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Gasaraki (ガサラキ) is a mecha anime television series produced by Sunrise. It was directed by Ryousuke Takahashi, who also co-created the series along with Sunrise (Hajime Yatate). Goro Taniguchi was the assistant director. 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 Belgistan. 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.

Synopsis

The flames of war explode in the Middle East as two shadow forces unleash monstrous new weapons of mass destruction! But in a world in which giant robots are real, the most dangerous weapon of all lies buried within a human mind. Yuushirou, the fourth son of the mysterious and powerful Gouwa family, finds himself at the center of events that will change the future of mankind forever! Nothing can prepare the human race for what is about to be unleashed in Gasaraki!


Cast[]

Image Character Seiyū Dub Actor
Main Characters
Yushiro Gōwa Nobuyuki Hiyama Chris Patton
Miharu Mami Kingetsu Monica Rial
Secondary Characters
Daizaburō Gōwa Takehiro Koyama Ted Pfister
Jun Kitazawa Tetsuya Iwanaga Andrew Klimko
Akio Hirokawa Shingo Hiromori Jay Hickman
Kahoru Kaburagi Narumi Hidaka Heather Bryson
Kazukiyo Gōwa Yūji Takada Andy McAvin
Kei Nishida Yukimasa Kishino John Swasey
Kiyotsugu Gōwa Shō Hayami Jason Douglas
Kiyoharu Gōwa Isshin Chiba Brett Weaver
Misuzu Gōwa Satomi Kōrogi Hilary Haag
Meth Natsuo Tokuhiro Mike Kleinhenz
Nozomi Takayama Junichi Sugawara
Phantom F. Fieseler Issei Miyazaki Illich Guardiola
Rin Ataka Minami Takayama Kelly Manison
Sunao Murai Sakura Tange Jennifer K. Earhart
Takuma Tokudaiji Kazuhiro Nakata Kevin Charles
Tamotsu Hayakawa Kunihiko Yasui John Gremillion
Jungun Wan Toshiyuki Morikawa Mike Vance
Minor Characters
Yukino Gōwa Seiko Fujiki Laura Chapman
Takeharu Gōwa Tōru Ōkawa Rob Mungle
Tatsumi Wakisaka Rick Peeples
Kiyomu Yonetani Markham Anderson
Kiou Watanabe Rob Bundy
Colonel Ōkawa Toshiyuki Morikawa Vic Mignogna
General Kuwajima Kevin Honig
Mike Honig
(eps. 10-12)
Gunther Wataru Takagi Ralph Ehntholt
Dole Yukitoshi Hori
Giichirō Gōwa Yuzuru Fujimoto
Yoshitake Gōwa Kinryū Arimoto John Swasey
Ronald Feigan Shinpachi Tsuji
Stilbanov Toshihiko Nakajima
Lee Dean Turner
US Commerce Secretary
Kengyō Sorachi Yōsuke Akimoto Phil Ross
Kashiwada Yukimasa Kishino
General Krause Masaharu Satō Donnie Marion
Takurō Suemi Nobutoshi Canna Randy Sparks
Lee Toshihiko Nakajima Dean Turner
Lee's Wife Melinda DeKay
General Wayne Minoru Inaba John Kaiser
Huang Hiroshi Naka
Major Shibasaki Bob Biggerstaff
Mitomi Watanabe Narumi Hidaka Heather Bryson
Tsuna Watanabe Yūji Takada Andy McAvin
US President Tetsuo Komura Mike Vance
Operator A Toshiyuki Morikawa James Marshall
Symbol Operators Kōichi Tōchika Matt Greenfield
Victor Carsrud
Markham Anderson
Elder Kinryū Arimoto Ted Pfister

Episodic Characters[]

Image Character Seiyū Dub Actor Ep(s).
Secretary of Defense Yukimasa Kishino John Kaiser 3
Ishtar Pilot Wakana Yamazaki Vic Mignogna 10

Additional Voices[]

Video Releases[]

Distributor Year Format Region Country
ADV Films 2000 DVD 1
NTSC
United States United States
2001 VHS NTSC
2002
Right Stuf Inc. 2012 DVD 1
NTSC
2016

External Links[]

  • Gasaraki at the Internet Movie Database
  • Gasaraki (anime) on the Anime News Network's encyclopedia
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