Qualidea Code

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Qualidea Code
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クオリディア・コード
(Kuoridia Kōdo)
GenreAction, Supernatural
Light novel
Kuzu to Kinka no Qualidea
Written bySō Sagara
Wataru Watari
Illustrated bySaboten
Published byShueisha
DemographicMale
ImprintDash X Bunko
PublishedJanuary 23, 2015
Light novel
Itsuka Sekai o Sukū Tame ni: Qualidea Code
Written byKōshi Tachibana
Illustrated byKiyotaka Haimura
Published byFujimi Shobo
DemographicMale
ImprintFujimi Fantashia Bunko
Original runJuly 18, 2015January 20, 2016
Volumes2
Light novel
Sonna Sekai wa Kowashiteshimae: Qualidea Code
Written bySō Sagara
Illustrated byKantoku
Published byMedia Factory
DemographicMale
ImprintMF Bunko J
Original runOctober 23, 2015June 24, 2016
Volumes2
Anime television series
Directed byKenichi Kawamura
Produced by
  • Yoshito Danno
  • Masazuki Katō
  • Takahashi Yuba
  • Masao Satō
Written by
  • Kōshi Tachibana
  • Sō Sagara
  • Wataru Watari
Music byTaku Iwasaki
StudioA-1 Pictures
Original networkTokyo MX, GYT, GTV, BS11, tvk, CTC, ABC, AT-X
Original run July 10, 2016 September 24, 2016
Episodes12 (List of episodes)
Light novel
Dōdemo Ii Sekai Nante: Qualidea Code
Written byWataru Watari
Illustrated bySaitom
Published byShogakukan
DemographicMale
ImprintGagaga Bunko
PublishedJuly 20, 2016
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Qualidea Code (クオリディア・コード, Kuoridia Kōdo) is a Japanese multimedia project co-published by Shueisha's Dash X Bunko imprint, Fujimi Shobo's Fujimi Fantasia Bunko imprint, Media Factory's MF Bunko J imprint, Shogakukan's Gagaga Bunko imprint, and Shueisha's Jump Square magazine. The original concept was developed by Marvelous and a three-person unit of writers known as Speakeasy made up of Kōshi Tachibana, Sō Sagara and Wataru Watari. It launched in 2015 with several light novels, and a manga began serialization in Jump Square in 2016. An anime television series, produced by A-1 Pictures and directed by Kenichi Kawamura, aired between July and September 2016.

Plot[edit]

The story takes place in a world where humankind is at war against an enemy called the "Unknown". Children who were evacuated to a cold sleep facility during the invasion by the Unknown several decades ago wake up from their slumber and learn that their bodies developed supernatural abilities called "World". In order to protect Japan from the Unknown emerging from the Tokyo Bay gate, the boys and girls wage battles for the defense of the cities in the Kantō region (Tokyo, Yokohama (Kanagawa), and Chiba).

Characters[edit]

Main characters[edit]

