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Ray The Animation

Alternative Titles

English: Ray The Animation
Synonyms: Ray Project, Ray: The Animation


Type: TV
Episodes: 13
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 5, 2006 to Jun 28, 2006
Premiered: Spring 2006
Broadcast: Unknown
Licensors: Maiden Japan
Studios: OLM
Source: Manga
Genres: Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 6.721 (scored by 3,053 users)
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Ranked: #49682
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Popularity: #4095
Members: 10,555
Favorites: 13


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Aug 12, 2007
YourMessageHere (All reviews)
The recommendation to me of the first volume of Akihito Yoshitomi's manga Ray was my first encounter with this series. While implausible, It had a lot of interesting ideas going for it; I could see how it could be really quite amusing, original and exciting. However I never got round to getting any more of the manga, for one reason or the other, before the release of the anime version *, so it was on the strength of only the first volume's limited impressions I started the series.


I wanted to like it. Really I did. I thought maybe its first episode read more
Mar 10, 2008
purplegold (All reviews)
I had put off viewing this anime for some time, from the description I thought it was a number of different short stories. The concept definitely got me after episode one.

To me, the story was unique. While I do agree that it did seem a bit episodic, those episodes were rather interesting. I get the feeling that there was quite a bit more that could have been done, and may have been done with the Manga, but it definately was a "page turner". The main plot had a fantastic number of twists and turns, for a ride that I would recommend.

Art/Sound: Nothing that really read more
Feb 12, 2017
NalarueAni (All reviews)
Heartbroken for finishing all adaptations of "Black Jack" I stumbled across this anime. This anime is said to be inspired by Tezuka's "Black Jack", so I watched the first episode, hoping I would get the same satisfying feel of the whole "miraculously completing a surgery that is impossible for any other doctor to do".

I was so disappointed with the first episode that I promised not to watch it ever again. However, something compelled me to give the show another chance. And so I did. Easing my way back into the show, I thought maybe it would eventually get better.

It was extremely difficult to watch read more
Jul 4, 2009
phereia (All reviews)
While browsing through an anime mag I noticed a little article on the manga of Ray, and I found the synopsis interesting. When I discovered there was anime, I was also pleased, and (being unable to find manga) I watched it.

--Story: 3--
Sadly the anime resembles a boring soap opera with an anime twist. Though I did watch the entire series, I was not very impressed. No plot twist was unexpected, and none of the scenes/scenario's really stuck out as interesting, apart from one aspect: Ray's past. This was what drew me to the series in the first place, but unfortunately it doesn't play a very read more
Sep 25, 2009
Colonelfancy (All reviews)
This is an incredible show that is as good as it is underrated. RAY the Animation is the adaptation of the manga that sadly got canned thanks to ADV's terrible manga division. I got warped in and was hooked. It's so basic, yet has such an innovative at the same time, it just goes to show that a story can be a little cliche without overdoing it.
STORY: Again, the story is fairly basic, following a doctor with X ray eyes who is capable of performing surgeries no one else can. You'll be wrapped up instantly as to how she aquired those powers. There's read more