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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, DramaDrama, Sci-FiSci-Fi
Themes: Adult CastAdult Cast, HistoricalHistorical, MilitaryMilitary, Time TravelTime Travel
Demographic: SeinenSeinen
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.481 (scored by 72607,260 users)
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Ranked: #17652
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Popularity: #4423
Members: 21,361
Favorites: 179

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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.

(Source: ANN)


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Characters & Voice Actors


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


Opening Theme

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"Rashinban (羅針盤)" by AUDIO RULEZ

Ending Theme

"Kimi wo Miteiru (君を見ている)" by BEGIN

Jun 11, 2013
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 ...
Mar 24, 2009
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 ...
Feb 27, 2010
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 ...

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