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Manga: Zeorymer

Hades Project Zeorymer is a manga by Yoshiki Takaya (better known as the creator of Guyver), written under the pen name Chimi Morio, and published in the adult manga magazine Lemon People from October 1983 to November 1984. A three-part finale was serialized in Monthly Comic Ryū in 2007. A four episode OVA adaptation by AIC tones down the explicit sexual content and deviates entirely from the manga storyline and setting.

Set in the near future, a secret feudal monarchy led by an empress and named 'Hau Dragon' uses, as a front, a firm 'International Electronic Brains' and has built a set of eight giant robots, each possessing a power based upon the eight elements of earth, fire, water, air, thunder, mountains, the moon and the heavens. However, one of them, Zeorymer of the Heavens, has been stolen and the main character, fifteen-year-old Masato Akitsu, is forced into piloting it with a mysterious girl named Miku Himuro.

Zeorymer possesses an energy based weapon called the "Dimensional Coupler Cannon" that appears almost telekinetic in nature; by holding its fist in the air, or aiming it at a target, energy strobes across the orb and causes a large explosion to engulf whatever enemy it is directed against. These orbs can also fire beams of golden-hued energy (labeled as the Energy Wave attack) which can cause massive damage, and project a forcefield which seems nearly impenetrable. The robot itself is also incredibly durable: in the third episode, it was struck with a weapon that left an effect similar to that of a nuclear warhead, yet suffered only minimal damage. Zeorymer of the Heavens is able to hover, fly, teleport unspecified distances, and possesses an incredibly potent weapon known as the Hades Attack: when it lifts its arms in the air then lowers them across its chest, slamming its fists together or against the large golden orb on its chest, the robot releases a huge blast of golden energy that, at full power, can cause an explosion visible from space (inferring the power of several gigatons at least, though even on lower settings this final weapon seems equal to most nuclear weapons in scale). When this attack is activated, a mysterious voice, possibly Zeorymer's itself, can be heard saying "Meiou," the attack's name.


The manga provides examples of:

  • All Your Powers Combined: Wakatsuki had planned to fuse both Zeorymers into one better one.
  • Brain Uploading
  • Gratuitous Rape: The rape scene has no plot relevance, is not even acknowledged by the characters, and makes it hard to like the main character even after his evil side loses the battle for control.
  • Healing Factor: Zeorymer can repair itself using parts from another dimension. It can even regenerate the pilot if he's killed.
  • Heel-Face Turn: Golshid.
  • Invincible Hero: Zeorymer, as long as the Ultradimensional System doesn't crap out.
  • Load-Bearing Boss: Wakatsuki.
  • Name's the Same: Masaki Akitsu and Masaki Wakatsuki.
  • Powered by a Forsaken Child: The Ultradimensional System's key component needs to be kept in Miku's uterus for some reason, and Zeorymer keeps poking her... Look, it's a Super Robot, it doesn't have to make sense.
  • Spanner in the Works: Prof. Himuro attempts to sabotage Zeorymer as revenge on Wakatsuki, but realizes he didn't need to. Later it's revealed that Zeorymer recognizes Akitsu as its master, leaving Wakatsuki helpless.
  • Split Personality Takeover: For a while. In truth, Zeorymer only gave Wakatsuki's memories to Akitsu. Once Akitsu adjusts to this, he goes and saves the world.
  • Your Head Asplode: Golshid hits Akitsu with a J-Kaiser to the face. He gets better.

The OVA provides examples of:


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alternative title(s): Zeoraimer; Hades Project Zeoraimer; Hades Project Zeorymer; Zeorymer
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