Freedom

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Japanese: FREEDOM
English: Freedom
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Type: OVA
Episodes: 7
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Nov 24, 2006 to May 23, 2008
Producers: Bandai Visual, Dentsu
Studios: Sunrise
Source: Original
Genres: ActionAction, AdventureAdventure, Sci-FiSci-Fi
Themes: RacingRacing, SpaceSpace
Duration: 28 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older

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Score: 7.371 (scored by 80748,074 users)
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Ranked: #23852
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Popularity: #4501
Members: 24,848
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Synopsis

2041, Earth. After being pulled into the planet's atmosphere, the fall of the Freeport Space Station has led to the "Great Cataclysm"—an event that devastated the Earth's environment. Left as a polluted wasteland, survivors go to war with their fellows to guarantee themselves resources; in the end, these scrimmages have erased the whole existence of humanity. Coincidentally, life still exists on a moon base. Although it is supposedly meant as an immigration outpost for the mission to explore Mars, it is soon turned into a city, both regulating and allowing its citizens to flourish. The lunar base, officially named "The City of Eden," holds the hope of fully colonizing the moon.

Takeru, one of many citizens of Eden in the year 2267, participates in "Tube Races" between gangs and groups using hovercraft-like vehicles. Due to causing an accident in one of his races, Takeru is sentenced to complete volunteer work outside the city. While clearing his punishment, Takeru stumbles upon remains that may unravel the truth about Earth and Eden's genesis.

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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.

Characters & Voice Actors

Kazuma

Main
Morikubo, Shoutarou
Japanese

Alan

Supporting
Katou, Seizou
Japanese

Ricky

Supporting
Kobayashi, Yumiko
Japanese

Staff

Morita, Shuuhei
Director, Storyboard
Matsuo, Kou
Episode Director, Storyboard


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"This Is Love" by Utada Hikaru
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Reviews

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, ...
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.
Jun 8, 2022
Mixed Feelings
Freedom is really a bizarre project: it's an advertisement for the "Noodles Cup" (that you'll see quite often on the show) that became an OVA.
It even goes stronger and deeper, as it was really big at that time in Japan, because the characters were drawn by the man itself, Katsuhiro Otomo (Akira, you know..), and Shuhei Morita was lead to the direction, with the touch of Yoshihiro Ike for the music.
It was SO big, that the promotion and the success for this OVA and Nissin noodles was already made way before its release!

Besides, the fact it was made in 3D cell-shaded CG, was a ...

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