Saber Marionette J

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Japanese: セイバーマリオネットJ
English: Saber Marionette J
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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, RomanceRomance, Sci-FiSci-Fi
Themes: HaremHarem, Martial ArtsMartial Arts, MechaMecha
Duration: 25 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.431 (scored by 1481414,814 users)
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Ranked: #24222
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Popularity: #3844
Members: 33,790
Favorites: 225


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Episodes: /25


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
Kimura, Ryuuichi
Episode Director, Storyboard


Opening Theme

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"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 (eps 25)


Aug 20, 2010
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 ...
Aug 29, 2023
I heard about this anime way back when I was in high school, but I was never able to check it out until about a week ago. And well, I must say I don't regret watching this anime. I really enjoyed it.

A boy named Otaru Mamiya awakens three marionettes called Lime, Cherry, and Blood Berry, who are all different from other marionettes on Terra 2. What makes them different from all the other female robots/androids? Well, Lime, Cherry, and Bloodberry have this thing called a Maiden Circuit, which acts like their heart. And that means they get to experience emotions. Basically, this story is about ...
Jul 20, 2010
Mixed Feelings
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 ...

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