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Karen Senki


Alternative Titles

Japanese: 夏恋戦機

Information

Type: ONA
Episodes: 11
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Sep 27, 2014 to Dec 6, 2014
Producers: None found, add some
Licensors: None found, add some
Source: Original
Genres: Action, Sci-Fi
Duration: 11 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older

Statistics

Score: 5.861 (scored by 3,258 users)
1 indicates a weighted score. Please note that 'Not yet aired' titles are excluded.
Ranked: #71522
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #3368
Members: 9,081
Favorites: 5
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Synopsis

In the post-apocalyptic aftermath of a war between machines and their creators, machines rule while humans exist in a state of servitude. Titular character Karen leads Resistance Group 11, an eclectic group of humans who find themselves fighting for their lives as they are hunted by the robots in each episode. Is this the end of humanity? Are they fighting a losing battle?

Through Karen, we delve into a struggle between right and wrong, between indifference and love that explores some of the deepest questions about humanity. What is the difference between a thinking machine and a human being? What is a soul?

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Characters & Voice Actors

Karen
Main
Hara, Sayuri
Japanese
Seek
Supporting
Xiao-gang
Supporting
Junkshop
Supporting
Tai, Yuuki
Japanese
Eleanor
Supporting
Takano, Urara
Japanese
Touka
Supporting
Hara, Sayuri
Japanese

Staff

Hiroi, Ouji
Director, Script, Storyboard, Theme Song Lyrics
Fujishima, Kousuke
Character Design
Takano, Urara
Inserted Song Performance


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"Ai wo Sagashite: In Search of Lost Love (愛を探して -In Search of Lost Love-)" by Onibara




More reviewsReviews

Dec 13, 2014
CrisiasRex (All reviews)
If The Terminator and The Matrix had a baby, that baby would be Karen Senki. But of course The Terminator and The Matrix are horrible parents so Karen Senki grows up to be a problem child. It decided to steal all of its parents material and burn it to the ground. With its never-ending use of action movie cliches (bullet time action sequences, explosions in the background with the hero walking away in slow-motion) Karen Senki is the epitome of ill-inspired action rip-offs. The story is totally unoriginal and the characters all seem like they were picked out of some other franchise. This show is read more
Jan 27, 2015
D5 (All reviews)
This anime is both under-rated, and ove-rated. Under-rated for the story and characters, and over-rated for the superficial things, like being all 3-D CG.

My take on it, after watching all 11 episodes and waiting more than a month to let my emotions settle down, is that the characters and story are strong. Each episode reveals more and more about the story, and since they are only 11 minutes or so long, you can watch all of them "marathon style", but I would advise you not to do so.

Even though they are only 11 minutes long, each episode changes our assumptions and fills in more of read more
Jan 25, 2015
shleepydragyn (All reviews)
Do you like action packed, explosive, shoot'em ups with characters trying to survive the world their in and destroy those who would do them harm? Then Karen Senki may be the anime for you. It's not a deep story, and there isn't a lot of character development. It is however, visualy appealing and features a band of unlikely heros doing their part for the common good. I wish it had more content, and I can see why many others dislike this anime. It's a fun story that in the end, left me wanting a little more. I enjoyed it for what it was, and I read more
Jan 11, 2015
PoisonedTea (All reviews)
This is the most underrated anime I every seen.

I could be giving it to much praise but the unique aspects of the show I think it is deserving more then it gets on that alone.

Story and Setting:

It is Set in a future where machines have taken control of the world. Humans live in pocket societies with the machines but it is clear the machines are in charge.

The Story is told in a unique way that it tell two stories at the same time a past and present this is all in ten minute episodes so it can give you a lot of information in read more

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CGI Anime Series 'Karen Senki' Announced

CGI Anime Series 'Karen Senki' Announced

It has been announced that Ouji Hiroi and Kosuke Fujishima (the creators of Sakura Taisen) have teamed up with the Taiwanese studio Next Media Animation to create a ...read more


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