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: 6.661 (scored by 60116,011 users)
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Ranked: #60532
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Popularity: #4557
Members: 23,114
Favorites: 56

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Episodes: /25

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)

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Staff

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




Reviews

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 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, 2010
Out of all the anime I've seen over the years that fall in and around the mecha genre, Gasaraki definitely has one thing going for it: Style.

The show is a fusion of unlikely elements: Gritty mechanized warfare that's so real it's almost boring with its endless chatter about maintenance and data collection. Elaborately costumed and choreographed traditional performing arts. Classical Japanese history. War in the Middle East. Trans-Pacific diplomacy.

Somehow Sunrise manages to fit all these individual pieces together into a nice-looking whole with a muted but satisfying color palette, consistent but not-too-formulaic episode pacing, and well selected musical choices that compliment the military and spiritual ...

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