Ranked #1584


Alternative Titles

English: Zoids
Synonyms: Zoids Classic, Zoids: Chaotic Century, Zoids: Guardian Forces
Japanese: ゾイド


Type: TV
Episodes: 67
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Sep 4, 1999 to Dec 23, 2000
Premiered: Fall 1999
Broadcast: Unknown
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: Xebec
Source: Unknown
Duration: 25 min. per ep.
Rating: PG - Children


Score: 7.491 (scored by 13,569 users)
Ranked: #15842
Popularity: #1549
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Zoids are beast-like fighting machines used in both everyday use such as transportation, and special use such as war. Some types of Zoids, know as Organoids, are miniature Zoids that are living organisms. These Organoids have the capability to fuse with a non-living Zoid and make it much more powerful.

Van (Ban) Freiheit discovers a Zoid Organoid in an abandoned laboratory while running from two strangers piloting Zoids. Also in the laboratory, in an animated suspension tube is a strange girl. He breaks the tube open and takes her and the Organoid with him. Spotting a ruined Shield Liger Zoid outside nearby, the Organoid fuses with it and repairs the damages. Making his escape, Van names the Organoid Zeke, and decides to keep him as a friend. The girl, who says her name is Fiona, wants to find something called Zoids Eve, and so Van, Zeke, and Fiona begin their adventure.

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Characters & Voice Actors

Flyheight, Van
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Kishio, Daisuke
Kishio, Daisuke
Linette, Elisi
Linette, Elisi
Ohmoto, Makiko
Ohmoto, Makiko
Prozen, Gunther
Prozen, Gunther
Schubaltz, Thomas Richard
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Kato, Takao
Kato, Takao
Aketagawa, Jin
Aketagawa, Jin
Sound Director
Habara, Nobuyoshi
Habara, Nobuyoshi
Episode Director, Storyboard, Key Animation
Ootsuki, Atsushi
Ootsuki, Atsushi
Episode Director, Storyboard, Key Animation

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Opening Theme

"Wild Flowers" by RAMAR

Ending Theme

#02: "Chase" by Develop=Frame
#03: "Into Yourself" by Transtic Nerve
#04: "Your Song" by Earth
#01: "Song for..." by Dear

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Jul 16, 2007
Zoids is a mecha anime about people who control beast-like units. Unlike Gundams, they aren\'t really used in space (at least in this particular anime) but are used for purposes such as transportation and of course, battles. This anime was the starting point of the Zoids franchise, and after watching the anime a few times (both in English dubs and Japanese subs), one can point out that it was a great way to start of the Zoids phenomena.

The story, although your simple "country raised kid rises up to the challenge of saving the world from evil," is very good and has read more
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Jan 23, 2008
Zoids consists of two series. Chaotic Century and The Guardian Force, essentially it's all one series.

The series takes place on the Planet Zi, where living machines called Zoids live. There are wild ones, and ones controlled by humans. There are two major powers on the planet Zi, the Republic and Guylos Empire. Though the war they fought is over, the peace is tenuous and could give way to war at any moment. The story follows Van who lives in a village. He goes out one day and gets chased by bandits into some ancient ruins. The he finds read more
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Jul 6, 2015
*NOTE: This review contains some minor spoilers, but I will do my best to keep it brief, concise, and to the point*

STORY: In the first half of the series, Van Flyheight is a zoid pilot who comes across a mysterious type of zoid known as an Organoid who he names Zeke, as well as a young girl named Fiona in pods found in mysterious ruins. Upon finding the two, Van finds himself the center of attention of bandits and soldiers alike who are after the Organoid's strange powers. Van and Fiona come across other characters and find themselves in the middle of a war, and read more
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Jul 12, 2015
Note - This review may be a little biased.

I will start off by saying that Zoids was a big part of my childhood. I grew with this as my favorite TV show, played Zoids Battle Legends for the GameCube, and even had a toy Redhorn (my brother had a toy Liger, he somehow convinced me to get a stupid Redhorn). All of this being said, my review may be somewhat biased.

Story 9/10

Zoids (Chaotic Century/Gaurdian Force are the two halves that make up this series of zoids) takes place on planet Zi, where large robot animals called zoids, which are generally used for combat by humans read more
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