Ginga Sengoku Gunyuuden Rai

Galaxy Warring State Chronicle Rai

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English: Galaxy Warring State Chronicle Rai
Synonyms: Rai: Galactic Civil War Chronicle, Thunder Jet, Ginga Sengoku Gun Yuuden Rai
Japanese: 銀河戦国群雄伝ライ


Type: TV
Episodes: 52
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 8, 1994 to Mar 31, 1995
Premiered: Spring 1994
Broadcast: Fridays at 18:30 (JST)
Producers: TV Tokyo, SoftX
Licensors: Enoki Films
Studios: E&G Films
Source: Manga
Genres: Sci-FiSci-Fi, AdventureAdventure, SpaceSpace, RomanceRomance, ShounenShounen
Duration: 25 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.931 (scored by 40984,098 users)
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Ranked: #6322
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Popularity: #4683
Members: 12,480
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Rai is a space opera that fuses feudal Chinese and Japanese customs with vast galaxy spanning empires and space-going societies. The story follows the life and times of the samurai Rai, and the quest of several spacefaring factions for control of territory and, of course, the Empire.


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Characters & Voice Actors


Kumagaya, Nina


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Watabe, Takeshi


Ogata, Megumi


Okiayu, Ryoutarou


Okuda, Seiji
Director, Storyboard
Honda, Yasunori
Sound Director
Watanabe, Takashi
Episode Director, Storyboard
Sokuza, Makoto
Episode Director, Storyboard


Opening Theme

"Rai Densetsu (雷伝説)" by Atsuo Tanimoto

Ending Theme

"Yume Keshou (夢化粧)" by Mari Sasaki

Mar 25, 2010
SourcererZ (All reviews)
This series honour the genre it belongs, sci-fi space opera, it covers very well the comon elements like the growth of the hero (in this case Rai or Thunderjet) the political matters in war times (in this case mixed with feudal Japan and China settings) the action in battles both with spaceships and close combat with swords and the drama implied in a war of winning and losing battles and sometimes losing the life of important or dear persons like the leaders and the love interest or friends.
The story never slows down and keeps us always interested even if it change sometimes the mood going read more
Oct 4, 2011
jcyui (All reviews)
This is one of the anime that I grew up with. I remembered that I watched this when I was in elementary. (am i that old already?) Anyways, even though that it was way long ago, this anime was stamped in my memories, why?

I love how the story went on. It will not give you any chance to be bored. The setting may not be your usual setting because its like the old history meets the sci-fi setting which kind of unique. Even though that this primary tackles war, the development was not dragging and will keep you interested with different other things like a read more

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