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Neo Ranga


Alternative Titles

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

Information

Type: TV
Episodes: 48
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 6, 1998 to Sep 28, 1999
Premiered: Spring 1998
Broadcast: Unknown
Producers: Pony Canyon, Marubeni
Licensors: ADV Films
Studios: Studio Pierrot
Source: Original
Duration: 15 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older

Statistics

Score: 6.571 (scored by 1,402 users)
1 indicates a weighted score. Please note that 'Not yet aired' titles are excluded.
Ranked: #50262
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #3882
Members: 5,306
Favorites: 12
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Episodes: /48

Synopsis

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

Shimabara, Yuuhi
Shimabara, Yuuhi
Main
Sendai, Eri
Japanese
Sendai, Eri
Shimabara, Minami
Shimabara, Minami
Main
Sumitomo, Yuuko
Japanese
Sumitomo, Yuuko
Shimabara, Ushio
Shimabara, Ushio
Main
Miyamura, Yuko
Japanese
Miyamura, Yuko
Joel
Joel
Main
Miyata, Kouki
Japanese
Miyata, Kouki

Staff

Nakamura, Shinichi
Nakamura, Shinichi
Assistant Producer
Kamiya, Jun
Kamiya, Jun
Director
Kamimura, Osamu
Kamimura, Osamu
Episode Director, Storyboard
Aikawa, Shou
Aikawa, Shou
Script, Original Creator


Edit 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)

Edit 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)




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Digibro
Feb 13, 2010
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
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HazelHawks
Jan 30, 2009
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
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zeeber
Jun 1, 2009
I watched 22 episodes of this series. I gave it far more chances than it deserves.

To say the least, this is the worst anime series I have ever seen. The story was just undesirable from the beginning. I couldn't connect with the characters or even care about them... ANY. As for animation, it was decently made. Nothing to gawk at. The box and cover art is misleading because it portrays girls in colorful and interesting looking body paint and near nudity... but in the show there are only a few sparse scenes involving such. Its like making a movie about the moon with box art read more
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ggultra2764
Sep 22, 2012
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
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