Watch Kaiba

  • TV-MA
  • 2008
  • 1 Season
  • 8.1  (1,926)

Kaiba is a science fiction anime series that aired on WOWOW channel in 2008. The series was created by Masaaki Yuasa, who directed and wrote the story. The anime is set in a futuristic world that is dominated by the digital realm, where memories can be digitized and stored in a device called a memory chip.

The main protagonist, Kaiba, wakes up with amnesia and finds himself in a world where memories can be traded, stolen or erased. Kaiba has no memories of his own, but with the help of a talking computer, he embarks on a journey to recover his lost memories.

Throughout the series, Kaiba discovers the corruption and evil that exist in the world he inhabits. He meets a diverse cast of characters on his journey, including various robotic creatures, humans, and aliens. Some of these characters help him along the way, while others try to stop him from achieving his goals.

The series explores themes such as personal identity, memory, and the impact of technology on society. The show presents a unique take on these themes, using a blend of surrealist imagery and stunning animation to create a mesmerizing atmosphere.

Kaiba's voice is provided by Houko Kuwashima, who delivers a convincing performance as a man with no memory. Mamiko Noto plays the love interest of Kaiba, a girl named Neiro who is part of a group of rebels who aim to overthrow the corrupt organization ruling the world. Romi Paku provides the voice for Popo, a robotic creature who accompanies Kaiba on his journey.

Hisao Egawa voices the villainous character, Warp, who is determined to stop Kaiba from recovering his memories. Other supporting characters are voiced by Wasabi Mizuta, Kokoka Shuzen, and Aiko Hibi. All of these voice actors do an excellent job of bringing their characters to life, giving each of them a distinct personality and contributing to the overall immersive experience of the show.

The animation style of Kaiba is unique, and it stands out from other anime series. The show uses a mix of 2D and 3D animation to create an otherworldly aesthetic that complements the surreal storytelling. The character designs are also imaginative and memorable, with each character having their own unique appearance and personality.

In terms of music, Kaiba boasts a mesmerizing soundtrack composed by Yoshihiro Ike. The show's opening and ending themes are also well-done and complement the tone and themes of the series.

Overall, Kaiba is a captivating and thought-provoking anime that defies conventions and delivers a unique storytelling experience. The series successfully explores complex themes while still offering engaging characters and visually stunning animations. Fans of science fiction, surrealist storytelling, and imaginative animation will find a lot to appreciate in Kaiba.

Kaiba is a series that is currently running and has 1 seasons (12 episodes). The series first aired on April 10, 2008.

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Everyone in the Clouds
12. Everyone in the Clouds
July 24, 2008
The end of the world draws near, as legendary memory eating plant approaches. What's more is that Kaiba/Warp wants everything to be erased, so Neiro is the only one able to stop him with the memory Kaiba had once forgotten.
Revolving Fan
11. Revolving Fan
July 17, 2008
After defeating Warp, Popo is now elated that his dream is finally coming true and he doesn't allow such things like the electrolytic clouds or skonk faze him. However he no longer has anyone to share this moment with, neither his Mom nor Cheki. Elsewhere it seems Kaiba has survived and even regained his memories.
10. Kaiba
July 10, 2008
Neiro regains her true memories of Warp/Kaiba and what really happened between them, is revealed.
Attack Warp!
9. Attack Warp!
June 19, 2008
Popo is now aware that the Warp in the heavens is a fake and decides to take this as an opportunity to form an uprising, with Neiro leading the charge. Kaiba has return to his original Warp body, so Popo gets Neiro to try and kill him, but she begins to question her memories of hate towards Warp.
8. Disguise
June 12, 2008
We get some insight into the goings on of the notorious Issoudan group and how Popo is related to it. It's also revealed what Warp, the king of memories, is and also that the current Warp on the throne is nothing but a fake.
The Man Who Doesn't Stay in Memories
7. The Man Who Doesn't Stay in Memories
May 22, 2008
Kaiba and Vanilla find themselves on the weird underwater planet Nene and they later go to check out the moon. It isn't long before Vanilla finds out that they are wanted, for being involved, in the explosion on Lolo. Later on Kaiba looks into the memories of Gel, which he copied and it is then he discovers that Gel is Neiro and is also responsible for the explosions.
A Muscular Woman
6. A Muscular Woman
May 15, 2008
The freight ship Kaiba & Vanilla are on is headed to a planet, named Lolo, where the memories of the living and the dead tend to collect at the largest memory tank. Whilst landing, the freight ship collides with another smaller ship. Kaiba is worried and investigate the crash site, to find an old couple receiving some help, from a strange woman in a man's body.
Abipa, The Utopian Planet
5. Abipa, The Utopian Planet
May 8, 2008
Kaiba is now on a rich planet known as Abipa and subsequent to some unforeseen circumstances; his cheap hippo body is taken to a junk factory. On his way to get his body back, Kaiba learns about the famous body designer 'Patch' and his pet dog 'Quilt'.
The Crone's Memory Room
4. The Crone's Memory Room
May 1, 2008
While fleeing the attentions of Vanilla, Warp ends up in a light house, run by an old woman who doesn't believe her husband is dead.
Chroniko's Boots
3. Chroniko's Boots
April 24, 2008
After escaping the freight ship, Kaiba and his companion crash land onto a nearby planet and just when they are about to be discovered a young girl named Chroniko helps them. Chroniko tells Kaiba about how she is planning to sell her body to help her family, but the next day, something unexpected happens during the procedure. Kaiba later learns of the truth about Chroniko's family situation.
2. Stowaways
April 17, 2008
Onboard the freight ship to Tehaisa, Kaiba is now a stowaway amongst the packages, when he gets acquainted with another stowaway named Kochu and her boyfriend Butter. Later on planet Lala one of the memory tanks explodes, causing the memories of 200,000 people to leak into the sky and the suspect is the same person in Kaiba's locket.
The Name is Warp
1. The Name is Warp
April 10, 2008
A young man awakens in a ruined room, when all of a sudden he is saved from being eaten. Having no memory of himself, he finds himself in a community of people, with a boy trying to find his brother who had his egg eaten by a Skonk. He later becomes acquainted with the person who saved him named Popo, who helps him escape into space.
Where to Watch Kaiba
Kaiba is available for streaming on the WOWOW website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Kaiba on demand at Amazon Prime, Amazon, Tubi TV, Pluto TV and Peacock.
  • Premiere Date
    April 10, 2008
  • IMDB Rating
    8.1  (1,926)