Karen Senki

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Alternative Titles

Japanese: 夏恋戦機


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: ActionAction, Sci-FiSci-Fi
Duration: 11 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 5.731 (scored by 46284,628 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #104692
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #6021
Members: 11,200
Favorites: 4

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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


Hara, Sayuri


Takano, Urara


Nakamura, Kazumasa




Tai, Yuuki


Hara, Sayuri


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

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


Jan 27, 2015
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 ...
Jan 25, 2015
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 ...
Dec 13, 2014
Mixed Feelings
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 ...

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Recent News

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

Recent Forum Discussion

Poll: Karen Senki Episode 11 Discussion
Stark700 - Dec 6, 2014
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Poll: Karen Senki Episode 1 Discussion ( 1 2 )
Stark700 - Sep 27, 2014
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Aug 2, 2016 11:09 AM
So are people pretending to like this to be hip?
SolviteWoTaberu - Oct 31, 2014
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Mar 1, 2015 7:26 PM
Poll: Karen Senki Episode 10 Discussion
Stark700 - Nov 29, 2014
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Jan 9, 2015 3:50 AM
Poll: Karen Senki Episode 9 Discussion
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