Zettai Karen Children


Psychic Squad

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Alternative Titles

Synonyms: Absolutely Lovely Children, ZKC
Japanese: 絶対可憐チルドレン
English: Psychic Squad
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Type: TV
Episodes: 51
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 6, 2008 to Mar 29, 2009
Premiered: Spring 2008
Broadcast: Sundays at Unknown
Licensors: Sentai Filmworks
Studios: SynergySP
Source: Manga
Genres: ActionAction, ComedyComedy, SupernaturalSupernatural
Demographic: ShounenShounen
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older

Statistics

Score: 7.301 (scored by 1160511,605 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #24712
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #2907
Members: 44,055
Favorites: 117

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Synopsis

They're cute, adorable and three of the most powerful Espers the world has ever seen: Kaoru, the brash psychokinetic who can move objects with her mind; Shiho, the sarcastic and dark natured psychometric able to pick thoughts from people's minds and read the pasts of inanimate objects like a book; and Aoi, the most collected and rational of the three, who has the ability to teleport herself and the others at will. So what to do with these potential psychic monsters in the making? Enter B.A.B.E.L., the Base of Backing ESP Laboratory, where hopefully "The Children" and others like them can become part of the answer to an increasing wave of psychic evolution. It's a win-win solution... Unless you're Koichi Minamoto, the overworked young man stuck with the unenviable task of field commanding a team of three pre-teen girls!

(Source: Sentai Filmworks)

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Staff

Kawaguchi, Keiichirou
Director, Episode Director, Storyboard
Matsuoka, Hiroki
Sound Director
Watanabe, Shinichi
Episode Director, Storyboard
Ikehata, Hiroshi
Episode Director


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1: "Over The Future" by Karen Girl's (eps 1-26)
2: "MY WINGS" by Karen Girl's (eps 27-45, 47-51)
3: "MY WINGS feat.THE CHILDREN" by The Children' starring Aya Hirano, Ryoko Shiraishi, and Haruka Tomatsu (eps 46)
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Ending Theme

1: "Zettai love×love Sengen!! (絶対love×love宣言!!)" by The Children' starring Aya Hirano, Ryoko Shiraishi, and Haruka Tomatsu (eps 1-13)
2: "DATTE Daihonmei (DATTE 大本命)" by The Children' starring Aya Hirano, Ryoko Shiraishi, and Haruka Tomatsu (eps 14-26)
3: "Break+Your+Destiny" by Hyoubu Kyouske vs Minamoto Kouichi with Sakaki Shuuji starring Yusa Kouji+Nakamura Yuichi+Taniyama Kishou (eps 27-39)
4: "Soushuunhu (早春賦)" by The Children' starring Aya Hirano, Ryoko Shiraishi, and Haruka Tomatsu (eps 40-45, 47-50)
5: "Zettai love×love Sengen!! (絶対love×love宣言!!)" by Karen Girl's (eps 46)
6: "Over The Future" by Karen Girl's (eps 51)



Mar 29, 2009
Mixed Feelings
A fairly enjoyable series which has either been watered down too much, or not enough.


Overall - 6/10

From the Animesuki thread, I read that the manga is more hardcore with blood and depth in comparison with the anime. While I have not read the source material, I can already sense in the anime that things have been watered down to an extent. This has all to do with the series airing at 10am on a Sunday. I feel things are still too hardcore (i.e. targeted at Japanese Otakus) with the constant perv/service/loli references, to be suitable for kids.

On the other hand, the general ...
Jul 30, 2016
Let's start with my favorite parts of the show: The main Antagonist

Kyosuke for me is interesting, he's cool, he's likable, he's funny, and I have never wanted to join the villains organization more than I want to join PANDRA, Even the members are awesome.

Then there are the main characters in BABEL, now if I wasn't going to join PANDRA, and I was an Esper(#Esper_master_race), I would join BABEL maybe. That's because while I like most of the characters in BABEL, most of them should be fired or sent to prison. The chief is the the absolute worst character in the show, he wastes resources ...
Apr 13, 2009
Currently this will be the 1st draft of this review. (I will make a better one after my Exam)

[Even though I gave it low grade, it comes from how hard I grade it and maybe it'll be bump up 1-2 points if graded by others]

To say it simple for simple understanding for simple people: Magical Girl

This show was really based on magical girls who were called ESPer instead and the main character of this show are the three Level 7 (highest level) children esper who luckily found someone who accepted them.

Story: (7/10)
I must say Zettai Karen Children really gives me high expectation at first sight. ...

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