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English: Zegapain
Japanese: ゼーガペイン


Type: TV
Episodes: 26
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 6, 2006 to Sep 28, 2006
Premiered: Spring 2006
Broadcast: Thursdays at 18:00 (JST)
Studios: Sunrise
Source: Original
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.421 (scored by 8,103 users)
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Ranked: #19542
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Popularity: #2387
Members: 24,685
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Kyo, an avid swimmer tries his best to keep the high school swimming club going, which is pretty hard when he's the only member. Facing the prospect of the club being closed by the student council, he tries to enlist beautiful Misaki to act in a promo video, shot by his good friend Ryoko, in a bid to start a recruitment drive. She agrees but only if he pilots a mecha under the wing of Celebrum, a resistance organisation fighting to destroy Deutera Areas formed on Earth by the aliens Gards-orm. He agrees but finds it all strangely familiar as if he's done it before...

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Characters & Voice Actors

Katou, Masayuki
Tsuboi, Tomohiro
Watanabe, Akeno
Murai, Kazusa
Tomigai, Kei
Watanabe, Akeno


Shimoda, Masami
Director, Storyboard
Aketagawa, Jin
Sound Director
Takuno, Seiki
Episode Director
Yamato, Naomichi
Episode Director, Storyboard

Edit Opening Theme

#1: "Kimi e Mukau Hikari (キミヘ ムカウ ヒカリ)" by Akino Arai (eps 2-25)

Edit Ending Theme

#1: "Little Goodbye (リトルグッバイ)" by Rocky Chack (eps 1-9, 11-21, 23-25)
#2: "And You" by Rocky Chack (ep 10)
#3: "Last Blue (ラストブルー)" by Rocky Chack (ep 22)
#4: "Kimi e Mukau Hikari ( キミヘ ムカウ ヒカリ)" by Akino Arai (ep 26)

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Mar 12, 2008
slpless (All reviews)
I’ll admit I was quite biased when I heard that Sunrise was going to make yet another mecha anime. One day I said “why not?” and watched the first episode afterwards I knew this was something quite different than your usual mecha fare. One of the major things that struck me was the OP (disguised as the ED in the first ep), “Kimi e Mukau Hikari” sung by Akino Arai. This was not a fast paced song with intense mecha action in the background. Instead the OP featured a slow, beautifully sung ballad predominantly featuring the characters of the series, not read more
Apr 9, 2014
Matas (All reviews)
Zegapain is a not so well-known sci-fi mecha show that is sci-fi first and mecha second. So if you're looking for some bombastic action-oriented anime and just want to see cool looking robots blowing each other up then steer clear, Zegapain isn't for you. However, if you're looking for a heavy sci-fi show strong in thought-provoking themes and a complex story and narrative then continue reading and maybe I can convince you to watch this.

Jumping into the first episode Zegapain seems like a generic Mecha show with high-school flavor but that's exactly what the show wants you to think as everything isn't as it seems. read more
Jan 1, 2008
Wasabi (All reviews)
Zegapain is yet another mecha anime done by Sunrise. It, in no way, looks like any Gundam show though. Zegapain is not only a show full of plentiful mecha action, it has a romance side and a philosophical side to it as well.

Story: The story starts off a normal day for Sogoru Kyo but it quickly escalates as he is placed in the cockpit of a mecha called Zegapain Altair. The story progresses at a fairly decent pace and has several twists in the plot that'd question what you know from before. As said before, aside from the mecha action, you'll be witnessing a romance read more
Aug 7, 2015
sushiisawesome (All reviews)

Zegapain is a show that contains all the elements of a show that should have met massive critical and commercial success both inside and outside of Japan. The latter is true, but the former isn't, which comes as a surprise of sorts if someone has actually finished the show. The show is complex, philosophical, very tightly written and has an amazing setting which is fleshed out in a spectacular amount of detail and has a lot of depth.

And yet, this show stands as one of the most underrated anime series of all time. This is in part to the show's seemingly weak beginning where a read more


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Animation studio Sunrise has announced at AnimeJapan 2016 that its 2006 mecha anime series Zegapain will be re-edited into a movie titled Zegapain ADP. The movie wil...read more

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