Aldnoah.Zero

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Synonyms: AZ
Japanese: アルドノア・ゼロ
English: Aldnoah.Zero
Spanish: Aldnoah. Zero
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Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jul 6, 2014 to Sep 21, 2014
Premiered: Summer 2014
Broadcast: Sundays at 00:00 (JST)
Licensors: Aniplex of America
Studios: A-1 Pictures, TROYCA
Source: Original
Genres: ActionAction, Sci-FiSci-Fi
Themes: MechaMecha, MilitaryMilitary
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)

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Score: 7.391 (scored by 282642282,642 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #22502
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #426
Members: 511,189
Favorites: 3,584

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Synopsis

The discovery of a hypergate on the Moon once allowed the human race to teleport to Mars. Those who chose to settle there unearthed a technology far more advanced than that of their home planet, which they named "Aldnoah." This discovery led to the founding of the Vers Empire of Mars and a declaration of war against the "Terrans," those who stayed behind on Earth. However, a battle on the moon—later called "Heaven's Fall"—caused the hypergate to explode, destroying the moon and leading the two planets to establish an uneasy ceasefire.

Their peace was a fragile one, however. Fifteen years later, high school student Inaho Kaizuka witnesses the plotted assassination of the Vers Empire's Princess Asseylum Vers Allusia, who had come to Earth in hopes of repairing the relationship between the empire and its homeland. The ceasefire is shattered, and the Martians declare war on the Terrans once again. In the face of this insurmountable enemy, Inaho and his friends must now fight against the Vers Empire to settle the war once and for all.

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Background

Aldnoah.Zero was streamed in Australia by Hanabee, in the UK by Anime Limited and in the USA by Aniplex of America. The manga adaptation of the anime was published in 2014, written by Olympus Knights and illustrated by Pinakes. The manga was licensed by Yen Press in the USA in 2015. The creator and director had previously collaborated on Fate/Zero.

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"heavenly blue" by Kalafina (eps 2-12)
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Ending Theme

1: "heavenly blue" by Kalafina (eps 1)
2: "A/Z" by SawanoHiroyuki[nZk]:mizuki (eps 2-3, 5-6, 9)
3: "aLIEz" by SawanoHiroyuki[nZk]:mizuki (eps 4, 7-8, 10-11)




Reviews

Sep 25, 2014
In Short: A slightly above average (I've seen some really bad ones) mecha anime, focusing mainly on art, music, and battle sequences. Character development is sadly not very existent, and the story is mostly predictable with a few twists (except the end...)

Story: 7. Rather predicable with a few twists. Coherent for the most part. Was best in first few episodes and the last 2. In between I kinda felt like watch someone play a RPG. You know, defeat a bad guy, oh look, there's a new one. The ending was unexpected... but feels really random. I really wonder what season 2 will be like.

Art and ...
Sep 21, 2014
Mixed Feelings
Graphics/animation

The overall art design is beautiful, very atmospheric. The only „criticism” this show usually gets is the use of CGI, but after re-watching those scenes Ill call it good. Apart from a few scenes where the Terran mechs looked really clunky most of the time they were using various tricks to make the robots blend into the background which included the clever use of camera angles, lighting, colors, smoke, snow etc... The show is easy to follow and visually appealing.

Music

As many have stated already – it’s great. Hiroyuki Sawano showed us again what a talented composer he is. But since this is a review about ...
Mar 21, 2015
Spoiler Warning: This review will spoil specific plot points in certain episodes in order to provide examples of why Aldnoah.Zero writing fails for a number of reasons. While I attempted to keep spoilers to a minimum, it’s best recommended to avoid reading this for those who have an interest in checking out Aldnoah.Zero and don’t want anything to be spoiled. In a nutshell, Aldnoah.Zero has the aesthetic for a great series, but no substance to support it not offering anything in between all the eye candy. If you plan to continue reading past this point you have been warned.

“Fiat justitia ruat caelum” is ...

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