Gasaraki

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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

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Score: 6.631 (scored by 63136,313 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #60582
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #4582
Members: 23,888
Favorites: 62

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Synopsis

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!

(Source: Sunrise)

Characters & Voice Actors


Staff

Takahashi, Ryousuke
Director, Original Creator
Urakami, Yasuo
Sound Director
Okamoto, Hideki
Episode Director
Yoshimoto, Tsuyoshi
Episode Director, Storyboard


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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)
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Ending Theme

"Love Song" by Tomoko Tane

Episode Videos




Reviews

Jul 14, 2016
It's always awesome to see a good mecha series that doesn't bank on flashy fight scenes. The bipedal weapons here are presented as being very new technology to the battlefield, still very limited in many ways but much better suited for urban combat than tanks. Where the show really shines is in the story itself that it tells. It was deep and complex in itself, however the amount of time spent on any individual detail relevant to the core story wasn't quite enough to really drive it home all the way. It left it feeling like they just touched on most of the key points ...
Oct 1, 2013
Mixed Feelings
Gasaraki is one of the more trickier titles I've had to try figuring out in terms of what it wanted to tell and how to critique it. Focused on young mecha pilot Yushiro Gowa, the boy is treated as nothing more than a tool by his family who have considerable influence in Japan's military and political world, considering they have Yushiro become part of the country's military to test out their mecha, the Tactical Armor. This starts off the complicated tale of Gasaraki, a series that dabbles into political conspiracies, elements of Japanese folklore and the "real robot" genre of mecha anime.

Let's first tackle the ...
Feb 6, 2015
Overall
First, this is a very slow and heavy anime to watch. It has big ambitions and demands a lot of focus from the viewer. Sadly, a great backstory gets demolished by a slow, dull and uninspiring execution.

Animation
Considering it was made in 1998, you shouldn’t expect too much graphics-wise. Particularly the characters look quite bad and uninspiring. Action sequences are confusing to the point where you don’t know who is who as all the mechas look basically the same. All is not bad though; there are unusually few recycled animations and still frames, and the dark style really creates a nice mood.

Sound
Voice acting is not bad ...

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