Kakugo no Susume

Apocalypse Zero

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Alternative Titles

Japanese: 覚悟のススメ
English: Apocalypse Zero
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Type: OVA
Episodes: 2
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 23, 1996 to Dec 18, 1996
Licensors: Media Blasters
Studios: Ashi Productions
Source: Manga
Genres: ActionAction, HorrorHorror, Sci-FiSci-Fi
Themes: GoreGore, MechaMecha, MythologyMythology, Super PowerSuper Power
Demographic: ShounenShounen
Duration: 37 min. per ep.
Rating: R+ - Mild Nudity


Score: 4.821 (scored by 46954,695 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #128832
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #5931
Members: 11,949
Favorites: 43


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A series of natural disasters has reduced the world to rubble, with the survivors doing whatever they must to survive in a world gone mad. But one young boy, Kakugo, gifted with amazing martial arts and a superpowerful suit of armor by his late father, has been charged with making the world (or at least his school) a safer place. But his sister has a matching set of skills and equipment, and she`s on a mission to bring peace to the world... by wiping out humanity!

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Characters & Voice Actors


Ogata, Kenichi


Fujimoto, Yuzuru


Yasui, Kunihiko


Okiayu, Ryoutarou


Okiayu, Ryoutarou


Tanaka, Hideyuki
Sound Director
Motonaga, Keitarou
Episode Director


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Sep 16, 2010
Apocalypse Zero is a completely insane, surreal and over the top Kamen Rider-esque OVA based on a manga by Takayuki Yamaguchi, the artist of hyper-violent yet wonderfully drawn Chanbara manga Shigurui: Death Frenzy. It is also one of the most absurdly loathed pieces of Japanese animation of all time, especially among English-speaking anime fans - there is something about this OVA that has a very special effect on anime reviewers and manages to send them on indignant nerd rage frenzies like no other work. To most viewers, it is to anime what The room is to cinema, or more accurately, what the pixely rape simulator ...
Apr 28, 2022
Mixed Feelings

Apocalypse Zero is a 1994 manga by Takayuki Yamaguchi. You might recognise that name, as he’s also the creator of Shigurui (Death Frenzy), a highly acclaimed, highly violent historical action drama about two swordsman in Edo period Japan. Apocalypse was his first big break and his first work that achieved popularity. It’s interesting to observe the sheer difference in opinions on Apocalypse Zero in the West and Japan. Apocalypse (or more accurately it’s animated adaption) is widely reviled in the anime community, with those that have seen it often have little positive to say about it. In Japan, the series was acclaimed enough to be ...
Feb 15, 2009
Apocalypse Zero is an anime that lives up to its name. Zero merits, zero reasons to watch it, zero out of ten.

The rating system thing doesn't allow me to assign zeroes and I don't like numerical rating in general because I don't believe that a complex opinion such as a review can be properly simplified with math. However, I will talk about numbers and reviews here. Numerical ratings of anime are approximately earned with merits. Everything the show does to advance its entertainment purpose raises its number. That is why my real overall rating for Apocalypse Zero is zero. This show literally goes nowhere. I ...

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Ston3_FreeN7 - Oct 23, 2009
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Poll: Apocalypse Zero Episode 1 Discussion
Ston3_FreeN7 - Oct 23, 2009
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Nov 8, 2023 10:05 AM
Did anyone else enjoy this?
busterbeam - Sep 16, 2010
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Mar 31, 2023 10:28 PM
This ova is actually misunderstood
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