Zoids Wild ZERO (ゾイドワイルドZERO) is an anime series, linked to the Zoids toyline of the same name. It is the sixth Zoids series, following Zoids: Wild in order of production. Despite being similarly named, Zoids: Wild ZERO is unrelated to the series Zoids: Wild.
Series Background[edit | edit source]
In the 21st century planet Earth was rendered inhospitable to life, and people mass-migrated to Planet Zi, the natural home of metallic life forms known as Zoids.
Many years later, Zi faces its end. Its inhabitants partake the journey to migrate back to Earth.
Attempting to regenerate the Earth to make it hospitable, the migrants come up with a "Zi-Forming" scheme.
However, the plan fails and Earth is left in its state of turmoil. Overrun by Zoids and blanked by unstable weather phenomena, the migrants are faced with a difficult life. The Empire and Republic settlements attempt to uncover Zoids buried within the Earth to bolster their respective armies.
Plot[edit | edit source]
The story revolves around Sally's search for her grandfather Dr Borman, a researcher who worked on the Zi-Forming scheme. He bestowed her a pendant at the start of the series, with instructions to never hand it over to the Empire.
A competing researcher for the Empire: Dr Land seeks to find Sally's pendant.
The pendant is shown to possess strange powers, transforming Leo's Zoid into the Beast Liger, and later interacting with Regeneration Cubes - artefacts left over from the failed Zi-Forming scheme.
As Leo, Sally, and their comrades journey, they begin to uncover more of what the pendant can do, the relationship between the two scientists, and how it all relates to the Zi-Forming of Earth.
Characters[edit | edit source]
- Leo Conrad - Beast Liger, Rising Liger
- Sally Land
- Buzz Cunningham
- Jo Aysel - Raptoria
- Christopher Giller - Sniptera, Catalga Kai, Genospino
- Clive Dias - Triceradogos Kai, Wild Liger Kai
- Sergeant Shell - Bazootle
- Luc - Cannon Bull
- Professor Walter Borman
- Aldridge - Stylaser, Genospino, Fang Tiger Kai
- Staff Sergeant Baan Blood - Gatling Fox
- Captain Knox - Knuckle Kong Kai
- Brigadier General Michael Collins
- Dr Frank Land - Omega Rex VA: 稲葉実
- Brigadier General Shigaru - gold Kill Scythe
- General Garret - ギャレット VA: 土師孝也
- Spiegel - Drei Panther, Hunter Wolf Kai
- Crestwood - クレストウッド VA: 江原正士
- Emperor Fiona
- Sherry Hunt
- Hannah Melville - Sniptera, Omega Rex
- Jiin Elisi Linette
- Zepet (ep 19)
- Jake Ramon - Kuwaganos, Sonic Bird
- Volkov (ep 38) - ボルコ VA: 松本保典
- Joshua Conrad - ジョシュア・コンラッ VA: 堀川仁
- Dennis Nilsson (ep 39) - デニス・二―ルソン VA: 浪川大輔
- Aria Juma - (ep 41) アリア・ジュマ VA: 荒井麻珠 Arai Maju
- Electora Gate - イレクトラ・ゲイト VA: 朴璐美 (Romi Paku)
Zoids[edit | edit source]
- Beast Liger
- Scorpear Kai
- Cannon Bull
- Gabrigator Kai
- Gilraptor Kai
- Spideath Kai
- Gannontoise Kai
- Triceradogos Kai
- Knuckle Kong Kai
- Gatling Fox
- Grachiosaurus Kai
- Kuwaga Kai
- Drei Panther
- Catalga Kai
- Pachycedos Kai
- Rising Liger
- Fang Tiger Kai
- Wild Liger Kai
- Sonic Bird
- Omega Rex
- Kill Scythe
- Hunter Wolf Kai
- Zero Phantoth
- Dimepulsar Kai
- Kabtor Kai
- Zero Grizis
Episodes[edit | edit source]
Main article: List of Zoids: Wild ZERO episodes
Broadcast[edit | edit source]
The episodes initially aired on the 4th of October 2019. The first broadcast is on TV Tokyo at 17:55, every Friday, replacing Inazuma Eleven Orion. Following that, the series is streamed on YouTube via CoroCoro and Takara TOMY channels at 8:00 Saturday. It is subsequently aired on 17:30 Thursdays, starting the 17th and 8:30 starting 27th of October on TV Wakayama and Sendai Broadcast respectively.
In August 2020, the English Dub of Zoids Wild ZERO began airing in South-East Asian countries.
Zoids Wild ZERO will end its run in Japan on October 16, 2020, being replaced by reruns of Paw Patrol.
Impact of the 2019-20 COVID-19 pandemic[edit | edit source]
On May 21, as a result of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic in Japan, production of the Zoids: Wild ZERO anime has been halted and new episodes delayed following episode 32 until further notice. 
On June 19 the anime resumed broadcast in Japan 
Trivia[edit | edit source]
- Zoids: Wild ZERO is not a sequel to the series Zoids: Wild, despite being produced second. The sequel to Zoids: Wild, is Zoids: Wild 2, which runs as a Corocoro comic manga.
- This season is directed by Takao Kato, who also directed Zoids: Chaotic Century and also served as a director in Zoids: New Century.
- Kenichi Araki (Chaotic Century) is handling series composition, Tadashi Sakazaki (Chaotic Century) is in charge of character designs. Yūki Matsuoka (Wild/Genesis) as sound director, and Yoshihisa Hirano is the music composer.
- The written language used in-universe is a simple substitution cipher for the English alphabet, as such the runes seen in the series can be translated.
- In a post-credit scene for Zoids: Wild ZERO Episode 30, Leo hints at the events in Zoids: Chaotic Century, meaning Zoids Wild ZERO would be in that timeline (albeit an extremely distant future)
Theme songs[edit | edit source]
- Opening Theme: Blue Blue Blue - Ivy to Fraudulent Game - Kazen ga Nai
- Opening Theme: Player - MAGIC OF LiFE
- Ending Theme: Hikari - Hazuki Senda
- Ending Theme: Door - Arai Maju
- Ending Theme: "Rut of Dreams" - H△G
- Ending Theme: Namo Naki Tabi - Hazuki Senda
References[edit | edit source]