NEEDLESS

NEEDLESS is a franchise comprised of 1 anime series, 2 manga series
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After being devastated by World War 3, Tokyo gained areas known as "Black Spots" Baron wastelands isolated from the city. In these Black Spots people with supernatural powers rose up. These people were called the Needless

Overview

The Needless franchise is made up of one manga and one anime both by Kami Imai. The manga was first serialized in the magazine Ultra Jump which began in 2004 and is still on going. The anime adaption by Madhouse began airing on July 2, 2009 on Tokyo MX.

Plot

Soon after the appearance of the Black Spots a pharmaceutical company called Simeon occupied a Black Spot and built a tower. The leader of this force was a man named Adam Arclight and his 'Elite Four' which consisted of four very powerful and mysterious Needless'. Rebel forces sprung up against Simeon.

The story revolves around Cruz Schild, the last surviving member of the force after they were ambushed. After being saved by a mysterious priest by the name of Adam Blade and a Doppelganger Needless called Eve Neuschwanstein They begin a long and difficult journey to take down Simeon, meeting many dangers and enemies along the way

Characters

Adam Blade's Group

Adam Blade (アダム・ブレイド)
Voiced by: Takehito Koyasu Andrew Love
Blade is one of the clones of the second Christ he is a priest in the Black Spot until he finds Cruz Schild and sets out to ultimately fight against Simeon.
Cruz Schild (クルス・シルト)
Voiced by: Aya Endo Luci Christian
Cruz is the only known survivor of the uprising against Simeon. After being attacked he is saved by Blade and travels along with them as their gopher. He idolizes his sister who is supposedly dead.
Eve Neuschwanstein (イヴ・ノイシュヴァンシュタイン)
Voiced by: Eri Kitamura Brittney Karbowski

Eve who is Blade's partner and originally made to bear his children due to his inhuman DNA. She was raised with Blade by Doctor Gido. Her doppelganger ability was something given to her by Blade.

Gido (ギド)
Voiced by: Kenji Utsumi David Wald
Gido was originally in charge of the Adam project he took Eve and Blade to the Black Spot to raise them after Arclight destroyed the Simeon Labs. He constantly bemoans the fact that Blade grew up to be such a pervert when he had been such a sweet boy.
Momiji Teruyama (照山最次)
Voiced by: Kentarou Itou Rob Mungle
Teruyama attacks Blade to avenge his fallen comrades by mistake thinking he was Arclight. After he loses to Blade he teams up with Blade and the others to fight against Simeon
Disk (ディスク)
Voiced by: Emiri Katou Serena Gonzalez
Disk a cyborg who resided in Iron Mountain. After the incident in Iron Mountain, she joins forces with Blade to take out Simeon. She is able to tell people fragments as well as measurements.
Seto (セト)
Voiced by: Kaori Fukuhara Maggie Flecknoe

Seto is obsessed with money. For a while, due to unknown circumstances, Blade became her partner. She returns to help him fight against Simeon.

Solva (ソルヴァ)
Voiced by: Asami Imai Elizabeth Bunch
Solva is the leader of a gang of bandits called The Predators. she later becomes Seto's partner after Blade leaves them.

Adam Arclights Group

Adam Arclight (アダム・アークライト)
Voiced by: Hiroki Tōchi David Matranga
Arclight was deemed a failure in the Adam Project , his goals are to get God like powers. He started the Needless Hunt and he wants Adam Blades body for his own.
Riru Roukakuji (楼閣寺離瑠)
Voiced by: Megumi Toyoguchi Taylor Hannah
Riru is the right hand of Archlight, she is the leader of the Simeon Girl Force. She creates her own super Testaments and has an amazing ability of telekinesis one of the rarest fragments.
Saten (左天)
Voiced by: Kishō Taniyama Leraldo Anzaldua

Saten a follower of Acrlight and one of the Four he is mysterious in his motives and often shows up to tip the balance one way or another and is known for his ability to scare.

Simeon Girl Force

Mio (未央)
Voiced by: Yui Makino Hilary Haag
Mio has an affection for Blade, and is one of the few people in the series who refers to Cruz by his name rather than as Yamada. She has the ability to carry extreme amounts of weight
Setsuna (セツナ)
Voiced by: Saori Gotō Jessica Boone
Setsuna is a member of the Simeon Girl Force. She follows and likes Arclight believing in him completely.
Kuchinashi (梔)
Voiced by: Minori Chihara Hilary Haag
Kuchinashi who is silent she communicates through writing on a notepad. Her fragment is Fragrance. Blade asks her out but she denies him by attacking him.

Manga

Needless (2004 - On going)

The manga written by Kami Imai and published by Shueisha in the Ultra Jump magazine in 2004 titled Needless there is currently 16 volumes and is still on going.

Anime

Needless (July 2009 - December 2009)

The anime adaption, also titled Needless, which consisted of 24 episodes was directed by Masayuki Sakoi and its original run was July 2, 2009 until December 10, 2009.

Merchandise

There isn't much to find as far as merchandise however there is a special 1/7 scale (approximately 9.00") PVC statue of Eve created by Yamato for sale online.

General Information Edit
Name: NEEDLESS
Name: ニードレス
Romaji: Nīdoresu
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