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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


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


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Popularity: #222
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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.

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Related Anime

Adaptation: Suisei no Gargantia, Suisei no Gargantia
Side story: Puchitto Gargantia, Suisei no Gargantia Specials
Sequel: Suisei no Gargantia: Meguru Kouro, Haruka

Characters & Voice Actors

Ishikawa, Kaito
Ishikawa, Kaito
Kanemoto, Hisako
Kanemoto, Hisako
Sugita, Tomokazu
Sugita, Tomokazu
Kayano, Ai
Kayano, Ai


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

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May 18, 2015
This review entails some spoilers and, potentially, offensive regards to anime.

So. The two problems this anime faces are characterization and plot. The two key components of what make a good story. I'm just going to condense it down for ease and simplicity.

Gargantia had a lot of potential in the first few episodes. We're introduced to Ledo, a young man who lives among a space-colonized community of humans. However, all he and his fellow kin know is war against cephalopod(octopi, squids) aliens. Piloting highly advanced and durable AI, Ledo isn't accustomed to much outside of his mecha, "Chamber". As given by the summary, we pretty read more
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Sep 2, 2013
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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Sep 12, 2014
Have you travelled into a different country, in the which you can't speak the local language, the culture is completely different and people has different purposes in life? Well, this is what Gargantia is all about. It gives the impression of being an all-out action mecha anime, but before you realize, it becomes something else.

The first episode begins, and we are quickly taken into a rather pro-active exposition of the show's world: The humanity is in danger, and we must fight the ultimate battle against some Whale-squid-like creatures that inhabit the outer space called "Hideazu"!!. Somehow, the attack plan backfires and our Main read more
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Jul 8, 2013
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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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. 
reportRecommended by Tachii
Both anime involve themes of censorship, war, and morality. Both anime have a huge plot twist and similar execution. 
reportRecommended by ForkzAreEvil
These two anime display some similiarities:
- In both humanity is at risk at being owned by non-earthian beings.
- Earth's technology is very weak comparing with the techonology used outside the Earth.
- Urobuchi Gen ("Urobutcher") is part of the anime staff.
- Male protagonist is cool, calm and collected. 
reportRecommended by Orulyon
As one watched the first episode of "Suisei no Gargantia", the humans must battle an strong, alien lifeform, the Hideauze. In "Macross Frontier", the humans also battle an lifeform, the Varja. In both cases they do damage but aren't able to win out.

Of course this is the only resemblance between the two. But it's a good start. 
reportRecommended by sbyrstall
Ledo from Gargantia and Aoba from Buddy Complex are sent to another time/universe. Not knowing what will happen to them, they must adapt to their surroundings and find allies to help them get back home. Solve this world's situation and uncover secrets hidden within them. This secret will change them forever. Ledo has been trained for military combat while Aoba has none of that yet. They must live a life they are not used too or else suffer the consequences of their actions. 
reportRecommended by AnimeFan500
*Secret history of humanity
*Plot between humanity and 'aliens'
*and some space-fighting of course
reportRecommended by Glanielle

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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