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Freedom


Alternative Titles

English: Freedom
Japanese: FREEDOM

Information

Type: OVA
Episodes: 7
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Nov 24, 2006 to May 23, 2008
Producers: Bandai Visual, Dentsu
Studios: Sunrise
Source: Unknown
Duration: 27 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older

Statistics

Score: 7.611 (scored by 5,303 users)
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Ranked: #12542
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Popularity: #2550
Members: 13,882
Favorites: 49
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Episodes: /7

Synopsis

In the year 2041, mankind created their first space colony on the moon. But after a freak cataclysm devastated human civilisation on Earth, the republic of the moon built a domed megalopolis known as Eden. Now in the year 2267, a boy called Takeru spends his time engaging in hover-craft races against rival street gangs, unaware that he is about to embark in the journey of unearthing Eden's origin.

(Source: ANN)

Background

Freedom was a promotional project to celebrate Nissin Cup Noodles for their 35th anniversary in 2006. The cup noodles are featured prominently throughout the series.

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Characters & Voice Actors

Takeru
Takeru
Main
Namikawa, Daisuke
Japanese
Namikawa, Daisuke
Bismark
Bismark
Main
Yamaguchi, Kappei
Japanese
Yamaguchi, Kappei
Ao
Ao
Main
Kobayashi, Sanae
Japanese
Kobayashi, Sanae
Kazuma
Kazuma
Main
Morikubo, Showtaro
Japanese
Morikubo, Showtaro

Staff

Morita, Shuuhei
Morita, Shuuhei
Director
Matsuo, Kou
Matsuo, Kou
Episode Director, Storyboard
Katayama, Kazuyoshi
Katayama, Kazuyoshi
Episode Director, Storyboard
Matsui, Hitoyuki
Matsui, Hitoyuki
Episode Director, Storyboard


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Arcanus
Dec 3, 2008
You have probably already seen or, at least, heard about Katsuhiro Otomo’s Akira. The movie was beautifully drawn, with complex characters and admired for its illustrations of technology. So, when Bandai Entertainment announced that Otomo was working on a new anime series, his fans were naturally excited.
Disappointment came in when I learned that Otomo was only designing the characters and the technological look of the series rather than writing the stories. However, after watching this OVA series with 7 episodes, I can now say I was impressed, although it could have been so much better plot-wise.

Freedom is set in 2267 in the moon colony Eden, read more
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AmazinLarry
Apr 6, 2016
Freedom is a hidden gem. With it's hybrid 3-d/2-d animation, it visually sticks out from the rest. The story of a colony on the moon and the conspiracy it hides is intriguing but what really makes this short series work is the characters, especially their relationship to one another. Their motivations and feelings are understandable and real. Don't expect anything too epic or grand scale, it's a small scale personal story.

Freedom keeps you watching and keeps you on edge for the next episode. Gripping and beautiful, I really recommend it. Plus Otomo of Akira fame did some designs for the series, which is pretty cool.

9/10
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Munsuta
Mar 30, 2009
I was drawn in at the first episode. Asking so many questions in my mind about what its about, where is it based, ect.. After finally completing it i can say this anime is making my top 5 favorites list. The story was outstanding, tons of suspense, i really enjoyed the whole post apocolyptic story of earth and how they made a moon base called eden for humans to live on. The art was amazing, what i would expect from the creator of Akira, everything was perfectly drawn and the technologic theme was amazing! This is def a must watch anime you will be at read more
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geneonline
Mar 16, 2014
this series has that akira animation look to it which drew me into watching this. I saw the first episode which then i was hooked from the street racing punks of the future. The story line was a little rushed with only being a few episodes. The main character driven by love that turn everything into an epic adventure and changing the world/moon. I really enjoyed FREEDOM and I'm sure everyone else will. Made my heart get all warm and fuzzy at the end. It is a good watch.
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