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Alternative Titles

English: Zoids
Synonyms: Zoids Classic, Zoids: Chaotic Century, Zoids: Guardian Forces
Japanese: ゾイド


Type: TV
Episodes: 67
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Sep 4, 1999 to Dec 23, 2000
Premiered: Fall 1999
Broadcast: Saturdays at 18:00 (JST)
Producers: None found, add some
Studios: Xebec
Source: Unknown
Genres: ActionAction, AdventureAdventure, ComedyComedy, MechaMecha, Sci-FiSci-Fi
Duration: 25 min. per ep.
Rating: PG - Children


Score: 7.381 (scored by 2150621,506 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #19972
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #2562
Members: 42,733
Favorites: 282
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Zoids are beast-like fighting machines used in both everyday use such as transportation, and special use such as war. Some types of Zoids, know as Organoids, are miniature Zoids that are living organisms. These Organoids have the capability to fuse with a non-living Zoid and make it much more powerful.

Van (Ban) Freiheit discovers a Zoid Organoid in an abandoned laboratory while running from two strangers piloting Zoids. Also in the laboratory, in an animated suspension tube is a strange girl. He breaks the tube open and takes her and the Organoid with him. Spotting a ruined Shield Liger Zoid outside nearby, the Organoid fuses with it and repairs the damages. Making his escape, Van names the Organoid Zeke, and decides to keep him as a friend. The girl, who says her name is Fiona, wants to find something called Zoids Eve, and so Van, Zeke, and Fiona begin their adventure.

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Characters & Voice Actors

Schubaltz, Karl

Ueda, Yuuji




Watanabe, Kumiko



Schubaltz, Thomas Richard



Kato, Takao
Aketagawa, Jin
Sound Director
Ootsuki, Atsushi
Episode Director, Storyboard, Key Animation
Habara, Nobuyoshi
Episode Director, Storyboard, Key Animation


Opening Theme

"Wild Flowers" by RAMAR

Ending Theme

#02: "Chase" by Develop=Frame
#03: "Into Yourself" by Transtic Nerve
#04: "Your Song" by Earth
#01: "Song for..." by Dear

Jul 16, 2007
VK11 (All reviews)
Zoids is a mecha anime about people who control beast-like units. Unlike Gundams, they aren\'t really used in space (at least in this particular anime) but are used for purposes such as transportation and of course, battles. This anime was the starting point of the Zoids franchise, and after watching the anime a few times (both in English dubs and Japanese subs), one can point out that it was a great way to start of the Zoids phenomena.

The story, although your simple "country raised kid rises up to the challenge of saving the world from evil," is very good and has read more
Jan 23, 2008
Huntsman (All reviews)
Zoids consists of two series. Chaotic Century and The Guardian Force, essentially it's all one series.

The series takes place on the Planet Zi, where living machines called Zoids live. There are wild ones, and ones controlled by humans. There are two major powers on the planet Zi, the Republic and Guylos Empire. Though the war they fought is over, the peace is tenuous and could give way to war at any moment. The story follows Van who lives in a village. He goes out one day and gets chased by bandits into some ancient ruins. The he finds read more
May 6, 2019
MrLegitimacy (All reviews)
Seriously, how do I keep coming back to these Studio Xebec shows? They've produced so much over the years, and some of it is actually decent, but not this one. Zoids (Chaotic Century if you're American) had a huge amount of potential, but was completely watered down with flat visuals, a bloated cast of shallow characters, and way too many episodes of what amount to filler.

This show had all the ingredients to be one of my favorites. It follows all of my stupid rules to make a great mecha show:
-It keeps the same theme song throughout
-There's a robot battle in every episode
-The robots are in read more
Jul 6, 2015
CNS487 (All reviews)
*NOTE: This review contains some minor spoilers, but I will do my best to keep it brief, concise, and to the point*

STORY: In the first half of the series, Van Flyheight is a zoid pilot who comes across a mysterious type of zoid known as an Organoid who he names Zeke, as well as a young girl named Fiona in pods found in mysterious ruins. Upon finding the two, Van finds himself the center of attention of bandits and soldiers alike who are after the Organoid's strange powers. Van and Fiona come across other characters and find themselves in the middle of a war, and read more

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