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Zoids Wild
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ZOIDS ゾイド ワイルド
(Zoido Wairudo)
GenreAdventure, Mecha
Manga
Written byMoricha
Published byShogakukan
DemographicShōnen
MagazineCoroCoro Comic
Original runApril 2018May 2019
Volumes3
Anime television series
Directed byNorihiko Sudō
Written byMitsutaka Hirota
Music byNoriyuki Asakura
StudioOLM
Licensed by
Original networkMBS, TBS
Original run July 7, 2018 June 29, 2019
Episodes50
Game
Zoids Wild: King of Blast
DeveloperEighting
Publisher
EngineUnity
PlatformNintendo Switch
Released
  • JP: February 28, 2019
Anime television series
Zoids Wild Zero
Directed byTakao Kato
Written byKenichi Araki
Music byYoshihisa Hirano
StudioOLM
Original networkTXN (TV Tokyo, TV Osaka)
Original run October 4, 2019 – present
Episodes5
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Zoids Wild (ZOIDS ゾイド ワイルド, Zoido Wairudo) is an anime series based on the Zoids model kits produced by Takara Tomy. It is the sixth and seventh Zoids anime. It is part of a crossmedia relaunch of the franchise encompassing a new toy line, manga series, and video game for Nintendo Switch predominantly aimed at boys aged 10-12.[2][3]

Characters[edit]

Zoids Wild[edit]

Arashi (アラシ)
Voiced by: Kenshō Ono
Leader of the Freedom Team and pilot of the Wild Liger.
Bacon (ベーコン, Bēkon)
Voiced by: Takahiro Sakurai
Leader of the Supreme Team and pilot of the Fang Tiger.
Penne (ペンネ, Penne)
Voiced by: Mikako Komatsu
Member of the Freedom Team and pilot of the Scorpear.
Onigiri (オニギリ, Onigiri)
Voiced by: Etsuko Kozakura
Member of the Freedom Team and pilot of the Gannontoise.
Gyōza (ギョーザ)
Voiced by: Subaru Kimura
Member of the Freedom Team and pilot of the Triceradogos.
Drake (ドレイク, Doreiku)
Voiced by: Kaito Ishikawa
One of the four heavenly kings of the Death Metal Empire and pilot of the Gilraptor.
Sauce (ソース, Sōsu)
Voiced by: Ami Koshimizu
Leader of the Supreme Team and pilot of the Kabtor.
Candy (キャンディ, Kyandi)
Voiced by: Youji Ikuta
Leader of the Supreme Team and pilot of the Kabtor.
Avocado (アボカド, Abokado)
Voiced by: Hayato Kimura
Leader of the Supreme Team and pilot of the Ankyrocks.
Garlic (ガーリック, Gārikku)
Voiced by: Kōtarō Nishiyama
Leader of the Supreme Team and pilot of the Pakikedosu.
Ikazuchi (イカヅチ, Ikazuchi)
Voiced by: Takuya Kirimoto
Arashi Father.
Taifu (タイフウ, Taifuu)
Voiced by: Hideyuki Umezu
Arashi Gromfather.
Caviar (キャビア, Kyabia)
Voiced by: Tōru Nara
One of the four heavenly kings of the Death Metal Empire and pilot of the Gabrigator.
Foie gras (フォアグラ, Foagura)
Voiced by: Rikiya Koyama
One of the four heavenly kings of the Death Metal Empire and pilot of the Knuckle Kong.
Truffle (トリュフ, Toryufu)
Voiced by: Nobuyuki Hiyama
One of the four heavenly kings of the Death Metal Empire and pilot of the Stegosage.
Gallagar (ギャラガー, Gyaragar)
Voiced by: Tomokazu Seki
One of the four heavenly kings of the Death Metal Empire and pilot of the Death Rex.
Hot and sour soup (サンラータン, Sanratan)
Voiced by: Suzuko Mimori
pilot of Catalga.

