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This article relates to the Zoids: Wild anime series. For the corresponding model release, see Zoids: Wild (Models). Not to be confused with Wild Zoids.

Zoids Wild
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Zoids Wild
Japanese Name ゾイド ワイルド
Name Translation Zoido Wairudo
Genre Adventure, Mecha, Science Fiction, Shounen
Director Norihiko Sudo
Studio Oriental Light and Magic (OLM)
Network MBS (Japan), Cartoon Network (Philippines), Okto/Channel 5 (Singapore)
First Aired 7 July 2018
Last Aired 29 June 2019
Episodes 50


Zoids Wild (ゾイド ワイルド) is an anime series, linked to the Zoids toyline of the same name. It is the fifth Zoids series, following Zoids: Genesis in order of production. In English, it is released under the title "Zoids".

Zoids Wild is notable as being part of a major reboot of the Zoids franchise, twelve years after the last episode of Genesis aired in Japan.

Series backgroundEdit

TOMY began producing teasers for Zoids: Wild in January 2018, with magazine advertisements in CoroCoro Comics showing a picture of a Zoid and stating an announcement was on the way next month. This was followed by a countdown timer on the landing page of TOMY's official website. The countdown timer simply had the letter "Z" and a two week duration.

The announcement was revealed on February 27, 11:30 am Japan Time. Placed onto the Takara TOMY twitter feed were large block images translating roughly to: "New Zoids Series".

They subsequently revealed the major involvement in all areas, Anime, Manga, Model Kits, Arcade Games, Smartphone app, and a Console game for the Nintendo Switch.

PlotEdit

The series follows Arashi and his Wild Liger. The main antagonists are the Death Metal Empire, lead by Gallagher. They use Zoids for conquest, and have at their command many Zoids and warriors, including the Four Heavenly Kings.

Arashi longs to follow his father's footsteps become a Zoid Hunter, and find his ultimate Partner. At the beginning of his journey, he partners up with the Wild Liger and meets Bacon and Team Supreme, who tell him about the Great Ancient Treasure Z.

For the sake of adventure, Arashi sets out to find this treasure, and forms Team Freedom along the way.

CharactersEdit

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Characters and the relations in Zoids Wild

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  • Zimmers ザマース - Endou, Daisuke - Death Metal Raptor pilot. Name is not food
  • Azass アザース - Okabayashi, Fumihiro - Death Metal Raptor pilot. Name is not food
  • Happy ハッピー - Kitada, Masamichi - Death Metal RAP, catchphrase is "Yo". Name is not food
  • Luckyラッキー - Sarah Emi Bridcutt - Death Metal RAP, catchphrase is "Ya". Name is not food
  • Ooky ウッキー - Hamazoe, Shinya - Death Metal RAP, catchphrase is "Checkitout". Name is not food
  • Toha トッハ - Tadano, Youhei - ep6, Chief of 10 gallon hat village. Name is lit "hat" backwards in Japanese.
  • Pucca プッキャ - Tadashi Miyazawa - ep6, Rival of 10 gallon hat village, Chief with a cap. Name is lit "cap" backwards in Japanese.
  • Karen カロン - Fujiwara, Natsumi - ep6, Granddaughter of Toha (her name is probably a play on "Gallon")
  • Macaroni マカロニ - VA: 加藤将之 - ep7, Death Metal scientist subordinate of caviar. Name is food
  • Chikuwa チクワ -VA: 奈良徹 - ep7, Macaroni's younger brother subordinate of caviar. Name is food
  • Shimeji シメジ - Minami Takahashi - ep9, boy in woods who can hear the voice of the 'king of the forest'. Name is food.
  • Souffle スフレ - Shoko Nakagawa - ep23, the oldest sister. Name is food. Singer of "blue moon"
  • Nuts ナッツ - Ayahi Takagaki - ep23, the youngest brother. Name is food
  • Tomato トマト - Haruka Tomatsu - ep23, the youngest sister. Name is food
  • Layu ラーユ -Aoi Yūki- ep24, Gyoza's sister. Name may be a play on "smile"
  • Wonton ワンタン - Hozumi Gōda - ep27, sanratan's father. Name is food
  • Burger バーガー - Mitsuru Miyamoto - ep34, ep47 Resistance captain. Name is food
  • Sugar シュガー - Satoshi Hino - ep40, Salt's father. Name is food

ZoidsEdit

Some of the major Zoids that first appeared in Wild include:

Episode ListEdit

BroadcastEdit

MPL released the episodes on Summer 2018. The first episode aired 7/7/2018. Episodes air weekly on Saturdays 6:30am. Streams are made available on Saturdays 12:00 noon.

Broadcasting of Zoids Wild began in South Korea in October, in Hong Kong and Thailand in November, and in Taiwan in December. Philippines and Vietnam started in March 2019

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Promo Art, with the English "Zoids" branding

The first English Dub was released in the Philippines, on the 2nd of March 2019. It airs 5:45pm on Cartoon Network each weekend. This corresponds to episode 34 of the Japanese release. The English Dub aired in Singapore on Okto on April 7 9:30am, before moving to Channel 5 in May.

The American version of an English Dub is done by "Allspark" (Hasbro Studios) and is branded as just "Zoids" without the "Wild" subtitle.

Zoids Wild "Instinct Release Radio" was a short radio program broadcast in Japan every Thursday from 2:00pm between the 12th of July and 27th of December 2018 on MBS Radio. It contained voice actors from the Zoids Wild Anime, and talked about events and characters that appear in the show.

TriviaEdit

  • Mitsutaka Hirota is the scriptwriter for the anime.
  • Zoids Wild is the only Zoids anime to feature more than 1 opening theme song.
  • Zoids Wild featured collaborations with ANIMAREAL, WIXOSS, and First Kitchen. ANIMAREAL made lifelike high quality artwork, WIXOSS cards and First Kitchen featured a meal promotion from 22nd Nov 2018 to mid December.

Theme songsEdit

  • Opening Song 1: "Starting Over" - DISH
  • Opening Song 2: "Defiance" - Jaejoong
  • Opening Song 3: "Sky Flight" - sky peace
  • Opening Song 4: "決闘" (Duel) - PENGUIN RESEARCH
  • Insert Song: "Wild Blue" - PENGUIN RESEARCH
  • Ending Theme 1: "Shōnen no Boku e" - PENGUIN RESEARCH
  • Ending Theme 2: "blue moon" - Shoko Nakagawa
  • Ending Theme 3: "Speed Up" - noovy
  • Ending Theme 4: "best friends" - Sphere

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