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ALDNOAH.ZERO (アルドノア・ゼロ ARUDONOA.ZERO?) is a 2014 anime television series created by A-1 Pictures.

The series originally ran from July 5, 2014, for two cours. Both dubbed and subtitled versions are currently available on Netflix.

Synopsis

Warning! Spoilers are ahead!

First Cour

Fifteen years have passed since the Hyper Gate collapsed on the moon's surface. — A catastrophe known as the Heaven's Fall — The war between Earth and the VERS Empire of Mars is now in a cease-fire. The VERS' Princess Asseylum Vers Allusia descends upon Earth as an ambassador hoping to encourage reconciliation while some citizens are not willing to compromise. Inaho Kaizuka, a Terran high school student.. and Slaine Troyard, who swears his allegiance to Princess Asseylum... Their fates cross as both societies watch in horror as a missile crashes on Asseylum's motorcade. This incident marked the beginning of a new war.

Second Cour

The year is 2016— a year and a half after the assassination of Princess Asseylum. Despite his status as a Terran, Slaine has been granted the title of Mars Knight, is now served by his own personal subordinate, and has been taking part in battles against the United Forces of Earth. Meanwhile, on Earth, the Deucalion is finishing up its repairs as, one by one, the ship's former crew members return in order to proceed to a new battlefront.

Episodes

Comprehensive Listing of ALDNOAH.ZERO Episodes

# Episode Title Japanese Airdate English Airdate
0 Count to A/Z November 10, 2014
1 Princess of VERS July 5, 2014 October 9, 2015
2 Beyond the Horizon July 12, 2014
3 The Children's Echelon July 19, 2014
4 Point of No Return July 26, 2014
5 Phantom of the Emperor August 2, 2014
6 Steel Step Suite August 9, 2014
7 The Boys of Earth August 16, 2014
8 Then and Now August 23, 2014
9 Darkness Visible August 30, 2014
10 Before the War September 6, 2014
11 Wind, Snow and Stars September 13, 2014
12 Childhood's End September 20, 2014
13 This Side of Paradise January 10, 2015 March 1, 2016
14 The Beautiful and Damned January 17, 2015
15 Toll for the Brave January 24, 2015
16 Soldiers' Pay January 31, 2015
17 The Turning Wheel February 7, 2015
18 The Rose and the Ring February 14, 2015
19 Here to There February 21, 2015
20 The Light of Day February 28, 2015
21 The Fortune's Fool March 7, 2015
22 Out of the Past March 14, 2015
23 The Unvanquished March 21, 2015
24 Inherit the Stars March 28, 2015

Characters

United Earth

Vers Empire

Orbital Knights

Mechanic

United Earth

Kataphraktoi

Vehicles and Support Units

Vers Empire

Kataphraktoi

Vehicles and Support Units

Production

The director of the anime is Fate/Zero director Ei Aoki. The anime features mechanical designs by Kenji Teraoka, who has worked on titles such as Mobile Suit Gundam 00 and Ghost in the Shell. The soundtrack is composed by the critically acclaimed Hiroyuki Sawano who has scored various anime such as Mobile Suit Gundam Unicorn, Guilty Crown, Blue Exorcist. The anime was written by Olympus Knights, among them the notorious Gen Urobuchi who previously worked with Ei Aoki on Fate/Zero.[1]

Release

The series originally ran for two cours; the First Cour began with episode 1 on July 5, 2014, and ended with episode 12 on September 20, 2014. The series resumed with the Second Cour with episode 13 on January 2015. Crunchyroll and DAISUKI simulcast the anime for viewers outside of Japan.[2][3]

A dub was announced by Aniplex of America on June 6, 2015. The recording was done at Bang Zoom! Entertainment. There were many voice actors from the dub of Gen Urobuchi's other mecha anime, Gargantia on the Venderous Planet including Alan Lee, Geoffrey Chalmers, Julie Ann Taylor, Kirk Thornton, Matthew Mercer and Patrick Seitz. It is be distributed in the United Kingdom by Anime Limited[4]

The streaming of the dub of the Second Cour began on Netflix began on March 1, 2016.[5]

Anime Limited stated on May 6, 2016, that episodes 1 to 12 will be available on Blu-ray in the UK on May 30.[6]

Gallery

Music

See also: ALDNOAH.ZERO Original Soundtrack

Openings

Endings

See Also

Trivia

  • The tagline "Let Justice Be Done, Though the Heavens Fall" is the English translation of the the Latin phrase "Fiat justitia ruat caelum," which signifies the belief that justice must be realized regardless of consequences.
ALDNOAH's final episode isn't my fault. In my original scenario, the final episode saw Inaho and Asseylum 'becoming lovers' before she gets taken away by Slaine. (虚淵氏「アルドノアのラストは俺のせいじゃねぇーからっ」「原案ではイナホと姫は恋仲になり姫がスレインに 連れ去られて1話が終わる話だった?)

—Gen Urobuchi

I definitely finished the first cour with something like Slaine taking the princess away. (俺は確か「スレインが姫様を連れ去って一期終わり」にしたような』?)

—Gen Urobuchi

[13]

References

  1. Anime News Network
  2. Crunchyroll Crunchyroll to Stream "ALDNOAH.ZERO" Anime
  3. DAISUKI
  4. MCM Expo Announcements: Parasyte, Sidonia, Madoka Movies, Aldnoah.Zero
  5. AniplexUSA
  6. ALDNOAH.ZERO SEASON 1 (EPS 1-12) ARRIVES 30TH MAY! – All the Anime
  7. Facebook
  8. 『アルドノア・ゼロ』新ビジュアル「Vs/022」、アニメディア表紙イラスト公開 スレインが火星騎士に
  9. Facebook
  10. Facebook
  11. November 29, 2014
  12. December 13, 2014
  13. 【アルドノア・ゼロ】虚淵氏「アルドノアのラストは俺のせいじゃねぇーからっ」「原案ではイナホと姫は恋仲になり姫がスレインに連れ去られて1話が終わる話だった」|やらおん!

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