Ichiya Suzaku (朱雀 壱弥, Suzaku Ichiya)
Voiced by: Sōma Saitō[1]
Ichiya is the protagonist for "Sonna Sekai wa Kowashiteshimae". A head student representative from Tokyo. He is a person with high confidence and thinks low of others, but probably due to him having terrible conversation skills. He shows respect to adults as older people have helped him in his childhood. It is hinted that he has romantic feelings toward his childhood friend, Canaria.
Canaria Utara (宇多良 カナリア, Utara Kanaria)
Voiced by: Yui Ishikawa[1]
Canaria is the student representative from Tokyo and its sub-head. Canaria is Ichiya's childhood best friend who is actually a year older than him, but because she was late a year during the cold sleep, her age is now same as Ichiya. She affectionately calls Ichiya "Icchan". She is the only one whose staff can't fly, which means she has to be carried by other students whenever they engage in battle. She has romantic feelings toward Ichiya and it is hinted that their feelings are mutual.
Asuha Chigusa (千種 明日葉, Chigusa Asuha)
Voiced by: Chika Anzai[2]
Asuna is the student representative and head of Chiba, and also Kasumi's younger sister.
Kasumi Chigusa (千種 霞, Chigusa Kasumi)
Voiced by: Yūma Uchida[2]
Kasumi is the protagonist for "Dōdemo Ii Sekai Nante". Student representative and sub-head of Chiba, he is Asuha's older brother whom she calls "Onii". Always had quarrels with Ichiya, although according to his sister this is because "he only able to talk to people by replying in mean words", which is also why he can't stand Canaria. He usually holds the sniper position.
Maihime Tenkawa (天河 舞姫, Tenkawa Maihime)
Voiced by: Aoi Yūki[3]
Maihime is the protagonist for "Itsuka Sekai o Sukū Tame ni". Student representative and head of Kanagawa with a carefree and a bit childish personality, but is a good leader. She has godlike powers, but sometimes has no control over them.
Hotaru Rindō (凛堂 ほたる, Rindō Hotaru)
Voiced by: Ayaka Fukuhara[3]
Hotaru is the student representative and sub-head of Kanagawa. She dotes and spoils her friend since childhood Maihime, whom she calls "Hime", too much to the point that she can't bear the moment she isn't with Maihime.

Others[edit]

Aoi Yaegaki (八重垣 青生, Yaegaki Aoi)
Voiced by: Sora Amamiya[4]
Aoi is a student from Kanagawa who is part of the student administration. Her World is the ability to spread anything to a wide area.
Kyūtoku Asanagi (朝凪 求得, Asanagi Kyūtoku)
Voiced by: Hiroaki Hirata[4]
Airi Yunami (夕浪 愛離, Yunami Airi)
Voiced by: Mamiko Noto[4]
Zakuro Otonashi (音無 柘榴, Otonashi Zakuro)
Voiced by: Shiori Izawa
Ginko Sajihara (佐治原 銀呼, Sajihara Ginko)
Voiced by: Natsumi Fujiwara
Mahiru Ookuni (大國 真昼, Ookuni Mahiru)
Voiced by: Sayaka Ohara

Media[edit]

Print[edit]

There are four Qualidea Code light novel series written by different authors.[5] The first series is Kuzu to Kinka no Qualidea (クズと金貨のクオリディア), written by Sō Sagara and Wataru Watari, and illustrated by Saboten. Shueisha published the first volume on January 23, 2015. The second series is Itsuka Sekai o Sukū Tame ni: Qualidea Code (いつか世界を救うために -クオリディア・コード-), written by Kōshi Tachibana and illustrated by Kiyotaka Haimura. Fujimi Shobo has published two volumes between July 18, 2015 and January 20, 2016. The third series is Sonna Sekai wa Kowashiteshimae: Qualidea Code (そんな世界は壊してしまえ ‐クオリディア・コード‐), written by Sō Sagara and illustrated by Kantoku. Media Factory has published two volumes between October 23, 2015 and June 24, 2016. The fourth series is Dōdemo Ii Sekai Nante: Qualidea Code (どうでもいい 世界なんて ‐クオリディア・コード‐), written by Watari and illustrated by Saitom. Shogakukan published the first volume on July 20, 2016. A light novel adaptation of the anime series was published on August 25, 2016.[6] A manga adaptation illustrated by Risō Maeda began serialization in Shueisha's Jump Square magazine in December 2016.[7]

No.TitleJapanese release dateJapanese ISBN
1Kuzu to Kinka no Qualidea
(クズと金貨のクオリディア)
January 23, 2015[8]ISBN 978-4-08-631024-6
1–2Itsuka Sekai o Sukū Tame ni: Qualidea Code
(いつか世界を救うために -クオリディア・コード-)
July 18, 2015 (vol. 1)[9]
January 20, 2016 (vol. 2)[10]
ISBN 978-4-04-070611-5 (vol. 1)
ISBN 978-4-04-070612-2 (vol. 2)
1–2Sonna Sekai wa Kowashiteshimae: Qualidea Code
(そんな世界は壊してしまえ ‐クオリディア・コード‐)
October 23, 2015 (vol. 1)[11]
June 24, 2016 (vol. 2)[12]
ISBN 978-4-04-067782-8 (vol. 1)
ISBN 978-4-04-068318-8 (vol. 2)
1Dōdemo Ii Sekai Nante: Qualidea Code
(どうでもいい 世界なんて ‐クオリディア・コード‐)
July 20, 2016[13]ISBN 978-4-09-451621-0

