Star Fox Zero: The Battle Begins

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Japanese: スターフォックス ゼロ ザ・バトル・ビギンズ


Type: ONA
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 20, 2016
Producers: Production I.G, Nintendo
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: Wit Studio
Source: Game
Genres: ActionAction, Sci-FiSci-Fi
Theme: SpaceSpace
Duration: 14 min.
Rating: G - All Ages


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Ranked: #87252
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Popularity: #9065
Members: 4,322
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Andross, an ape exiled from the Lylat Planetary System by General Pepper seeks revenge by attacking the planet Corneria and its innocence, kidnapping Pepper in the process. Meanwhile, it's another usual day for Team Star Fox, a gang of space mercenaries: Lazing around, getting angry at video games, and being lectured by their mentors. But all of that changes once they receive a distress call from a familiar face.

Meet Fox McCloud, son of the deceased James McCloud, as he and his top-notch crew—Slippy Toad, Falco Lombardi and Peppy Hare—fight back against Andross's robotic army in style, and attempt to save Corneria from the skies.


This is an interpretation of Star Fox Zero's introduction, which is a reimagining of Star Fox 64 for the Wii U.

Characters & Voice Actors


Asano, Kyouji
Director, Storyboard
Iwanami, Yoshikazu
Sound Director


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Apr 21, 2016
While I was watching Star Fox Zero: The Battle Begins, I had many memories of the game Star Fox 64. Some expressions of the characters are similar to that game, or had been directly taken from there (and we can't forget the classic "do a barrel roll"). It caused me a nostalgic feel. Some songs were also compositions extracted from there. Although the type of humor is somewhat bland and the plot is simple, the action scenes are well worked and are very enjoyable.

In summary, it's not just a very-long teaser trailer for the game Star Fox Zero, but it can be a great piece ...
May 21, 2021
Star Fox Zero: The Battle Begins is a short ONA based off of the Wii U game. It was handled by Wit studio and designed to advertise the game. Which was a kind of pointless move given that it was on a system very few people bought. Don't get me wrong, the Wii U was a solid system with some really good games. It just flopped. Either way, let's check out the animation.


We open with Andross planning revenge against General Pepper. This is quickly followed by our introduction to the Starfox team aboard the Great Fox and enjoying some leisure. This is ...
Oct 4, 2017
Mixed Feelings
Rate a 5
English Dubbed

Sigh... i have been taught to take the good with bad. Which i have used in life. Which lead me to out with the old and in with the new. Which most Americans live their life on. Whether it is ordering the latest i phone or modernized home feature appliance. To some extent it is great but the rest is pathetic. Maybe, this is why i am having a hard time giving this a higher or lower rating.

Plot wise stayed true to the game. That dedication is not as often as one would think. Ending was a nice tease given the fact ...

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