Gasaraki (1998)

Gasaraki is a mecha anime television series produced by Sunrise. It was directed by Ryousuke Takahashi, who also co-created the series along with Sunrise and was assisted by Goro Taniguchi. The screenplay was written by Toru Nozaki. The series centers on Yushiro Gowa who pilots a bipedal weapons system known as a TA, short for Tactical Armor. Much of the initial plot is driven by means of news reports. Set in the near-future the series is formed around political narratives that concern a fictional war between the US and the fictional Middle Eastern country of Belgistan. An influential Japanese family, the Gowa, produce a bipedal weapon, the TA. When US military forces attempt to seize the capital they are systematically wiped out by what appear to be rival TAs. The Gowa Family seizes this opportunity to demonstrate their weapon system, and civilian pilot Yuushiro Gowa and the military squad to which he is attached are deployed to Begilstan. There, he meets rival TA pilot Miharu, with whom he seems to share a deep spiritual bond. The series has a mix of futuristic and historical narratives and includes elements of Japanese culture, such as Noh and Shinto, rigid family hierarchies, corruption of government by Zaibatsu and Samurai appear throughout the series.

Seasons: 1

Release Date: 1998-10-04
Status: Ended
First Air Time: 1998-10-04
Last Air Time: 1999-03-28
Total Episodes: 25
Original Title: ガサラキ
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IMDb icon ID: tt0250155
  • Country: JP
  • Language: Ja
  • Runtime: 20
Unsho Ishizuka
Unsho Ishizuk...
Prime Minister
Minami Takayama
Minami Takaya...
Rin Ataka
Sho Hayami
Sho Hayami
Kiyotsugu Gowa
Nobutoshi Canna
Nobutoshi Can...
Takurou Suemi
Tetsuya Iwanaga
Tetsuya Iwana...
Kazushi Kitazawa
Nobuyuki Hiyama
Nobuyuki Hiya...
Yushiro Gowa
Satomi Kōrogi
Satomi Kōrogi
Misuzu Gowa
Toshiyuki Morikawa
Toshiyuki Mor...
Sakura Tange
Sakura Tange
Sunao Murai
Wataru Takagi
Wataru Takagi
Symbol Chief Researcher
Masaharu Satō
Masaharu Satō
Yukimasa Kishino
Yukimasa Kish...
Kei Nishida
Hilary Haag
Hilary Haag
Jason Douglas
Jason Douglas
Hiroshi Naka
Hiroshi Naka
Show Hayami
Show Hayami
Kiyotsugu Gowa
Yuuji Takada
Yuuji Takada
Tsuna Watanabe
Satomi Kourogi
Satomi Kourog...
Misuzu Gowa
Toshihiko Nakajima
Toshihiko Nak...
Yoshino Takamori
Yoshino Takam...
Yuzuru Fujimoto
Yuzuru Fujimo...
Giichirou Gowa
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