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Alien 9


Alternative Titles

Synonyms: Alien Nine
Japanese: エイリアン9

Information

Type: OVA
Episodes: 4
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jun 25, 2001 to Feb 25, 2002
Licensors: Central Park Media
Studios: J.C.Staff
Source: Manga
Genres: School, Horror, Sci-Fi
Duration: 28 min. per ep.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)

Statistics

Score: 6.711 (scored by 7,184 users)
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Ranked: #44852
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Popularity: #2411
Members: 15,410
Favorites: 128
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Episodes: /4

Synopsis

Yuri Ootani, a girl who has been afraid of aliens, has been chosen to be on the alien party with the class president Kumi Kawamura, whose only intention to join the alien party is to get out of presidential duties, as well as Kasumi Tomine who is perfect at everything she does, including fighting all the aliens that come in their way. But can they defeat a massive alien who has already abducted Kasumi?

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Characters & Voice Actors

Kawamura, Kumi
Kawamura, Kumi
Main
Shimizu, Kaori
Japanese
Shimizu, Kaori
Otani, Yuri
Otani, Yuri
Main
Ihata, Juri
Japanese
Ihata, Juri
Tomine, Kasumi
Tomine, Kasumi
Main
Shitaya, Noriko
Japanese
Shitaya, Noriko
Borg
Borg
Main
Nakao, Ryuusei
Japanese
Nakao, Ryuusei

Staff

Irie, Yasuhiro
Irie, Yasuhiro
Director
Iwanami, Yoshikazu
Iwanami, Yoshikazu
Sound Director
Fujimoto, Jirou
Fujimoto, Jirou
Episode Director, Storyboard
Minakami, Seishi
Minakami, Seishi
Script


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#1: "Flower Psychedelic: Kasumi Tomine Version" by Noriko Shitaya
#2: "Flower Psychedelic: Kumi Kawamura Version" by Kaori Shimizu
#3: "Flower Psychedelic: Yuri Otani Version" by Juri Ihata

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"rebirth" by en avant




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Piegoose
Oct 11, 2014
Alien Nine can be seen in the same vein as other "deconstruction" series, such as Evangelion and Madoka Magica. The show advertises a false image of what it truly is, making the viewer surprised when they dive in to find a far different experience than they were expecting. These types of series are refreshing and it's understandable why Madoka Magica and Neon Genesis Evangelion became popular, carrying a very similar style to Alien Nine. The main factor in the equation holding Alien Nine back from ascending with its siblings is that it was never completed in animation form. This OVA series serves as a well-done read more
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zelos7
Dec 3, 2015
Alien 9 is a bizarre and sadly very much underrated coming of age story. It is set in a school which suffers from constant daily alien attacks. Most of the aliens are best-like creatures both in mind and body. Our protagonists are three 12 year old school girls who were in one way or another recruited in the Alien control party.

The basic look and premise of the show do not appear to be special from the first glance, yet mere minutes are enough to see that you are into something much more than just another high-school, moe, action anime. There are a few things read more
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NeverKnowsBest26
Apr 6, 2015
A decade before Madoka Magica subverted tropes of the magical girl genre and spawned a new wave of “darker” magical girl shows, Alien 9 did something a similar vein. Starting off as a quirky sci-fi slice-of-life featuring cute girls fighting aliens, this 4 episode OVA lulls you into thinking it’s a fun little sci-fi adventure romp with its unassuming first episode, and then proceeds to shatter those expectations throughout it’s the rest relatively short run-time. It’s a bizarrely off-kilter yet compelling mixture of quaintness and horror that puts a uniquely sadistic twist on common anime tropes, even by today’s standards. Unfortunately, we’re ultimately provided with read more
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angelgurl4416
Aug 26, 2009
At first glance, Alien 9 appears to be a cute little anime about chasing aliens on roller blades. Thinking this was the case, I bought it. I thought that they must have been exaggerating or in complete error when I saw the 13+ rating. Not. Despite its cheery and cutesy character design, this is a very dark and disturbing anime.

I should have known something was up when I kept getting bad feelings for no reason. Things happened in the anime that made zero sense, and yet I felt completely horrible while and after watching it. When I finished the series (4 30-minute episodes), I couldn't read more
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