appeal to those who prefer to be more on the... serious side of things, Witch Hunter Robin is about has funny as Hellsing (Which isn't saying much.) but it makes up for it in intrigue of the story line. 
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Anime: Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex
Both series focus on a group of people within an organizations that perform special tasks; Section 9 is to GitS as STNJ is to WHR. They both contain lots of philosophizing and the stories become very very similar it around half way. 
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