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Japanese: ジーンシャフト


Type: TV
Episodes: 13
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 5, 2001 to Jun 28, 2001
Premiered: Spring 2001
Broadcast: Unknown
Producers: Bandai Visual
Studios: Satelight
Source: Original
Genres: AdventureAdventure, Sci-FiSci-Fi
Themes: MechaMecha, SpaceSpace
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 6.361 (scored by 48014,801 users)
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Ranked: #68042
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Popularity: #4785
Members: 12,482
Favorites: 16

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In the 21st century mankind was on the brink of destruction. Through genetic engineering however they eradicated such feelings as love and the desire for power. Since women are naturally less agressive than men, women to man ratio was set to 9:1. Now people are engineered to have skills that others view as being necessary. There is a giant ring that now orbits the earth, that sits there and relays information back to an alien race that sent it. Now a team of five women will try to eradicate the alien threat.

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Characters & Voice Actors


Akane, Kazuki
Director, Original Creator, Series Composition
Aketagawa, Jin
Sound Director


Opening Theme

"Shaft Drive" by Akira Takasaki

Ending Theme

#1: "Broken Camera" by Ji-Zo
#2: "The Day, Believe All Things (Storm Ray Mix)" by Akira Takasaki (ep 13)

Nov 27, 2011
Nyron (All reviews)
Alright, so I just watched Geneshaft for the first time since TechTV's existed and now I'm going to vouch for two things:

a. This show is good. Not mind-blowing, but good.
b. No one on MAL who's reviewed this series has actually watched it, or their reviews were written from memory months or years after half-watching the original run on TV.

Geneshaft is a character story about a bunch of people raised in a dystopian future where genetics play a huge role, human lives are cheap and the species is more important than the individual. It's a series that identified what it wanted to do exactly, and executed read more
Aug 27, 2008
hogkill (All reviews)
A short-length sci-fi that stays loyal to the cliché themes associated with the genre, but makes for a decent watch.

Story: 4
The plot, while not completely unenjoyable, is extremely drab. There are literally hundreds of animes out there that share similar themes:

- Gene manipulation (too many to list)
- Government population/sex control (Appleseed, Crest of the Stars)
- Protagonists are all children/teenagers (too many to list)
- Humanity deserves to be destroyed (Evangelion, Blue Gender, etc.)
- Mecha (too many to list)
- Ships used by ancient beings (Infinite Ryvius, read more
Apr 1, 2010
zoddtheimmortal (All reviews)
This is the single worst anime I have ever seen, it sucks, there is not one single redeeming feature in it other than the art work, I mean seriously this is a terrible freaking anime.

All of the characters look like they belong in an anime , you know huge desu desu eyes and with the Girl characters it doesn't matter if they are 10 or 85, they have Double D Breasts; and by the way all these 80 pound knocker vapid brain creatures are obssesed over the shit weak willed main character that sucks ass and whines like a panzy every time read more
Jun 2, 2010
kekekeKaj (All reviews)
Set some time in the distant future, "Geneshaft" takes place in a world where genetic engineering is widespread. One of the things it is used for is to ensure the women:men ratio in the world is at an "optimum" 9:1... for no good reasons that I can fathom. Of course, not only are the women genetically modified to be clever, but also good looking. Now, from this setting, you can probably guess the kind of anime this is gonna be. Yep, premises wise, this puts Geneshaft squarely in the middle of "Vandread" territory. But whilst "Vandread" is mildly enjoyable in a generic way, "Geneshaft" falls read more

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