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: 7.131 (scored by 7672776,727 users)
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Ranked: #33842
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #1322
Members: 165,010
Favorites: 674

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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)

Jun 27, 2013
They told me I could become anything so I became a vampiric mecha pilot.

Well, the idea of high school kids becoming pilots while getting their own personal mecha gadgets isn't new to the anime industry. Series such as Macross Frontier, Code Geass, and Aquarion Evol all have this theme. It involves normal students who attends a normal school like any normal day. Then, boom. Something abnormal happens and their lives are changed forever. The catch here for Valvrave the Liberator? It also deals with a supernatural twist...with some blood spilled to add to the mix.

That's right. It's not a bird, it's not a ...
Jun 27, 2013
I'm sure everyone has heard the term 'so bad, it's good'. There is something inexplicably enticing about the amusingly bad, as the cult success of cinematic embarrassments such as 'The Room" and "Troll 2" will substantiate. This applies just as much to anime as it does to movies, take this piece of space mecha action sci-fi junk, for example.Valvrave the Liberator is the latest from the once great studio Sunrise; an amalgam of the studio's worst tendencies and deteriorating quality. It's a show that is so wildly unfocused and possessing plot twists so ridiculous that it transcends being merely bad; it's entertainingly awful.

On the ...
Aug 7, 2013
*sigh* Boy, where do I begin with this one?

If you're familiar with Sunrise, expect the unexpected. Seriously.

So in America, vampires sparkle like Tinkerbell while vampires in Japan pilot awesome-looking mechs? Sounds about right.

The story is pretty outrageous to begin with. Only requirement to pilot a specialized war machine created by a "pacifist", "anti-war" nation is to become a vampire. Along with an entire school of high school students who don't know life beyond luxury and peace to run an entire nation by themselves to compete against possibly a futuristic America and space Nazis. To this day, I don't understand how were they able to last ...

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