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ZOIDS ゾイド ワイルド
(Zoido Wairudo)
Genre Adventure, Mecha
Manga
Written by Moricha
Published by Shogakukan
Demographic Shōnen
Magazine CoroCoro Comic
Original run April 2018May 2019
Volumes 3
Anime television series
Directed by Norihiko Sudō
Written by Mitsutaka Hirota
Music by Noriyuki Asakura
Studio OLM
Licensed by
Allspark / Entertainment One (Hasbro)
Netflix (streaming rights outside Asia)
Network MBS, TBS
Original run July 7, 2018June 29, 2019
Episodes 50
Game
Zoids Wild: King of Blast
Developer Eighting
Publisher
  • [[JP|Takara Tomy]] AS
Genre Action
Engine Unity
Platform Nintendo Switch
Released
  • JP February 28, 2019
  • WW October 16, 2020
Game
Zoids Wild: Infinity Blast
Publisher
  • JP Takara Tomy
  • WW Bandai Namco
Genre Action
Platform Nintendo Switch
Released
  • JP November 26, 2020
  • WW March 17, 2021
Manga
Zoids Wild 2
Written by Moricha
Published by Shogakukan
Demographic Shōnen
Magazine CoroCoro Comic
Original run September 2019October 2020
Volumes 2
Anime television series
Zoids Wild Zero
Directed by Takao Kato
Written by Kenichi Araki
Music by Yoshihisa Hirano
Studio OLM
Network TXN (TV Tokyo, TV Osaka)
Original run October 4, 2019October 16, 2020
Episodes 50
Anime television series
Zoids Wild Senki
Original run October 17, 2020 – ongoing

Zoids Wild (ZOIDS ゾイド ワイルド Zoido Wairudo) is an anime series based on the Zoids model kits produced by Takara Tomy. It is the 5th Zoids anime. It is part of a crossmedia relaunch of the franchise encompassing a new toy line, manga series, and video game for Nintendo Switch predominantly aimed at boys aged 10–12.

