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  • TV-MA
  • 2008
  • 1 Season
  • 7.3  (771)

Ga-Rei-Zero is an anime series that is directed by Ei Aoki and produced by AIC Spirits and FUNimation Entertainment. The show aired in Japan in 2008 and features Tetsuya Kakihara, Misato Fukuen, Eri Kitamura and Tomoaki Maeno in the lead roles. The show is an adaptation of the manga series ‘Ga-Rei’ by Hajime Segawa. The storyline of the show revolves around two girls, Yomi Isayama and Kagura Tsuchimiya, who are part of an organization that deals with supernatural beings called ‘ga-rei’.

The show begins with a prologue that introduces the audience to a group of warriors dispatched to take down a powerful spirit. The team, consisting of regular mortals and powerful onmyoji, is quickly overpowered and their leader, Noriyuki Tojo, is killed by one of his own underlings. The scene then shifts to a young girl named Kagura Tsuchimiya attending her father’s funeral. She is later shown training with her mother, Mio, to prepare herself for her future role as an onmyoji.

As the story progresses, Kagura and Yomi’s paths cross while they are dealing with a supernatural phenomenon. Yomi, who is an orphan, was adopted by the Isayama family and trained to become an onmyoji. She is a skilled fighter, and her abilities make her one of the strongest members of the organization. Kagura, on the other hand, is still in training and has not yet shown any remarkable skills.

Despite their differences, the two girls soon become friends and share a bond that is strengthened by their shared experiences. They find themselves facing off with various supernatural beings and events, including exorcisms, possession, and ghostly apparitions, among others. They are aided in their mission by their organization, the Supernatural Disaster Countermeasures Division, which uses a combination of traditional Onmyodo and modern technology to fight against these dark forces.

Throughout the show, various characters are introduced, and they play a crucial role in the development of the storyline. One such character is Ayame Jinguji, a journalist who is also investigating the supernatural occurrences in the city. She is initially portrayed as a different force that the Isayama family and the SDCD must contend with, but she eventually forms an alliance with them against bigger threats.

As the show progresses, Yomi begins to act strangely, and her character undergoes a dramatic change. Her relationship with Kagura is affected, and the once strong bond they shared is broken as a result. As their friendship breaks apart, the situation in the city also deteriorates, and they are confronted with more difficult challenges.

The animation quality of Ga-Rei-Zero is top-notch, with great attention to details and vivid colors. The show is well-directed and excellently produced, with a well-paced storyline that keeps the audience engaged from start to finish. The various supernatural elements and creatures are well-designed, with each having a unique look and set of abilities.

The voice acting is also excellent, with the lead actors capturing the emotions and complexity of their characters perfectly. The background music and sound effects heighten the mood of the scenes, making the entire viewing experience an immersive one.

Overall, Ga-Rei-Zero is an entertaining action-packed show that is well worth a watch. It combines traditional Japanese folklore with modern technology, creating a unique world that is both fascinating and captivating. The characters are well-developed and relatable, and the storyline keeps the audience on their toes with plenty of surprises and twists. With great animation, excellent voice acting, and a well-crafted story, Ga-Rei-Zero is a show that anime fans should not miss.

Ga-Rei-Zero is a series that is currently running and has 1 seasons (12 episodes). The series first aired on October 11, 2008.

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Yearning Prayer
12. Yearning Prayer
December 21, 2008
The SDCD gets a lock on Yomi's location, and Kagura sets out to cut down the monster she once considered her sister. Should she fail, the end of the world will surely follow.
Turmoil of Fates
11. Turmoil of Fates
December 14, 2008
When Kagura's father proves unable to stop Yomi's killing spree, the director and her dwindling SDCD counterattack unit mobilize in a daring attempt to forever silence their former comrade.
The Other Side of the Tragedy
10. The Other Side of the Tragedy
December 7, 2008
The action has come full circle, and the painful truth can no longer be avoided. Yomi's soul is consumed by evil; Noriyuki and Kagura must stop her murderous rampage - or watch their few remaining friends die in vain.
Spiral of Sin
9. Spiral of Sin
November 30, 2008
Yomi lies comatose in a hospital bed, her body broken beyond repair. When she finally wakes, painful truths come to light that threaten to sever any connection to those she once loved.
Whereabouts of Revenge
8. Whereabouts of Revenge
November 23, 2008
Following the gruesome murder of her father, Yomi is dispossessed by her greedy uncle. Seething with anger, she embarks on a maniacal quest for vengeance that could ruin her forever.
Chain of Blame
7. Chain of Blame
November 16, 2008
Kagura is reduced to hysterics after executing the school nurse, and Yomi's world is shattered by a treacherous act of betrayal. Can the two young exorcists find the strength to resume their duties?
bi teki
6. bi teki
November 9, 2008
A flock of mysterious blue butterflies marks the arrival of a white-haired boy with the power to attract evil spirits. Elsewhere, Kagura must overcome her tendency to hesitate in battle if she wants to save her friends.
Obstinate Feelings
5. Obstinate Feelings
November 2, 2008
Kagura and her comrades hatch a scheme that could bring two reluctant lovers together. Meanwhile, a rogue exorcist attempts to steal Yomi's place in the family business.
The Duty of Justice
4. The Duty of Justice
October 26, 2008
Yomi and Kagura venture into the darkest depths of the subway to exterminate a hoard of evil spirits. When the demons begin to look too human, Kagura hesitates and only an unforgiving ally can save her.
Moments of the Chance Meeting
3. Moments of the Chance Meeting
October 19, 2008
As the story reverts to the past, a young Kagura is welcomed to her new home by none other than Yomi. The two girls forge a fast friendship that can only be interrupted by the occasional exorcism.
Manifestation of Hatred
2. Manifestation of Hatred
October 12, 2008
A rival supernatural commando squad, the SDCD, is called in to clean up the mess left behind by their counterparts. What they discover will leave them reeling in disbelief. Could one of their own be responsible for the massacre?
Above Aoi
1. Above Aoi
October 11, 2008
An elite squadron trained to combat the supernatural responds to reports of invisible monsters terrorizing Tokyo. Their mission is complicated by the appearance of blue butterflies and a katana-wielding mystery woman.
Where to Watch Ga-Rei-Zero
Ga-Rei-Zero is available for streaming on the FUNimation website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Ga-Rei-Zero on demand at Amazon Prime, Amazon, Vudu, Apple TV and Crunchyroll.
  • Premiere Date
    October 11, 2008
  • IMDB Rating
    7.3  (771)