Saber Marionette J

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English: Saber Marionette J
Japanese: セイバーマリオネットJ


Type: TV
Episodes: 25
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 1, 1996 to Mar 25, 1997
Premiered: Fall 1996
Broadcast: Tuesdays at 18:00 (JST)
Studios: Studio Junio
Source: Original
Genres: ActionAction, AdventureAdventure, ComedyComedy, DramaDrama, HaremHarem, Martial ArtsMartial Arts, MechaMecha, RomanceRomance, Sci-FiSci-Fi, ShounenShounen
Duration: 25 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.341 (scored by 1193811,938 users)
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Ranked: #21742
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Popularity: #3265
Members: 27,085
Favorites: 191
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In the distant future, since the Earth has become overpopulated, efforts to find and colonize on other planets have begun. However, one of the ships, the "Mesopotamia" malfunctions and all but 6 of its inhabitants are all killed. the remaining 6 manage to escape to a nearby planet named "Terra ll ", which is similar to Earth in many respects. However, all of them are male. Therefore, as to not let their efforts go to waste, they begin to set up 6 countries and to reproduce through cloning and genetic engineering. however, there are still no women, and to make up for it they create lifelike advanced female androids called "Marionettes" which do everyday chores and work. However, they are all emotionless machines. But one day, a ordinary boy named Otaru finds and awakens 3 special battle type Marionettes that have emotions due to a "Maiden Circuit" within them. It's up to him then to teach them and allow their emotions to grow, and when a nearby country threatens with world domination, it's up to to Otaru and his "human" Marionettes to protect their country.


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Characters & Voice Actors


Shimoda, Masami
Director, Episode Director, Storyboard
Sayama, Kiyoko
Episode Director, Storyboard
Sekita, Osamu
Episode Director, Storyboard
Ikehata, Takashi
Episode Director, Storyboard


Opening Theme

"Successful Mission" by Megumi Hayashibara

Ending Theme

#1: "I'll Be There" by Megumi Hayashibara (eps 1-24, 26)
#2: "Izayoi (十六夜)" by Megumi Hayashibara (ep 25)

Aug 20, 2010
LiLSatania (All reviews)
Man~ it sure is good to re-watch some old anime sometimes, too much 720p-1080p is bad for your health (hehe). Specially if its Sci-fi, Comedy and Romance... well the action is not bad either.

The story revolves around Otaru Mamiya and his three Marionettes named Lime, Cherry and Bloodberry, but they are not just an ordinary ordinary marionettes, they have a system called "Maiden Circuit" that act like the source of their emotion thats why they can laugh and cry. A futuristic setting in a planet named Terra - II in the country of Japones where there are no female and all male are born from read more
Jul 20, 2010
Seabury (All reviews)
If you're looking for a fun oldie full of comedy, action, romance, and sci-fi, then this might be the series for you, especially if you aren't too picky about the quality. I found this series by pressing the “random anime series” button on a website, and honestly I'm glad I did.

The premise of the series is that sometime in the future, a group of 6 explorers made an emergency crash onto the Planet of Terra. There was the inconvenient problem that they landed without any females. Rather than wither off on this distant planet, the six decided to make clones of themselves, and thus read more
Dec 20, 2008
EmperorJ (All reviews)
Saber Marionette J can be described as a Sci-Fi-Harem-Comedy that is basically light-hearted with a bit of action thrown in. The story is about Otaru, three female androids called Marionettes, and there struggles to cope in a world without actual women.

It came to be this way because of an accident on a colonization ship that left six men alive on the surface, and they use genetics to populate the planet of Terra II. The direct clones of the six survivors rule the six nations that exist on the planet, Otaru being from Japoness which looks like feudal Japan.

Otaru tries to grow the personality of read more
Apr 16, 2019
Inphyy (All reviews)
Saber Marionette J's story in a nutshell follows a young male lead named Otaru Mamiya who coincides within the planetary era of Terra II in Japoness with his three saber doll Marionette's, Lime, Cherry, and Bloodberry, who are mechanical girls who are connected to him emotionally through their cyber hearts that are implanted in their chests called maiden circuits.

Basically in Terra II there are no actual female humans, only Marionette's. In order to recovery the female specie, a journey to outer space must be made, to awaken Lorelei, the last surviving human female, who is within a deep-cold sleep at Mesopotamia's mechanized core.

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