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English: Shangri-La
Japanese: シャングリ・ラ


Type: TV
Episodes: 24
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 6, 2009 to Sep 14, 2009
Premiered: Spring 2009
Broadcast: Unknown
Producers: NTT Docomo, Atelier Musa
Licensors: Funimation
Studios: Gonzo
Source: Novel
Genres: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.121 (scored by 14,226 users)
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Ranked: #32412
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Popularity: #1782
Members: 46,978
Favorites: 120
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In the distant future, earthquakes and the effects of global warming have splintered Japanese society. Some struggle hand-to-mouth in the jungle-tangled ruins of civilization. Some live comfortably within the closed-off city of Atlas. Others lurk online, anonymously hacking the global economy. As nature grows more violent and the divide between classes expands, one spirited girl—Kuniko—must face her destiny and lead her people into the utopia of Atlas. The city's ruthless government isn't going to welcome them with open arms, but Kuniko won't give up until the gates of Atlas are kicked open for good—even if it means discovering that the promised land she dreamed of is built upon a foundation of twisted secrets and lies.

(Source: FUNimation)


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Naruse, Ryouko
Igarashi, Rei
Kaneda, Tomoko
Irino, Miyu
Kumagai, Tetsuo
Ootsuka, Houchuu
Ishizuka, Rie


Bessho, Makoto
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Tsuruoka, Youta
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Shiraishi, Michita
Episode Director
Satou, Hikaru
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"Kimi Shinitamou Koto Nakare (キミシニタモウコトナカレ)" by May'n

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#1: "Hajimari no Asa ni Hikari Are. (はじまりの朝に光あれ。)" by midori (eps 1-2, 4-6, 8, 10, 13, 15, 17-19, 21, 23)
#2: "Tsuki ni Kakuse shi Chō no Yume (月に隠せし蝶の夢)" by midori (eps 3, 7, 9, 11-12, 14, 16, 20, 22)

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Nov 26, 2009
Archaeon (All reviews)
Everybody knows of at least one anime that, while being rather decent for the most part, is sorely let down by certain rudimentary failings which a little more planning could have easily resolved, and it's unfortunate that as anime has gradually become more commercially viable, this phenomenon steadily been increasing. It's a sad fact though that one of the main avoidable flaws is also one that a little common sense could fix.

A case in point is Shangri-La.

Adapted from the manga of the same name, which in turn is an adaptation of a series of science fiction light novels by Ikegami Eiichi, the anime version is read more
Sep 14, 2009
CherryHawk (All reviews)
I happened to have caught the first episode of this anime on it's air date and I stuck it through all the way to the end. I must say that I am very pleased as upon finishing this anime I am left with that "epic journey" feeling. Well lets get to it...

STORY 6/10 - It was interesting, but I suppose I wouldn't say that it's breathtakingly captivating. Sometimes there will be discussions about the worlds fictional economy and to the less sophisticated the dialogue might go in one ear and out the other. Towards the middle you might feel the plot read more
Jun 4, 2010
Frate (All reviews)
I find this anime extremely underrated.

This anime was outstanding and a jewel of the genre.

It is as enjoyable as it is clever, as fun as it is sad in a sense, and kept me hooked from start to end. It gives the Code Geass sort of feeling, so it was not a shock that I enjoyed it.

The only negative sides I really saw were that they could have developed a few of the characters a little more. But I see an unfathomable amount of potential in this series if they were to extend it, giving it a chance to do as such.

The plot itself read more
May 19, 2016
HiroShotgun (All reviews)
Shangri-La is a weird show to me because I honestly can't tell who this show is for. With a long list of story lines and plot threads all mashed up together, all trying to tell there own stories with varied tones and subject matter, you would think in all of that there would at least be something you can like about this show, or at very least something positive to take away from it. In actuality this show feels like what was intended to be many different ideas that were intended to have their own series devoted to them got crammed together like some sort read more


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