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Shangri-La


Alternative Titles

English: Shangri-La
Japanese: シャングリ・ラ

Information

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
Studios: Gonzo
Source: Novel
Genres: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older

Statistics

Score: 7.151 (scored by 12,662 users)
1 indicates a weighted score. Please note that 'Not yet aired' titles are excluded.
Ranked: #28832
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #1434
Members: 39,450
Favorites: 113
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Episodes: /24
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Synopsis

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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Characters & Voice Actors

Houjou, Kuniko
Houjou, Kuniko
Main
Takahashi, Mikako
Japanese
Takahashi, Mikako
Mikuni
Mikuni
Main
Ariga, Yui
Japanese
Ariga, Yui
Kusanagi, Kunihito
Kusanagi, Kunihito
Main
Ishii, Makoto
Japanese
Ishii, Makoto
Momoko
Momoko
Supporting
Nakata, Jouji
Japanese
Nakata, Jouji

Staff

Bessho, Makoto
Bessho, Makoto
Director, Episode Director, Storyboard, Key Animation
Tsuruoka, Youta
Tsuruoka, Youta
Sound Director
Shiraishi, Michita
Shiraishi, Michita
Episode Director
Satou, Hikaru
Satou, Hikaru
Episode Director


Edit Opening Theme

"Kimi Shinitamou Koto Nakare (キミシニタモウコトナカレ)" by May'n

Edit Ending Theme

#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)




More reviewsReviews

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
Jul 18, 2014
Arch-Defender (All reviews)
So Shangri-La was a major financial failure for not just Gonzo, but the North American and French licencors as well. Long story short, it wasn't what they hoped. Viewers who hate Gonzo need no help in forming an opinion, those who have already seen the show as well; but what about new viewers who don’t know what to expect? So why was this series a failure? Not because of a lack of quality, actually. It delved into themes and issues that simply don’t grab people and presented it in a sometimes too subtle manner that will leave many viewers bored or unaware of what really 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

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