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Zettai Karen Children
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Zettai Karen Children manga volume 1
絶対可憐チルドレン
(Zettai Karen Chirudoren)
Genre Action, Comedy, Harem
Manga
Author Takashi Shiina
Publisher Shogakukan
Demographic Shōnen
Magazine Shōnen Sunday
Original run 2005 – ongoing
Volumes 18
TV anime
Director Keiichiro Kawaguchi
Studio SynergySP
Network Japan TV Tokyo, Animax
Original run April 6, 2008March 29, 2009
Episodes 51 (List of episodes)
Light novel
Zettai Karen Children the Novels "B.A.B.E.L. Hōkai"
Author Gakuto Mikumo
Illustrator Takashi Shiina
Publisher Shogakukan
Demographic Shōnen
Imprint GAGAGA Bunko
Published May 20, 2008
Game
Zettai Karen Children DS: Dai-4 no Children
Developer Konami
Publisher Konami
Genre Simulation RPG
Rating CERO: B
Platform Nintendo DS
Released September 4, 2008
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Zettai Karen Children (絶対可憐チルドレン?, lit. Absolutely Lovely Children) is a Japanese shōnen manga by Takashi Shiina. The manga started serialized in Shogakukan's manga magazine Shōnen Sunday in 2005. An anime series began on April 6, 2008 which ran for fifty-one episodes. Shiina developed the series out of a short story he had written in a special issues of Shōnen Sunday. The series was essentially the same, except for the fact that Kōichi Minamoto was named "Hikaru Minamoto", and he also had psychic powers.

Contents

Plot

In the future, people with ESP are becoming more widespread and with it, the necessity of constructively utilizing their unique capabilities. Unfortunately, there are also espers that abuse their powers and wield them to destructive ends. The Japanese government's solution of choice to both challenges is the establishment of the Base of Backing ESP Laboratory (B.A.B.E.L.) for the purpose of appraising, identifying, nurturing, and protecting espers (even if that means apprehending them as if they were criminals). Five decades later, B.A.B.E.L. locates a trio of natural Level 7 (the maximum esper potency designation) espers within Japan and assembles them into the special esper team known as "The Children" in spite of all three having developed questionable attitudes and affinities because of the persecution and ostricization caused by the ignorant fear of their powers. Still, the question during B.A.B.E.L.'s stewardship of the past five years now becomes whether Kaoru Akashi, Shiho Sannomiya, and Aoi Nogami can be refined into young ladies.

Main Characters

Kōichi Minamoto (皆本 光一 Minamoto Kōichi?)
Voiced by: Yuuichi Nakamura
The male protagonist of the series. He's a normal human with abnormal high intelligence (in the pilot chapter, he is also an esper with level 7 negation of anti-esper powers). He is the first lieutenant workaholic field leader of "The Children" Special Esper Team, tasked with overseeing their day-to-day care and making sure they do not get too carried away when they are doing their jobs. While good-natured and tolerant for the most part, there are times when he is pushed over his limits and comically goes into a Fist of the North Star-inspired personality complete with quotes.
Kaoru Akashi (明石 薫 Akashi Kaoru?)
Future title: Queen of Catastrophe
Voiced by: Aya Hirano
A ten-year-old Level 7 psychokinetic (the maximum esper potency designation), Kaoru is the reckless and zealous member of "The Children" Special Esper Team alongside Shiho and Aoi that often goes overkill with her psychic powers. In spite of being a girl, sometimes she acts like a pervert towards women, sexual harasses her team-mates and her classmates as well and shows interest in female figures in genre.
Aoi Nogami (野上 葵 Nogami Aoi?)
Future title: Lightspeed Goddess
Voiced by: Ryōko Shiraishi
A ten-year-old esper with Level 7 teleportation capability, Aoi is the rational member of "The Children" Special Esper Team alongside Kaoru and Shiho that likes playing video games in her spare time. She is from Kyoto and speaks in local dialect. Comically, Aoi is concerned about her smaller chest size in comparison to the other two Children.
Shiho Sannomiya (三宮 紫穂 Sannomiya Shiho?)
Future title: Untouchable Empress
Voiced by: Haruka Tomatsu
A ten-year-old esper with Level 7 psychometry, Shiho is the sarcastic, sharp-tongued and often childishly sadistic member of "The Children" Special Esper Team alongside Kaoru and Aoi. Her power allows her to read other people's thoughts by touch and to enhance her accuracy when using guns and throwing weapons. Shiho often shows a more grown-up personality than the other children which can sometimes lean toward the dark side.

Media

Manga

Zettai Karen Children began as a shōnen manga written and illustrated by Takashi Shiina. The manga started serialized in Shogakukan's manga magazine Shōnen Sunday in 2005. Shiina developed the series out of a short story he had written in a special issues of Shōnen Sunday.

Anime

An anime adaptation produced by SynergySP began airing in Japan on TV Tokyo on April 6, 2008, and contained fifty-one episodes.[1] The anime has two pieces of theme music; one opening theme and one ending theme. The first opening theme is "Over The Future" by Karen Girl's, the first ending theme is "Zettai love×love Sengen!!" (絶対love×love宣言!!?) by "The Children starring Aya Hirano, Ryoko Shiraishi and Haruka Tomatsu"; the second ending theme is "Datte Daihonmei" (DATTE大本命?), also by Hirano, Shiraishi, and Tomatsu. From episode 27 onwards opening theme has changed to "MY WINGS", once again by Karen Girl's and ending theme changed to "Break+Your+Destiny" by Yuuichi Nakamura, Kishō Taniyama and Kōji Yusa.

An OVA has been announced to be released on summer 2010[2]. It will include original material based on the junior high school story arc.[3]

Video game

A video game for the Nintendo DS developed by Konami entitled Zettai Karen Children DS: Dai-4 no Children (絶対可憐チルドレンDS 第4のチルドレン?) was released on September 4, 2008.[4]

Kaoru Akashi appears as a fighter character in the fighting game Sunday VS Magazine: Shūketsu! Chōjō Daikessen (サンデー VS マガジン 集結! 頂上大決戦?) for Sony's PlayStation Portable. Characters Aoi, Shiho, Minamoto, Fujiko and Hyōbu also make appearances as part of special moves or as support. The game was also developed by Konami and released on March 26, 2009.[5]

References

  1. ^ "Zettai Karen Children episode listing" (in Japanese). TV Tokyo. http://www.tv-tokyo.co.jp/anime/zettai_children/. Retrieved 2008-06-07. 
  2. ^ Zettai Karen Children Manga, Chapter 206, Page 1
  3. ^ Zettai Karen Children Manga, Chapter 200, Page 1-2
  4. ^ "Zettai Karen Children DS game official website" (in Japanese). Konami. http://www.konami.jp/z-children/game/index.php. Retrieved 2008-08-17. 
  5. ^ "Sunday VS Magazine: Shūketsu! Chōjō Daikessen game official website" (in Japanese). Konami. http://www.konami.jp/sunmaga/vs/. Retrieved 2009-11-18. 

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