Two friends, Simon and Kamina, become the symbols of rebellion against the powerful Spiral King, who forced mankind into subterranean villages.
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Series cast summary:
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 Simon (27 episodes, 2007-2008)
Kana Asumi ...
 Kiyal (27 episodes, 2007-2008)
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 Leeron Littner (27 episodes, 2007-2008)
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 Rossiu (27 episodes, 2007-2008)
Dave Bridges ...
 Kamina (Animax Dub) (27 episodes, 2007-2008)
Yukari Fukui ...
 Nia Teppelin (27 episodes, 2007-2008)
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 Kunba (27 episodes, 2007-2008)
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 Kamina (27 episodes, 2007-2008)
Nobuyuki Hiyama ...
 Viral (27 episodes, 2007-2008)
Bridget Hoffman ...
 Old Nia Teppelin (27 episodes, 2007-2008)
Marina Inoue ...
 Yoko Littner / ... (27 episodes, 2007-2008)
Shizuka Itô ...
 Boota (27 episodes, 2007-2008)
Tetsuya Kakihara ...
 Simon (27 episodes, 2007-2008)
Katsuyuki Konishi ...
 Kamina (27 episodes, 2007-2008)
Andrea Kwan ...
 Nia Teppelin (Animax dub) (27 episodes, 2007-2008)
David Lee McKinney ...
 Simon (Animax Dub) (27 episodes, 2007-2008)
Daiki Nakamura ...
 Dayakka (27 episodes, 2007-2008)
Tony Oliver ...
 Narrator / ... (27 episodes, 2007-2008)
Masaya Onosaka ...
 Leeron Littner (27 episodes, 2007-2008)
Jamieson Price ...
 Lord Genome / ... (27 episodes, 2007-2008)
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 Viral (27 episodes, 2007-2008)
Michelle Ruff ...
 Yoko Littner (27 episodes, 2007-2008)
Mitsuki Saiga ...
 Rossiu (27 episodes, 2007-2008)
Rina Satô ...
 Kiyoh (27 episodes, 2007-2008)
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 Kinon (27 episodes, 2007-2008)
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 Kittan (27 episodes, 2007-2008)
Doug Stone ...
 Dayakka (27 episodes, 2007-2008)
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 Kiyoh (27 episodes, 2007-2008)
Kishô Taniyama ...
 Kittan (27 episodes, 2007-2008)
Kana Ueda ...
 Kinon (27 episodes, 2007-2008)
Brett Weaver ...
 Kamina (ADV Dub) (27 episodes, 2007-2008)
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In their closed-off underground village, Kamina and Simon chafe at the limits imposed by the village elder. Yet all this will change, when Simon stumbles across a fantastic device - just as the village's peace is broken by a violent intrusion. Written by ANN

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This is one of very rare anime where it is not actually based on a manga, in fact, a manga was based off of it. See more »

Quotes

[repeated line]
Kamina: Who in the hell do you think I am?
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Featured in ScrewAttack's Top 10s: Top 10 Anime Tropes (2016) See more »

Soundtracks

happily ever after
Ending theme (episode #16)
Performed by Shôko Nakagawa
Lyrics by meg rock
Music and arrangement by Katsuhiko Kurosu
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Far exceeded my expectations
29 June 2015 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Personally, I'm not a massive fan of anime, but I can get down with it. This is the first show I've watched all the way through, based on the recommendation of a few anime fanatics, and it was incredible.

Generally, the show defies realism by a long shot and is fairly lighthearted, although it expresses very abstract and interesting concepts, and also tense subjects we can all relate to. The first 10 episodes will probably make you think the whole show is going to be about fighting machines battling on a barren landscape, but everything changes dramatically halfway through. The last few episodes nearly had me crying in pure awe. Honestly, this anime is so well done, words cannot really describe it.

The show illustrates one primary message: willpower and love are much greater than you can imagine. If you're a bit unsure in the beginning, hold on until halfway through. I promise it gets intense.


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