E's Otherwise

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Japanese: エスアザーワイズ
English: E's Otherwise
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Type: TV
Episodes: 26
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 1, 2003 to Sep 23, 2003
Premiered: Spring 2003
Broadcast: Tuesdays at 18:00 (JST)
Producers: Sotsu
Licensors: ADV Films
Studios: Pierrot
Source: Manga
Genres: ActionAction, AdventureAdventure, DramaDrama, Sci-FiSci-Fi, SupernaturalSupernatural
Themes: MilitaryMilitary, Super PowerSuper Power
Demographic: ShounenShounen
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 6.591 (scored by 69476,947 users)
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Ranked: #61462
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Popularity: #5112
Members: 16,432
Favorites: 24

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Kai, who has powers different from the rest, together with his sickly sister Hikaru was protected by an organization called ASHURUM. Scouted by Eiji, Kai was delegated to the ASHURUM special force AESES and undergo intensive training. Whenever he was free, Kai visited Hikaru at the hospital belongs to the organization, but Hikaru's condition never improved. So, one year later, with amazing growth from the intensive training, Kai decides to escape from the organization.

(Source: ANN)


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Characters & Voice Actors


Tanaka, Hideyuki
Sound Director
Nakayama, Katsuichi
Episode Director, Storyboard


Opening Theme

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"Jouhou (情報)" by Suitei Shoujo

Ending Theme

"Tonight/Midnight" by Chicochair


Feb 16, 2016
I know many people would not consider E's Otherwise as a great anime, yet it kinda got me into the thing and I certainly can recomand it to any beginner. The story ist pretty decend and there are many unexpected things in it. Of course I watched it when I was still pretty young so I can't be objective about it. I really like it, tho.

It ist about a calm boy, discovering his true powers and finding his own identity. Some choices he makes are not very reasenable to the person watching and the powers he and his mates have are pretty much the "average" ...
Jun 9, 2012
Yeah. I miss that "before the moe boom anime era" when people cared more about plot and character as much as they cared about art and fanservice.

Whlst E's Otherwise riffs off of the themes presented in X-men, it also follows the theme of "spending your time up in here (in a self-established effort to change your mind)." A theme used in anime like No. 6 and 07-Ghost.

The plot is all over the place; the characters are all over the place. (Not to diss ADV's English voice-acting people, but even their localization sounds like it's all over the place.) But the goals, and who to root ...
Oct 13, 2008
Mixed Feelings
E's Otherwise is most definitely one of the many thousands of animes that's just out there to be.....out there. I've started calling these types of shows “fast food” animes. Animes churned out by these big production companies out more for capital gain with no regard for product integrity. E's Otherwise is a series that really makes no sense and you'll almost, right from the get-go, need to modify your outlook [....and lower your expectations] on this show or you'll switch it off. If you are going to watch this show, you can't take it too seriously....even when the show itself is asking ...


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