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Title
Saber Marionette JSaber Marionette J (セイバーマリオネットJ)Saber Marionette J
Released
25 TV episodes25 TV episodes
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6 OVA episodes (Saber Marionette J Again)6 OVA episodes (Saber Marionette J Again)
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25 TV episodes (Saber Marionette J to X)25 TV episodes (Saber Marionette J to X)
Dates
April 13, 1999October 1, 1996–March 25, 1997
Company
Bandai Ent., The Ocean GroupHal Film Maker, Bandai Visual, Kadokawa Video, Studio Junior, TV Tokyo
Creator
Hiroshi Negeshi, Satoru Akahori, Tsukasa Kotobuki
Director
Masami Shimoda
Genre
Sci-Fi, Comedy, Drama, AdventureSci-Fi, Comedy, Drama, Adventure
Related
Saber Marionette J AgainSaber Marionette J Again
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Saber Marionette J to XSaber Marionette J to X
Characters
-- listed below ---- listed below --

Last I checked, this anime was available on DVD at Amazon, and on VHS at Amazon.

Characters: Saber Marionette J

English Name
Japanese Name
English Name
Japanese Name
Baiko Baiko Panther Panta
Bloodberry --?-- Soemon Soemon
Cherry Cherri Tamasaburo Tamasaburo
Hanagata Mitsurugi Hanagata Mitsurugi Tiger Tiger
Leopard Leopard Faust ⊕ --?--
Lime Limeu Hess ⊕ --?--
Luchs Luchs Junior ⊕ --?--
Otaru Mamiya Otaru Mamiya Villey ⊕ --?--

Description: Saber Marionette J

In the distant future, when Earth becomes over-populated, what's left to do? Ships carrying loads of people are sent off into space to find new planets to live on. One of these ships, the Mesopotamia, crashes on a Terra 2 (a planet similar to Earth). Only six men survive.

In order to re-populate the earth they make clones of themselves. There are primary clones (identical) and secondary clones (where DNA has been tweaked to make physical appearance different). And to take the place of human females, they create androids called Marionettes. Marionettes that are tweaked with fighting ability are called Saber Marionettes.

One day Otaru finds himself in the Japanese history museum. After taking a look inside he finds a special room with a marionette. When he accidentally awakens it, he realizes this is no ordinary marionette, for she has emotions. This marionette (Lime) has a maiden circuit (otome kairo) which gives her the ability to think and act like a real human. There are only seven known marionettes with this circuit.

Soon after, Otaru also awakens two more marionettes, Cherry and Bloodberry. And the romantic, action packed comedy takes off!

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