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Japanese: FLAG(フラッグ)


Type: ONA
Episodes: 13
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jun 16, 2006 to Mar 2, 2007
Producers: Aniplex
Source: Original
Themes: MechaMecha, MilitaryMilitary
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.191 (scored by 36773,677 users)
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Ranked: #29432
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Popularity: #4199
Members: 18,289
Favorites: 59

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In 20xx, a civil war broke out in a small country in Asia in spite of the dispatch of UN forces. But a picture taken by accident in the battlefield accelerates the peace process: a photograph of a flag, which became the symbol of peace. However, just before the peace agreement is finalized, the flag is stolen by an armed extremist group in order to obstruct the truce. To rescue the flag, the UN sends the Special Development Command (SDC, which is armed with the High Agility Versatile Weapon Carrier (HAVWC)), along with an embedded photojournalist to record their activities. That photojournalist is Saeko Shirasu—the young camerawoman who took the picture of the flag.

(Source: ANN)


It was broadcast as pay per view streaming web video on Bandai Channel.

(Source: Wikipedia)

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Characters & Voice Actors




Orikasa, Fumiko




Kobayashi, Sanae




Takahashi, Ryousuke
Director, Script, Original Creator
Terada, Kazuo
Director, Script
Momose, Keiichi
Sound Director
Nozaki, Tooru
Script, Series Composition


Opening Theme

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"00-Opening-Hope to Peace (Hata) (00-Opening-Hope to Peace-「旗」)" by Yoshihiro Ike (池頼広)

Ending Theme

"Lights" by Eri Nobuchika

Jul 21, 2008
Beatnik (All reviews)
Flag is a pretty unique venture. It's researched reasonably well, and is set in our world. The world with the laws of physics and politics. More interesting than the reality-based content though, is the form. This show is set entirely within the eye of the camera.

When we're not watching the narrative through a lens; we're seeing photos or computer displays. There is no scene set outside of the camera, and that in itself is a bold creative choice, although it is stretched very thin, in that we have to assume these people are such camera junkies they take them everywhere read more
Nov 1, 2008
santetjan (All reviews)
To us foreigners, it perhaps can't get any more Japanese than Flag: in essence, this series is about two Japanese and their cameras.
Set in the near future, in a fictional nation that very strongly looks as if it should be positioned on the India-China border, somewhere in the Kashmir region, Flag recounts the story of the civil conflict that crippled said nation and of the UN sponsored peace talks following a photograph (containing the Flag the series is named after) that became a powerful symbol of cooperation between the parties involved. It follows the photographer of said photo, who is officially installed as reporter of read more
Feb 8, 2018
ZephSilver (All reviews)
Plumes of smoke rise out of New York City's skyline as three soot-covered firefighters hoist the American flag out of the World Trade Center's rubble. Political tension pervades Tiananmen Square; pedestrians look on with bated breath as a man turns himself into a human blockade, denying passage to a line of tanks. A devoted monk sits in a meditative position in the busy streets of Saigon, consumed by a raging fire, silently protesting as civilians and civil servants gather around. At the end of World War II, a sailor embraces a woman, locking lips in the middle of Times Square amongst officers and citizens as read more
Jan 4, 2013
mahoganycow (All reviews)
There's this old saying: “You can't polish a turd.” Someone (probably a grandparent; it's hard to beat cranky old people in the “brutal honesty” department) relayed that valuable piece of information to me at some point in my young life, and I've found it to be a crude but immutable truth, in art and fiction as much as in anything else. The best way I can describe Flag is to say that it's a great example of attempted turd polishing. It boasts a unique visual presentation and some downright incredible animation, but at the end of the day a weak narrative, poor cast, and muddled read more


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