Anyone who grew up watching Zenki?

Calgary, Alberta
March 20, 2011 8:04pm CST
Zenki is i think is one of my most favorite anime of all time, The protagonist is an evil demon but he ends up being a super hero because he is under the control of a teenager girl. It seemed like Zenki borrowed elements from a story arc of sailormoon...You know ordinary people turning into monsters but Its kinda manly version of it because Zenki appealed more with the boys. He is more of an Anti hero than hero because he is evil but we cant consider him a villain because he is fighting villains ( but most of the monsters are actually innocent people possessed by a giant a seed monster )Zenkie is kinda badass and rebellious but sometimes I hate him because he killed some of the possesed people. The monsters in Zenki looks scary and gory but I love watching it..... I hope there are some kids of the 90's who watched this.....
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• Philippines
22 Mar 11
I really love this anime. There are a lot of suspense on it. Also zenki is kinda cute when he is in his chibi form.
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• Calgary, Alberta
22 Mar 11
Its one of the rarest anime, I'm hap[py I get to finish this because it has no DVD, this actually have an "anime movie" but no one have the kind heart to subtitle it.It has the cheese transformation cliche' but its Unique in a way because Zenki is evil but he is under control so he have no choice but to be good. He is udner the control of a teenage girl.
• Philippines
23 Mar 11
I also love it and i am also very greateful that I got to finish this anime. Also even though Zenki is a devil, i find him kinda cute for a devil. hehehehe
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• Calgary, Alberta
25 Mar 11
Its the only anime I get to watch straight up with no replays and looping intervention, the rest suffered so much with looping.
• Philippines
8 Apr 11
I did watch Zenki in my early days and I enjoyed it. Though today, I can only remember the basic plot and some characters and instances. I remembered the main character, Zenki, as a some kind of revered protector and fighter figure who was accidentally unsealed. when he was unsealed, he has two forms - a brat and the fighting man. On both occasion, he loved to eat eyes of doom, which made me feel gross (I was a kid back then, eating eyes for me is the epitome of gross). But I also love the comedy that the series brought, especially if it involved a brat Zenki being disciplined or punished by the girl whop unseals and seals him. I wasn't really paying attention to the fight scenes I found out the formula for the fights - meaning he usually wins one way on the other. But I love the twist on the plot and the ending. Sigh. Memories...
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• Calgary, Alberta
8 Apr 11
Actually he is not really a protector....LOl but the dubbing make him so since he is actually an evil devil prince but he cant make use of his evilness because he is under control of the girl. In the first episode he tried to kill the girl but whenever he tries it he turns into a bratty child. LOL So the purpose of him being turned into a child is to make him weak and powerless so people will be safe, The eating of evil eyeballs also creeped me out of first. LOL what makes me happy with this anime is that i get to finish this until the last episode, unlike the others thatw as looped in replays until they got cancelled.
@ckyera (17261)
• Philippines
1 Apr 11
hi albertwhisker! I have heard a lot about Zenki back then coz most of my cousins and guy classmates are talking about it. I think this has been one of their favorites. I have seen some episodes of it but I don't really put much attention. The only thing that makes this one memorable to me is because we use to call one of our professor Zenki! lol!
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@saizo6 (2211)
• United States
23 Mar 11
I remember Zenki from back in the days but I honestly don't recall much about the series. The only thing I remember about the show was what you mentioned in your post. I wasn't too fond of the series for some reason when I was younger. I guess I was too into other shows. Maybe I'll give the show another try. I'm always willing to watch a show where the main character is some kind of anti-hero. Reminds me of Gokudo.
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• Calgary, Alberta
25 Mar 11
I think what turns me so into this series could be the fact that Zenki is my first Anti-hero. The serials before him are all about cookie cutter good guys and he is not the one that cut the cookies, he eats the cookies. LOL i remember my cousin hates him so much because he is a jerk but seeing a jerk with no control with his actions and have to be under the control; of a teenage girl for all eternity is kinda funny. I also like the idea of innocent people being transformed into monsters. I like it when he beats the monster, the monster go back to a normal human and he will eat the seed of evil that possessed that person.