Zoids Genesis

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Zoids Genesis
ゾイドジェネシス
Genre Anime
Writer Nishizono Satoru
Director Mizuno Kazunori
Opening theme Yotaka no Yume
Ending theme Real Love (1-28)
Ari no Mama de Lovin'U (29-43)
Nigiri shimeta sono te ni (44-49)
Yotaka no Yume (50)
Composer(s) Nakagawa Koutarou
No. of episodes 50 (List of episodes)
Production company(s) Shogakukan-Shueisha Productions
Fan Rating / 5 Stars
Discussion Forum
Broadcast
Original channel TV-Tokyo
Picture format 4:3
Original run April 10, 2005 (2005-04-10) – March 26, 2006 (2006-03-26)
Chronology
Preceded by Zoids Fuzors
External links
TV Tokyo
Anime
Zoids Genesis Characters Chronology Trivia
Digald Bukoku Discography Media

Zoids Genesis (ゾイドジェネシス) is the fifth and final installment of the Zoids anime series. It is aired between 10th April 2005 to 26th March 2006, every Sunday from 8:30 AM to 9:00 AM on TV-Tokyo. (50 episodes)



Plot[edit]

Several thousand years ago advanced civilizations flourished on Planet Zi. They created Zoids with their advanced technology and used them were used for labor work and combat. However, a polar shift on the planet resulted in cataclysmic disasters that destroyed all cities and civilizations. This event is known as "The God's Fury".

Several thousand years later Generators were scattered around the planet. These Generators not only stabilized the polar shift and agriculture, they also produce the Zoids' fuel - Reggel. With the improved planetary conditions, new civilizations began to sprout again. The new generations built villages and cities around the Generators, and excavated Zoids from the earth and sea.

At present, the Digald Bukoku (Bukoku = country ruled by military dictatorship) possessed a special type of Zoids called the BioZoids. These Zoids are immune to almost all weapons, they can only be destroyed using weapons made of a special Leeo metal (or Metal Zi as Digald labeled it). With these invincible Zoids, Digald started an aggressive conquest across the lands. One of Digald's army platoon reached Miroodo Village where the series protagonist, Ryuuji Familon, lived. Ryuuji managed to drive the Diagald forces away with the help of two travelers - Ra Kan and Re Mii. The village Generator, however, was damaged in the battle.

In order to search for a mechanic to repair the Generator, Ryuuji left Miroodo Village for the first time and traveled alongside Ra Kan and Re Mii. During his journey, he slowly learned about Diagald and the chaos it caused in the world.


Characters[edit]

Main Characters[edit]

Main article : Main Characters

The main characters are one of the few that owns a Zoid equipped with Leeo weapons.

Ruuji Familon (ルージ・ファミロン)

Voice Actor: Hirata Hiromi (平田宏美)
Ruuji is 15 years old and has never left his village before. He is kind and care a lot about others. He is a novice in Zoid piloting.
He pilots the MurasameLiger.

Ra Kan (ラ・カン)

Voice Actor: Matsuyama Takashi (松山鷹志)
Ra Kan is a calm, strategic and insightful man. He has been traveling around with Mii for a long time. He acts as the leader of the group.
He pilots the SwordWolf.

Re Mii (レ・ミィ)

Voice Actor: Koyama Kimiko (こやまきみこ)
Mii is 12 years old . She is in charge of cooking for the group. She is Ra Kan's niece and bicker with Ruuji a lot.
She pilots the LanceStag.

Kotona Elegance (コトナ・エレガンス)

Voice Actor: Ito Shizuka (伊藤静)
Kotona is a very skilled melee fighter and very good at infiltration. Her Zoid is the only one that can fly in the first half of the series, giving the group a tremendous advantage.
She pilots the RainbowJerk.

Thunder Garaga (雷鳴のガラガ)

Voice Actor: Miyake Kenta (三宅健太)
Garaga is the leader of an anti-Digald resistance group. He prefers to solve problems head-on without thinking. He treats Ruuji like his little brother.
He pilots the DeadlyKong.

Ron Mangun (ロン・マンガン)

Voice Actor: Taniyama Kisho (谷山紀章)
Ron was a traveling merchant before joining up with Garaga's Resistance. He acts as the strategist in the resistance group.
He pilots the BamboLian.

Seijuurou (セイジュウロウ)

Voice Actor: Tsuda Kenjiro (津田健次郎)
Seijuurou is a very skillful swordsman and a skilled Zoid pilot. He trains Ruuji to improve the boy's Zoid piloting skills.
He pilots the SoulTiger.

Digald Bukoku[edit]

Main article: Digald Bukoku

The Digald Bukoku (ディガルド武国) is a kingdom ruled by the military hierarchy.

