Coppelion

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Alternative Titles

Japanese: コッペリオン
English: Coppelion
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Type: TV
Episodes: 13
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 2, 2013 to Dec 25, 2013
Premiered: Fall 2013
Broadcast: Wednesdays at 21:00 (JST)
Producers: Starchild Records
Licensors: VIZ Media
Studios: GoHands
Source: Manga
Genres: ActionAction, DramaDrama, Sci-FiSci-Fi
Theme: MilitaryMilitary
Demographic: SeinenSeinen
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older

Statistics

Score: 6.471 (scored by 5358053,580 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #69442
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #1818
Members: 121,481
Favorites: 220

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Synopsis

At first glance, Ibara Naruse and her friends Aoi Fukasaku and Taeko Nomura look like average, carefree high school students. But the streets they walk on, their destination, and their surroundings are anything but normal. As they continue forward, the trio find themselves stepping deeper into an uninhabitable version of Tokyo, one that has been ravaged by a nuclear disaster 20 years ago.

As part of the Dispatch 3rd Special Force Coppelion, known as the Health Care team, Ibara, Aoi, and Taeko are supported by the Japanese Ground Self-Defense Force (JGSDF) and Colonel Onihei Mishima as they scour the eerily silent streets for survivors. Finding the last remaining humans and having them evacuated by the JGSDF's helicopters is a daily occurrence for the girls. But as their work progresses, Ibara and her friends start to question their own humanity—namely, how they themselves are able to survive in Tokyo without any protective gear.

[Written by MAL Rewrite]

Background

Coppelion was first announced to receive an anime adaptation in 2010, but the project was put on hold after the 2011 tsunami that struck northeastern Japan caused the failure of a nuclear power plant in Fukushima.

Characters & Voice Actors


Staff

Kishimoto, Reigo
Producer
Suzuki, Shingo
Director, Character Design
Kanazawa, Hiromitsu
Director, Episode Director, Storyboard
Takahashi, Hideo
Sound Director


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"ANGEL" by angela
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Ending Theme

1: "Tooku Made (遠くまで)" by angela (eps 1-12)
2: "Bye Bye All Right (バイバイオーライ)" by angela (eps 13)




Reviews

May 16, 2022
Now I have read so many different options on this anime and people seem to love it or trash it. In my option many people go in thinking its gonna be one thing when its not. the story's not really apocalyptic as in zombies and monsters but as in a modern day dystopia. The manga is also pretty every on the si-fi close to where the anime ends.

The problem I see people talk about with Coppelion the most is it's pacing. The first 3-5 episodes focuses are single stories to help create world building and I can understand how you go from that to the ...
Mar 28, 2024
Mixed Feelings
Overview:
"Coppelion" is an interesting anime to be sure, combining elements from the post-apocalyptic and magical girl genres among others to create something that appears like nothing you've ever seen before. Unfortunately, good ideas are little more than novelties without someone who can actually make the most out of them, and "Coppelion"'s execution of its ideas never manages to be anything more than middling, resulting in an anime that has a lot of issues and untapped potential.

Story (6.5/10):
"Coppelion" is set in the year 2036, 20 years after a nuclear meltdown made Tokyo uninhabitable due to the increased radioactivity making it impossible for normal people to survive ...
Oct 3, 2019
At this point Go Hands has lost all credibility as a new animation studio. They have amazing production values to offer a level of eye candy very few are capable of, and they are always wasting it on subpar titles that offer nothing besides cool premises and lots of fan service (Seitokai Yakuindomo, Mardock Scramble, K Project). Their latest work of bad art is this Coppelion, which is about some schoolgirls looking for survivors in a radioactive area of Japan. Many were mesmerized by the very good animation and artwork, which was creating a most creepy post-apocalyptic setting and thought it would be a very ...

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