Needless

TV (24 eps)
3.499 of 5 from 8,523 votes
Rank #2,290

In the year 200X, World War III began. Special bombs destroyed parts of cities such as Tokyo, leaving decimation in their wake. Decades later, ground zero in Tokyo – an isolated section known as the Black Spot – remains an enigma. Its residents known as Needless possess strange powers such as the ability to control fire or telekinesis, and are constantly hunted down by Simeon, a large pharmaceutical company with sinister motives and Needless of their own to do their bidding. Young Cruz is part of a resistance to fight against Simeon and its Needless figurehead leader, Adam Arclight; but after the resistance is brutally killed by Simeon’s minions, he finds himself saved by a motley crew: Professor Gido, scantily-clad Eve and badass Blade. Together, the gang fends off Simeon’s attacks and tries to discover the truth behind the corporation’s actions. What is Simeon really after, and why do they desperately want to find Fragments?

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ratchet573 Sep 18, 2011
Score 4/10

Needless is, as the name implies, needless. Needlessly violent, needlessly stupid, and needlessly likeable for some reason. It’s replete with action, comedy, and enough fan service to make Kokonoe Rin blush, but it comes across as almost a parody half of the time instead of something really trying. At least, toward the beginning. The end tries to take a more serious route and while it does succeed, it... read more

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tehnominator Jan 21, 2010
Score 7/10

Needless Review by tehnominator Thursday 21, 2010. Story:  7/10 Shounen anime have formulas. Rather, they have one formula, and every anime of the genre seems to add or take away certain tropes to make themselves "unique". At least, they try to be more unique than the preceding, popular generic shounen anime. Needless is the kind of anime that does not add all the typical... read more

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Needless: The Secret of Saint Lily Academy
  • DVD Special (12 eps)
  • 2009 - 2010

Omake released on the DVDs.

Related manga

Needless
  • Vol: 16; Ch: 114
  • 2004 - 2013
Original Manga
Needless 0
  • Vol: 2; Ch: 7
  • 2004

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