Avenger

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Alternative Titles

Japanese: アヴェンジャー

Information

Type: TV
Episodes: 13
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 2, 2003 to Dec 25, 2003
Premiered: Fall 2003
Broadcast: Thursdays at 01:00 (JST)
Producers: Yomiko Advertising
Studios: Bee Train
Source: Original
Genres: AdventureAdventure, FantasyFantasy, Sci-FiSci-Fi, ShounenShounen
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)

Statistics

Score: 5.891 (scored by 60066,006 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #88822
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Popularity: #4278
Members: 16,146
Favorites: 21

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Synopsis

Mars has been colonized and is a world where children have been replaced by robot servants known as "dolls." Layla is a skilled fighter with a tragic past who travels about the world. Her companions are Nei, a strange and unique doll with some unknown ties to Layla, and Speedy, who is a doll breeder. The founders of Mars see the trio as a threat to their world, and each time they attack Layla and Nei a bit more of their mysterious past and future is revealed.

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Characters & Voice Actors

Ashley, Layla

Main
Toyoguchi, Megumi
Japanese

Nei

Main
Kanai, Mika
Japanese

Speedy

Main
Oota, Shinichirou
Japanese

Jupiter

Supporting
Nakata, Kazuhiro
Japanese

Volk

Supporting
Yanaka, Hiroshi
Japanese

Westa

Supporting
Shimamoto, Sumi
Japanese

Gantz

Supporting

Teo

Supporting
Suzumura, Kenichi
Japanese

Garcia

Supporting
Konishi, Katsuyuki
Japanese

Cecil

Supporting
Han, Keiko
Japanese

Staff

Mashimo, Kouichi
Director, Storyboard
Morioka, Hiroshi
Director


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Opening Theme

"Gesshoku Grandguignol" by ALI PROJECT
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Ending Theme

#1: "Mirai no Eve" by ALI PROJECT (eps 1-12)
#2: "Jigoku no Kisetsu" by ALI PROJECT (ep 13)



Jul 26, 2010
neoswordmaster (All reviews)
The critically acclaimed movie, Children of Man, had the idea of the end of the human race due to the inability of humans being able to reproduce. Avenger, released a few years before that, had a similar plotline, but has little to no enjoyment that can be garnered from it.

Taking place on the planet Mars, humanity is at the end of its rope. Because Earth is no longer inhabitable, humans fled to the Moon and Mars. Resources are scarce and domed cities enlist delegate gladiators to fight in tournaments to decide who gets what, with the loser’s assets transferred to the winner. Furthermore, a decade read more
Dec 5, 2008
ShadowBlazer3000 (All reviews)
Being the BEE TRAIN fan I am I decided to buy Avenger in the complete collection form while at an Anime convention. I don't think it was a total waste of money but still it wasn't and won't ever be a personal favorite from them. It has their trademarked styles which I love, but the execution and ultimate conclusion left me dissatisfied. I wouldn't write Avenger entirely off like I would some other animes, if you are bored and looking for a short anime maybe you want to give this a try. If you are looking for a short or read more
Nov 10, 2010
byte (All reviews)
Hooooly sh....
That WAS weak.
Really. For the first time since... since loooong time, I've watched anime, which has absolutely no, literally no point.
The music was horrible. I really do like a j-music. But this opening can be heard on your biggerst nightmare. During episodes was just a little bit better. MIDI samples rox there...
Characters... Watashi wo... korossu shite imasu. Kill me for christ sake and leave it! Main character - Layla Ashley was a totally freak and psycho girl, who would like to get killed. Unfortunately, she had beat the crap out of your ass, before you could even touch her. So as far as u read more
Feb 15, 2012
case649 (All reviews)
It took me almost ten years to get around to seeing Avenger. I was a really big fan of Noir, which was Bee Train's first independent series, back when it first came out, and the promos I started seeing for Avenger not long after made it look pretty stylish and unique, what with the Martian setting, hand-to-hand combat, and killer child androids.

I kept putting the series off though, because there always seemed to be something better to watch first, a feeling I'm pretty sure any long-time anime fan has experienced. In hindsight, my decision to put it off so long might have been my subconscious read more

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