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Needless


Alternative Titles

English: Needless
Japanese: ニードレス

Information

Type: TV
Episodes: 24
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jul 3, 2009 to Dec 11, 2009
Premiered: Summer 2009
Broadcast: Unknown
Licensors: Sentai Filmworks
Studios: Madhouse
Source: Manga
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)

Statistics

Score: 7.441 (scored by 38,045 users)
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Ranked: #17712
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #653
Members: 84,607
Favorites: 478
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Ranked #1771Popularity #653Members 84,607
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Episodes: /24

Synopsis

At the onset of World War III, nobody could have predicted the effect it would have on Japan. While it had officially ended fifty years ago in 2150, its battles still persist. Large, mysterious areas known as "Blackspots" appeared across the country, filled with the contaminated ruins of cities and countrysides. Those inside were trapped to halt the spread of contamination, and their powers began to mutate—be they shapeshifters, pyromancers, or controllers of gravity itself—they all became known as the Needless.

Adam Blade is one such Needless, possessing remarkable regenerative abilities and incredible strength. In order to restore peace to a war-torn Japan, he and his allies must fight together to rise against a heinous research group by the name of Simeon.

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Characters & Voice Actors

Blade, Adam
Blade, Adam
Main
Park, Romi
Japanese
Park, Romi
Koyasu, Takehito
Japanese
Koyasu, Takehito
...
Neuschwanstein, Eve
Neuschwanstein, Eve
Main
Kitamura, Eri
Japanese
Kitamura, Eri
Schild, Cruz
Schild, Cruz
Main
Endou, Aya
Japanese
Endou, Aya
Saten
Saten
Supporting
Taniyama, Kishou
Japanese
Taniyama, Kishou

Staff

Sakoi, Masayuki
Sakoi, Masayuki
Director, Storyboard
Takakuwa, Hajime
Takakuwa, Hajime
Sound Director
Ishiodori, Hiroshi
Ishiodori, Hiroshi
Episode Director
Foster, Steven
Foster, Steven
Script, ADR Director


Edit Opening Theme

#1: "Modern Strange Cowboy" by GRANRODEO (eps 1-13)
#2: "Scarlet Bomb!" by Aki Misato (eps 14-24)

Edit Ending Theme

#1: "Aggressive Zone" by Needless★Girls+ (eps 1-13)
#2: "WANTED! for the love" by Needless★Girls+ (eps 14-23)
#3: "Modern Strange Cowboy" by GRANRODEO (ep 24)



More reviewsReviews

Skadi
Dec 19, 2009
Typically shounen style action series are not usually my thing. I find them to be completely silly and juvenile and cater to a demographic that I am just not a part of. The posturing and trash talking, the ridiculous reversals of fortune, and the long drawn out nature of the fighting usually cause me to lose interest. Honestly I am surprised this appeals so much to teenage males, who typically have the attention span of a goldfish. However, initially Needless seemed to be different, and appeared as more of a parody and comedy with an extremely enjoyable female lead. Eventually read more
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Kvakond
Aug 29, 2010
Needless is not for everyone, but it is a fantastic show as long as you watch it for what it is and are able to enjoy it for what it is. Still, while it was still airing I got the feeling that most people had misconceptions.

First of all, Needless is not a shounen. Needless is a shounen-parody. Or actually if I stick to proper genres I would agree that it's a seinen, and the reason why it is "full of shounen clichés" is because it makes fun of those classic elements by overacting them till they reach grotesque levels. It's important to understand that that read more
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bob1191
Oct 10, 2009
NEEDLESS to say....

While Needless bears many similarities to a previous anime, Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann, I feel that these comparisons are unfair and often lead to many people rating this series down. Comparing one's work of art with the Mona Lisa is an unfair one, after all.

Needless begins off on a very good note, full of high-octane energy and very manly characters. While it is admittedly similar to Gurren Lagann, it really stands in a class of its own. The story... what story? Fans of this series aren't really interested in the story, or at least in my point of view. Its a generic setting read more
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brass2themax
Jul 21, 2009
NOTE: I have not read the manga, so manga readers can go to the manga page for this show and talk about it there. This review is for the anime only.

Although I've only seen 3 episodes at this point, I think I've seen enough to write a fair review. I'll update it later of course to reflect the future scope of the story, because at this time it's still not completely clear what's really going on. Besides the fact that we know Simeon is evil, what the Needless are, and that they are after Adam Blade.

STORY: 7 (Good)

The story so far is typical of a read more
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