Juuni Taisen

Juni Taisen: Zodiac War

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Synonyms: 12 Taisen, 12 Wars
Japanese: 十二大戦
English: Juni Taisen: Zodiac War
German: Juni Taisen: Zodiac War
Spanish: Juni Taisen: Zodiac War
French: Juni Taisen: Zodiac War
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Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 3, 2017 to Dec 19, 2017
Premiered: Fall 2017
Broadcast: Tuesdays at 23:30 (JST)
Licensors: Funimation
Studios: Graphinica
Source: Novel
Genre: ActionAction
Themes: GoreGore, SurvivalSurvival
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)


Score: 6.541 (scored by 140100140,100 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #64382
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #820
Members: 286,716
Favorites: 667

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Every 12 years, mercenaries who possess the highest caliber of brute strength, cunning wit, and deadly precision gather to participate in the Zodiac Tournament. Each warrior bears the name and attributes of one of the 12 animals of the Chinese zodiac. With their pride and lives on the line, they engage in vicious combat until only the victor remains.

The 12th Zodiac Tournament begins in a desolate city, devoid of any evidence of the half million people who recently lived there. To raise the stakes, each warrior ingests a poisonous gem, thus setting a time limit on the tournament—and on their life. With one wish for the victor up for grabs, the Zodiac Warriors start their cutthroat battle for survival.

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"Rapture (ラプチャー)" by Panorama Panama Town (パノラマパナマタウン)

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Sep 27, 2023
Amazing Anime... Soundtrack hits you deep in the soul, characters are well made yet you never feel safe for them

There is sadness, anger, hardships , chaos, twisted personalities, generous personalities.... However everyone has one goal. To become the victor of the Zodiac wars!

I personally like this so much i binged it in one day, the soundtrack really makes this whole anime in my opinion, there is gore and and no character is safe. They are all professionals fighting to the death.

The story is not all that different to genres like the Hunger Games, so if you hate those type of shows then this ...
Aug 11, 2023
Mixed Feelings
Juuni Taisen offers a unique and intriguing concept. To summarise it it is a battle royale featuring twelve warriors, each taking the forms of different Chinese zodiac signs, competing for the ultimate prize: a wish that could change their lives forever. The series blends action, strategy, and character exploration to create an often intense viewing experience.

One of the standout aspects of the anime is its diverse cast of characters, each possessing distinct personalities, abilities, and backstories. As the show progresses, viewers are treated to decently executed flashback sequences that delve into the past of each competitor, revealing their motivations for participating in the brutal Juuni ...
Sep 24, 2023
I watched Juuni Taisen, also known as Zodiac War. Here are my thoughts:

So basically, as you might have guessed, there are 12 warriors, each of whom are vaguely based on a zodiac animal. They all fight each other to the death simultaneously in an abandoned city because of a battle royale-style competition. It was interesting to see how the various warrior abilities competed against each other (and worked together in some cases). I'm a huge sucker for battle royale-style conflicts such as this.

The actual battle royale plot is easy to watch and makes for suitable binge-watch material. If you just feel like burning through an ...

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