Kakumeiki Valvrave

Valvrave the Liberator

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Synonyms: Kakumeiki Valvrave
Japanese: 革命機ヴァルヴレイヴ
English: Valvrave the Liberator
German: Valvrave the Liberator
French: Valvrave The Liberator
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Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 12, 2013 to Jun 28, 2013
Premiered: Spring 2013
Broadcast: Thursdays at 01:35 (JST)
Licensors: Aniplex of America
Studios: Sunrise
Source: Original
Genres: ActionAction, Sci-FiSci-Fi
Themes: MechaMecha, MilitaryMilitary, SpaceSpace
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)


Score: 7.121 (scored by 7775877,758 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #36002
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #1379
Members: 168,122
Favorites: 685

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In the 71st year of the True Era, humans have successfully expanded into space and have started living in independent galactic colonies. The world itself is split between two major nations: the Atlantic Rim United States (ARUS) and the Dorssia Military Pact Federation (Dorssia)—superpowers that wage war against each other on Earth and far into outer space. In this war-torn era, a third faction comprised of Japan and Islands of the Oceanian Republic (JIOR), reside peacefully and prosper economically, maintaining neutrality between themselves and their militant neighbors.

Kakumeiki Valvrave commences in an outer space JIOR colony, where 17-year-old Haruto Tokishima's peaceful life is turned upside down as a sudden Dorssian fleet breaches the neutral colony. Their objective is to seize the Valvraves: powerful, but rumored mechanized weapons hidden deep within Haruto's school, Sakimori Academy. In the ensuing chaos, Haruto stumbles upon one of the targeted Valvraves. With his friends' lives in peril, Haruto enters the mecha and seals a contract for its power in exchange for his humanity. With the aid of L-elf—an enigmatic Dorssian agent and gifted strategist—Haruto and the Valvrave initiate a revolution to liberate the world.

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Kakumeiki Valvrave was the first Anime to receive a Simulcast in Germany.

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Characters & Voice Actors


Maruyama, Hiroo
Matsumoto, Miho
Assistant Producer


Opening Theme

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"Preserved Roses" by T.M.Revolution x Nana Mizuki

Ending Theme

1: "Preserved Roses" by T.M.Revolution x Nana Mizuki (eps 1)
2: "Boku ja nai (僕じゃない)" by angela  (eps 2-6)
3: "Soba ni Iru yo (そばにいるよ)" by ELISA (eps 7-12)


Jul 10, 2021
Loved the series, One of the few Mecha anime where I was actually interested in the plot rather than the characters, Although the ending did seem a bit rushed, I just had to re-watch it multiple times today, And I noticed that some episodes left subtle details, That seemed like pointless conversations but were used later on in the episode, Which I loved!

Some Spoilers down below

The few things I disliked about this anime was mostly the election, And how the student body reacted to it

The Whole election was an ass-pull how stupid could those students be? Voting for a girl because she promised fun, and ...
May 7, 2020
Mixed Feelings
For me, the first season was meh. It was okay I guess but the story was mediocre. The story line didn't wow me so I started taking a look a look at the characters.
The main character was a whiny kid for the first half of the season. I wasn't surprised but I was hoping for some character improvement. Long story short: I didn't get what I wanted. Most characters are flat and when they start killing some people off, the music and everything makes you want to feel sad but in reality, you're left trying to remember who that character even was. All in ...
Feb 25, 2020
This show is so bad it's good. I rewatched it recently with some friends and it was an absolute blast.

The plot is utterly nonsensical. There are multiple seasons worth of plot points and content, the most ridiculous is the first episode feeling like an entire season of a regular anime condensed down. While it's going through the plot like a fire through a sawmill it's missing significant amounts of character arcs and development. Except, the show acts as if these arcs and development happened so you get baffling changes and laughable emotional beats. Most egregiously a character dies ...

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