Characters

Zoids Wild

Arashi (アラシ)
Voiced by: Kenshō Ono (Japanese); Cole Howard; Thomas Love (child) (English)
Arashi was a novice Zoid pilot. Although he can ride the Liger, a legendary Zoid, he starts off weaker than those around him using much more inferior Zoids. At the start of the series, he is briefly mentored by Quade, and gains considerable skill in a short period of time. By bonding with the Liger he quickly becomes able to use the Wild Blast effortlessly. As time goes on, his skills plateau. Using his "King Claw" (King of the Claw in Japanese) attack, he proves to be strong, but is defeated on occasion by powerful opponents such as Drake and Gigaboss. In the middle of the series, he is seen facing overwhelming defeat, and enters a raging Berserk mode. This mode is strong, but uncontrollable, even attacking teammates. It's not until he meets Quade's old master that he grows considerably in strength. Learning the "Ultra King Claw" (King of Claw Spiral in Japanese) attack, he manages to reach a potency consistently at or above the Four Dark Warriors. After the fall of the Dark Metal Empire, Arashi and Liger continue to travel alone.
Quade / Bacon (ベーコン Bēkon)
Voiced by: Takahiro Sakurai (Japanese); Michael Adamthwaite (English)
Quade leads Team Supreme. He is well known as a famous, powerful, Zoid Seeker. Initially he seeks the Liger, before meeting Arashi. While not strictly a part of the resistance force, he and Team Supreme oppose the Dark Metal Empire. His goal was to search for the "Ancient Treasure Z". He is shown to have a deep bond with his Zoid, the Zaber Fang, as well as having met Arashi's Father in the past. In the past, Quade was shown to have met many of the major characters in the series. He trained under Master Bug, alongside Gigaboss. He proved to be the stronger of the two, constantly besting Gigaboss. This defeat caused Gigaboss to seek stronger and stronger Zoids, eventually reaching up to Demise. Quade's defiance of Gigaboss caused him to steal part of a Zoid Key from him. He entrusted the key fragment to Arashi before his death at the hands of Gigaboss and Demise. Quade had also met Arashi's father, Apex, and Mitsuba before the events of the series took place.
Battalia / Penne (ペンネ Penne)
Voiced by: Mikako Komatsu (Japanese); Maryke Hendrikse (English)
Battalia has a sordid background. Her parents were killed when she was young by a group of bandits. This forced her to flee into an orphanage with her Zoid Needle. She looks after the other orphans like a big sister and provides them with funds. Being able to ride Zoids, she took up bounty hunting. She was quite successful, even capturing the Bandits that had attacked her parents. Eventually, she encounters Numb-lock, one of the Four Dark Warriors of the Dark Metal Empire. Impressed with her skill, he tasks her with taking down 100 bounties for the Empire in exchange for a fortune capable of looking after her orphanage. Due to the Numb-lock's overwhelming power, she had no choice but to take up the offer. After befriending Arashi, she is told her that he and Liger were to be her 100th bounty. She tried using her friendship to betray him, but Arashi's influence moved her to double-cross Numb-Lock. After turning on Numb-lock, Needle bestows her with its Zoid Key.
Analog / Onigiri (オニギリ Onigiri)
Voiced by: Etsuko Kozakura (Japanese); Samuel Vincent (English)
Member of the Freedom Team and pilot of the Tortoise Zoid: Tanks. Analog's fanaticism is often used to introduce Zoids during the series. When a new Zoid appears, Analog explains its name, type and abilities. This can happen even when Analog is nowhere near the Zoid in question. Analog was initially a slave of the Dark Metal Empire: he was forced to perform Hacker Key experiments. For his own survival, he performed many of those experiments on Tanks, which filled him with guilt for a long time. After meeting Arashi, Analog summons the courage to revolt against his captors, which moves Tanks to give him its Zoid Key.
Bastion / Gyōza (ギョーザ)
Voiced by: Subaru Kimura (Japanese); Alex Barima (English)
Member of the Freedom Team and pilot of the Triceratops Zoid: Tryke. Bastion is a powerful pilot who uses his affinity for rap and dance to boost Tryke's fighting ability. His Zoid is relatively slow compared to the rest of the cast, but very effective at close range. Bastion started as a stingy pilot motivated only by money, which put him at odds with Arashi. It's later revealed that his desire for money is to buy expensive medicine from the Dark Metal Empire for his ailing sister. When he tries to steal medicine from Haxile of Dark Warriors, Bastion learns that he was being conned by the Empire. This makes him change his stingy ways, which earns him Tryke's Zoid Key and a place on Team Freedom.
Apex / Salt (ソルト Soruto)
Voiced by: Yūma Uchida (Japanese); David A. Kaye (English)
Member of the Freedom Team and pilot of the Wolf Zoid: Alpha Shadow. After being accidentally abandoned as a child, Apex was found and raised by Alpha Shadow. He became determined to prove he was the best Zoid pilot in the world. Apex initially believed the friends were unnecessary, but his rivalry with Arashi slowly changed his views. Apex is a powerful pilot, and is the only one in the series to use the "Second Gear" ability of Wild Blast.
Snare / Yokan (ヨウカン Youkan)
Voiced by: Ami Koshimizu (Japanese); Rhona Rhees (English)
Member of the Freedom Team and pilot of the Arachnid Zoid: Phobia. Snare is a mysterious treasure hunter with a keen eye.
Drake (ドレイク Doreiku)
Voiced by: Kaito Ishikawa (Japanese); Adrian Petriw (English)
One of the Four Dark Warriors of the Dark Metal Empire and pilot of the Deinonychus Zoid: Ruin. Drake was the child of two archeologists who taught him to love and respect Zoids. Seeking funding for their work, the couple took Drake, Ruin, and another Deinonychus Zoid with them to the Dark Metal Empire. When they realized their sponsors were evil, they sacrificed themselves so Drake could flee, but his escape failed. Gigaboss fed one of his Zoids to Demise, and then trained Drake to be a Dark Warrior. After numerous failures to capture Arashi, Drake acknowledges his bond with Ruin, earning a Zoid Key. After learning Wild Blast, he decides to abandon the Empire, but refuses to accept a spot on Team Freedom until after the Empire's defeat.
Dyna / Sauce (ソース Sōsu)
Voiced by: Ami Koshimizu (Japanese); Chiara Zanni (English)
Member of the Supreme Team and pilot of Winghorn.
Shad / Candy (キャンディ Kyandi)
Voiced by: Yōji Ikuta (Japanese); TBA (English)
Member of the Supreme Team and pilot of Flyhorn.
Scrapes / Avocado (アボカド Abokado)
Voiced by: Hayato Kimura (Japanese); Andrew Cownden (English)
Member of the Supreme Team and pilot of Ankylosaurus Zoid: Knockz.
Pach / Garlic (ガーリック Gārikku)
Voiced by: Kōtarō Nishiyama (Japanese); Gabe Khouth (episodes 1-19); James Higuchi (episodes 20-50) (English)
Member of the Supreme Team and pilot of the Pachycephhlosaurus Zoid: Rash.
Ikazuchi (イカヅチ Ikazuchi)
Voiced by: Takuya Kirimoto (Japanese); Ian Hanlin (English)
Arashi's Father.
Gaffer / Taifu (タイフウ Taifuu)
Voiced by: Hideyuki Umezu (Japanese); Ron Halder (English)
Arashi's Grandfather.
Malware / Caviar (キャビア Kyabia)
Voiced by: Tōru Nara (Japanese); Peter New (English)
One of the Four Dark Warriors of the Dark Metal Empire and pilot of the Alligator Zoid: Overbyte.
Numb-Lock / Foie gras (フォアグラ Foagura)
Voiced by: Rikiya Koyama (Japanese); Mark Gibbon (English)
One of the Four Dark Warriors of the Dark Metal Empire and pilot of the gorilla Zoid: Dragz.
Haxile / Truffle (トリュフ Toryufu)
Voiced by: Nobuyuki Hiyama (Japanese); Michael Dobson (English)
One of the Four Dark Warriors of the Dark Metal Empire, pilot of the Stegosaurus Zoid: Bonesaw, and the Dimetrodon Zoid: Dimomite.
Marcellus / Gallagar (ギャラガー Gyaragar)
Voiced by: Tomokazu Seki (Japanese); Andrew Cownden (English)
Before he became Emperor of the Dark Metal Empire, Marcellus was an eccentric man, but he tends to take things too far. He wanted a more powerful Zoid to ride, but Quade had to stop him, then he lost his mind and started breaking apart Zoids from riders one by one. Over time, he changed his name to Gigaboss and becomes the Dark Metal Empire overlord. He even dug up the Tyrannosaurus Rex Zoid: Demise, wanted to tame the mighty zoid, but Quade snatched a piece of the Hacker Key before he could accomplish his goal of capturing Liger.
Greta / Sanratan (サンラータン)
Voiced by: Suzuko Mimori (Japanese); Kazumi Evans (English)
Greta is a transporter, so does not participate in battle. However, she has an extremely strong bond with her Silkworm Zoid: Spineless.
Master Bug / Mushi Sennin (ムシ仙人)
Voiced by: Kappei Yamaguchi (Japanese); Richard Ian Cox (English)
Master Bug is a strange man, who makes up stories in his spare time. Due to his lack of contact with the outside world, he is largely oblivious to current events happening around him, and has an intense desire for books to fill the time. Master Bug is a master Zoid pilot. His skills are second to none. He is easily able to take on many Zoids at once, even fighting the three members of Team Freedom simultaneously, without any effort.

