Zettai Karen Children

Zettai Karen Children is a franchise comprised of 3 anime series, 1 manga series
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A wacky comedy featuring three young psychics as members of a government enforcement team.

Overview

Zettai Karen Children is action comedy series written and illustrated by Takashi Shiina. The original manga series began its serialization in 2005 as part of Shugakukan's weekly manga magazine Shonen Sunday. The pilot chapter was featured on 2003 issue, later in 2004 short term test serialization was published four chapters on 2004 issues. When it gained enough popularity it finally serialized officially on following years.

Plot

The world is filled with people with psychic abilities, known as espers. However not all espers use their powers for good. To counter such people, Japanese government establishes organization known as B.A.B.E.L, short for Base of Backing ESP Laboratory. Not only B.A.B.E.L prevents disaster, mostly with espers involved, they are also in charge of helping them out, to make sure they don't misuse their powers. B.A.B.E.L's secret weapon is a trio of most powerful 10-year-old esper girls known as "The Children". However they are still little kids, so to make sure they don't cause any more trouble than they should, Kouichi Minamoto has been assigned to them and make sure they grow up properly, and not destroying the world as predicted by many precognition.

Characters

Kouchi Minamoto

Protagonist of the series. Even though he has no powers, he covers what he lacks with his intelligence. As the leader of The Children he orders them with direction during critical missions, but he is also in charge of taking care of them daily. At first The Children didn't accept Minamoto, they gradually accepted him and respected him as he is the only one who treated them equally.

Kaoru Akashi

Member of The Children, with strongest psychokinetic power. Due to her reckless nature, she ends up using more power than she should causing more troubles than fixing them. Obviously she gets scolded by Minamoto often, but she throws her tantrum by shoving Minamoto to ground or wall by her psychokinetic. Unlike average girls, she is perverted like an old man, going far as revealing panties and groping breast.

Aoi Nogami

Member of The Children, who has the power of teleportation. She is the rational of the team, and has most normal personality compared to other two team members. The running joke with her is that her chest is really flat and she is least popular among three.

Shiho Sannomiya

Member of The Children who has strongest psychometry. Using her power she can read thoughts of both living beings or non-living beings such as rocks and tools. Shino's father is one of top official at police department, and she has been helping her father by reading the murder tools and capture the real culprit. Due to her childhood Shino has witnessed various things she shouldn't had at her age, so it caused her to mature little bit more than other girls. Occasionally she let her yandere side come out, intimidating everybody else.

Kyousuke Hyoubu

Main antagonist of series. He is leader of organization known as P.A.N.D.R.A., who seeks to destroy normal human beings and make the world full of espers. Despite his appearance he is at least 80 years old, he maintains his youth by using his power. Unlike average espers, Hyoubu can use various types of psychic powers, such as psychokinetic, teleportation and more. Hyoubu is also one of few who saw the future, and he attempts to fulfill it by convincing the children to join his cause.

Manga

Zettai Karen Children (2005 - Ongoing)

Written and illustrated by Takashi Shiina. The manga made its first debut in Shogakukan's Shounen Sunday in 2003. After couple test chapter to see if it get popular, it was officially serialized in 2005. There were minor difference between unofficial and official chapters, such as Minamoto who had power to counter anti-esper in unofficial chapter but not in official chapters.

Anime

Zettai Karen Children (April 2008 - March 2009)

Anime adaptation produced by Synergy SP, containing 51 episodes which was aired from April 6, 2008 to March 29, 2009. Anime ended with time skip, when The Children grew up from elementary school kids to junior high. The anime series has been licensed by Sentai Filmworks under the tile Psychic Squad.

General Information Edit
Name: Zettai Karen Children
Name: 絶対可憐チルドレン
Romaji:
Aliases: Psychic Squad
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