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  • 2020
  • 1 Season
  • 5.2  (139)

Listeners is an original anime series by MBS that premiered in April 2020. Set in a world where music has been banned, the show follows Echo, a young boy who stumbles upon a mysterious girl named μ (pronounced "Mu") who possesses the power to control a special kind of robot known as a "Player." Together, they embark on a journey to uncover the secrets of μ's power and bring music back to the world.

Echo is voiced by Jun Fukuyama, known for his roles in Code Geass and Assassination Classroom. He is a teenage boy who lives in a small town called Liverchester in a post-apocalyptic world where music no longer exists. He is fascinated by the idea of music and longs to hear it, but has never actually heard any in his life. One day, while venturing into a nearby junkyard, he finds a mysterious girl in a box who has no memories and speaks in an unknown language. He names her μ and brings her to his best friend, a mechanic named Jimi Stonefree.

μ is voiced by Reina Ueda, known for her roles in Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba and Sword Art Online Alternative: Gun Gale Online. Despite her lack of memories, she possesses a special power that allows her to control a Player, a giant robot that can produce music. Together with Echo and Jimi, she sets out to find other Players and uncover the secrets of her power.

Jimi Stonefree is voiced by Rie Kugimiya, known for her roles in Fullmetal Alchemist and Toradora!. He is a skilled mechanic who runs a workshop in Liverchester. He is initially skeptical of μ's power, but after seeing what she can do, he becomes an ally to Echo and μ on their journey.

The trio faces many challenges on their journey, including battling other Players controlled by rival factions who want to use music for their own gain. They also encounter various characters along the way who join them on their mission, including a young girl named Nir, who is searching for her missing sister, and a mysterious man named Denka.

Listeners is a unique anime series that blends music and mecha elements with a post-apocalyptic world. The concept of a world without music is intriguing and sets up a compelling story that is filled with action and adventure. The characters are likable and their relationships with each other, particularly the dynamic between Echo and μ, add an emotional touch to the series. The show also features a great soundtrack that includes contributions from popular musicians such as Yoshiki and JIN. Overall, Listeners is a must-watch for fans of music, mecha, and post-apocalyptic anime.

Listeners is a series that is currently running and has 1 seasons (12 episodes). The series first aired on April 3, 2020.

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Hello, Goodbye / Hello, Goodbye
12. Hello, Goodbye / Hello, Goodbye
June 19, 2020
The Earless seem unstoppable, bent on destroying the world that has treated them so cruelly. Echo, with his newfound power as a Player, challenges the King of the Earless with his trusty AC30.
June 12, 2020
With the appearance of Listeners, King of the Earless, the Earless have grown ever more destructive. Roz, Denka, Kevin, and Bilin must each decide how they want to face this crisis.
Cross Road Blues / Cross Road Blues
10. Cross Road Blues / Cross Road Blues
June 5, 2020
Echo finds himself in the strangely tranquil town of Clarksdale, where he learns a little more about Jimi and a little more about himself.
Freedom / Freedom
9. Freedom / Freedom
May 29, 2020
With Mu's awakening, Tommy has big plans to do Project Freedom right this time. In the meantime, Echo runs into Nir on the streets of Londinium.
Real Me / The Real Me
8. Real Me / The Real Me
May 22, 2020
Echo and Mu continue their journey to find Jimi and end up in Londinium. In Londinium, Mu is asked to participate in their plans for Christmas, which is one week away.
Day of Rage / Problems
7. Day of Rage / Problems
May 15, 2020
After running away from the Freak Scene Academy, Nir arrives in Londinium to find a bleak city with two angry youths eager to show up the government's handling of the Earless.
Goodbye Blue Sky / Goodbye Blue Sky
6. Goodbye Blue Sky / Goodbye Blue Sky
May 8, 2020
Echo and Mu follow Jimi's trail to Gnome Country, where they discover the fate of the people who were betrayed by the rest of the world.
In the Embrace of the Beat / When Doves Cry
5. In the Embrace of the Beat / When Doves Cry
May 1, 2020
The trail to solve the mystery of Jimi Stonefree leads Echo and Mu to a glittering purple city ruled by Denka.
Teen Spirit / Teen Spirit
4. Teen Spirit / Teen Spirit
April 24, 2020
Echo and Mu's first stop in their investigation into the mysterious Jimi Stonefree is Freak Scene Academy. There, the academy's director offers them the school's file on Jimi in exchange for their help.
You Made Me Realise / You Made Me Realise
3. You Made Me Realise / You Made Me Realise
April 17, 2020
Rescue comes unexpectedly in the form of more faces Echo recognizes from the Players almanac. Mu learns more about the war that happened ten years ago, and about the Core Part in her possession.
Half Man / Halber Mensch
2. Half Man / Halber Mensch
April 10, 2020
Running away from the aftermath of their first battle against the Earless, Echo and Mu are once again ambushed by the Earless. Plus, the mysterious trio of women who tracked them down aren't far behind.
Episode 1
1. Episode 1
April 3, 2020
Echo makes a simple living, sorting through trash for anything of value. But one day, he finds a girl in the scrap field, and suddenly, the legendary Players who pilot mecha called Equipment to fight the Earless aren't just stories from faraway places.
Where to Watch Listeners
Listeners is available for streaming on the MBS website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Listeners on demand at Amazon Prime, Amazon, Hulu and Apple TV.
  • Premiere Date
    April 3, 2020
  • IMDB Rating
    5.2  (139)