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Apocalypse Zero

Alt titles: Kakugo no Susume

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1.525 out of 5 from 552 votes
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In a post-apocalyptic world ravaged by earthquakes, grotesque monsters and powerful demons run rampant through the streets of New Tokyo. Only a select few people have been trained in the techniques necessary to defeat these creatures. Brothers Kakugo and Harara Hagakure not only possess the skills, they also harbor the power of the Zero Armor containing the souls of thousands of warriors. Separated from his brother, Kakugo roams the land fighting in order to restore some sort of peace and safety to mankind. However, he finds these monstrosities to be merely pawns to a much larger adversary from his past, who may prove to be his most dangerous opponent of all.

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Manga Name Year Relation More Info
Apocalypse Zero 1994 TBD
Name Role
Keisuke WATANABE Character Design
Toshihiro HIRANO Director
Takashi KUDOH Music
Takayuki YAMAGUCHI Original Manga Creator
Hiroshi KATO Producer
Shinichi HIRAI Producer
Shiro SASAKI Producer

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Official Editorial Reviews

Title Author Score Date
Apocalypse Zero KiraRin 2.5/10 Nov 1, 2010
Kakugo no Susume KiraRin 2.5/10 Nov 1, 2010

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Apocalypse Zero Naga 3.5/10 Aug 22, 2013
Kakugo no Susume Naga 3.5/10 Aug 22, 2013
Apocalypse Zero Thrawn 5/10 May 14, 2013
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At their simplest, Guyver and Apocalypse Zero are anime about a guy in a living power suit that fights monsters and opposes an evil organization.

Guyver does away with the over the top gore of apocalypse zero and instead comes up with more story and character development. Regardless, if you enjoyed the battles in Apocalypse Zero, you are sure to enjoy Guyver.

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