Originating from a line of model kits by Tomy, Zoids has come a long way since its humble beginning. The anime is 20 years old and still has a decent amount of fan-following in both Japan and in the West.
The series is based on biomechanical organisms called Zoids that are trained by humans and are a source of fast-paced in the moment battles. Attractive young people with charming personalities participating in a tournament battle; antagonists using the same tournament to test new weapons not only give depths to the characters and the story, but it also makes the show very engaging.
The plots involved in various stories are not complex and hence are easy to get into. The animation is fantastic (except in Fuzors), and the soundtrack is explosive!
If you’re looking for quick transformer-style action, then Zoids is the way to go!
1. Release Order
- Zoids (1999-2000)
- Season 1: Chaotic Century (1999)
- Season 2: Zoids: Guardian Force (2000)
- Zoids: New Century Zero (2001)
- Zoids: Fuzors (2003)
- Zoids: Genesis (2005)
- Zoids Wild (2018)
- Zoids: Wild ZERO (2019)
2. Chronological Order
- Zoids: New Century Zero
- Zoids: Fuzors
- Zoids: Genesis
- Zoids Wild
- Zoids: Wild ZERO
The recommended order for watching Zoids is its release order, which is the same as its chronological order. The series are disjoint but are set in the same universe so, even if you follow a random order, it won’t matter.
You can skip Zoids: Fuzors (2003) since it isn’t the best addition and holds no relevance to the other series.
4. About Zoids
Set on Planet Zi, Zoids focuses on huge animal-like bio machines that are used for everyday activities as well as battles. Some Zoids have mini-Zoids inside them that are called Organoids. They have the ability to fuse with non-living Zoids and become massive and powerful.
The story follows Van Freiheit, who comes across an abandoned organoid and an unconscious girl in a run-down laboratory. The organoid fuses with a lion-like damaged Zoid and fixes its parts by combining them to its body. Van names this new Zoid, Zeke. The girl, upon regaining her consciousness, turns out to be amnesiac, only remembering her name Fiona and that she needs to find Zoids Eve. In order to help Fiona, Van, and Zeke begin their adventure.Originally Written By Epic Dope