Neo Ranga

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Alternative Titles

Synonyms: Nankai Kio Neoranga, Strange World of the South Seas - Neoranga
Japanese: 南海奇皇ネオランガ


Type: TV
Episodes: 48
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 6, 1998 to Sep 28, 1999
Premiered: Spring 1998
Broadcast: Mondays at 19:00 (JST)
Producers: Pony Canyon, Marubeni
Licensors: ADV Films
Studios: Studio Pierrot
Source: Original
Genres: AdventureAdventure, HorrorHorror
Theme: MechaMecha
Duration: 15 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 6.521 (scored by 21922,192 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #59842
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #4964
Members: 11,483
Favorites: 20

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An ancient God called Ranga awakens on an isolated island in the South Pacific where it has been slumbering forgotten by mankind. Three sisters living in Tokyo—Minami, Ushio, and Yuuhi Shimabara—discover they have inherited this Island Kingdom, along with the huge God. When Ranga shows up in Tokyo, it soon becomes a source of wonder and conflict for the three sisters that control Ranga, the people who want to destroy it, and ones who want to use it.

(Source: ANN)


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Characters & Voice Actors


Nakamura, Shinichi
Assistant Producer
Kamiya, Jun
Tsuru, Toshiyuki
Episode Director, Storyboard, Chief Animation Director
Kamimura, Osamu
Episode Director, Storyboard


Opening Theme

#01:"Kaze no Nemuru Shima" by Miyamura Yuko, Sumitomo Yuko, and Sendai Eri (eps 1-24)
#02: "Kami to Nare" by Kuniaki Haishima (eps 25-48)

Ending Theme

#01: "Prologue ~A City In The Sky" by Ito Masaki (eps 1-24)
#02: "Kawaki No Miwa Ni Te" by Miyamura Yuko, Sumitomo Yuko, and Sendai Eri (eps 25-48)

Feb 13, 2010
The_Golden_Witch (All reviews)
Neo Ranga is one of those ‘great shows that no one’s heard of’, only this time it’s underrated as well as overlooked. According to MAL, only one of my friends has seen the show (and he's seen everything) and only a small number of total members as well. What’s more, the collective score is only 6.63, and the results are similar on ANN. Why? How could a show so great get so overlooked? Actually, I’m pretty sure I know.

Neo Ranga is, without a doubt, one of the outright strangest anime I’ve seen. Which is funny, because at the same time, it’s not very far off read more
Jan 30, 2009
HazelHawks (All reviews)
A bit of a rabbit hole this...

Simply put, Neo Ranga is one of my favorite anime series and, though far from flawless, it gets my vote for most underrated series on this site.

Functioning somewhere between modern-day fable and social satire, Neo Ranga tells the story of the Shimabara sisters who live on a hill in a suburb of Tokyo, and of Ranga, a massive godlike creature (physically - part Godzilla, part giant robot) who comes from the sea to serve them. However, far from a simple girl-meets-sentient-mecha anime, Neo Ranga takes a wide-angle view of the story read more
Sep 22, 2012
ggultra2764 (All reviews)
Yeah, I can see why this doesn't get much fanfare after seeing it years later when I bought it for my collection. Pretty much, Neo Ranga is focused on how the presence of Ranga makes the lives of the Shimabara sisters turn upside-down when they inherit a kingdom from their dead brother. The first half of the series is mostly a mix of social satire and slice-of-life comedy focused on how Ranga's presence effects the neighborhood in which the Shimabaras live in and how this invites figures like crooked politicians, the mass media, yakuza and the military to get entangled in the hijinks. From how read more
Feb 5, 2009
VoidHawk (All reviews)
Neo Ranga

As I stated on my anime list, it is pretty much a real Masterpiece

Animation is very well done, classical in its feel, though in some eps different team was clearly in charge of the production, with a lesser quality but that did not affect the flow of the series, and they did no more than 4 eps.

The plot idea may not be really original, as the use of science fiction elements and misticism is not really new in anime production, but we need to consider that Neo Ranga is nt really new, beingf one of those productions that used really well the concept.

The plot read more

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