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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: Fridays at 01:25 (JST)
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: 7.491 (scored by 80088,008 users)
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Ranked: #18752
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Popularity: #4599
Members: 23,088
Favorites: 188

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A Ripple in Time Turns the Crucial Tide of WWII.

Scheduled for routine military exercises, Commander Kadomatsu and the crew of Japan's newest and most modern Battlecruiser, The Mirai, are ready to test out the ship's state-of-the-art Aegis System. Instead, they find themselves transported back to June 4th, 1942—date of the crucial Battle of Midway, where the Japanese fleet was dealt a crippling blow. When an overzealous Kadomatsu rescues one of the battle's victims, Kusaka, from a sinking zero fighter, the Mirai's fate is sealed. The crew pledges not to do anything to alter the past further. However, they're now forced to fight a U.S. submarine in a battle that should never have occurred. Thus setting off a chain of events that may forever change the flow of history!

(Source: Geneon Entertainment USA, edited)

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


Dec 11, 2020
Zipang takes a more realistic look at how a modern military ship from our time would interact with a period in time where the world was fighting itself. We watch as Mirai's crew tries to alter history, and as they scavenge for food. While some parts are off, or inaccurate, it manages to overall potray a lifelike scenario. The characters themselves can be bland, and at times, uninteresting, but its not over the top. Theres no big eyed anime girls to be found, or SDF worshipping like GATE, but rather an actual scenario that could be expected.
Overall, it can be boring at times, but it ...
Nov 4, 2021
Mixed Feelings
In the 21st Century Mirai, a JSDF naval destroyer embarks on its training drill in the Pacific Ocean alongside other escort ships only to be swept up into the chaos of a storm. As the escorting ships disappear among the mist caused by the storm, the crew of Mirai discover they have been sent into the the Battle of Midway in 1942. Concerned with not interfering with the path of history, the Mirai crew maintain passive in the battles until Kadomatsu, Yosuke tries to save an Imperial Japanese Lieutenant Kusaka, Takumi and makes the riskiest decision of sharing classified information to Kusaka unintentionally changing history. ...
Aug 22, 2022
Basically the movie Final Countdown but in anime and worse. Just like final countdown it's just bullshit propaganda. The anime talks about a 21st century's JSDF destroyer leaving the port for training exercises and encountering some sort of anomaly that sends them back in time to 1942 year (Yes it's a copy of the final countdown but the author didn't give the movie any credits). This was when WW2 is still on the way. when Japan were in a war against USA. Some people start saying some bullshit that the single destroyer could change the course of the war which is dumb. Only idiots ...

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