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Summary Movie of 'Zegapain' TV Anime Announced

by arsonal
Mar 26, 2016 10:13 PM | 21 Comments
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 will also include new scenes not present in the TV anime.

Zegapain ADP will open on October 15, 2016, at Shinjuku Piccadilly and other theaters. The production commemorates the tenth anniversary of the series broadcast. A tenth anniversary event will also be held on July 16 at Maihama Amphitheater.

The Blu-ray box of the original series, which was released in 2010 with limited copies, will also go on sale for the general public later this year.

Official site: http://www.zegapain.net/

Source: Mantan Web

Zegapain Adaptation on MAL

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Hmm, never heard of Zegapain, but may give it a watch soon.

Oct 18, 2016 9:13 PM by malvarez1

Just watched the movie, and while I couldn't understand all of it as my Japanese skills were not totally up the scratch, I think the original post was super misleading.

This movie is a prequel which shows the of Kyou before he blows himself up on the moon, the scene we see in the original first episode.

To all the people that wanted original Zegapain instead of a rehash, I am glad to say that this is what you will get. You get to see all the characters and how they met Kyou and how Kyou gets affected by things (I won't spoil it for people that haven't watched all the anime).

It also explains a few things, like the lack of adults in the original series.

Very much looking forward to watching it again.

Oct 18, 2016 7:41 AM by falconm11

Just saw this now while clicking through the seasons. I hope it gets a sequel, Zegapain was actually pretty good, although it wasted some potential. The movie will most likely suck though. A 26 eps series comprimised into a movie? OF COURSE!

sushiisawesome said:
Color me both surprised and delighted that this we're getting more of this, though I guess I shouldn't be surprised considering that this show is pretty damn popular in Japan.

I sure as hell don't mind this. I adored the show to hell and back, but a remake that fixes the animation (which is the main reason I'd argue the show never got popular) is something I'd very much be behind.


So japan has good taste afterall?

bennolp said:
Maybe the action scenes won't be awful this time.


Yep, that was the biggest weakness of the anime. Rehashed scenes over and over and over again. And they were bad/boring even the first time around.^^

Jun 3, 2016 1:41 PM by Miragee

Honestly, Zegapain is one my favourite animes, being one of the only 5 I rated a 10, so I hope they don't fuck up with this movie and I also don't want a sequel cause the original series had a nice ending which wrapped up the story well.

Anyway, on the way to my PTW.

Apr 25, 2016 7:36 AM by Wintovisky

Maybe the action scenes won't be awful this time.

Apr 13, 2016 12:06 PM by bennolp

Cool! I have forgotten about this anime, but it seems to be very good, so I am going to watch the series before the movie comes out.

Apr 13, 2016 11:07 AM by Manu_

I will have to watch this for sure

Apr 12, 2016 2:52 AM by lagcats

Color me both surprised and delighted that this we're getting more of this, though I guess I shouldn't be surprised considering that this show is pretty damn popular in Japan.

I sure as hell don't mind this. I adored the show to hell and back, but a remake that fixes the animation (which is the main reason I'd argue the show never got popular) is something I'd very much be behind.

Apr 11, 2016 11:37 PM by sushiisawesome

Wow pretty random. It's unpopular on mal, but maybe more known in JP?
Prefer an s2 though. Can't recall much but was a very relaxing mecha show.

Mar 28, 2016 11:25 PM by gophercg

A sequel is not out of the question folks. All of this publicity mean they are gauging the popular demand for a follow up.

PRAISE BE TO JESU!!

ZEGAPAIN LIVES!!!!!

Mar 27, 2016 3:14 PM by VyseLegendaire

Been a long time since I've seen this series. Might check it out to see some of the new scenes.

Mar 27, 2016 10:55 AM by Stark700

I thought its getting a sequel

Mar 27, 2016 10:54 AM by royaldocks

Wow it's not even new. What an absolute gong show this industry has turned into where all the old studios do jack fucking shit now and all the newer ones just milk popular licenses

Mar 26, 2016 11:27 PM by PeacingOut

Vindstot said:
I think there's a mistake. The film will begin screening on October 15.

Thanks. This has been fixed.

Mar 26, 2016 11:11 PM by arsonal

HOLY MOTHERFUCKING SHIT!!

BUT Y SUMMARY MY JAPBROS

BUT WAIT
THIS MEANS IT WON'T JUST STOP AT THAT
THAT MEANS THERE WILL BE MORE
YES

YES

YES

Mar 26, 2016 10:59 PM by zetsu_shoren

arsonal said:
Zegapain ADP will open on October 10, 2016, at Shinjuku Piccadilly and other theaters.

I think there's a mistake. The film will begin screening on October 15.

Mar 26, 2016 10:52 PM by Vindstot

Why recap movie? just make new story of Zegapain with different characters.

Mar 26, 2016 10:46 PM by Sazanami-Kai

I loved the original so this is a must watch for me.

Mar 26, 2016 10:44 PM by swordhermit

prays for hosoyan or yoshino as MC

Mar 26, 2016 10:26 PM by Mayuka

And then out of nowhere.........

Whats up with all these out of left field announcements recently?

Mar 26, 2016 10:26 PM by nitrohawk

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