Ranked #3834

Ray The Animation

Alternative Titles

English: Ray
Synonyms: Ray Project, Ray: The Animation


Type: TV
Episodes: 13
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 5, 2006 to Jun 28, 2006
Premiered: Spring 2006
Broadcast: Unknown
Licensors: Maiden Japan
Source: Unknown
Genres: Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 6.841 (scored by 2,378 users)
Ranked: #38342
Popularity: #3054
Members: 6,872
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If you have enough money, you can buy anything. So why wait for an organ you need to become available? Raised to be harvested for parts, Ray had already lost her eyes when renegade surgeon Black Jack rescued her. Now, ten years later, she has grown up to be a surgeon herself. And thanks to the unique artificial eyes she received as replacements, she has a reputation for performing incredible medical operations that no one else could even attempt. But unknown to any but a select few, her surgical endeavors are only part of a greater mission: to discover what happened to the other children she was raised with, and to find the men who stole the eyes she was born with and to bring them to justice.

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Characters & Voice Actors

Kasugano, Ray
Kasugano, Ray
Nogawa, Sakura
Nogawa, Sakura
Shinoyama, Toshiaki
Shinoyama, Toshiaki
Takahashi, Hiroki
Takahashi, Hiroki
Hazama, Kuroo
Hazama, Kuroo
Ootsuka, Akio
Ootsuka, Akio
Namikawa, Daisuke
Namikawa, Daisuke
Tsumura, Makoto
Tsumura, Makoto


Miyoshi, Keiichirou
Miyoshi, Keiichirou
Sound Director
Tomioka, Atsuhiro
Tomioka, Atsuhiro
Script, Series Composition
Itamura, Tomoyuki
Itamura, Tomoyuki
Okui, Masami
Okui, Masami
Theme Song Performance

More episodes Episodes(0/13)

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Opening Theme

"zero-G" by Masami Okui

Ending Theme

"Yuunagi" by Tomoe Oumi

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Aug 12, 2007
The recommendation to me of the first volume of Akihito Yoshitomi's manga Ray was my first encounter with this series. While implausible, It had a lot of interesting ideas going for it; I could see how it could be really quite amusing, original and exciting. However I never got round to getting any more of the manga, for one reason or the other, before the release of the anime version *, so it was on the strength of only the first volume's limited impressions I started the series.


I wanted to like it. Really I did. I thought maybe its first episode read more
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Mar 10, 2008
I had put off viewing this anime for some time, from the description I thought it was a number of different short stories. The concept definitely got me after episode one.

To me, the story was unique. While I do agree that it did seem a bit episodic, those episodes were rather interesting. I get the feeling that there was quite a bit more that could have been done, and may have been done with the Manga, but it definately was a "page turner". The main plot had a fantastic number of twists and turns, for a ride that I would recommend.

Art/Sound: Nothing that really read more
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Jul 4, 2009
While browsing through an anime mag I noticed a little article on the manga of Ray, and I found the synopsis interesting. When I discovered there was anime, I was also pleased, and (being unable to find manga) I watched it.

--Story: 3--
Sadly the anime resembles a boring soap opera with an anime twist. Though I did watch the entire series, I was not very impressed. No plot twist was unexpected, and none of the scenes/scenario's really stuck out as interesting, apart from one aspect: Ray's past. This was what drew me to the series in the first place, but unfortunately it doesn't play a very read more
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Sep 25, 2009
This is an incredible show that is as good as it is underrated. RAY the Animation is the adaptation of the manga that sadly got canned thanks to ADV's terrible manga division. I got warped in and was hooked. It's so basic, yet has such an innovative at the same time, it just goes to show that a story can be a little cliche without overdoing it.
STORY: Again, the story is fairly basic, following a doctor with X ray eyes who is capable of performing surgeries no one else can. You'll be wrapped up instantly as to how she aquired those powers. There's read more
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Anime: No.6
The theme of sci-fiction comes into play in both series.

Additionally, there are characters that are unique in t heir own ways and hints of romance (less so in No. 6 but based on mutual respect/affection).

Both series also has drama and small bits of comedy. 
reportRecommended by Stark700
Anime: Elfen Lied
Opening theme contains paintings by Gustav Klimt.

The main character - Ray, like Lucy, suffers from multiple personality disorder, does not know anything about themselves and their parents. Ray - a wonderful surgeon, thanks to his extraordinary abilities. Lucy could also be an excellent surgeon, as vectors can do extraordinary things.

In the anime, there is a man who tortures people for their own experiments, as the benefits, like Director Kakuzawa in the Elfen Lied. 
reportRecommended by Lucy_Martyr
Anime: Black Jack
Black Jack tells the story of the perfect doctor. There is quite a similar story with conspiracies, amnesia and other joys of life. 
reportRecommended by SOTAR

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