The US and fictional Middle-Eastern Belgistan are at war. The US takes heavy loses when Belgistan uses their giant robots, but they get help in military aid from Japan including a superb giant robot and its Japanese pilot.
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 Kazukiyo Gowa / ... 24 episodes, 1998-1999
Kelly Manison ...
 Rin Ataka / ... 24 episodes, 1998-1999
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 Kahoru Kaburagi / ... 24 episodes, 1998-1999
Victor Carsrud ...
 Additional Voices / ... 24 episodes, 1998-1999
Kevin Charles ...
 Takuma Tokudaiji / ... 23 episodes, 1998-1999
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 Kei Nishida / ... 23 episodes, 1998-1999
James Marshall ...
 Additional Voices / ... 23 episodes, 1998-1999
Mami Kingetsu ...
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Yuji Takada ...
 Kazukiyo Gowa 22 episodes, 1998-1999
Minami Takayama ...
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 Tamotsu Hayakawa / ... 22 episodes, 1998-1999
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 Akihiro Hirakawa / ... 22 episodes, 1998-1999
Mike Kleinhenz ...
 Meth, Nozomi Takayama / ... 22 episodes, 1998-1999
Andrew Klimko ...
 Additional Voices / ... 22 episodes, 1998-1999
Randy Sparks ...
 Additional Voices / ... 22 episodes, 1998-1999
Jennifer K. Earhart ...
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 Additional Voices / ... 21 episodes, 1998-1999
David LeMaster ...
 Additional Voices / ... 19 episodes, 1998-1999
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 Additional Voices / ... 17 episodes, 1998-1999
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 Kiyotsugu Gowa / ... 16 episodes, 1998-1999
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 Kiyoharu Gowa / ... 15 episodes, 1998-1999
Ralph Ehntholt ...
 Additional Voices / ... 15 episodes, 1998-1999
Foley Gang ...
 Additional Voices 15 episodes, 1998-1999
Shô Hayami ...
 Kiyotsugu Gowa 14 episodes, 1998-1999
Isshin Chiba ...
 Kyoharu Gowa 14 episodes, 1998-1999
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Illich Guardiola ...
John Kaiser ...
 Symbol Leader / ... 13 episodes, 1998-1999
Ted Pfister ...
 Daizaburo Gowa / ... 11 episodes, 1998-1999
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The US and fictional Middle-Eastern Belgistan are at war. The US takes heavy loses when Belgistan uses their giant robots, but they get help in military aid from Japan including a superb giant robot and its Japanese pilot.

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A strange and wonderful blend
3 November 2000 | by See all my reviews

I've seen the 1st 4 episodes on DVD, and it leaves me anxious for more.

Gasaraki is a blend of very realistic mecha warfare with Shinto mysticism, recent geopolitical history and Noh theater. If this sounds strange...well, it is. But it works, very well.

The series is organized sort of as an unfolding mystery, confusing at first, and as questions are answered, more questions pop up. We've got Yushiro Gawa, who is a crack mecha pilot, but (perhaps more importantly) a Noh Shite. The extended Gowa family run a weapons conglomerate, and are willing to manipulate politics to generate opportunities to show off their new TA mecha weapons platform. They're also conducting experiments on Yushiro as he Noh dances; his dance causes strange gravity anomolies.

...and some other organization seems to be developing very similar mecha systems and gravity effects. We're being set up for later conflict between these two groups.

The artwork of Gasaraki is wonderful; realistic hard edged military hardware juxtaposed against a delicate garden with koi swimming in a pool or traditional Japanese architecture. The Noh theater segments are otherworldly and haunting.

Check this one out.


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