Zone of the Enders: Dolores, I

Zone of the Enders: Dolores

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Synonyms: ZOE: Dolores, I, Z.O.E Dolores, I
Japanese: Z.O.E Dolores,i
English: Zone of the Enders: Dolores
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Type: TV
Episodes: 26
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 7, 2001 to Sep 29, 2001
Premiered: Spring 2001
Broadcast: Unknown
Producers: AT-X, TV Tokyo Music
Licensors: ADV Films
Studios: Sunrise
Source: Game
Genres: ActionAction, AdventureAdventure, ComedyComedy, Sci-FiSci-Fi
Themes: MechaMecha, MilitaryMilitary, SpaceSpace
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 6.941 (scored by 38513,851 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #41582
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #5339
Members: 11,061
Favorites: 31

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49-year-old James Lynx was an officer (LEV pilot) in the United Nations global army, one day he received notification that his wife—a Martian scientist—was killed during a lab experiment.

Hateful and resentful for letting her go, his children blamed him and cast him aside, depressed and in despair, James quit the military and took up a job as a transporter between Earth and Mars, he had some slight hope of his wife still being alive and to find her he wanted to be out there. After a few years, he seemed to have given up all hope and turned to drinking, until one day he receives an orbital frame by the name of "Dolores," sent by his dead wife. Once again, he dares to hope and sets off on a wild and wacky adventure to find the truth and to reunite his family.

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Characters & Voice Actors


Campbell, Charles
Producer, ADR Director, Recording Engineer
Watanabe, Tetsuya
Tsuruoka, Youta
Sound Director
Okamoto, Hideki
Episode Director


Opening Theme

Apple Music
Amazon Music
Youtube Music
"Zone of the Enders" by Lazy

Ending Theme

"Ring on the World" by Heart of Air

Sep 7, 2009
Cheesyhoboe (All reviews)
Zone of the Enders: Dolores, i happens to be one of those unfortunate titles which get a bad rep for reasons which don't pertain to its actual quality. This is mainly due to fans of the (excellent) Zone of the Enders PS2 games who prefer the darker tone of the rest of the franchise as compared to the more upbeat and humorous Dolores, i. If the former is what you're looking for, then you'd rather be watching ZOE: Idolo, but by doing so, you would also miss out on one of the most delightful and unique mecha series ever conceived.

Generally, mecha shows tend to fall read more
Feb 1, 2018
guigeek (All reviews)
This anime really is a lost jewel in its genre. The magic of its scenario transcends time (alright, it is quite pompous but still!).

Scenario : 7/10

A father wanders through space (and troubles) and involves his children inadvertently and tries to make peace with them, while trying to protect an Orbital Frame (yeah, a mecha) and to find his wife that was supposed to be deceased.

Art : 8/10

The anime is drawn in a realistic manner that didn't age at all. I really enjoyed it, no flashy colours, no exaggerated features, maybe lacking some emotions

Sound : 9/10

The OST is incredible. There are some really dark tracks read more
Jan 6, 2019
Keedoscoxy (All reviews)
There shouldn't be any beating around the bush when it comes to ZOE. If you liked the games, watching this series and the OVA is highly recommended.
It's a very good spin-off that fits nicely into the continuity and expands it's lore.

However, if you are unfamiliar with the games - it's just a solid adventure title. It involves characters that change and evolve, cool mecha action and the level of tragedy that will most likely leave you satisfied. Despite not being deeply dramatic/psychological as similar looking shows tend to try it's still original.

Also unlike some other adaptations done without regarding the newcomers ZOE Dolores doesn't require read more
Mar 26, 2022
querempaz (All reviews)
I've seen a variety of stuff in my 11 years of an animation enthusiast and otaku. A variety of uninteresting, poorly planned, offensive, toy bait, teenage edgy bait, your regular stuff to hate like SAO, Nanatsu, Code Geass, Mirai Nikki, Kaifuku Jutsushi no Yarinaoshi, Darling in the Franxx, Legend of Duo, Akame Ga Kill, EX-ARM, bad stuff from the 80s, 90s and 2000s.

After all of that, this, this is the one who broke me, there is like some seconds of good animation in one episode or another. But there is barely any plot, not meaningfully connection to the source material, is fundamentally bizarre because it read more


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