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Zegapain


Alternative Titles

English: Zegapain
Japanese: ゼーガペイン

Information

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
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older

Statistics

Score: 7.471 (scored by 7,201 users)
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Ranked: #16952
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Popularity: #2050
Members: 20,628
Favorites: 120
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Episodes: /26

Synopsis

Kyo, an avid swimmer tries his best to keep the high school swimming club going, which is pretty hard when he's the only member. Facing the prospect of the club being closed by the student council, he tries to enlist beautiful Misaki to act in a promo video, shot by his good friend Ryoko, in a bid to start a recruitment drive. She agrees but only if he pilots a mecha under the wing of Celebrum, a resistance organisation fighting to destroy Deutera Areas formed on Earth by the aliens Gards-orm. He agrees but finds it all strangely familiar as if he's done it before...

(Source: ANN)

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Characters & Voice Actors

Kaminagi, Ryouko
Kaminagi, Ryouko
Main
Hanazawa, Kana
Japanese
Hanazawa, Kana
Sogoru, Kyou
Sogoru, Kyou
Main
Asanuma, Shintaro
Japanese
Asanuma, Shintaro
Misaki, Shizuno
Misaki, Shizuno
Main
Kawasumi, Ayako
Japanese
Kawasumi, Ayako
Minato
Minato
Supporting
Inoue, Marina
Japanese
Inoue, Marina

Staff

Shimoda, Masami
Shimoda, Masami
Director, Storyboard
Aketagawa, Jin
Aketagawa, Jin
Sound Director
Yamato, Naomichi
Yamato, Naomichi
Episode Director, Storyboard
Nakayama, Katsuichi
Nakayama, Katsuichi
Episode Director, Storyboard


Edit Opening Theme

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

Edit 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 (ep 10)
#3: "Last Blue (ラストブルー)" by Rocky Chack (ep 22)
#4: "Kimi e Mukau Hikari ( キミヘ ムカウ ヒカリ)" by Akino Arai (ep 26)




More reviewsReviews

slpless
Mar 12, 2008
I’ll admit I was quite biased when I heard that Sunrise was going to make yet another mecha anime. One day I said “why not?” and watched the first episode afterwards I knew this was something quite different than your usual mecha fare. One of the major things that struck me was the OP (disguised as the ED in the first ep), “Kimi e Mukau Hikari” sung by Akino Arai. This was not a fast paced song with intense mecha action in the background. Instead the OP featured a slow, beautifully sung ballad predominantly featuring the characters of the series, not read more
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Matas
Apr 9, 2014
Zegapain is a not so well-known sci-fi mecha show that is sci-fi first and mecha second. So if you're looking for some bombastic action-oriented anime and just want to see cool looking robots blowing each other up then steer clear, Zegapain isn't for you. However, if you're looking for a heavy sci-fi show strong in thought-provoking themes and a complex story and narrative then continue reading and maybe I can convince you to watch this.

Jumping into the first episode Zegapain seems like a generic Mecha show with high-school flavor but that's exactly what the show wants you to think as everything isn't as it seems. read more
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Kenji_The_Engi
Nov 23, 2014
“Seeking what is true is not seeking what is desirable.”
― Albert Camus

Story: 8/10

The story of Zegapain begins with our protagonist, Kyo a skilled swimmer in high school trying to reach out and get more members for his swim club in order for it to stay open. Kyo sees a beautiful mysterious girl and chooses her to act in a promotion video for the club. The mysterious girl agrees on the condition that Kyo pilots a mecha and fight creatures known as gardsorm in what she claims to be a “high tech video game simulation". If you think this story sounds cliche from my read more
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sushiisawesome
Aug 7, 2015

Zegapain is a show that contains all the elements of a show that should have met massive critical and commercial success both inside and outside of Japan. The latter is true, but the former isn't, which comes as a surprise of sorts if someone has actually finished the show. The show is complex, philosophical, very tightly written and has an amazing setting which is fleshed out in a spectacular amount of detail and has a lot of depth.

And yet, this show stands as one of the most underrated anime series of all time. This is in part to the show's seemingly weak beginning where a read more
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