Anime[edit]

A 12-episode anime television series, produced by A-1 Pictures and directed by Kenichi Kawamura,[14] aired between July 10 and September 24, 2016. The series was also streamed by Crunchyroll.[15] The screenplay is written by a three-person unit of writers known as Speakeasy composed of Kōshi Tachibana, Sō Sagara and Wataru Watari. Hisayuki Tabata based the character design used in the anime on Matsuryu's original design. The music is composed by Taku Iwasaki.[4] The first opening theme for episodes 2 to 8 is "Brave Freak Out" and the second opening theme for episodes 9 to 12 is "AxxxiS", both sung by LiSA. The first ending theme is "Gravity" by ClariS, the second ending theme is "Yakusoku -Promise Code-" (約束 -Promise code-, Promise -Promise Code-) by Garnidelia, and the third ending theme is "Clever" by ClariS and Garnidelia.[16][17] The series will be released on six BD and DVD compilation volumes between September 21, 2016 and February 22, 2017.[18][19] The anime features all of the main characters from the three light novel series Itsuka Sekai o Sukū Tame ni, Sonna Sekai wa Kowashiteshimae, and Dōdemo Ii Sekai Nante.

No. Official English title[a]
Original Japanese title[20]
Original air date[21]
1"Surviving World Gloria"
"Zanzon Sekai no Guroria" (残存世界のグロリア)
July 10, 2016 (2016-07-10)
2"Deep Blue Caricature"
"Konpeki no Karikachua" (紺碧のカリカチュア)
July 17, 2016 (2016-07-17)
3"Silent Aria"
"Shinkan no Aria" (森閑のアリア)
July 24, 2016 (2016-07-24)
4"Canary in the Coal Mine"
"Tankō no Kanaria" (炭鉱のカナリア)
July 31, 2016 (2016-07-31)
5"The Little Princess's Regalia"
"Shōkōjo no Regaria" (小公女のレガリア)
August 7, 2016 (2016-08-07)
6"Memoria Salvation"
"Guze no Memoria" (救世のメモリア)
August 13, 2016 (2016-08-13)
7"Rescue Paranoia"
"Kyūsai no Paranoia" (救済のパラノイア)
August 20, 2016 (2016-08-20)
8"Inverse Qualia"
"Hanten no Kuoria" (反転のクオリア)
August 27, 2016 (2016-08-27)
9"Jailbreak Idea"
"Hangoku no Idea" (反獄のイデア)
September 3, 2016 (2016-09-03)
10"Compound Note Folklore"
"Fukuin no Fōkuroa" (福音のフォークロア)
September 10, 2016 (2016-09-10)
11"Dipole Familia"
"Sōkyoku Famiria" (双極ファミリア)
September 17, 2016 (2016-09-17)
12"Qualidea of the Radiant World"
"Sanzen sekai no kuoridia" (燦然世界のクオリディア)
September 24, 2016 (2016-09-24)

Reception[edit]

