Ranked #1936

Zoids Genesis

Alternative Titles

English: Zoids Genesis
Japanese: ゾイド ジェネシス

Information

Type: TV
Episodes: 50
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 10, 2005 to Mar 26, 2006
Premiered: Spring 2005
Broadcast: Unknown
Producers: Viz Media
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: None found, add some
Source: Unknown
Duration: 25 min. per ep.
Rating: PG - Children

Statistics

Score: 7.391 (scored by 3,778 users)
Ranked: #19362
Popularity: #2754
Members: 8,600
Favorites: 24
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Synopsis

Natural disasters have devastated planet Zi, killing off almost all life. A thousand years later humans have gradually re-established civilization, salvaging ancient Zoids through diving and mining efforts. In a village whose most previous item is a giant sword which they worship as a holy symbol. A teenage boy discovers an ancient Liger-type Zoid while on a deep water salvage operation. Suddenly the village is attacked by skeletal Bio-Zoids intent on stealing a powerful generator located in the village. Our teenage hero awakens the Liger and discovers that the town`s sacred sword is the Liger`s weapon, together they fight off the mysterious Bio-Zoids. At least for now...

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Characters & Voice Actors

Familon, Ruuji
Familon, Ruuji
Main
Hirata, Hiromi
Japanese
Hirata, Hiromi
Elegance, Kotona
Elegance, Kotona
Main
Itou, Shizuka
Japanese
Itou, Shizuka
Re, Mii
Re, Mii
Main
Koyama, Kimiko
Japanese
Koyama, Kimiko
Major Zairin
Major Zairin
Main
Matsumoto, Yasunori
Japanese
Matsumoto, Yasunori

Staff

Omori, Takahiro
Omori, Takahiro
Episode Director
Jinbo, Masato
Jinbo, Masato
Episode Director, Storyboard
Tokairin, Shinichi
Tokairin, Shinichi
Episode Director, Storyboard
Akahoshi, Masanao
Akahoshi, Masanao
Script

More episodes Episodes(0/50)

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Opening Theme

"Yotaka no Yume (Nighthawk's Dream)" by Do As Infinity

Ending Theme

#1: "Real Love" by PARADISE GO!! GO!! (eps 1-28)
#2: "Arino Mamade Lovin'U (ありのままでLovin'U)" by Re Mii (Kimiko Koyama) & Kotona (Shizuka Itou) (eps 29-43)
#3: "Nigirishimeta sono Te ni (握りしめたその手に)" by Re Mii (Kimiko Koyama) & Kotona (Shizuka Itou) (eps 44-49)
#4: "Yotaka no Yume (夜鷹の夢)" by Do As Infinity (ep 50)



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Daniel_mugen25
Jun 25, 2009
Zoids Genesis gives a different feeling other than the other Zoid series. The story is well written, animation is good and character development is one of its strong points.

The main character Ruuji, a village kid and at first a bit naive but as the story goes along, his character grows to a point where in he could be a leader. Even though the story is a bit serious, there are times when you will laugh because of how other characters are shown throughout the series.

Brand new zoids are shown which gives it a bit of originality. Murasame liger's transformations are shown with detail (especially read more
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sylvanelite
Oct 2, 2009
A fairly typical mecha show. The plot is much stronger than most of the other Zoids series, which is what makes Genesis worth watching. The removal of basically all the old Zoids may be a turn off for long time Zoids fans, but on the other hand, it's good to have a breath of new life into the series. The battles are interesting, and the animation is very good. It does use CGI-inspired graphics, but it is well polished, and the Zoids have excellent run-cycles.

One of the better mecha shows, although it does suffer from being a tad cliche and typical, a must watch read more
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deoxys_101993
Sep 30, 2011
Some brave soul at Tomy finally decided to put the Liger Zero to rest. The legendary white Zoid gained a fairly large Western fanbase because of Zoids: New Century and Zoids: New Century Zero, so they probably thought they were stretching it too thin to place the Liger as the main Zoid of another Zoids series (yes, I'm talking to you, Zoids: Fuzors).

I thank that brave soul for what he did; it was a fairly smart move to get a new Zoid to play the lead role. I guess at this point they weren't focused on targeting some Western audience anymore, and just wanted to read more
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CallMeIta
Mar 20, 2014
This is my first review of any anime, so constructive criticism would be welcome. Also, I will try my best not to spoil anything.

Zoids Genesis, or ZG for short, has a fairly good plot, and roughly half of the characters do get developed, though that leaves the other half with little to no development or backstory *cough*Seijurou*cough*. The plot starts off smoothly, with a rather…. “mediocre” goal, however, that goal changes as the plot progresses (and the original goal is never achieved). The change in plot however, makes it seem as though there wasn’t a change in plot, because they were basically doing the same read more
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