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Zoids Genesis

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
Producers: Viz Media
Duration: 25 min. per episode
Rating: PG - Children
L represents licensing company

Statistics

Score: 7.411 (scored by 2952 users)
Ranked: #17192
Popularity: #2280
Members: 6,435
Favorites: 20
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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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Related Anime

Spin-off: Zoids, Zoids Shin Seiki/Zero, Zoids Fuzors

Characters & Voice Actors

Seijuurou
Seijuurou
Main
Tsuda, Kenjirou
Japanese
Tsuda, Kenjirou
Shin, Yong Wu
Korean
Shin, Yong Wu
Garaga
Garaga
Main
Miyake, Kenta
Japanese
Miyake, Kenta
Major Zairin
Major Zairin
Main
Matsumoto, Yasunori
Japanese
Matsumoto, Yasunori
Bang, Seong Jun
Korean
Bang, Seong Jun
Elegance, Kotona
Elegance, Kotona
Main
Taylor, Julie Ann
English
Taylor, Julie Ann
Itou, Shizuka
Japanese
Itou, Shizuka
...

Staff

Akahoshi, Masanao
Script
Do As Infinity
Theme Song Performance
Itou, Shizuka
Theme Song Performance
Sakai, Kyuuta
Animation Director, Key Animation, Character Design



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Jun 25, 2009
Daniel_mugen25
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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Oct 2, 2009
sylvanelite
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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Recommendations

This is the first film in the Rebuild of Evangelion film tetralogy, a series in which Hideki Anno has revamped Evangelion into a story that's less psychologically intense, and is easier overall to understand than its parent TV series. This particular film is nearly identical to the first six episodes of the TV series, just on a much higher, Hollywood style budget. The two currently released sequels (2.0: You Can (Not) Advance and 3.0: You Can (Not) Redo) are where it deviates from the original series' overall plot.

However, many of the reasons I found the original Evangelion similar to Zoids: Genesis are still intact: Living Mecha, Post-Apocalyptic World, and some really dark scenes.

Like the original, Rebuild of Eva takes place in the year 2015, 15 years after an event called "Second Impact" destroyed half of the world's population, much like the Great Cataclysm in Zoids: Genesis did to Planet Zi. Now, in the present, towering alien monsters known as "Angels" are attacking the fortress city of Tokyo-3 to try and initiate Third Impact, which would wipe out the rest of the life on Earth. To combat them, the UN backed organization, NERV has built giant cyborgs known as Evangelions as the last line of defense.

Shinji Ikari is called to Tokyo-3 by his estranged father and Commander of NERV, Gendo, at the same time as the attack of the Angel "Sachiel". Gendo coerces Shinji into piloting the untested Evangelion Unit 01, and much like Ruuji was able to activate Murasame Liger, Shinji is able to do so with Unit 01.

Compared to the original series, though, Rebuild is a little more lighthearted, especially in the second film, where the interactions between Asuka and Shinji are reminiscent of some of the comedy that cropped up in Zoids: Genesis.
Another mecha series with a rebellion against an oppressor, Gurren Lagann is a Super Robot-style mecha anime like no other, far more wild than Zoids.

Simon and his foster brother, Kamina, wish to escape their underground village and see the surface. Mankind has been driven into these kinds of villages by the Spiral King and his mooks, known as Beastmen. They get their chance to get out of there when a gunmen (as the series machines are called), falls into their village during a fight with Yoko Litner.

Yoko's extremely powerful rifle has no real effect on the thing (neither does Kamina's sword, for that matter, but he's lived under a rock for years almost literally, so we can forgive him.) But just earlier that day, Simon had unearthed a ting gunman that they decide to call "Lagann" Apparently operated via fighting spirit, Simon defeats the beastman with Lagann, allowing himself, Kamina, and Yoko access to the surface.

When they meet up with the rebellion group that Yoko is a part of, Kamina manages to get his hands on another gunmen, which he names "Gurren".

After learning about the issues with the beastmen and the Spiral King, Simon, Kamina, Yoko, and one of the other rebels, Leeron, set out to do the impossible, see the invisible, kick reason to the curb, and FIGHT THE POWAH!

Opening Theme

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

Ending Theme

#1: "Real Love" by PARADISE GO!!GO!!
#2: "Arino Mamade Lovin'U" by Shizuka Ito (Kotona) & Kimiko Koyama (Re Mii) (eps 29 - ??)
#3: "Nigirishimeta sono Te ni" by Shizuka Ito (Kotona) & Kimiko Koyama (Re Mii) (eps 44 - ??)

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