Jiin (ジーン)

Voice Actor: Nakamura Hidetoshi (中村秀利)
Jiin is the prince of Digald and is the supreme commander of Digald’s army. He seeks out talented soldiers to help him in achieving his final goal.
He pilots the BioTyranno.

Zairin de Zaltz (ザイリン・ド・ザルツ)

Voice Actor: Matsumoto Yasunori (松本保典)
Major Zairin is a genius Zoid pilot and is under the direct command of General Jiin. Ruuji was the first in a long time to be able to inflict damage on his Zoid, and as such, view Ruuji as his greatest adversary.
He pilots the Bio MegaRaptor.

Georg (ゲオルグ)

Voice Actor: Ishii Kouji (石井康嗣)
Major Georg is under the direct command of General Jiin. He is extremely loyal and does not second guess any command given to him. He is ruthless in that he will crush anything and everything that stands in Digald’s way.
He pilots the BioTricera.

Feleme (フェルミ)

Voice Actor: Hyodo Mako (兵藤まこ)
Colonel Feleme is under the direct command of General Jiin. She pilots the first flying BioZoid, making her very valuable to Digald. She is enjoys relaxing in a bath.
She pilots the BioPtera.

Souta (ソウタ)

Voice Actor: Fukamizu Yumi (深水由美)
Souta is a arrogant and spoil kid that has a special talent when dealing with Zoids. He only answers to Jiin and Feleme, and does not respect the army’s hierarchical authority, which often annoys some of the officers.
He pilots the BioKentro under the supervision of Feleme.

Zoids List[edit]

Planet Zi Zoids[edit]

Main article: List of Planet Zi Zoids

Zoids are self aware metal lifeforms created by the ancient civilizations. All the Zoids were buried underground or sank into the sea due to the apocalyptic event several thousands years ago. The current civilization discover the Zoids and excavate them from the earth and sea. Zoids can only be activated and piloted by compatible humans. In other words, the Zoids choose their own pilots. Some smaller Zoids (such as Baratz) are easier to find compatible pilots than others.

Planet Zi Zoids use an animal motif.

BioZoids[edit]

Main article: List of BioZoids

BioZoids are silver colored Zoids unique to the Digald Bukoku. These Zoids cannot be damaged by any weapons other than weapons made from a special Leeo metal (Metal Zi). They are also vulnerable to extremely high temperature. A few BioZoids piloted by higher-ranking officers may be special equipped so that they can block Metal Zi weapons.

BioZoids use a dinosaur motif.


Chronology[edit]

