Gad Guard

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Japanese: ガドガード


Type: TV
Episodes: 26
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 16, 2003 to Sep 25, 2003
Premiered: Spring 2003
Broadcast: Thursdays at 02:58 (JST)
Studios: Gonzo
Source: Original
Genres: ActionAction, AdventureAdventure, Sci-FiSci-Fi
Theme: MechaMecha
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 6.641 (scored by 47734,773 users)
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Ranked: #59342
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Popularity: #5480
Members: 14,177
Favorites: 27

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Several hundred years in the future, the resources of the Earth runs out, and the progression of the human race has stagnated. The world is now divided into "Units." A boy named Hajiki Sanada lives with his mother and sister in Unit 74, in a place called "Night Town," in which all electricity is shut down at midnight. The key in this story is an object called the GAD. GADs have the ability to reconstruct materials while reacting to feelings of an organic life. The size and shape of the resulting product seem to be different depending on the kinds of feelings that the life possesses. When Hajiki comes in contact with one by accident, it transforms into a huge robot—a Tekkoudo, or "Iron Giant"—which Hajiki names Lightning. And soon he realizes that he isn't the only one with a Tekkoudo, and must find out how to deal with those others who he feels are the "same" as himself.

(Source: ANN)


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Characters & Voice Actors


Hamano, Takatoshi
Nishikiori, Hiroshi
Director, Episode Director, Storyboard, Series Composition
Mima, Masafumi
Sound Director, Sound Effects
Kobayashi, Osamu
Episode Director, Storyboard, Key Animation, Setting, Animation Director


Opening Theme

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"boomerang boogie" by Pe'z

Ending Theme

"Song for My Buffalo" by PE'Z


Oct 25, 2011
I've seen a good number of people online call Gad Guard a mediocre title for one reason or another, which led me to rent the series via Netflix to see if there was any validity with those claims. While the series is far from being a masterpiece, I did see some meaningful elements to the series which at least made it watchable. The series ran on an ongoing theme of overcoming personal doubts and taking responsibility for ones own actions. This theme was conveyed through the Techodes that the central characters formed from GADs as the series comes to reveal the personal problems plaguing the ...
Nov 8, 2010
Gad Guard was a good anime while it lasted. The characters were all unique and nothing like most animes in which you wish you can punch (shoot) them and drop the show. I honestly thought this when I decided to watch this show. Thankfully no one was really like that... with an exception for Hajiki.

The story was original but doesn't go into much depth. In the first and middle episodes you don't really get an explanation about the gads which is understandable because Gads are rare and nobody really knows anything about them except for small hints. The final episodes you get a few ...
Jan 3, 2010
Mixed Feelings
Gad Guard had the potential to be a decent anime. The plot was interesting and the mood of the show was unique to say the least. I mean any show dealing with young kids obtaining Gun… I mean mechas has to be good right? Sadly the execution of the story elements left something to be desired. I’m getting ahead of myself so let’s start with the story.

Gad Guard tells the story of Hajiki Sanada, a 16 year old street smart teenager working as a delivery boy in a city called Night Town. Due to the depletion of Earth resources cities have been separated into units ...

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