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Japanese: ゼーガペイン
English: Zegapain
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Type: TV
Episodes: 26
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 6, 2006 to Sep 28, 2006
Premiered: Spring 2006
Broadcast: Thursdays at 18:00 (JST)
Studios: Sunrise
Source: Original
Genres: ActionAction, RomanceRomance, Sci-FiSci-Fi
Theme: MechaMecha
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.291 (scored by 1100311,003 users)
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Ranked: #27102
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Popularity: #3748
Members: 34,315
Favorites: 170

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Average high school student Kyou Sogoru is an avid swimmer living in beautiful Maihama City. He spends his days hanging out with friends, swimming, and playing video games. However, his normal life turns upside down when a beautiful and mysterious girl named Shizuno Misaki approaches him with a strange request—jump into their school's pool together.

This fateful leap transports Kyou into a war-torn world where humans pilot impressive humanoid robots known as Zegas to fight against malicious aliens known as Gards-Orm. To spearhead this endeavor, humans have formed Cerebrum, a rebel organization working to prevent the Gards-Orm from eradicating humankind.

As Kyou participates in combat operations, meets his fellow Zega pilots, and witnesses countless deaths, he begins to question the true nature of this world as well as his own life.

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Characters & Voice Actors


Yamakawa, Norio
Shimoda, Masami
Director, Storyboard


Opening Theme

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1: "Kimi e Mukau Hikari (キミヘ ムカウ ヒカリ)" by Akino Arai (eps 2-25)

Ending Theme

1: "Little Goodbye (リトルグッバイ)" by Rocky Chack (eps 1-9, 11-21, 23-25)
2: "And You" by Rocky Chack (eps 10)
3: "Last Blue (ラストブルー)" by Rocky Chack (eps 22)
4: "Kimi e Mukau Hikari ( キミヘ ムカウ ヒカリ)" by Akino Arai (eps 26)


Dec 20, 2023
Zegapain is definitely a hidden gem. If you enjoyed The Matrix then I believe this anime can offer you an experience as deep if not deeper than that trilogy, personally I'm leaning towards Zegapain.

The episodes do a great job of plunging you from slice-of-life happiness into despair, and every single episode has unpredictable plot twists that will push the symbolic knife deeper into your heart, inch by inch. Usually, I don't appreciate how nihilism is portrayed in anime and manga, but Zegapain portrayed hopelessness beautifully and dealt with it in the only proper way it could've been dealt with in the context of the world ...
Aug 22, 2020
Mixed Feelings
Wow is the beginning of this show terrible. I considered dropping this show so many times for the first ten episodes. The only thing that kept me going was all of the great reviews about this show. After sticking it out, it did get significantly better.

At first it appears to be just a dumb mecha/high school anime, but it dives into deep questions of reality and perception. The concept is honestly pretty cool after you get into it.

I gave this anime a six mostly because of the concepts and ideas. The deployment of them was so-so. This mixed with the slow beginning almost ...
Oct 21, 2019
Zegapain, namely how do you waste a grand potential the anime.

It's one of those shows that you will not be really liking, but watch until the end wishing that it will get better and you will see something that will make you amazed. Well in this case you will be only mildly amazed since even if story is really good the way its told just sucks.

Story: 3/10
In a Science fiction show/anime/novel/etc. i really value if the things can really happen in the world and if they have any value over fantasy because if they do not it wont be a science fiction for me its ...

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'Zegapain' TV Anime Sequel Announced

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The official website of the Zegapain anime series announced the production of a sequel to the television anime, Olta Moda-hen, on Thursday, revealing a teaser visual...read more

Summary Movie of 'Zegapain' TV Anime Announced

Summary Movie of 'Zegapain' TV Anime Announced

Animation studio Sunrise has announced at AnimeJapan 2016 that its 2006 mecha anime series Zegapain will be re-edited into a movie titled Zegapain ADP. The movie wil...read more

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