Iria: Zeiram The Animation

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


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, SpaceSpace, Sci-FiSci-Fi
Duration: 28 min. per ep.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)


Score: 7.061 (scored by 76527,652 users)
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Ranked: #34072
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Popularity: #3843
Members: 19,356
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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


Hisakawa, Aya


Takagi, Wataru


Ikeda, Masaru


Kanai, Mika


Chiba, Shigeru


Kosugi, Juurouta


Koorogi, Satomi


Tachiki, Fumihiko

Touka, Doctor

Fujimoto, Yuzuru




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


Opening Theme

"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

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 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!

Sound: The background music is very good! It is old 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
Aug 13, 2010
kekekeKaj (All reviews)
"Iria: Zeiram the Animation" is a pretty good action oriented OVA spanning across 6 half hour episodes. It tells the story of a young bounty hunter Iria's hunting of Zeiram, the most dangerous life form in the galaxy.

The weird opening theme, which sounds like some Sharon Apple song from "Macross Plus", feels out of place and put me off the anime initially. And not being the fastest anime off the block despite its short length, it took "Iria" a couple of episodes to catch my interest, but to its credit it gains more and more momentum as it goes on.

The action, though slightly sluggish at read more
Apr 12, 2017
ktulu007 (All reviews)
Iria: Zeiram the animation is a six episode OVA from Ashi Productions and Bandai Visual. If you've been following my reviews for a while you may recall Ashi as the ones behind Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Superman Legend. The OVA is actually set up as a prequel to a live action film from '91 called Zeiram. To be completely honest, I haven't seen the film in question and I'm not going to know how well it follows it. Basically, I'll be judging the OVA entirely as its own thing, is what I'm saying.


We open with our heroine using her Shine Aqua Illusion to bring read more

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