Z/X

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Z/X
ZX volume 1 cover.jpg
Cover of Z/X volume 1 by Shueisha
ゼクス
(Zekusu)
Genre Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Manga
Z/X Zillions of Enemy X
Written by Broccoli
Illustrated by Karegashi Tsuchiya
Published by Shueisha
Demographic Shōnen
Magazine V Jump
Original run September 2012 – ongoing
Volumes 1
Game
Z/X Zillions of Enemy X: Zekkai no Crusade
Developer Broccoli
Publisher Nippon Ichi Software
Genre Collectible card game
Platform PlayStation 3
Released
  • JP May 23, 2013
Anime television series
Z/X Ignition
Directed by Yuji Yamaguchi
Written by Kurasumi Sunayama
Music by Yasuharu Takanashi
Studio Telecom Animation Film
Licensed by
Network TV Tokyo, TVA, TSC, TVh, TVQ, TVO, AT-X
Original run January 9, 2014March 27, 2014
Episodes 12
Anime
Anime and Manga portal

Z/X (ゼクス Zekusu?), also known as Z/X Zillions of enemy X, is a collectible card game produced by Nippon Ichi Software and Broccoli. It is marketed as the first "free" collectible card game, with a free deck offered to players at card shops and events in Japan. A PlayStation 3 game titled Z/X Zillions of Enemy X: Zekkai no Crusade, developed by Nippon Ichi Software and produced by Broccoli was released in Japan on May 23, 2013. A manga adaptation written by Broccoli with art by Karegashi Tsuchiya began serialization in Shueisha's V Jump from September 2012. A 12-episode anime television series adaptation titled Z/X Ignition aired between January 9, 2014 and March 27, 2014. A new anime adaptation was announced in February 2015.

Characters[edit]

Anime characters[edit]

Asuka Tennōji (天王寺 飛鳥 Tennōji Asuka?)
Voiced by: Hiro Shimono
Main protagonist of the anime. Kind and helpful and lives in the dorm of his school. He captures the wounded angel Fierte with his card device which he got from a shrine priestess.
Ayase Kamiyugi (上柚木 綾瀬 Kamiyugi Ayase?)
Voiced by: Miyuki Sawashiro
Ayase is from the Black World and is half Japanese and half German. Her parents were brutally murdered by White World's angels so she decided to help the Black World out of revenge.
Azumi Kagamihara (各務原 あづみ Kagamihara Azumi?)
Voiced by: Yui Ogura
Azumi is from the Blue World. She was on the verge of death due to an unknown disease but her life was extended with the help of the Blue World's technology. In exchange, she has to fight together with others against the other worlds. She is a shy character but she has a very strong will to live, especially since she already came so close to death before. Her Z/X is Rigel.
Mikado Kurosaki (黒崎 神門 Kurosaki Mikado?)
Voiced by: Yuichi Nakamura
Alexander's strategist, from the Red World. He protects Sera because she reminds him of his younger sister.
Chitose Aoba (青葉 千歳 Aoba Chitose?)
Voiced by: Maaya Uchida
Chitose is from the Green World and was a former member of the Self-Defence Force. She has a soft-hearted nature even towards the monsters who are supposed to be her enemies.
Sera Kurashiki (倉敷 世羅 Kurashiki Sera?)
Voiced by: Hisako Kanemoto
Sera is from the Red World, she lost her mother who was a reporter by the Z/X but she believes she's still alive and wants to find her. Her Z/X is Orichalcum Tyranno.
Misaki Yuzuriha (弓弦羽 ミサキ Yuzuriha Misaki?)
Voiced by: Kaori Ishihara
Aina Mikage (御影 藍那 Mikage Aina?)
Voiced by: Yurika Endō
Asuka's classmate, she also lost her parents to the Z/X and has an unconscious hatred towards them. This hatred was the reason why the Z/X Audium manipulated her.
Fierte (フィエリテ Fierite?)
Voiced by: M・A・O
An Angel who was wounded by Ayase. Asuka protected her from Angel killer Ayase and later captured by Asuka.
Sieger (ズィーガー Zīgā?)
Voiced by: Kazuhiko Inoue
Ayase's Z/X. A giant flying Panther from the Black World. He is brutal and bloodthirsty. Tries to peep Ayase from time to time.
Rigel (リゲル Rigeru?)
Voiced by: Aya Uchida
Azumi's Z/X, a Sword Sniper from the Blue World. She wishes to save Azumi at all costs, even going against the will of her world.
Alexander (アレキサンダー Arekizanda?)
Voiced by: Nobuyuki Hiyama
One of the nine worthies. Alexander is trying to conquest the world with his strategist Mikado.
Rindou (龍膽 Rindō?)
Voiced by: Shintaro Asanuma
A Samurai from the Green World and Chitose's Z/X.
Dragon's Priestess (竜の巫女 Ryu no Miko?)
Voiced by: Houko Kuwashima
Gambiel (ガムビエル Gamubieru?)
Voiced by: Satomi Satou
One on the Twelve Apostles from the White World, she is the Angel who ordered the murder of every person in Ayase's village, for the only reason of covering the fact that an Angel accidentally killed someone.
Quon (Cait Sith) (クゥン〈ケット・シー〉 Kuon (Ketto Shi)?)
Voiced by: Rie Murakawa
Gambiel's helper.
Michael (ミカエル Mikaeru?)
Voiced by: Yoko Hikasa
One of the archangels from White World heaven.
Gabriel (ガブリエル Gaburieru?)
Voiced by: Jurota Kosugi
Another one of the archangels from White World heaven, his servant killed few of heaven's soldiers who saw Fierte on earth to restrain them from telling to Michael that they saw her.
Sir Garmata (サー・ガルマータ Saa Garumata?)
Voiced by: Junji Majima
He is the one of the Guardians of the White World. He opposed Gambiel in her plan of murdering the innocent people of Ayase's village from the beginning and defied his orders by rescuing Ayase from his own kind. He is Misaki's Z/X.