Zoids Wild Zero

Leo Conrad (レオ・コンラッド Reo Konraddo)
Voiced by: Shō Nogami
Sally Land (サリー・ランド Sarī Rando)
Voiced by: Hazuki Senda
Buzz Cunningham (バズ・カニンガム Bazu Kaningamu)
Voiced by: Makoto Yasumura
Jo Aysel (ジョー・アイセル Jō Aiseru)
Voiced by: Yōko Hikasa
Christopher Giller (クリストファー・ギレル Kurisutofā Gireru)
Voiced by: Toshiki Masuda
Luc (リュック Ryukku)
Voiced by: Daisuke Kishio
Clive Dias (クライブ・ディアス Kuraibu Diasu)
Voiced by: Satoshi Mikami
Walter Borman (ウォルター・ボーマン Worutā Bōman)
Voiced by: Yoshito Yasuhara
Electora Gate

Media

Manga

A manga series by Moricha began monthly serialization in Shogakukan's CoroCoro Comic magazine from April 2018 to May 2019.


No. Release date ISBN
1 August 28, 2018 ISBN: 978-4-09-142760-1
2 December 28, 2018 ISBN: 978-4-09-142838-7
3 June 28, 2019 ISBN: 978-4-09-142899-8


A sequel series, also by Moricha, began serialization from September 2019 to October 2020.


No. Release date ISBN
1 December 27, 2019 ISBN: 978-4-09-143136-3
2 June 26, 2020 ISBN: 978-4-09-143203-2


Anime

Wild aired on Mainichi Broadcasting System and Tokyo Broadcasting System from July 7, 2018, to June 29, 2019 in addition to other networks. Inspired by Moricha's manga, the series is produced by OLM, directed by Norihiko Sudō and written by Mitsutaka Hirota. On June 22, 2019, it was announced that Zoids Wild would end on June 29, 2019.

On October 1, 2018, it was reported that Hasbro currently has plans to bring Zoids Wild to North America with Hasbro Studios (now Allspark) licensing the anime for an English dub, which was tentatively titled Zoids: Build Them to Life. before being retitled to just Zoids and then back to its original title. The dub is produced by Ocean Productions. The first half was released on Netflix on August 14, 2020. The second half was slated to be released on October 1, 2020 but was delayed to October 3, 2020. An English dub under its original name began airing on Cartoon Network in the Philippines on March 2, 2019. It also aired in Singapore on Okto on April 8, before moving to Channel 5 the following month due to Okto's closure.

A second season, titled Zoids Wild Zero has been announced, featuring a brand-new story with new characters, directed by Takao Kato and written by Kenichi Araki. The second season aired from October 4, 2019 to October 16, 2020, on TV Tokyo. On May 22, 2020, it was announced further episodes would delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. On June 11, 2020, it was announced the anime would return on June 19, 2020.

In September 2020, it was announced Zoids Wild Senki, a CG-animated series released on YouTube, on the CoroCoro's, Takara Tomy's YouTube channels, starting from October 17, 2020.

Video games

An arcade game called Zoids Wild: Battle Card Hunter (ゾイドワイルド バトルカードハンター Zoido Wairudo: Batoru Kādo Hantā) was released by Takara Tomy in Japan on January 24, 2019. It was followed by the Nintendo Switch title, Zoids Wild: King of Blast (ゾイドワイルド キング オブ ブラスト Zoido Wairudo: Kingu Obu Burasuto) action game developed by Eighting on February 28, 2019. Outright Games released the title in Australia, Europe and North America as Zoids Wild: Blast Unleashed on October 16, 2020. A third installment of the video game series is Zoids Wild: Infinity Blast. It is scheduled for release on November 26, 2020 in Japan.

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