Explosive, hi-tech, edge-of-your-seat action as Iria, a young bounty hunter, stalks Zeiram, a dangerous alien monster, in the shadow of a corporate cover-up. Iria accompanies her brother and his boss on a mission to rescue a VIP and a mysterious cargo. Things turn deadly when it is discovered that the cargo is Zeiram. A mysterious corporation attempted to import the monster for use as a new bio-weapon--and now it's loose. Only Iria, and her streetwise sidekick Kei, can halt the monster's rampage. She has a dangerous plan to discover Zeiram's Achilles' Heel--but will she be able to escape the corporation's trap? Enjoy all six episodes of the sci-fi thriller on one dual-layer disc.
Top Customer Reviews
Several things set this 1995 OVA series apart from female (or male, for that matter) heroic anime. While the primary plot isn't entirely original the characters are notable and are allowed to develop well-crafted personalities. Iria is young, intelligent, and fiercely capable - a completely independent woman. Fujikuro is more than a little crooked, but, despite his antics, loyal to Iria. Bob - a bounty hunter turned into a computer ghost. And Kei, who is a younger reflection of Iria. All of these characters and others leave lasting impressions as the result of the find scripting and conceptual work of Keita Amemiya.
The artwork remains outstanding even by today's standards. The series is based on an original live action film, but animation can go where file can only follow at great cost. Character design (Masakazu Katsura) and set design (Amemiya, et. al.) combine to provide a fresh looking universe that combines traditional Japanese and Chinese elements with fantasy visions that rival Yoshitaka Amano, peopled with contraptions that Da Vinci would have envied.
The set includes an additional DVD with graphics and interviews with Amemiya, Katsura and several of the voice actors. If you are lucky enough to find the limited edition you will also get a metal container for the set. This is another of those 'must see' that both stretch the boundaries of anime and provide great entertainment as well.
Most recent customer reviews
aliens, monsters, weapons, a young bounty hunter girl, and the song is cool.
This is one of my favorite anime movies ever! The plot took some interesting twists and I love the charcters. I would definitely recommend this to anyone!Published on Dec 18 1999 by Kristin
I've only seen episodes 1 and 2, but im already addicted. It isdefinatly one to buy!Published on Nov. 15 1999
This is one of the best animea's I've seen yet. It keeps you glued to you r seat throught the whole thing. Read morePublished on July 17 1999
This video really blew me away..... It's just has a great story, good voice acting, and well, it's just cool. U should buy it!Published on July 6 1999
this movie has an interesting plot and is a great example of anime at its finest!Published on June 2 1999
Iria:Zeiram the animation starts out with action and keeps you drilled to your seat throught the entire series. This one is a must own! Read morePublished on May 31 1999
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