Witch Hunter Robin

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  • Episode Guide
  • S 1 : Ep 26

    Time to Tell

    Aired 3/31/04

  • S 1 : Ep 25

    Redemption Day

    Aired 3/30/04

  • S 1 : Ep 24

    Rent

    Aired 3/29/04

  • S 1 : Ep 23

    Sympathy for the Devil

    Aired 3/25/04

  • S 1 : Ep 22

    Family Portrait

    Aired 3/23/04

  • Cast & Crew
  • Wendee Lee

    Miho Karasuma

  • Michelle Ruff

    Yurika Dojima

  • Crispin Freeman

    Amon

  • Dave Wittenberg

    Michael Lee

  • Kari Wahlgren

    Robin Sena

  • show Description
  • Welcome to the Witch Hunter Robin guide. To most of Society, Witches are nothing more than myths and legends of a bygone era. However, there are a few people who possess the Witch genome; a gene that may give the person special, supernatural abilities. For them, a secret organization named Solomon (STN) was formed to track and hunt them down before they became a threat to the rest of Society. The story follows the members of the STN-J, the Japanese branch of Solomon. Unlike other branches of the STN, the STN-J captures Witches alive. Armed with a substance called Orbo, an invention developed by Administrator Zaizen, the Hunters subdue the Witches of Japan and send them to a facility called the Factory. It was during one of these Hunts that a member of the team was killed. With morale falling, Solomon Headquarters sends a new Hunter from Italy to join the STN-J as a replacement for the fallen Hunter; a young girl named Robin Sena. Robin is only 15 years old, but she is already a gifted Craft User. When she first joins the team, she is met with mistrust and impatience by the other members of the STN-J. With the recent heavy Witch activity in Japan, however, the team is kept very busy. Robin's determination and skill with her Craft, which is the ability to create and manipulate fire, slowly gains the trust of the other members. As the Witch activity increases, it soon becomes apparent there is more going on under the surface. With the futures of both Witches and Hunters alike, it may well be Robin who holds the key to everyone's survival. Main Characters Robin Sena: The youngest member of the STN-J team, she was sent to Japan as a replacement for a fallen Hunter. Although she was born in Japan, she was raised in an Italian convent by Father Juliano, one of the heads of Solomon. She is a special class of Hunter, called a Craft User. Her power is Fire. Amon: The team leader and, along with Ms. Karasuma, one of the most experienced Hunters. Keeping mostly to himself, even the other team members do not know much about his private life. He relies mostly on his Orbo gun, but it is suspected that he has a strong power. His power is unknown. Miho Karasuma: The team's second in command, she takes her mission as a Hunter seriously. Because she has a somewhat motherly personality, one of the other members joked about her being the ‘old lady', much to her chagrin, since she is only 19 years old. Like Robin, she is also a Craft User. Her power is to Scrye; the psychic ability to pick up information from people or objects. Yurika Dojima: As a favor to her parents, who are members of the Japanese Cabinet, Ms. Dojima was offered a job at the STN-J. Because of her status, she's treated as ‘special' around the office, to which she takes full advantage of; lazing about, reading magazines, coming in late and such. Unlike the other members of the team, she just barley qualifies as a Hunter. She has no known special abilities. Haruto Sakaki: Enthusiastic about being a Hunter, Sakaki's brashness often causes him to get himself hurt or cause some sort of property damage. Often scolded by the Chief for his latest set of infractions, Sakaki nonetheless continues to try his best. Like Dojima, he has very little ability and no known special ability. Michael Lee: Although not a Hunter, Michael is nevertheless an important part of the team. A computer hacker, he had hacked into STN-J's network and discovered the secret organization's existence. Captured by the STN-J's agents, he was given a choice by Zaizen: either join the organization and never leave the premises, or be put to death. Choosing life, Michael became an invaluable part of the team, getting the information they need for a job and beefing up the network's own systems. Chief Kosaka: The office manager who runs the day-to-day operations of the STN-J, he serves under Administrator Zaizen. His goal is to run the office as efficiently as possible, which often puts him at odds with Dojima. Although overbearing, he is, under it all, an understanding and resourceful person. Takuma Zaizen: The Administrator of STN-J, he oversees both the operation of the Japanese branch of the STN and the Factory, the facility where captured Witches are taken to. He is also continuing the research and refining of Orbo, the substance which is used to subdue Witches. He also has some deep, dark secrets about the Orbo which he is keeping from Solomon Headquarters.moreless

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  • Quotes (33)

    • Doujima: Oh, so Amon goes for that type of girl.

    • Amon: Your powers are useless against me.

    • Karasuma: Unlike our friends at Headquarters, we capture Witches without killing them. I guess that makes us humane.

