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Gad Guard


Alternative Titles

Japanese: ガドガード

Information

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
Duration: 25 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older

Statistics

Score: 6.821 (scored by 2,948 users)
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Ranked: #40132
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Popularity: #3230
Members: 8,308
Favorites: 15
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Episodes: /26

Synopsis

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

Katana
Katana
Main
Suwabe, Junichi
Japanese
Suwabe, Junichi
Harmony, Aiko Mary
Harmony, Aiko Mary
Main
Kurata, Masayo
Japanese
Kurata, Masayo
Sanada, Hajiki
Sanada, Hajiki
Main
Suzumura, Kenichi
Japanese
Suzumura, Kenichi
Kisaragi, Takumi
Kisaragi, Takumi
Main
Sato, Yuko
Japanese
Sato, Yuko

Staff

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


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Arowind91
Jan 3, 2010
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 read more
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ggultra2764
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 read more
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TEWG
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 read more
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OniWarrior
Aug 28, 2011
This is only my second review so bare with me on this. I watched this anime a long time ago but, had never finished it until now and I'd like to share the pros & con's.

Story: First of all, Gad Guard had a good concept story that pulled you in at first, About a boy that worked Day to Day to help support his family that his father had abandoned trying to be a better man, until stumbling upon A plot twist that ultimately completely moot as the later episodes seem to skip a lot of important information and got rather confusing and feels like read more
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