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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: Other
Genres: ActionAction, AdventureAdventure, ComedyComedy, Sci-FiSci-Fi
Theme: MechaMecha
Duration: 25 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.361 (scored by 2590525,905 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #23612
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #3070
Members: 49,914
Favorites: 276


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Episodes: /67


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
Sound Director
Habara, Nobuyoshi
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Opening Theme

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"Wild Flowers" by RAMAR

Ending Theme

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


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 ...
Dec 9, 2012
Mixed Feelings
Preliminary (34/67 eps)
Do note that my thoughts in this review focus more on the first half to Chaotic Century that I had rewatched recently and do not include anything coming from the second half of the series, Guardian Force. With that said, onto the review:

Nostalgia can be quite the strange little thing at times. Sometimes, it can make you think of times that you believe were better than they are now. Other times, you may have rose-coloured glasses on how you believed certain things were when you were younger. The latter was the case for me when I seen Zoids: Chaotic Century ten years ago on Toonami. ...
May 6, 2019
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 ...

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