Episode English Title Japanese Title Air Date Writer
Episode 01 Invasion 襲撃 April 10, 2005 (2005-04-10) Nishizono Satoru
Episode 02 BioZoid バイオゾイド April 17, 2005 (2005-04-17) Nishizono Satoru
Episode 03 Departing on a Journey 旅立ち April 24, 2005 (2005-04-24) Nishizono Satoru
Episode 04 The First Town はじめての街 May 1, 2005 (2005-05-01) Matsuzaki Kenichi
Nishizono Satoru
Episode 05 A Duel 決闘 May 8, 2005 (2005-05-08) Fudeyasu Kazuyuki
Episode 06 Mountain Base 山のアジト May 15, 2005 (2005-05-15) Nishizono Satoru
Episode 07 Mountain of Grief 嘆きの山 May 22, 2005 (2005-05-22) Inari Meihiko
Episode 08 Underground Water Passage 地下水路 May 29, 2005 (2005-05-29) Fudeyasu Kazuyuki
Episode 09 The Hot Springs Village 温泉の村 June 5, 2005 (2005-06-05) Matsuzaki Kenichi
Episode 10 Indecision 迷い June 12, 2005 (2005-06-12) Nishizono Satoru
Episode 11 Travelling Companions 旅の仲間 June 19, 2005 (2005-06-19) Nishizono Satoru
Episode 12 Infiltration 潜入 June 26, 2005 (2005-06-26) Inari Meihiko
Episode 13 Dominance 支配 July 3, 2005 (2005-07-03) Fudeyasu Kazuyuki
Episode 14 Escape 脱出 July 10, 2005 (2005-07-10) Matsuzaki Kenichi
Nishizono Satoru
Episode 15 Separation 離散 July 17, 2005 (2005-07-17) Nishizono Satoru
Episode 16 A Meeting 出会い July 24, 2005 (2005-07-24) Fudeyasu Kazuyuki
Episode 17 Rage 怒り July 31, 2005 (2005-07-31) Fudeyasu Kazuyuki
Episode 18 Reunion 合流 August 7, 2005 (2005-08-07) Nishizono Satoru
Episode 19 Crimson 紅蓮 August 14, 2005 (2005-08-14) Fudeyasu Kazuyuki
Episode 20 Determination 決意 August 21, 2005 (2005-08-21) Nishizono Satoru
Episode 21 Homecoming 帰郷 August 28, 2005 (2005-08-28) Nishizono Satoru
Episode 22 An Oath 誓い September 4, 2005 (2005-09-04) Fudeyasu Kazuyuki
Episode 23 Hayate ハヤテ September 11, 2005 (2005-09-11) Nishizono Satoru
Episode 24 Arrogance 驕り September 18, 2005 (2005-09-18) Nishizono Satoru
Episode 25 The March 進軍 September 25, 2005 (2005-09-25) Fudeyasu Kazuyuki
Nishizono Satoru
Episode 26 River of Fog 霧の河 October 2, 2005 (2005-10-02) Nishizono Satoru
Episode 27 Road to Recovery 再起への道 October 9, 2005 (2005-10-09) Nishizono Satoru
Episode 28 Legend 伝説 October 16, 2005 (2005-10-16) Nishizono Satoru
Episode 29 Secret 秘密 October 23, 2005 (2005-10-23) Yamaguchi Ryota
Episode 30 Devil's Forest 魔物の森 October 30, 2005 (2005-10-30) Fudeyasu Kazuyuki
Episode 31 The One Left Behind 残された者 November 6, 2005 (2005-11-06) Kushima Kazuhito
Episode 32 People of the Sky ソラノヒト November 13, 2005 (2005-11-13) Nishizono Satoru
Episode 33 Prenotion 予兆 November 20, 2005 (2005-11-20) Akahoshi Masanao
Episode 34 Assault 強襲 November 27, 2005 (2005-11-27) Inari Meihiko
Episode 35 Surprise Attack 奇襲 December 4, 2005 (2005-12-04) Nishizono Satoru
Episode 36 Fall Apart ほころび December 11, 2005 (2005-12-11) Fudeyasu Kazuyuki
Episode 37 Raid 襲来 December 18, 2005 (2005-12-18) Yamaguchi Ryota
Episode 38 Assault 突撃 December 25, 2005 (2005-12-25) Kushima Kazuhito
Episode 39 Triumphant Castle Entrance 入城 January 8, 2006 (2006-01-08) Nishizono Satoru
Episode 40 Bio Particle Cannon バイオ粒子砲 January 15, 2006 (2006-01-15) Fudeyasu Kazuyuki
Episode 41 Coup 政変 January 22, 2006 (2006-01-22) Inari Meihiko
Episode 42 Secret Meeting 密会 January 29, 2006 (2006-01-29) Akahoshi Masanao
Episode 43 Key February 5, 2006 (2006-02-05) Nishizono Satoru
Episode 44 Takeoff 離陸 February 12, 2006 (2006-02-12) Yamaguchi Ryota
Episode 45 Inheritance 遺産 February 19, 2006 (2006-02-19) Nishizono Satoru
Episode 46 Fatal Flaw 瓦解 February 26, 2006 (2006-02-26) Inari Meihiko
Episode 47 Separation 決別 March 5, 2006 (2006-03-05) Fudeyasu Kazuyuki
Episode 48 God's Lightning 神の雷 March 12, 2006 (2006-03-12) Nishizono Satoru
Episode 49 Climactic Battle 決戦 March 19, 2006 (2006-03-19) Nishizono Satoru
Episode 50 Rebirth 再生 March 26, 2006 (2006-03-26) Nishizono Satoru

Trivia[edit]

  • Murasame's symbols on the cockpit screen and sword are actually a stylized version of the kanji for Murasame 村雨. It's Japanese for "a passing shower".

Music[edit]

Opening Theme

Nighthawk's Dream (夜鷹の夢)

  • Episode: 01-50
  • Vocalist: Do As Infinity
  • Music: D・A・I
  • Lyrics: Kawamura Saiko (川村サイコ)


Ending Themes

Real Love

  • Episode: 01-28
  • Vocalist: PARADISE GO!! GO!!
  • Music: Jin Nakamura (ジン ナカムラ)
  • Lyrics: Mori Yuriko (森由里子)


Lovin'U The Way You Are (ありのままでLovin'U )

  • Episode: 29-43
  • Vocalist: Re Mii x Kotona Elegance (Koyama Kimiko x Ito Shizuka)
  • Music: YUPA
  • Lyrics: Mori Yuriko (森由里子)


Hold Your Hand (握りしめたその手に)

  • Episode: 44-49
  • Vocalist: Re Mii x Kotona Elegance (Koyama Kimiko x Ito Shizuka)
  • Music: Naruse Shuhei (鳴瀬シュウヘイ)
  • Lyrics: marf

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