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Ga-Rei: Zero


Alternative Titles

English: Ga-Rei-Zero
Synonyms: Garei: Zero
Japanese: 喰霊–零–

Information

Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 6, 2008 to Dec 22, 2008
Premiered: Fall 2008
Broadcast: Mondays at 00:00 (JST)
Licensors: Funimation
Studios: AIC Spirits, Asread
Source: Manga
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)

Statistics

Score: 7.751 (scored by 70,692 users)
1 indicates a weighted score. Please note that 'Not yet aired' titles are excluded.
Ranked: #9652
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #401
Members: 160,457
Favorites: 1,933
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Synopsis

In Japan, there exists a government agency known as the Supernatural Disaster Countermeasures Division (SDCD), whose duty is to protect the citizens from creatures unseen. They are able to dispatch these monsters swiftly and without alerting the general public. But currently, they face a different challenge: the betrayal of one of their own.

After the death of her mother several years ago, Kagura Tsuchimiya has been fostered by the Isayama family and forms a close sister-like bond with their daughter Yomi. The two become inseparable, and together they work for the SDCD as highly skilled exorcists. However, as the stress and consequences of their sacred duty weigh on them both, and family politics come into play, Kagura and Yomi begin to slowly drift apart. One of them grows earnestly into her role as an exorcist, and the other heads down a dark path from which there may be no redemption...

[Written by MAL Rewrite]

Background

Ga-Rei: Zero is a prequel to the Ga-Rei manga series.

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Characters & Voice Actors


Staff

Aoki, Ei
Director, Episode Director, Storyboard
Tsuruoka, Youta
Sound Director
Takayama, Katsuhiko
Script, Series Composition
Hayashi, Hiroki
Storyboard


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"Paradise Lost" by Minori Chihara (eps 4-11)

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#1: "Yume no Ashioto ga Kikoeru (夢の足音が聞こえる)" by Kaoru Mizuhara (eps 2, 4-11)
#2: "Paradise Lost" by Minori Chihara (eps 3, 12)




More reviewsReviews

Mar 27, 2009
KaminaKai (All reviews)
*Powerful opening episode plus a strong ending makes Ga-Rei Zero a definite must see for action fans.*

“Will you kill someone you love because of love?”

Those who have already seen Ga-Rei Zero (GRZ) are probably sick of reading the quote above, but it is nonetheless an effective quote to advertise for GRZ. I still remember what initially caught my interest in GRZ, it was the amazing trailer. Boy, how misleading it was …

Don’t get me wrong, Ga-Rei Zero is quite fabulous indeed. The synopsis may sound generic, but the technique used to present the story that will eventually lead into Ga-Rei (manga) is what makes read more
Jan 3, 2009
rabbitpoets (All reviews)
This review is technically spoiler free, but if the names, Yomi or Kagura, are unfamiliar to you, I would suggest watching the first two episodes before reading any of the reviews.

Admittedly, when I first read the show's description (which purposely reads generic), I didn't think the show was going to be that good. So when I gave it a shot, the first episode certainly drew my attention, but I expected once the shocking cliffhangers wore off it’d be a pretty generic, demon-hunting, hero-coming-of-age shounen.

Man, I was dead wrong. GRZ turned out to be biggest surprise of the fall season, and one of the best read more
Dec 29, 2008
neutralizer (All reviews)
Ga-Rei -Zero- is set as the prequel to Ga-Rei the manga. The manga, itself, is a supernatural action shounen so Ga-Rei -Zero- is set in the same way. While knowing the setting of the manga helps to understand the anime better, it is definitely not required to read the manga beforehand to enjoy Ga-Rei -Zero-. This viewer had never heard of Ga-Rei before the anime, yet was still able to enjoy the Ga-Rei -Zero-.

For those not familiar with the Ga-Rei setting, it is essentially about an agency that hunts rogue spirits using exorcists. A Ga-Rei is a spirit beast that exorcists use in addition to read more
Jul 15, 2014
deadsoul336 (All reviews)
~Note~
- This will be my first anime review.
- Might contain spoilers.

Ga-Rei: Zero, is one of those anime that blew my expectations away; truly an anime I wished I discovered sooner. This anime is so underrated, I hope this review does some good.

"Will you kill someone you love, because of love?"

That quote was what got me interested, and I watched to find the answer.

-Story: Basically two girls, Yomi and Kagura, that has experienced deaths of loved ones by demons. They both belong to families that are destined to be exorcists. They do their best to live up to their family names. One day they read more

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