Anime News Network had four editors review the first episode of the anime:[22] Paul Jensen and Nick Creamer gave similar praise and criticism to the battle sequences and cast of generic archetypes, with the former noting how the episode has a sense of humor about its given genre and the latter commending the writers for not rushing things to explain the series' universe through lengthy exposition or interpersonal character melodrama; Theron Martin praised the character interactions, setting and action scenes for having decent value to them but wanted to know more about the cast besides Ichiya and the direction being taken for the overall plot moving forward. The fourth reviewer, Rebecca Silverman, was critical of the story execution throughout the episode and the main cast having little in the way of engaging character traits or motivation for the viewers to care about them.[22] Fellow ANN editor James Beckett reviewed the complete anime series in 2017.[23] Despite giving praise to Mahime and Hotaru's arc in the middle third being fairly interesting and the workmanlike character designs, he criticized the series for its poorly planned execution of the plot towards the final third, underwritten characters lacking in engaging arcs and the technical aspects being only adequate at best, saying "[I]t isn't a terrible show, but it's about as unremarkable as an anime can be."[23]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ All English titles are taken from Crunchyroll.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Qualidea Code TV Anime Casts Sōma Saitō, Yui Ishikawa". Anime News Network. February 4, 2016. Retrieved February 4, 2016.
  2. ^ a b "Qualidea Code TV Anime Casts Chika Anzai, Yūma Uchida". Anime News Network. February 10, 2016. Retrieved February 15, 2016.
  3. ^ a b "Qualidea Code TV Anime Casts Aoi Yūki, Ayaka Fukuhara". Anime News Network. January 20, 2016. Retrieved January 20, 2016.
  4. ^ a b c d "Qualidea Code TV Anime Casts Sora Amamiya, Hiroaki Hirata, Mamiko Noto". Anime News Network. June 16, 2016. Retrieved June 30, 2016.
  5. ^ Goods - クオリディア・コード (in Japanese). A-1 Pictures. Retrieved July 16, 2016.
  6. ^ "Goods". Qualidea Code official website (in Japanese). Speakeasy. Retrieved January 13, 2017.
  7. ^ "[クオリディア・コード] 原作/Speakeasy(さがら総×橘公司×渡 航) 漫画/前田理想" (in Japanese). Shueisha. Retrieved February 13, 2017.
  8. ^ クズと金貨のクオリディア (in Japanese). Shueisha. Retrieved September 26, 2016.
  9. ^ いつか世界を救うために (in Japanese). Fujimi Shobo. Retrieved September 26, 2016.
  10. ^ いつか世界を救うために2 (in Japanese). Fujimi Shobo. Retrieved September 26, 2016.
  11. ^ そんな世界は壊してしまえ (in Japanese). Media Factory. Retrieved September 26, 2016.
  12. ^ そんな世界は壊してしまえ2 (in Japanese). Media Factory. Retrieved September 26, 2016.
  13. ^ どうでもいい 世界なんて (in Japanese). Shogakukan. Retrieved September 26, 2016.
  14. ^ "Qualidea Code TV Anime Project Announced With Promo Video". Anime News Network. December 19, 2015. Retrieved December 19, 2015.
  15. ^ "Crunchyroll to stream Qualidea Code in Americas". Anime News Network. June 23, 2016. Retrieved June 23, 2016.
  16. ^ "Action TV Anime Qualidea Code Will Premiere in July". Anime News Network. March 26, 2016.
  17. ^ "ClariS, GARNiDELiA Collaborate on 3rd Qualidea Code Anime Ending Theme". Anime News Network. August 6, 2016. Retrieved August 6, 2016.
  18. ^ "Blu-ray&DVD 第1巻" (in Japanese). A-1 Pictures. Retrieved August 1, 2016.
  19. ^ "Blu-ray&DVD 第6巻" (in Japanese). A-1 Pictures. Retrieved August 1, 2016.
  20. ^ "Story" (in Japanese). A-1 Pictures. Retrieved July 9, 2016.
  21. ^ "クオリディア・コードの放送情報 - アニメ - TOKYO MX" (in Japanese). Tokyo MX. Retrieved July 11, 2016.
  22. ^ a b "Qualidea Code – The Summer 2016 Anime Preview Guide". Anime News Network. July 9, 2016. Retrieved October 14, 2018.
  23. ^ a b Beckett, James (January 23, 2017). "Qualidea Code Episodes 1-12 Streaming – Review". Anime News Network. Retrieved October 14, 2018.

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