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Synonyms: Zoids Classic, Zoids: Chaotic Century, Zoids: Guardian Forces
Japanese: ゾイド
English: Zoids
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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
Licensors: VIZ Media
Studios: Xebec
Source: Unknown
Genres: ActionAction, AdventureAdventure, ComedyComedy, Sci-FiSci-Fi
Theme: MechaMecha
Duration: 25 min. per ep.
Rating: PG - Children


Score: 7.361 (scored by 2533925,339 users)
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Ranked: #22262
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Popularity: #2943
Members: 48,556
Favorites: 270


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In a remote desert on the Planet Zi, a boy named Van discovers an abandoned, dilapidated facility. Inside, he finds an opaque cocoon that breaks on its own, and a dinosaur-like robot known as an "Organoid" emerges from the shell. Van names the creature Zeke and claims it for himself, but a group of bandits come after him to seize the Organoid. The bandits are equipped with "Zoids," beast-like mechanical units that are used for combat. Van is able to fend off his pursuers by reviving and fusing with an old Zoid dubbed the "Shield Liger."

Van returns to the facility with Zeke in tow and finds a new cocoon. He is ecstatic that he may have obtained another Organoid, but when the cocoon breaks, a girl emerges from it instead. Unaware of her origins, the girl only remembers that her name is Fiona and that she has to locate an object called the "Zoid Eve." Determined to solve the mystery behind her existence, Fiona ventures out alongside Van and Zeke to uncover what the Zoid Eve truly is. The trio runs across many friends and foes in their adventure, encountering various dangers and experiencing slices of light-heartedness as they travel.

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Aketagawa, Jin
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Habara, Nobuyoshi
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#02: "Chase" by Develop=Frame
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Jul 16, 2007
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 ...
Jan 23, 2008
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 ...
Jul 6, 2015
*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 ...

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