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Akira Ishida ...  Coemushi 24 episodes, 2007
Ao Takahashi Ao Takahashi ...  Chizuru Honda 24 episodes, 2007
Daisuke Sakaguchi ...  Takashi Waku 24 episodes, 2007
Hiroki Touchi Hiroki Touchi ...  Kokopelli 24 episodes, 2007
Junko Minagawa Junko Minagawa ...  Jun Ushiro 24 episodes, 2007
Kana Asumi Kana Asumi ...  Kana Ushiro 24 episodes, 2007
Kenji Nojima Kenji Nojima ...  Kanji Yoshikawa 24 episodes, 2007
Kôki Miyata Kôki Miyata ...  Kunihiko Moji 24 episodes, 2007
Kumiko Higa Kumiko Higa ...  Maki Ano 24 episodes, 2007
Mamiko Noto Mamiko Noto ...  Takami Komoda 24 episodes, 2007
Shintarô Asanuma Shintarô Asanuma ...  Yousuke Kirie 24 episodes, 2007
Sôichirô Hoshi Sôichirô Hoshi ...  Masaru Kodaka 24 episodes, 2007
Tomokazu Sugita ...  Daiichi Yamura 24 episodes, 2007
Yoshinori Fujita Yoshinori Fujita ...  Isao Kako 24 episodes, 2007
Yui Makino Yui Makino ...  Aiko Tokosumi 24 episodes, 2007
Yuka Iguchi ...  Mako Nakarai 24 episodes, 2007
Yûko Sanpei Yûko Sanpei ...  Youko Machi 24 episodes, 2007
Fuyuka Oura Fuyuka Oura ...  Kako's older sister / ... 24 episodes, 2007
Haruka Tomatsu ...  Futaba Yamura 24 episodes, 2007
Hiroyuki Kinoshita Hiroyuki Kinoshita ...  Sasami 24 episodes, 2007
Keiko Yamamoto Keiko Yamamoto ...  Black Koemushi 24 episodes, 2007
Kenji Suzumura Kenji Suzumura ...  Hatagai 24 episodes, 2007
Kenjirô Tsuda ...  Ichiro 24 episodes, 2007
Makiko Nitta Makiko Nitta ...  Mitsue Yoshikawa / ... 24 episodes, 2007
Mitsuaki Madono Mitsuaki Madono ...  Prime Minister 24 episodes, 2007
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Natsuki Mori Natsuki Mori ...  Harue 24 episodes, 2007
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In a summer vacation, a group of 15 children discovered a mysterious man living in a seashore cave, along with his high-tech gadgets. The man claimed to be a game developer creating a video game with 15 giant robots defending Earth from alien invaders and asked those childs to test the game for him. The kids agreed happily at first, but soon they began to find the game horrifying, not only because of its realism but also for the first fatality among them happened right after their first victory. Worse yet, they had no idea how to stop or leave the "game." Written by Anonymous

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Japanese

Release Date:

8 April 2007 (Japan) See more »

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Gonzo, Izumi Project See more »
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The director of the anime disliked the story in the original manga. He asked permission to make changes to the story. Because of this the mangaka, Mohiro Kotoh, told his fans not to watch the anime. See more »

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Surprising, disturbing, fascinating, and exciting... Anime for non-anime lovers.
18 July 2014 | by sakimura_chanSee all my reviews

Bokurano ("ours" in English) takes place during the summer vacation for school students. A group of middle school students who are enrolled in the same summer school decide to explore the beach when they find a hidden cave. Inside the cave are several machines and computers, which the owner explains he is using to develop a game and asks the children to play. However, the game is not as simple as it seems to be.

Although the premise might seem boring and the characters too young to relate to, Bokurano not only makes it all work, but it all works well. The summary makes it seem like a rehash, but the story line and plot are much more unique than what they seem at first, with added depth as the story progresses. The characters are younger than the target audience (approximately high school or college age), but it adds to the drama and comes as a reminder that age does not equal maturity. The struggles of the characters are diverse, as well. At least one character will strike a particular chord with any viewer, but it's more likely that many characters will do so.

Visually, the show is very pleasing. Unlike some other series, which tend to have characters with essentially the same reused faces and hairstyles, the characters in Bokurano are all very distinct. The CG is used sparingly and is not over-the-top or cheesy. The fighting scenes are interesting and vary greatly in style and length. Additionally, the opening and closing themes are haunting and tie in well with the themes of the series.

Over-all, this is one of my favorite series, and I'm definitely not a fan of anime. Whole-heartedly 10/10.


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