Other characters[edit]

Reia Sento (戦斗 怜亜 Sento Reia?)
Voiced by: Sumire Uesaka
Yamato Tennōji (天王寺 大和 Tennōji Yamato?)
Voiced by: Kishō Taniyama
Sōma Kenbuchi (剣淵 相馬 Kenbuchi Sōma?)
Voiced by: Yoshimasa Hosoya

Video game characters[edit]

Kaede Kaga (加賀 楓 Kaga Kaede?)
Voiced by: Yoshitsugu Matsuoka
Cecile Royale (セシル・ロワイヤル Seshiru Rowaiyaru?)
Voiced by: Shizuka Ito
Steve Shibaya (スティーブ・シバヤ Stiipu Shibaya?)
Voiced by: Anri Katsu
Natalia Cambiasso (ナタリア・カンビアッソ Nataria Kanbiaaso?)
Voiced by: Ayumi Fujimura
Quinn Forsythe (クイン・フォーサイス Kuin Fosaizu?)
Voiced by: Takuo Kawamura
Skull Vicious (スカルヴィシャス Sukaru Bishasu?)
Voiced by: Keichiiro Satomi
Mouflon (ムフロン Mufuron?)
Voiced by: Motoki Takagi
Isis (イシス Ishisu?)
Voiced by: Masami Katou
Lhotse (ローツェ Rotse?)
Voiced by: Ryoko Nakata
Shaula (シャウラ Shaura?)
Voiced by: Miyuki Sano
Chloe (クロエ Kuroe?)
Voiced by: Hitomi
Samejima (鮫島 Samejima?)
Voiced by: Shizuka Arai
Jose (ホセ Hose?)
Voiced by: Kazuya Ichijyo

Media[edit]

Manga[edit]

No. Title Release date ISBN
1 Z/X 01 (Z/X 第1) July 4, 2013[1] ISBN 978-4-08-870779-2
2 Z/X 02 (Z/X 第2) February 4, 2014[2] ISBN 978-4-08-880019-6

Anime[edit]

A 12-episode anime television series adaptation titled Z/X Ignition aired between January 9, 2014 and March 27, 2014.[3] A new anime adaptation was announced in February 2015.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Z/X  1" (in Japanese). Shueisha. Retrieved December 27, 2013. 
  2. ^ "Z/X  2" (in Japanese). Shueisha. Retrieved December 27, 2013. 
  3. ^ "Z/X Ignition Anime's 1st Promo Streamed". Anime News Network. October 24, 2013. Retrieved December 14, 2013. 
  4. ^ "Broccoli/Nippon Ichi's Z/X Zillions of enemy X Cards Get New Anime". Anime News Network. February 22, 2015. Retrieved March 7, 2015. 

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