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Iria: Zeiram the Animation (1993)

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A monster hunter goes after a beast that could be her brother.


Tetsurô Amino (as Tetsuro Amino), Yoshimi Katsumata | 2 more credits »


Keita Amemiya (story), Tetsurô Amino (screenplay) (as Tetsuro Amino) | 1 more credit »



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Credited cast:
Aya Hisakawa ... Iria (voice)
Katsue Miwa Katsue Miwa ... Kei (Japanese version) (voice)
Rica Matsumoto ... Komanisa (Japanese version) (voice)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jason Harris ... Komimasa (voice)
Al Muscari Al Muscari ... Puttubayh (voice)
Terri Muuss Terri Muuss ... Kei (voice) (as Terry Muus)
Stacie Lynn Renna ... Iria (voice)
Dave Seigel Dave Seigel ... Zeiram (voice)
Apollo Smile ... Additional voices (voice)
Gary Suson Gary Suson ... Bob (voice)
Andrew Thorson Andrew Thorson ... Fugikuro (voice)
Oliver Wyman Oliver Wyman ... Dr. Touka (voice) (as Pete Zarustica)
Chris Yates Chris Yates ... Gren (voice)


Iria is a newly-certified monster hunter who saves the life of a scientist working on the "Zeiram Project." Zeiram has been terrorizing local planets and kidnapping people to absorb their life force and clone them. When Iria meets up with a clone of her brother, her resolve is tested. Could her brother still be alive? Her friends help her track down the beast only to discover that it is calling for reinforcements. Iria must enter into a final showdown with Zeiram to save the planet and discover the truth about her missing brother. Written by Lordship <lordship@juno.com>

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She's a bounty hunter with a score to settle.


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(edited) | (6 episodes)

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Did You Know?


The prequel to the Japanese live-action sci-fi thriller Zeiram (1991) See more »


Gren: Bob, the hijacker is that immortal hat-headed bastard and he's just as weird as the rumors said he was.
[shoots Zeiram with no effect]
Gren: And as nerve-dead too.
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Alternate Versions

The English dubbed version doesn't include the stronger language found in the Japanese version. See more »


Referenced in Anime Abandon: City Hunter (2014) See more »

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One great anime
10 February 2003 | by Rirath_comSee all my reviews

Iria has long been one of my favorite animes. The characters, locations, weapons, vehicles, and just about everything else are so uniquely designed it's incredible. They really put in the effort to create a truly unique sci-fi universe.

Iria is a young bounty hunter following in the footsteps of her older brother Gren. There's a big corporate cover-up going on and a deadly alien monster named Zeiram on the loose. I don't want to spoil the story so I'll keep the details brief.

The anime revolves around mystery and action. When things start to get too slow, a heavy dose of Iria's fighting abilities come into play. Iria's right up there with Armitage, Faye, and Motoko Kusanagi of Ghost in the Shell. Between her incredibly designed armor, Bond like gadgets, and fighting style, there's plenty to keep things fresh.

I absolutely love how they designed Iria. The hair, the weapons, the blue and white armor... it's all very cool. If you're not an Iria fan just by watching the opening then we've got different tastes. She has moves that would make Batman jealous and a good sense of humor to boot.

The music is really catchy... I always have the opening theme in my head for days after watching the movie. It's a really great song that truly fits with the style and theme of the animation.

This one's a good family anime. The message is good and the action is sure to keep everyone interested. There's a real brief shower scene in the full sub version though. It's not fan service, but brief nudity none the less.

The story itself is well told and will keep you guessing. There's plenty of twists and turns to keep things moving and interesting. All in all this is a great anime that has been a favorite of mine for many years now. Give it a shot if you like bounty hunters, female fighters, alien monster sci-fi, and/or mysteries.

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