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Suisei no Gargantia

Suisei no Gargantia

Alternative Titles

English: Gargantia on the Verdurous Planet
Synonyms: Suisei no Galgantia
Japanese: 翠星のガルガンティア

Information

Type: TV
Episodes: 13
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 7, 2013 to Jun 30, 2013
Duration: 23 min. per episode
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
L represents licensing company

Statistics

Score: 7.761 (scored by 53260 users)
Ranked: #8372
Popularity: #221
Members: 91,539
Favorites: 410
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2 based on the top anime page.

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Synopsis

The story begins in the distant future in the far reaches of the galaxy. The Human Galactic Alliance has been constantly fighting for its survival against a grotesque race of beings called "Hidiaazu." During an intense battle, the young lieutenant Ledo and his humanoid mobile weapon Chamber are swallowed up into a distortion of time and space. Waking from his artificially induced hibernation, Ledo realizes that he has arrived on Earth, the planet on the lost frontier. On this planet that was completely flooded by the seas, people live in fleets of giant ships, salvaging relics from the seas' depths in order to survive. Ledo arrives on one of the fleets called Gargantia. With no knowledge of the planet's history or culture, he is forced to live alongside Amy, a 15-year-old girl who serves as a messenger aboard the Gargantia fleet. To Ledo, who has lived a life where he knows nothing but fighting, these days of peace continue to surprise him.

(Source: ANN)

Related Anime

Adaptation: Suisei no Gargantia, Suisei no Gargantia
Side story: Puchitto Gargantia
Sequel: Suisei no Gargantia Specials

Characters & Voice Actors

Ledo
Ledo
Main
Ishikawa, Kaito
Japanese
Ishikawa, Kaito
Lee, Alan
English
Lee, Alan
Amy
Amy
Main
Kanemoto, Hisako
Japanese
Kanemoto, Hisako
Morris, Cassandra Lee
English
Morris, Cassandra Lee
Chamber
Chamber
Main
Sugita, Tomokazu
Japanese
Sugita, Tomokazu
Mercer, Matthew
English
Mercer, Matthew
Saaya
Saaya
Supporting
Kayano, Ai
Japanese
Kayano, Ai
Hoover, Natalie
English
Hoover, Natalie

Staff

Murata, Kazuya
Director
Aketagawa, Jin
Sound Director
Yamauchi, Shigeyasu
Episode Director, Storyboard
Kamakura, Yumi
Episode Director, Storyboard



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Sep 2, 2013
Veronin
There's a perpetual belief that the bigger and more explosive a story is, the better it becomes.

In the case of "Suisei no Gargantia", bigger is anything but better. What makes the first half of the anime so special, and so rewarding, is made irrelevant by the bloated mess that follows. And it's a shame- it had the potential to be one of the best anime of these past few years.

Despite being the latest work of the (in)famous Urobuchi Gen, Suisei no Gargantia depicts a much more down-to-earth story. There is no ruthless slaughtering of the characters (though some might deserve it at times), nor read more
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Jul 8, 2013
judojon
Suisei no Gargantia (or Gargantia on the Verdurous Planet) is a show that starts off with plenty of promise. It had famed writer Gen Urobuchi venturing outside the grimness of his previous work to make a more uplifting story, beautiful visuals from Production I.G., and a great premise. It explored thought-provoking concepts while remaining fun and affirming; possessing an optimism and faith in humanity that was simply infectious. However, while the first half of the show flows with a comfortably and naturally (albeit with some wasted time), the second half is clunky and forceful in introducing darker elements to the plot. The end is still read more
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Recommendations

Both anime involve themes of censorship, war, and morality. Both anime have a huge plot twist and similar execution.
Both Eureka 7 and Suisei no Gargantia feature unique sci-fi worlds that have similarities but fundamental differences. At their core, there are robots involved, a rather large cast of characters, and a beautiful world filled with secrets. Essentially, there is a sense of adventuring, of growing up, of dealing with a harsh world and searching for one's identity. Eureka 7 paints a fuller world with its length which is something Gargantia could've done better, but if you liked one, you're bound to at least be interested in the other. Highly recommended for sci-fi fans.

Opening Theme

"Kono Sekai wa Bokura wo Matteita (この世界は僕らを待っていた)" by Minori Chihara

Ending Theme

"Sora to Kimi no Message (空とキミのメッセージ)" by ChouCho

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