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Alternative Titles

Japanese: ジパング


Type: TV
Episodes: 26
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 8, 2004 to Apr 1, 2005
Premiered: Fall 2004
Broadcast: Unknown
Producers: Marvelous, TBS
Studios: Studio Deen
Source: Manga
Genres: ActionAction, MilitaryMilitary, Sci-FiSci-Fi, HistoricalHistorical, DramaDrama, SeinenSeinen
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.511 (scored by 59715,971 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #15832
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #4139
Members: 17,799
Favorites: 148

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Mirai, an improved Kongou-class Aegis guided missile destroyer, is one of the newest and most advanced ships in the entire Japanese Self Defense Force (SDF). Her crew, also one of the newest, is lead by Capt. Umezu Saburo and Executive Officer Kadomatsu Yosuke. While running scheduled training exercises one day, Mirai encounters a fierce storm that throws their navigation systems into temporary disarray. After a few minutes of recovery, the crew is shocked to discover that they've been transported back in time to June 4, 1942—The Battle of Midway, during World War II. Letting history take its course for this battle, they manage to avoid the conflict firsthand and make a vow to remain anonymous, changing history as little as possible. However, when the crew comes across the dying Lt. Commander Kusaka Takumi, XO. Kadomatsu's instincts to save lives takes over, changing the course of history more than he could've imagined.

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Characters & Voice Actors


Furuhashi, Kazuhiro
Director, Script
Hiramitsu, Takuya
Sound Director
Matsushita, Yukihiro
Episode Director, Storyboard
Okamoto, Hideki
Episode Director


Opening Theme

"Rashinban (羅針盤)" by AUDIO RULEZ

Ending Theme

"Kimi wo Miteiru (君を見ている)" by BEGIN

Jun 11, 2013
Ovyda (All reviews)
I would have never watched this if my internet hadn't had some connection issues. To my huge surprise from the very first episode it already caught my interest and I ended up watching 7 episodes without a break.

I personally want to give title "Cliffhanger" to this anime. Like 90% of the episodes ended up with a cliffhanger... Don't get me wrong, I actually loved this. I kind of regret it aired before I started watching anime, because this anime had enormously huge variety of topics to discuss. Every episode was very different from the previous one and many turnarounds happened. I was sometimes even confused read more
Mar 24, 2009
oOoOoOo (All reviews)
If you were the captain of a highly advanced Japanese warship sent back in time to the Second World War, would you change history to bring victory to your people, or would you do everything to preserve the way of life you knew in the 21st century? The crew of the Mirai are torn, as they grapple with this very question, watching the legendary Yamato slink by them in the fog. "Zipang" is less about time travel and altering history, than it is about accepting the reality around you. While many hold out hope for a return to the "present", many others read more
Feb 27, 2010
lisnoire (All reviews)
A modern naval destryoer from Japan's Maritime Self-Defense Force is sent back in time via some sort of quantum anomaly to the battle of Midway. For 26 episodes they struggle with where their loyalty lies, do their best to protect themselves without killing anyone and without doing anything that would change history.

The contrast between modern Japan and that of the 1940's is stunning. It is a critical look Japan's militaristic government at the time, at war in general, and at hard moral questions.

Although I feel the facial character designs could have been a little more realistic, they were refreshing read more
Feb 22, 2015
-ryougishiki- (All reviews)

The story begins as Mirai, a newly constructed improved Kongou class missile destroyer and one of the most advanced ships of the Japanese Self-Defence Force, and its crew of more than 200 people departs from Yokohoma Base to Pearl Harbor. However, a strange phenomenon occurs as they are on their way to the Pearl Harbor and the crew becomes shocked when they see Yamato, the strongest ship of Imperial Japanese Navy from WW2, and other WW2 ships like Nagato,Akagi etc. They realize that they are no longer in post-war Japan of 21st century and they are sent to 1942— to the middle of Battle of read more

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