Bounen no Xamdou
Xam'd: Lost Memories
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Alternative Titles

English: Xam'd: Lost Memories
Synonyms: Bonen no Xamdou, Bonen no Zamudo, Bounen no Zamudo, Bounen no Zamned
Japanese: 亡念のザムド


Type: ONA
Episodes: 26
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jul 15, 2008 to Feb 4, 2009
Producers: Aniplex, Half H.P Studio
Licensors: Sentai Filmworks
Studios: Bones
Source: Original
Genres: ActionAction, MilitaryMilitary, Sci-FiSci-Fi
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.701 (scored by 4925949,259 users)
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Ranked: #10182
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Popularity: #1134
Members: 113,534
Favorites: 1,005
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Sentan Island is a small island surrounded by the Yuden Sea. It exists in a state of dreamlike tranquility, cut off from the war between the Northern Government and the Southern Continent Free Zone. Our hero, Akiyuki Takehara, lives on Sentain Island along with his mother Fusa. He is currently separated from his father, the town doctor Ryuzo, but the bond between father and son remains. One day, after taking Ryuzo the lunch that Fusa has made for him as usual, Akiyuki arrives at school, where he is caught up in an explosion along with his friends, Haru and Furuichi. The explosion produces a mysterious light, which enters Akiyuki's arm, causing him excruciating pain. He's given no time to understand it, however, as the white-haired girl who rode on the bus with him guides him to a power unlike anything he's ever known.


Conceptualized by Bones, and co-developed by Sony Computer Entertainment, Aniplex and Bones, Bounen no Xamdou debuted on Sony's inagural launch of the Playstation Network video download service at E3 in the United States on July 16th, 2008, and in Japan on September 24th, 2008.

The series would later on have it's television premiere on MBS, CBC, Tokyo MX and other Japanese broadcast networks in April 2009.

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Characters & Voice Actors


Miyaji, Masayuki
Director, Episode Director, Script, Storyboard
Takadera, Takeshi
Sound Director
Nomura, Kazuya
Episode Director, Storyboard, Animation Director, Key Animation
Watada, Shinya
Episode Director

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#01: "Shut Up And Explode" by Boom Boom Satellites
#R1: "Back on my Feet" by Boom Boom Satellites (TV Broadcast Opening)

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#01: "Vacancy" by Kylee
#R1: "Just Breathe" by Kylee (TV broadcast ED)
#R2: "Over U" by Kylee (TV broadcast ED2)

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Feb 8, 2009
agentsmith (All reviews)
As many people have already said, this anime is produced by the same people who brought you Eureka 7. Keep that in mind if you plan on watching this anime.

First off, check out the OP. Holy jebus it's sweet. Catches you instantly, and gets you all excited for what looks (judging from the animation quality) an awesome show. In some respects, this is a let down. While the animation is superb, the soundtrack is hauntingly good, and the characters are generally quite fleshed out (just enough info for you to find them interesting)... the story is near random. This anime seems confused as to read more
Sep 27, 2009
Looseshooter (All reviews)
I just finished watching this anime through the second time, and it has great replay value. The story is very intricate and interconnected so don't expect to grasp all of it the first time through, but the overall messages and themes are impressively powerful. It's got action, don't worry. Lots.

I suppose I'll start with the story first, STORY:
The beginning of the series is very focused on a few characters, and slowly branches out to include more and more characters in the plot until towards the end all of the characters are being covered but the focus is where it should be. Things start rather slow read more
Oct 16, 2011
Nvrtry (All reviews)
"Everyday I wake up thinking it'll be okay. 'Cause you promised me that, you'd come back some day. My heart is throbbing but I will wait. And I'll strive... to stay strong..."

Try as I might, I cannot think of a song that matches the content of a series better than the first ED of Xam'd: Lost Memories. If you wanted to, you could probably put these lyrics as the synopsis of the series and have it hold the same effect as the current.

Xam'd is not a series that everyone will enjoy. At first glance, it would appear to be another action series that people watch read more
Apr 2, 2009
BarnacleBlister (All reviews)
In order to watch this show, just sit back and take in the visuals. Don't concern yourself with the plot or characters otherwise you'll have nothing to hold onto.

This is a tremendously creative series set in an intriguing world with beautiful animation. Unfortunately, nothing about the story or characters even comes close to matching the show's outward beauty.

This isn't a boring show; it constantly shows the viewer new locations, characters, confrontations. Locales include a pleasant island community, Himalayanesque mountains, and much more sumptuous scenery. Character designs are all equally creative from the military uniforms to the Zanbani's rag-tag crew to the various culture's depicted. read more

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