Valvrave the Liberator

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  • TV-MA
  • 2013
  • 2 Seasons
  • 6.6  (319)

Valvrave the Liberator is a mecha anime series that was directed by Kou Matsuo and written by Ichirou Ookouchi, who also serves as the series composer. The show is produced by Aniplex and debuted in 2013. The voice cast includes Ryouhei Kimura as Haruto Tokishima, Asami Seto as Saki Rukino, Haruka Tomatsu as L-Elf Karlstein, Yuuki Ono as Akira Renbokoji, Ai Kayano as Aina Sakurai, Misato Fukuen as Marie Nobi, Hiroyuki Yoshino as Kyuma Inuzuka, Yuichi Nakamura as Raizo Yamada, Daisuke Namikawa as Cain Dressel, Minako Kotobuki as Takahi Ninomiya, and Wataru Hatano as Satomi Renbokoji.

The show takes place in a future timeline where 70 percent of humanity lives in space colonies due to overpopulation on Earth. Two superpowers, the Atlantic Rim United States (ARUS) and the Dorssia Military Pact Federation, are at war with each other. The student-run JIOR (Japan and Islands of the Oceanian Republic) colony has declared neutrality in the conflict, but no one believes they will be able to maintain it.

The story follows the protagonist Haruto Tokishima, a student in JIOR who lives a peaceful life until his school is infiltrated by Dorssian soldiers. He finds himself in possession of a mysterious mecha known as a Valvrave, which he uses to fight back against the enemy. The Valvrave not only gives him incredible power but also has a unique ability to grant immortality to its pilot.

Alongside Haruto are his classmates Saki Rukino and L-Elf Karlstein, who is a Dorssian spy but allies with JIOR. As the story progresses, they are forced into greater battles as the war between the ARUS and Dorssia escalates. They encounter various obstacles, including betrayals from within and the revelation of the origins of the Valvraves. Together, they fight to protect their colony and bring an end to the war.

One of the show's best qualities is its character development. Each member of the main cast has a unique backstory and personality that helps drive the plot forward. Haruto is a compassionate individual who is willing to risk everything to protect his friends and colony. Saki is a calculative and headstrong character who evolves throughout the series. L-Elf is a driven and cold character whose backstory is slowly revealed throughout the show. Their interactions and relationships slowly build over time, allowing the audience to become invested in their journeys.

The plot of Valvrave the Liberator is fast-paced and action-packed, with a mix of space battles, political intrigue, and personal drama. Some of the plot twists may seem predictable, but others are genuinely surprising and add to the overall enjoyment of the show. The animation is top-notch, and the design of the mecha is unique and visually appealing.

The soundtrack is also one of Valvrave's strengths. Composed by Akira Senju, the music ranges from epic and orchestral to somber and reflective. The opening and closing themes are catchy and fit well with the show's tone.

Overall, Valvrave the Liberator is a satisfying mecha anime that delivers on both Action and story. With its strong character development and engaging plot, it's a must-watch for fans of the genre. The show manages to balance its darker moments with hope and humor, making it a memorable experience that stays with you even after the credits roll.

Valvrave the Liberator is a series that is currently running and has 2 seasons (36 episodes). The series first aired on April 11, 2013.

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E 24
24. E 24
December 26, 2013
The explosive season finale of Valvrave the Liberator.
E 23
23. E 23
December 19, 2013
L-elf tries to infiltrate the enemy position but is caught by A-drei. A-drei wants him to help take out Captain Cain. In the meantime, Haruto comes back, but his memories are fading away as he continues to fight in order to expose the lies of the world.
E 22
22. E 22
December 12, 2013
Captain Cain is tasked with the extermination of the Class 7 Special Hazard Organisms. Haruto and L-elf are on a site of a gravity reactor explosion. L-elf tries to convince Haruto that he was abandoned by his friends, but they end up blaming each other.
E 21
21. E 21
December 5, 2013
ARUS Golden News is broadcasting the shocking events in Module 77's hangar. Dorssian chancellor declares that the residents of Module 77 are actually monsters that drain human lives. Shoko is devastated to find out that Haruto has been lying to her.
E 20
20. E 20
November 28, 2013
The students arrive at Module 77 to a hero’s welcome, complete with in-depth press coverage! Haruto and L-elf each struggle in their own way to come to terms with recent events. Meanwhile, Shoko has been fighting as well on JIOR’s political battlefield.
E 19
19. E 19
November 21, 2013
L-elf is finally reunited with Lieselotte, however the students find themselves surrounded with Captain Cain having predicted their every move. Saki Rukino also finds herself cornered, and Haruto learns the surprising truth about the Magiuses.
E 18
18. E 18
November 14, 2013
The students devise a plan to rescue the JIORans held captive in Dorssiana, and Haruto finds that he will reunite with his somewhat estranged father. As the fateful meeting draws nearer, L-elf receives intel that prompts him to stage a reunion of his own.
E 17
17. E 17
November 7, 2013
After Marie pilots Unit 01, the sacrifices and consequences that come with piloting the powerful Valvrave become clear. H-neun begins to act on his suspicions of Captain Cain to protect X-eins, and Haruto must face his nightmares or give up piloting.
E 16
16. E 16
October 31, 2013
As Marie heals from L-elf’s gunshot, it becomes quickly apparent that she has a mysterious history with Valvrave Unit 01. With A-drei leading the Dorssian troops, L-elf finds his plan compromised, and Marie wrestles with losing precious memories.
E 15
15. E 15
October 24, 2013
After crashing down to Earth, the students find themselves stranded in Dorssian territory, far from their targeted landing in JIOR. In order to infiltrate the enemy forces, L-elf uses his familiarity with his surroundings to devise a plan, however…
E 14
14. E 14
October 17, 2013
After breaking through Dorssian forces, the students of New JIOR have made it far enough to begin their decent onto Earth. However an untimely mistake throws the mission into peril, and siblings Akira and Satomi Renbokoji must face their dark past.
E 13
13. E 13
October 10, 2013
The Chancellor of Dorssia is summoned for an audience with the Magius, where he receives unwelcome news. Meanwhile Captain Cain learns more about the Valvraves as he pilots what L-elf though was a broken unit, and Shoko faces new diplomatic challenges...
Where to Watch Valvrave the Liberator
Valvrave the Liberator is available for streaming on the Aniplex website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Valvrave the Liberator on demand at Amazon Prime and Apple TV.
  • Premiere Date
    April 11, 2013
  • IMDB Rating
    6.6  (319)