    • Dojima: It's a girl? Chief: Yes ... a girl who is barely potty-trained is going to be our new Hunter!

    • Sakaki: Dojima hasn't arived yet. Karasuma: Well, we can't do anything about that. She's special, remember? Sakaki: I want to be special, too!

    • Witch: Could it be you're what they... what they call a Hunter? Amon: Probably. (Amon then fires three shots of Orbo into the Witch)

    • Chief: We finally get a young girl in here and I can't see her from my seat.

    • Robin: I will, but Sir, I won't be using the Orbo... it's disgusting.

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    Notes (6)

    • First appearance of Methuselah

    • In the ending animation, English text is used instead of usual Japanese.

    • In the ending animation, opening music is played without vocals.

    • Michael surprises everyone by leaving the STN-J building to meet with the others at Harry's.

    • Robin discovers the true meaning of her past and Zaizen's ‘Final Solution' for Witches

    • This is the series finale of Witch Hunter Robin

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    Trivia (39)

    • At the beginning of the episode, there is a billboard just above Amon when he shoots the Witch. It says "What a Wonderful World." Also, on an adjacent billboard with a blue background, there is what seems to be a Coca-Cola advertisement. The font used is the same.

    • Robin has an espresso and chats with Harry. After she leaves, he notices that the previously unlit candle on the table is lit.

    • [Adult Swim] April Fool's Day Joke: During the April 1, 2004, broadcast of this episode, [Adult Swim] had mustaches and beards electronically drawn on many different characters of the show.

    • Robin's power is fire.

    • The STN-J member that Robin replaced was killed 6 months before her arrival.

    • Robin Sena was born in Japan, but was raised in Italy.

    • Goof:
      On the DVD, the Japanese characters (kanji) displayed on the screen when Kazuya Misawa is interviewed is artistically translated as "Murder by Curse! Breaking News!" However, the kanji, 呪殺人急展開!! (Jusatsujin Kyūtenkai!!), actually say "Spell Murderer Special Development"

    • Keypad: When Robin was looking at the keypad in the beginning of the episode, the numbered sequence is 1,2,3,4,5,6,8,7,9 instead of 7,8,9.

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    Allusions (10)

    • Ogam: This is the episode where we learn about the Ogam. Ogam is the written language of the ancient Celts, it was used in spell casting. Ogam is usually written in straight lines. The circle in Episode 1 is actually a Fionn’s Wheel, in which all 25 Ogam symbol are arranged around a series of concentric circles. This was used as a powerful magical technique.

    • Japanese Etiquette: Miso Soup
      Harry is startled when Robin sips her Miso soup using her coffee spoon. In Japan, Miso is consumed straight out of the container, just the way a hot beverage is sipped. Chopsticks are used to mix the soup so that bits of tofu float free (and make it easier to drink), which is why Harry had given Robin a pair when he served the soup.

    • Kurata's Tattoo
      The tattoo on the man's arm is in a shape of a beetle. More specifically, a scarab. Scarabs were thought to have 'holy power' and be aids to the pharaoh.

    • Episode Title: Nirvana The title of this episode is a reference to the 1991 song "Smells Like Teen Spirit" by Nirvana.

    • The Salem Witch Trials
      In the vision Robin receives from Methusula, there is a quick scene of one of the Salem Witchcraft Trials that took place in 1692. This was a dark time in the history of the United States, where many innocent people were sent to their death because they were accused of being a Witch. To correct this great injustice, the credo of 'Innocent Until Proven Guilty' was born into the American judicial system.

    • Gematria: The study of the meaning of Hebrew words because of their numerological values: Each letter of the Hebrew alphabet can be converted to a specific number.

    • Sefer Yetzirah: An esoteric book of Kabbalah, which is the name for an area of Jewish mystical studies. One of the philosophies of this book is that letters and numbers are tied together and have power.

    • Lazarus The name of the man that Nagira is looking for, someone who supposedly was brought back to life after having died, is Lazarus. Lazarus is the name of the man in the New Testament who was raised from the dead by Jesus.

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  • Fan Reviews (24)
  • A great and very original anime, an absolute must see show.

    By drdan2410, Feb 03, 2009

  • Witch Hunter Robin is a stunning anime that excels in every possible category.

    By 24Titan, Feb 04, 2008

  • Is she a witch?

    By ungere, Aug 17, 2007

  • Witch Hunter Robin is one of those series that appears to be one thing but upon calm reflection, ends up being something altogether different.

    By SweetMoonRose, Apr 21, 2007

  • Surprisingly dark and humourless, yet it seems to be able to cast a spell that would keep you rooted till the end. Worth the watch!! Very enjoyable.

    By sjquah, Nov 19, 2006

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