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Japanese: ガサラキ
English: Gasaraki
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Type: TV
Episodes: 25
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 4, 1998 to Mar 28, 1999
Premiered: Fall 1998
Broadcast: Sundays at 09:30 (JST)
Studios: Sunrise
Source: Original
Genres: DramaDrama, SupernaturalSupernatural
Themes: MechaMecha, MilitaryMilitary, PsychologicalPsychological
Duration: 25 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 6.641 (scored by 57265,726 users)
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Ranked: #56552
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Popularity: #4395
Members: 21,724
Favorites: 52

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The flames of war explode in the Middle East as two shadow forces unleash monstrous new weapons of mass destruction! But in a world in which giant robots are real, the most dangerous weapon of all lies buried within a human mind. Yuushirou, the fourth son of the mysterious and powerful Gouwa family, finds himself at the center of events that will change the future of mankind forever! Nothing can prepare the human race for what is about to be unleashed in Gasaraki!

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Characters & Voice Actors


Takahashi, Ryousuke
Director, Original Creator
Urakami, Yasuo
Sound Director
Okamoto, Hideki
Episode Director
Konaka, Chiaki
Script, Screenplay


Opening Theme

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1: "MESSAGE #9" by Tomoko Tane (種ともこ) (eps 1-14,17-25)
2: "REMIX OF MESSAGE #9:type M" by Tomoko Tane (種ともこ) (eps 15-16)

Ending Theme

"Love Song" by Tomoko Tane

Dec 15, 2007
Where Evangelion revolutionised the mecha genre, and perhaps inspired melodramatic experimentalism in modern anime, Gasaraki made a quieter step in a different direction for mecha. From the very outset, I’ll just say that one of the main draw points for this series is the mecha design, and the high degree of thought that was put into the functionality of the bipedal machines as effective tools of war in near-future combat. But there is a lot more to the show than that; Gasaraki is one of those rare anime that manage to rise above what could easily have become a convoluted mess of a plot. With ...
Oct 30, 2007
A different kind of Mecha anime.
Gasaraki is a relatively unknown anime series. Instead of concentrating on battles in their machines, it revolves more around family politics and politics.

The story revolves around Yushiro Gowa, the fourth son in the Gowa family. The largest company in Japan. His family puts him in the volunteer part of the experimental Mecha unit. Then things erupt in the Middle East, and a Nato/UN is sent in, and are pushed back by a unknown force. The Gowa family learns that there is another Mecha unit and send in theirs without UN permission. Things get really complicated then, Yushiro meets the leader ...
Jun 26, 2016
I could start off by saying that Gasaraki has a criminally low rating on this site. However, it makes sense that such a heady series wouldn't win over the hearts of wide-eyed mecha anime consumers who expect fight scenes to actually be mech fight scenes, and not the economic and diplomatic warfare that takes precedent in this anime. The attitude as expressed by raters here on MAL parallels the tension that defines the main theme of the series: the eternal and (probably) identical movement of progress and destruction.

Gasaraki takes place in a not-so-distant sci-fi future. Illegal immigration is a (seemingly) huge problem in Japan ...

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