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 130312130,312 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #61772
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Popularity: #748
Members: 263,693
Favorites: 590

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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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Characters & Voice Actors


Hosoda, Naoto
Koizumi, Kisuke
Sound Director
Kobayashi, Kouji
Episode Director
Miura, Kazuya
Episode Director, Storyboard


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

Ending Theme

Dec 19, 2017
RebelPanda (All reviews)
I'm sick and tired of seeing people treat Juuni Taisen like trash because the plot is predictable.

It might just be intentionally predictable!
I know, how blasphemous!
As if its intention was to besmirch the name of our beloved Fate and the tarnish the genre it birthed into existence!

Did it really take everyone 12 episodes to realize that the show reveals the order of every characters’ death by the end of the first episode?
Would it be so far-fetched to imagine that Juuni Taisen actually wanted to put an original spin on the battle royale genre?
Or does every battle royale show have to be like read more
Dec 19, 2017
dadnaya (All reviews)
[Spoiler Warning]

Do you know what Juuni Taisen lacked? The music in comedy anime where someone does something stupid. Everything was so stupid here that it might've been better to just make it a comedy anime. And even with that my score would've been maybe 5 instead of 4

After watching all of the show, I want to say that this anime... Had potential. And a lot of it. But it went downhill really fast.

I'm going to talk about the pattern of the anime, which makes almost every episode the same, the poor "border story" and why the anime which is tagged only as "Action"- doesn't do read more
Dec 19, 2017
Stark700 (All reviews)
Every season nowadays, we get one of those “dark, edgy” shows that can make our stomach growl. From this year, we had plenty of those. Titles such as Kakegurui, Chaos;Child, and even Vatican Kiseki Chousakan tried to sell its ideas to viewers with mixed results. Then, there’s Juuni Taisen, a show that features a battle royale theme. Based on the signs of the Eastern Zodiac, it’ a character battle for the ultimate grand price of having a wish fulfilled. But honestly, Juuni Taisen is a show that betrayed expectations. It didn’t fulfill my wish of a show that is memorable. Instead, it delivered a half-assed read more
Dec 19, 2017
LaLeLuLiLo (All reviews)
Before the start of the fall anime season, Junni Taisen was one of the animes that caught my eye. The reason why is because it had the term Novel on what material it was adapted from. As in it wasn’t a light novel series or a regular novel series, but rather it was one single novel. As in all it needed to do has been done, and all that’s left is to adapt it to animation that has an ending in sight that will leave little to no loose ends. What started as mild intrigue was quickly overtaken with dissatisfaction as the first two episodes read more

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