Iria: Zeiram The Animation

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Alternative Titles

Japanese: イ・リ・ア ゼイラム The Animation
English: Iria: Zeiram The Animation
Spanish: Iria
French: Iria
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Information

Type: OVA
Episodes: 6
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jun 23, 1994 to Nov 21, 1994
Producers: Bandai Visual
Studios: Ashi Production
Source: Original
Genres: ActionAction, AdventureAdventure, Sci-FiSci-Fi
Theme: SpaceSpace
Duration: 28 min. per ep.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)

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Score: 7.061 (scored by 85038,503 users)
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Ranked: #36722
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Popularity: #4072
Members: 21,603
Favorites: 104

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Synopsis

Iria is the story of a girl and the Alien being she loves to hate. The series begins with her brother, Gren, taking a job. He is a bounty hunter, and one well known for his incredible skill. Iria, being a skilled apprentice bounty hunter herself, tags along. What is the job, one might ask. It is to find out what has happened to the crew and cargo of a Space Station. Needless to say, nothing is as it seems, and the war between Iria and Zeiram begins in earnest.

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Characters & Voice Actors

Iria

Main
Hisakawa, Aya
Japanese

Zeiram

Main
Takagi, Wataru
Japanese

Bob

Main
Ikeda, Masaru
Japanese

Kei

Main
Kanai, Mika
Japanese

Fujikuro

Main
Chiba, Shigeru
Japanese

Gren

Supporting
Kosugi, Juurouta
Japanese

Komimasa

Supporting
Sakamoto, Chika
Japanese

Sara

Supporting
Koorogi, Satomi
Japanese

Jambal

Supporting
Tachiki, Fumihiko
Japanese

Touka, Doctor

Supporting
Fujimoto, Yuzuru
Japanese

Staff

Amino, Tetsuro
Director, Script, Storyboard
Arakawa, Naruhisa
Script
Takahashi, Naohito
Storyboard
Yoshikawa, Youichirou
Theme Song Composition, Theme Song Arrangement, Music


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Opening Theme

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"Tokete Iku Yume no Hate ni" ("溶けていく夢の果てに, At the End of the Melting Dream") by Yayoi Goto
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Ending Theme

"Yume wa Toi Keredo ("夢は遠いけれど)" by Saeko



Nov 19, 2008
Patty_chan (All reviews)
First of all: Iria- Zeiram the Animation fits the sci-fi and adventure genres. If you are interested in watching this title, get prepared to watch some nice fighting scenes!

Story: Iria is a bounty hunter, and follows her brother´s footsteps.
She goes along with Gren (her brother) to a mission...and since that she won´t get satisfied until she destroys Zeiram...an alien lifeform created to kill and destroy.
The plot is fantastic! 10/10

Art: Even though the artwork isn´t recent, I think it is wonderful...the colors well chosen, the graphics well made and lets admit: Iria is a gorgeous bounty hunter!
10/10

Sound: The background music is very good! It is old read more
Aug 22, 2021
gakinotsukai (All reviews)
I'll be honest from the get go, this anime is not a 10, it's not a 9, it's probably around a mid 8.5 from a fair objective standpoint. However, I'm inflating my review after looking at some of the other reviews. Mainly because there is an unfortunate portion of modern anime viewers that see old school animation, and that's all she wrote folks, that's all it takes to make it average... Except Iria Zeiram is a badass anime, with beautiful hand crafted art, and a strong female lead that isn't drenched with fan service, characters like this are why I fell in love with anime read more
Feb 8, 2016
Sara_Isayama (All reviews)
Iria: Zeiram is a rare Gem of an anime. It features some things found in almost no other anime. The world design in particular is very unique. The houses, props, vehicles, and general setting are very unique to this anime, and you don't see anything like that in most other anime. The closest similarities I can think of would be Outlaw Star or Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind. It definitely stands out in terms of prop and world design.

Story wise, Iria is a unique and classic sci-fi anime. It takes place in a universe where there are many established planets that people read more
Jun 10, 2014
jyagan0 (All reviews)
Another anime classic that I caught on the Sci-Fi channel about 10 years ago. (C'mon, Sci-Fi, start showing anime again!) Iria: Zeiram the Animation is a 6 episode mini-series that actually be likened to a 3-hour action flick. Iria shines becuase of the world and chracters that are created. The characters themselves are well-done are show a good amount of depth and personality for a mini-series. Escpecially the titular character, Iria. Iria is a tough-as-nails bounty hunter who is just starting out, but her character is still that of a young woman. Strong but feminine. Iria is a great role-model for young women, and a read more

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