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Aldnoah.Zero


Alternative Titles

English: Aldnoah.Zero
Synonyms: AZ
Japanese: アルドノア・ゼロ

Information

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: Action, Mecha, Sci-Fi
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)

Statistics

Score: 7.661 (scored by 141,501 users)
1 indicates a weighted score. Please note that 'Not yet aired' titles are excluded.
Ranked: #11362
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #148
Members: 243,557
Favorites: 2,817
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Episodes: /12

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.

[Written by MAL Rewrite]

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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Characters & Voice Actors

Kaizuka, Inaho
Kaizuka, Inaho
Main
Hanae, Natsuki
Japanese
Hanae, Natsuki
Troyard, Slaine
Troyard, Slaine
Main
Ono, Kensho
Japanese
Ono, Kensho
Vers Allusia, Asseylum
Vers Allusia, Asseylum
Main
Amamiya, Sora
Japanese
Amamiya, Sora
Amifumi, Inko
Amifumi, Inko
Supporting
Komatsu, Mikako
Japanese
Komatsu, Mikako

Staff

Kurosaki, Shizuka
Kurosaki, Shizuka
Producer
Aoki, Ei
Aoki, Ei
Director
Aketagawa, Jin
Aketagawa, Jin
Sound Director
Urobuchi, Gen
Urobuchi, Gen
Script, Creator


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

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#1: "heavenly blue" by Kalafina (ep 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)




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AnimeAddicts
Sep 21, 2014
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 read more
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ZephSilver
Feb 17, 2015
***THIS REVIEW CONTAINS SPOILERS***

They say imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, but at what point do we cross the line between paying homage to other works and being a complete ripoff? Many titles have often been labeled as copycats or cheap knock offs. These titles often make up the collective we refer to as "run of the mill". Every year seems to give rise to these dime a dozen drones that show very little to distinguish themselves from each other. But every now and then we get titles that takes it a step further by not just copying a known title but copying the read more
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Arsene_Lucifer
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 read more
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jdbe
Sep 21, 2014
Aldnoah.Zero not only flashed the name Urobuchi before it aired, but it was supposedly seen as the love child between Legend of the galactic heroes and gundam wing. I'm glad they used a condom because Aldnoah.Zero would tarnish their names through association.

Aldnoah.Zero follows the strained relationship between humans (commonly referred to as Terrans) and Martians (from mars). After an assassination attempt on the princess of mars, war breaks out with the Martians, whom wielding their sacred Aldnoah technology fight against the earthlings. The show depicts the war from both sides.

Aldnoah.Zero follows the mecha genre in more of a 'super robot' format than the 'real robot' read more
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