Brain Powerd

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Synonyms: Brain Powered
Japanese: ブレンパワード


Information

Type: TV
Episodes: 26
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 8, 1998 to Nov 11, 1998
Premiered: Spring 1998
Broadcast: Unknown
Producers: Bandai Visual, WOWOW
Studios: Sunrise
Source: Original
Genres: ActionAction, AdventureAdventure, Sci-FiSci-Fi
Theme: MechaMecha
Duration: 25 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older

Statistics

Score: 6.171 (scored by 28312,831 users)
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Ranked: #84042
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Popularity: #6057
Members: 10,425
Favorites: 33

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Synopsis

In the not so distant future much of the earth has been submerged under the sea or destroyed by earthquakes. At the center of the turmoil is the mysterious Orphan. Orphan may or may not be the original cause of the cataclysms. Orphan's goal is to raise a ship hidden deep beneath the sea to the surface, but doing so would result in the destruction of all humans except for the small number which are loyal to Orphan.

Orphan's agents pilot mysterious mecha known as Grand Cheres, and search the world for mysterious, giant disks which occasionally appear, flying at high speeds and wrecking much of the countryside, or cities, when they hit the ground. After a dying disc almost kills Hime, a Brain Powerd is born from the disc. Brain Powerds are another type of Mecha, similar to but not the same as Grand Cheres.

Hime becomes the Brain Powerd's pilot, forming a symbiotic relationship with the living mecha and joins an International Organization dedicated to stopping Orphan, or at the very least saving humanity should Orphan succeed.

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Characters & Voice Actors


Staff

Tomino, Yoshiyuki
Director, Episode Director, Script, Storyboard, Original Creator
Urakami, Yasuo
Sound Director
Watanabe, Tetsuya
Episode Director
Harada, Nana
Episode Director


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"In My Dream" by Eri Shingyoji
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Ending Theme

"Ai no Rinkaku (愛の輪郭)" by KOKIA




Reviews

Dec 21, 2010
There are a few series out there that claim controversy as part of their aura. These are shows like Evangelion, who for some reveal a mess of whine, and for others a complex basket of goods. Brain Powered falls in to this controversy in a matter I can’t quite fathom, because for some it is incomprehensible. The reason I can’t fathom the controversy is because it made perfect sense to me, and I don’t exactly see where the confusion lies. Despite the fact that for many fans watching this is among the worst anime experiences in their lives, I am going to proudly proclaim this ...
Jun 18, 2012
Mixed Feelings
I discovered this anime from playing Super Robot Wars Judgment, and decided to check it out because it seemed interesting. Indeed, it was, but it needed more explanatory energy than organic energy.

Perhaps I missed it, but one of the greatest flaws in this anime is how it has several core concepts it relies upon that it gives a lackluster explanation for. "B-plates" are mentioned many times throughout the anime, but are never given a real definition. Likewise, "organic energy" is used to explain practically everything, when even the characters in the show don't completely understand what it is. Sometimes it's life force. Sometimes it's ...
Feb 23, 2016
The Evangelion Rip-off Saga, Part 1:

Brain Powerd? More like Brain DAMAGE.

The obligatory quote from the show:
"Iko, where did you learn to hoe a straight line like that?!?" - About 50 children to an amnesiac girl.

Just a touch of background before I begin to describe the awfulness that is to come: Brain Powerd aired in April of 1998, barely 8 months after End of Evangelion came out, and as such, has the distinction of being the first post-Eva Evangelion clone. Headed by Yoshiyuki Tomino, known for his Gundam series, a mecha staple, and the studio Sunrise- also known for any and everything mecha, ...

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It’s time to ditch the text file.
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