Virus: Virus Buster Serge

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Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 3, 1997 to Dec 19, 1997
Premiered: Fall 1997
Broadcast: Fridays at 01:15 (JST)
Producers: Plum
Licensors: Manga Entertainment
Studios: J.C.Staff
Source: Game
Genres: ActionAction, AdventureAdventure, MechaMecha, PolicePolice, Sci-FiSci-Fi
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: R+ - Mild Nudity


Score: 5.451 (scored by 12271,227 users)
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Ranked: #101412
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Popularity: #7585
Members: 3,698
Favorites: 4
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Neo Hong Kong, 2097: The world has changed. Advances in genetic engineering and cybernetics have created an environment full of artificially enhanced humans and intelligent super-computers that operate using biological software. But the same technology that has allowed man and machine to merge has made both susceptible to a new kind of threat—digital viruses capable of controlling their hosts.

(Source: ANN)


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Characters & Voice Actors


Kuwashima, Houko

Brain Lizard

Yao, Kazuki


Suzuoki, Hirotaka

Colder, Mirei G

Ikezawa, Haruna


Oobari, Masami
Director, Episode Director, Script, Storyboard, Character Design, Animation Director, Key Animation, Screenplay
Kameyama, Toshiki
Sound Director


Opening Theme

"Rainy Day and Day" by Dragon Ash

Ending Theme

"Heavenly Blue" by Ran Takano

Sep 10, 2012
Katsuro-chan (All reviews)
When examining this anime from the creator of Fatal fury (Movie), there was the expectation that this would be decent to the extent that this would be one I could actually sit through. In fact, the preview of the series gave it a Ghost in the Shell feel, with "124 degrees east longitude high above the Equator: stationary orbit. Special defense of the Incubator. Black Valentine: birth of the Incubator, ending the days of hell, dawn of the new terror." only giving me more expectation. Was I disappointed? Well, id call that an understatement.

Following the trend of series like Brain Powered and Soul Taker, Virus read more
Nov 14, 2020
ABoyNamedScoot (All reviews)
Virus Buster Serge marked the debut of Masami Obari as a director and writer for a television series, prior to this his directorial work consisted of several mecha and fighting OVAs whilst he had never been credited as a writer on these projects.

These details are important to consider when watching Virus, as it is clearly the work of an auteur in an unknown medium... and it shows.

Obari's weakness and inexperience as a writer are on full display; after the first three episodes the viewer gets the impression that there was no story planned out since the following nine episodes seem to meander with very little read more

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