Strange Dawn

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Alternative Titles

Japanese: ストレンジ・ドーン


Type: TV
Episodes: 13
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jul 11, 2000 to Sep 26, 2000
Premiered: Summer 2000
Broadcast: Tuesdays at 18:30 (JST)
Producers: None found, add some
Licensors: Urban Vision
Studios: Hal Film Maker
Source: Original
Genres: AdventureAdventure, DramaDrama, FantasyFantasy
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: PG - Children


Score: 6.321 (scored by 14021,402 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #73472
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #7453
Members: 4,899
Favorites: 6

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Yuko and Eri are two normal girls who are sucked into the alternate world filled with tiny people. The people of this mysterious world sees them as their "Great Protectors" who can protect their land in a time of strife. The two girls set out on a mission with a group of warriors from the village to find out how they were brought here and how might they return home. However, there is a war brewing and these two Great Protectors are the political tool that every faction lusts for to rally the people to their side.

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Characters & Voice Actors

Miyabe, Yuko

Shimizu, Kaori

Natsuno, Eri

Enomoto, Shouko


Aoba, Gou




Katsuki, Masako




Kimura, Masafumi


Nemoto, Yasuhiko


Satou, Haruo


Morikawa, Toshiyuki


Satou, Junichi
Co-Director, Director, Sound Director, Episode Director, Storyboard, Original Creator, Planning
Koumoto, Shougo
Director, Episode Director, Storyboard
Fujimoto, Yoshitaka
Episode Director, Storyboard
Mano, Akira
Episode Director, Storyboard


Opening Theme

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"Sora e (空へ)" by Eri Kawai (eps 1-12)

Ending Theme

1: "Melody ni.." by Kaori Shimizu and Shouko Enomoto (eps 1-12)
2: "Sora e (空へ)" by Eri Kawai (eps 13)

Jul 14, 2011
Mimi_Taylor (All reviews)
If you quickly pass by Strange Dawn thinking that it’s just a happy little kid’s adventure, then I’m afraid that you’re missing out on some interesting drama and political, bloody battles that are packaged in a simple, yet very unique design. If you’ve ever seen Kaiba or Shadow Star Narutaru, you’d know not to judge an anime by its cover. Strange Dawn is one of those anime—it’s warm and childish on the outside, but thoughtful and serious on the inside.


At first glance, the story of Strange Dawn doesn’t sound very unique at all. Two high-school girls get sent to another world and are expected to read more
Nov 29, 2015
ConstantReader (All reviews)
Very obscure anime that I saw all of one time as a kid Arabic dubbed on TV and finally found again after years of wondering if I'd imagined it. And it is beautiful. Children's rating though? That's a lie - the only reason anyone would have to believe that this is a children's anime is the fact that the characters look like little Teletubbies. But it's an anime with lots of blood and violence, themes of war, love triangles and melodrama - heck, there's even (somewhat...) an attempted rape scene! If there's one major problem it's the very abrupt ending, as if the show had read more
Aug 15, 2017
Arboria (All reviews)
Came across this when scouring around '00 for cute anime girls. It's actually pretty good, randomly. Doesn't look like anyone really watched it. Old-school isekai with two cute protagonists getting caught up in these little chibi people's war, and yeah it's real war they kill each other and use comfort women and such. I laughed for a minute straight when the little chibi guys made their initial appearance and just started murdering each other, but they've got a little wartime plotline with lots of interpersonal drama going on that is a little more sophisticated than you might expect.

When it comes down to it, I mainly read more
Mar 15, 2021
Potathomas (All reviews)
Was quite surprised to find the overall rating to be on the lower side of the scale. This was the first anime I watched that actually sparked my interest. Despite there being so many alternative world-themed anime out there, this one managed to keep me interested and left me at the edge of my seat every single time.

I didn't understand this anime when I first watched it as a primary schooler, but I picked it up again during my middle school years and I was so happy that I did. I gained a lot more understanding how they use the two main characters as a read more

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