Zone of the Enders: The 2nd Runner (2003)
"Anubis: Zone of the Enders" (original title)

Video Game  -  Action | Adventure | Drama  -  12 March 2003 (USA)
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Dingo Egret is an ice harvester on the Jovian moon of Callisto who discovered a lone Orbital Frame, Jehuty. As he is investigating, incoming enemies starts attacking Callisto and Dingo had ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Peter Barto ...
Dingo Egret (voice)
Cynthia Marcucci ...
ADA (voice)
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Nohman (voice)
Renee Hewitt ...
Ken Marinaris (voice)
Remy Le Boeuf ...
Leo Stenbuck (voice)
Jean Mazzei ...
Viola (voice)
J.S. Gilbert ...
Lloyd (voice) (as JS Gilbert)
Matt Chavez ...
Taper (voice)
Bryan Session ...
Captain (voice)
Andrew Chaikin ...
Volkovo (voice)
Jim Singer ...
Rick (voice)
Desirée Goyette ...
Angie (voice) (as Des Goyette)
Corina Harmon ...
LEV Navigator (voice) (as Corina Harman)
Willow Wray ...
Ellie Kayton (voice)
Ian Swift ...
Doctor (voice)
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Dingo Egret is an ice harvester on the Jovian moon of Callisto who discovered a lone Orbital Frame, Jehuty. As he is investigating, incoming enemies starts attacking Callisto and Dingo had no choice but to enter and pilot Jehuty. Dingo fights the enemies and upon boarding BAHRAM Ship, Dingo encounters Anubis, an Orbital Frame that is a stronger version of Jehuty. Dingo's Orbital Frame, Jehuty is defeated in battle against Anubis and after that, Nohman, the runner of Anubis told Dingo to come to his office. Upon doing so, Nohman wants Dingo to join him again. Dingo refuses to join and he ended up getting shot in the heart and lungs by Nohman. As Dingo starts dying, a frame runner Ken Marinaris who fought Dingo back at Callisto wants him to help her. Two months later, Ken revived Dingo back to life and told him that his heart and lungs are gone and he must stay in Jehuty so that ADA gives him life supplements for his heart and lungs. Dingo thinks that this is nonsense and as he tries to... Written by kong_oliver@hotmail.com

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The chorus to the song that plays during the boss fight against the Vic Viper ("Leo! Leo! Leo, let's go!") is effectively cheering against the player. Leo Steinbuck, the Vic Viper's pilot, was the previous pilot of Jehuty and the hero of the original Zone of the Enders. See more »

Quotes

[Dingo approaches Nohman in his Anubis which is near destruction after Dingo's victory against him]
Dingo Egret: On my last mission, you sacrificed us. Understand? You've killed my comrades!
Nohman: Hmm, hmm, hmm, hmm, hmm... So what? Those scums die so ungracefully, I want to see it with my own eyes.
Dingo Egret: They're waiting for you, now!
[Dingo decides for the finishing move on Anubis]
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Referenced in Metal Gear Solid: The Twin Snakes (2004) See more »

Soundtracks

Beyond The Bounds
Lyrics by Scott Dolph & Sanae Shintani (as Sana)
Music by Maki Kirioka
Arrangement by Daisaku Kume
Vocal by Maki Kimura
Strings: Asuka Kaneko (as Aska Kaneko), Kaori Takahashi, Keiko Shiga, Hiroki Kashiwagi (by the courtesy of Rock Chipper Record Inc.)
Mixing Engineer: Takehiko Kamada
Synthesizer Operation: Shinji Kano (Plankton)
Strings Recording Assistant Engineer: Mamiko Katakura (ON AIR Azabu Studio)
Production Assistant: Akiko Nakamura (3-D)
Strings Performer Management: Emi Kobayashi (Planet Arts)
Song Direction: Scott Dolph
Lyrics Concept: Shuyo Murata
Coined Word Transformation: Maki Kirioka
Recording Studios: pathway studio, ON AIR AZABU
Mixing Engineer (Remix): Norihiko Hibino
Audio Track Editor (Remix): Maki Kirioka
Supervisor (Remix): Kazuki Muraoka
Mastering Engineer (Remix): Chiaki Ikematsu (Sony Music Studios Tokyo)
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Superb PS2 game.
29 March 2004 | by (Los Angeles, CA. USA) – See all my reviews

Contrary to those games which you have to maneuver bulky slow robots on assorted `whatever' missions, Zone of the Enders -The Second Runner- is a high speed robot action game that will blow your mind away. For those Metal Gear Solid (MGS) fans and for those who enjoyed the first Zone of the Enders (ZOE), Zone of the Enders -The Second Runner- is a must in this saga. This is another true prodigy of Hideo Kojima's genius. The game starts out with the main character Dingo working for a mining company operating a basic mining mech. While mining one day he stumbles across a large box, which turns out to contain the Orbital Frame Jehuty. With an attack imminent, Dingo is forced to board Jehuty and fight back. What follows then is a journey to revisit the demons of his past, and an eventual showdown with Anubis, another Orbital Frame as powerful as Jehuty. The story is well told throughout and presented in a high quality anime style with cut-scenes interrupting the action at certain points. It's a story full of twists, as Kojima's stories normally are. One of the features of the game is the high pace that it runs at. The 2nd Runner does several things to achieve this speed and urgency throughout. Firstly the narrative needs to drive the speed at which the game is played. It does this through a series of tight levels that interchange well between cut scenes and gameplay, keeping the player on a mostly linear journey. There are very few quiet points in the game. The player is constantly pushed to new areas of conflict, and this fits in well with the urgency presented in the storyline. It's a welcome change from a lot of games in which there is an urgent mission where the player is allowed to meander or explore, or go fishing. The fast, linear story works very well here. The soundtrack in The 2nd Runner is absolutely fantastic, pulling you in from the opening theme song. A mix of dance and more classical stylings, the music always seems to evoke the right emotion, and fit perfectly with both the battles and the changing storyline. Voice acting is generally very good throughout, although an option to have the original Japanese dialogue instead of the English would have been superb. Overall, the graphics are astounding to a degree that you would think a next-generation play station could only handle. It is a keeper and I love it.


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