Saber Marionette R

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Japanese: SMガールズ セイバーマリオネットR
English: Saber Marionette R
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Type: OVA
Episodes: 3
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: May 24, 1995 to Sep 25, 1995
Producers: Bandai Visual
Source: Original
Genres: ActionAction, ComedyComedy, Sci-FiSci-Fi
Themes: HaremHarem, MechaMecha
Duration: 28 min. per ep.
Rating: R+ - Mild Nudity


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Jr., the heir of Romana and his battle sabers Cherry and Lime, who have girl circuits are enjoying their peaceful life in Romana. Suddenly, the evil Star-Face and his sexadolls attack Romana in order to take over so Star-Face can become the next High Official. In order to truly become the next High Official and ruler of Romana, he must first eliminate Jr. This begins a battle for, not only Jr.'s life, but for all of Romana.

(Source: ANN)

Characters & Voice Actors

Sexadoll B

Naka, Tomoko


Inoue, Kikuko


Ginga, Banjou

Star Face

Midorikawa, Hikaru


Takagi, Wataru


Masunari, Koji
Tsurumaki, Kazuya
Episode Director, Storyboard, Key Animation
Hayashibara, Megumi
Theme Song Performance
Hiramatsu, Akiko
Theme Song Performance


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Ending Theme

1: "Dakishimete Lovin' You" by Megumi Hayashibara, Yuri Shiratori, & Akiko Hiramatsu (eps 1-2)
2: "Sobaniiruyo Yasashiki EPILOGUE" by Megumi Hayashibara, Yuri Shiratori, & Akiko Hiramatsu (eps 3)


Jan 21, 2010
This part of the series actually takes place several years after the events of Saber Marionette J to X.

The three main characters in this part of the series still maintain the same names, but are completely new models. Lime is now more childish looking with brown hair; Cherry as well looks like a kid, and has red hair (she still has pretty much the same attitude though); Bloodberry looks like she's in her teens again, but has black (a.k.a. dark blue) hair and a more mature look and personality.

While I am a huge fan of the other parts of the Saber Marionette series, even I ...
Dec 4, 2010
So, having seen the rest of the Saber Marionette franchise, I had a pretty good idea of what to expect. Mediocre animation, bad jokes, cartoonish villains, a campy yet surprisingly poignant storyline and cast, and heaps of “love will save the world” sentiment. In other words, a good kids show. Boy was I *completely* wrong about that. Instead, what we have is a dark and haunting hollywoodesque thriller with superb camerawork and animation, which in addition to “love vs hate” overlays the theme of innocence vs sexual depravity. The fights are way more intense than the fights in the cousins to this OVA; unlike in ...
Mar 10, 2024
In my soon-to-end quest to unearth every 90s hidden-gem on MAL, I came across this obscure spin-off of one of my childhood's anime. At this point I'm just giving anything a chance, even if it's loli-robots. And I was pleasantly surprised when I saw that, compared to the other Saber Marionette entries, this is actually rated R.

Art and animation are simply amazing, truly one of the best looking examples of this era's style. Although I have to admit that the 4 main characters look kinda weird compared to everyone else, mostly because of their silly disproportionate eyes. Story was... whatever. The ending was sadly ...

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