Zoids Wild Zero[edit]

Leo Conrad (レオ・コンラッド, Reo Konraddo)
Voiced by: Sho Nogami
Sally Land (サリー・ランド, Sarī Rando)
Voiced by: Hazuki Senda
Buzz Cunningham (バズ・カニンガム, Bazu Kaningamu)
Voiced by: Makoto Yasumura
Jo Aysel (ジョー・アイセル, Jō Aiseru)
Voiced by: Yōko Hikasa
Christopher Giller (クリファー・ギレル, Kurifā Gireru)
Voiced by: Toshiki Masuda
Luc (ルーク, Rūku)
Voiced by: Daisuke Kishio

Media[edit]

Manga[edit]

A manga series by Moricha began monthly serialization in Shogakukan's CoroCoro Comic magazine from April 2018 to May 2019.[3] A sequel series started serialization on August 2019.[4]


No.Release date ISBN
1 August 28, 2018[5]ISBN 978-4-09-142760-1
2 December 28, 2018[6]ISBN 978-4-09-142838-7
3 June 28, 2019[7]ISBN 978-4-09-142899-8


Anime[edit]

Wild aired on Mainichi Broadcasting System and Tokyo Broadcasting System from July 7, 2018 to June 29, 2019 in addition to other networks.[8][9][10] Inspired by Moricha's manga, the series is produced by OLM, directed by Norihiko Sudō and written by Mitsutaka Hirota. On June 22, 2019, it was announced that Zoids Wild would end on June 29, 2019.[11]

In October 1, 2018, it was reported that Hasbro currently has plans to bring Zoids Wild to North America with Hasbro Studios (now Allspark) licensing the anime for an English dub, which was tentatively titled Zoids: Build Them to Life. before being retitled to just Zoids.[1][12] An English dub under its original name began airing on Cartoon Network in the Philippines on March 2, 2019. It also aired in Singapore on Okto on April 8, before moving to Channel 5 the following month due to Okto's closure.[13]

A second season, titled Zoids Wild Zero has been announced, featuring a brand-new story with new characters, directed by Takao Kato and written by Kenichi Araki.[14] The second season premiered on October 4, 2019 on TV Tokyo.[15]

Video Games[edit]

An arcade game called Zoids Wild: Battle Card Hunter (ゾイドワイルド バトルカードハンター, Zoido Wairudo: Batoru Kādo Hantā) was released by Takara Tomy in Japan on January 24, 2019.[16] It was followed by the Nintendo Switch Zoids Wild: King of Blast (ゾイドワイルド キング オブ ブラスト, Zoido Wairudo: Kingu Obu Burasuto) action game developed by Eighting on February 28, 2019.[17]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Hasbro Lists Zoids in MIPCOM Lineup". Anime News Network. Retrieved 2018-11-12.
  2. ^ "Zoids Model Toys Inspire Zoids Wild Summer Anime, April Manga, Switch Game". Anime News Network. Retrieved 2018-10-29.
  3. ^ a b "Zoids Wild revives mech franchise with new anime, manga, games, models". ToonBarn. March 1, 2018. Retrieved March 13, 2019.
  4. ^ "Zoids Franchise Gets New Manga in August". Anime News Network. June 23, 2019. Retrieved June 23, 2019.
  5. ^ ゾイド ワイルド 1 (in Japanese). Shogakukan. Retrieved March 13, 2019.
  6. ^ ゾイド ワイルド 2 (in Japanese). Shogakukan. Retrieved March 13, 2019.
  7. ^ ゾイド ワイルド 3 (in Japanese). Shogakukan. Retrieved September 7, 2019.
  8. ^ Romano, Sal (26 February 2018). "New Zoids series Zoids Wild announced, includes Switch game". Gematsu. Retrieved 9 March 2018.
  9. ^ Chapman, Paul (27 February 2018). "Zoids Wild TV Anime Runs Rampant in Summer of 2018". Crunchyroll. Retrieved 9 March 2018.
  10. ^ Ressler, Karen (11 May 2018). "Zoids Wild Anime Teaser Reveals July 7 Premiere". Anime News Network. Retrieved 12 May 2018.
  11. ^ "Zoids Wild Anime Ends on June 29". Anime News Network. Retrieved 2019-06-23.
  12. ^ https://worldscreen.com/worldscreenings/screening/?screening_id=973
  13. ^ "Zoids Wild gets English debut in the Philippines, Singapore". ToonBarn. March 13, 2019. Retrieved March 13, 2019.
  14. ^ "Zoids Wild Zero Anime Reveals Cast, Staff, October 4 Premiere". Anime News Network. Retrieved 2019-08-26.
  15. ^ "Zoids Wild Anime Gets 2nd Season in October". Anime News Network. Retrieved 2019-07-26.
  16. ^ Matsumoto, Ryuichi (December 15, 2018). =テレビアニメ「ゾイドワイルド」の新たなアミューズメントマシン「ゾイドワイルド バトルカードハンター」,2019年1月24日から順次展開予定. 4Gamer (in Japanese). Retrieved March 13, 2019.
  17. ^ Romano, Sal (November 12, 2018). "Zoids Wild: King of Blast for Switch launches February 28, 2019 in Japan". Gematsu. Retrieved March 13, 2019.

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