Kakugo no Susume

Apocalypse Zero

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English: Apocalypse Zero
Japanese: 覚悟のススメ


Type: OVA
Episodes: 2
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 23, 1996 to Dec 18, 1996
Licensors: Media Blasters
Studios: Ashi Production
Source: Manga
Genres: ActionAction, HorrorHorror, Sci-FiSci-Fi, EcchiEcchi
Themes: DemonsDemons, MechaMecha, Super PowerSuper Power
Duration: 37 min. per ep.
Rating: R+ - Mild Nudity


Score: 4.761 (scored by 37453,745 users)
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Ranked: #116332
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Popularity: #5382
Members: 9,569
Favorites: 28

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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


Chiba, Shigeru


Fujimoto, Yuzuru


Yasui, Kunihiko


Okiayu, Ryoutarou


Hirano, Toshiki
Tanaka, Hideyuki
Sound Director
Motonaga, Keitarou
Episode Director
Matsui, Hitoyuki


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Feb 15, 2009
kevo (All reviews)
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 read more
Sep 16, 2010
busterbeam (All reviews)
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 read more
Nov 13, 2009
dream_gamer (All reviews)
Apocalypse Zero is one of, if not THE most over-hated anime title in history. This little OVA containing a piece of a much bigger manga story has been hammered and spat-on by countless “oh-so-smart-and-civilized” types. Usually I can ignore differences in opinion, even if its from all-round ass-hats, but this series is one I cannot just look over because frainkly it doesn’t deserve such negative vitriol, especially when you take into consideration the stupefying criticisms. Oh yeah, and even though this is a post-apocalyptic Fist of the North Star-esque series, many seem to be outraged that it is gory. Yes, you heard me, with read more
Apr 11, 2015
GodAndTheBear (All reviews)
This show is fucking amazing. OK, so basically, there's this guy fighting a mutant tit-bear in the Himalayas or something. His dad is some sort of kung fu master, and also he has an intersex brother or something. His brother has tits. Anyway, something happens, and he ends up with this Kamen Rider robot armor. He enlists in this post-apocalyptic Mad Max high school for some reason and randomly fights giant leather daddy gimp frogs with weaponized dildos, demon nurses with vagina teeth & tit rockets and various other abominations against god. I'm so glad I live in a universe where this show exists. Basically, read more

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Poll: Apocalypse Zero Episode 2 Discussion
Ston3_FreeN7 - Oct 23, 2009
22 replies by DancingTheBa »»
Sep 26, 2:42 PM
This ova is actually misunderstood
nachomaxo1 - Jan 31, 2020
13 replies by nachomaxo1 »»
Sep 9, 1:34 AM