Ranked #1019

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
Premiered: Spring 2013
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
L represents licensing company


Score: 7.701 (scored by 75,581 users)
Ranked: #10192
Popularity: #235
Members: 131,941
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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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Characters & Voice Actors

Sugita, Tomokazu
Sugita, Tomokazu
Ishikawa, Kaito
Ishikawa, Kaito
Kanemoto, Hisako
Kanemoto, Hisako
Itou, Shizuka
Itou, Shizuka


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

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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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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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Jun 30, 2013
A utopia.

How many people have ever dreamed about our world ever becoming one? It's an idea that stretches beyond dreams and imaginations. In such a world, there would be peace, paradise, and colonies where humanity can settle down and enjoy their lives. Well, those are just all dreams of course. People may fill their heads with these ideas but for the Human Galactic Alliance, it's one that they hope to fulfill for many years. Then, there's one young boy among all of this and his name is Ledo. After a certain event, he gets swallowed up into a distortion of time and space while read more
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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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Jun 2, 2013
After seeing episode nine of this series I feel compelled to write a review about it.

Suisei no Gargantia is by far the best anime of the season, even better than Shingeki no Kyojin and I am really hoping that they renew it for a second season (because I feel they will need more episodes to develop the plot.

Essentially if you have followed the series so far you know that Ledo (the main character) is a solider in the Galactic Alliance which has been in a non stop war with the Hideauze for as long as anyone can remember. Ledo like his solider counterparts were 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. 
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Both anime involve themes of censorship, war, and morality. Both anime have a huge plot twist and similar execution. 
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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. 
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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. 
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- Mecha
- Both involve a single soldier experiencing a different life
- Both soldiers have no clue about the world around them
- They also both don't know anything besides how to fight
- They both involve a female protagonist

- Redo comes from a different world all together
- This has a more discovery/adventurous feel while FMP! has a comedy feel.
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Anime: Macross F
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. 
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