Iria: Zeiram the Animation
Distributor: Anime Works
The Tippedai Corporation secretly attempted to import Zeiram, the most dangerous lifeform in the galaxy, to be used as the basis for a powerful new bio-weapon, and now it's loose. Iria, a ruthless young bounty hunter whose brother was butchered by Zeiram, uncovers this information while stalking the monster. Now Iria must expose the silent conspiracy.
OAV Series: 6 episodes
Average Ratings: 67
Number of Review Sites: 8
Number of Review Links: 13
"Highly recommended for the fun action, but the detailed world makes it even better."
Akemi's Anime World (Marc Marshall) - 4 (out of 5)
"Make no mistake, this is an out and out action flick. "
Anime Meta-Review (Andrew Shelton) - worthy
"This is basically a fun ride with great visuals and good writing."
Anime on DVD (Chris Beveridge) - A-
"...if you're looking for a great action anime, look no further."
Animetric (Rowena Lim Lei) - 4 stars (out of 5)
"[Iria: Zeiram the Animation] is a solid technical execution that fails to live up to the rest of itself, resulting in an overwhelming sense of mediocrity and "been there, done that.""
T.H.E.M. Anime Reviews (Raphael See) - 3 stars (out of 5)
Ep. 1 - "Overall, it's OK, just -- well, ordinary." (Akio Nagatomi) - 3 stars (out of 5)
Ep. 2 - Read the review (Akio Nagatomi) - 1 star (out of 5)
Ep. 3 - Read the review (Akio Nagatomi) - 2 stars (out of 5)
Ep. 4 - Read the review (Akio Nagatomi) - 1 star (out of 5)
Ep. 5 - Read the review (Akio Nagatomi) - 2 stars (out of 5)
Ep. 6 - Read the review (Akio Nagatomi) - 2 stars (out of 5)
The Anime Cafe
"While it may have its flaws, Iria proves to be rather fun to watch..."
The Anime Critic (Pete Harcoff) - 3 1/2 stars (out of 5)
"…a surprisingly good anime that still roots itself in 'unstoppable villain' characters like the Terminator, the Aliens, and the Borg."
The Anime Review (Jason Huff) - B+