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Valvrave the Liberator (革命機ヴァルヴレイヴ, Kakumeiki Varuvureivu, lit. "Revolution Machine Valvrave") is a Japanese mecha anime series, produced by Sunrise. It is directed by Kō Matsuo and written by Ichirō Ōkouchi.
The anime premiered on April 12, 2013 and ended on June 27, 2013 with twelve episodes. The second season aired between October 10, 2013 and December 26, 2013 with the same amount of episodes. The series was licensed in North America by Aniplex of America and was streamed with English subtitles by Crunchyroll and Hulu. The series has spawned four manga adaptations and two light novel series. Critical reception to the anime has been generally positive due to its delivery of conventional story elements often seen in the Gundam series alongside supernatural parts.
Kakumeiki Valvrave, also known as Valvrave the Liberator, is an anime about an era where 70% of the human race lives in space due to the development of space cities. A young high school student named Haruto Tokishima gets involved in a war when he finds a humanoid weapon called Valvrave. The mecha was hidden in Jiōru, a nation that is supposed to be neutral in the fight between the Dorushia Military Pact Federation and the Atlantic Ring United States (ARUS). With his discovery, Haruto's life is changed.