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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
Premiered: Spring 2013
Broadcast: Unknown
Licensors: Viz Media
Studios: Production I.G
Source: Original
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older

Statistics

Score: 7.681 (scored by 81,803 users)
Ranked: #10652
Popularity: #241
Members: 143,134
Favorites: 666
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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)

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Characters & Voice Actors

Chamber
Chamber
Main
Sugita, Tomokazu
Japanese
Sugita, Tomokazu
Ledo
Ledo
Main
Ishikawa, Kaito
Japanese
Ishikawa, Kaito
Amy
Amy
Main
Kanemoto, Hisako
Japanese
Kanemoto, Hisako
Bellows
Bellows
Supporting
Itou, Shizuka
Japanese
Itou, Shizuka

Staff

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

More episodes Episodes(13/13)

Episode Title Aired
1 Castaway
Hyouryuusha (漂流者)
Apr 7, 2013
2 The Planet of Origin
Hajimari no Wakusei (始まりの惑星)
Apr 14, 2013
3 The Villainous Empress
Burai no Jotei (無頼の女帝)
Apr 21, 2013
4 The Flute of Recollection
Tsuioku no Fue (追憶の笛)
Apr 28, 2013
5 Calm Day
Nagi no Hi (凪の日)
May 5, 2013

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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Veronin
Sep 2, 2013
It is a common belief in fiction 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 read more
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Raimie
May 18, 2015
This review entails some spoilers and, potentially, offensive regards to anime.
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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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Link_of_Hyrule
Jan 29, 2015
**SPOILER FREE REVIEW**

Watching Suisei no Gargantia is like watching someone who is completely incompetent play a good video game for an extended period of time. Is there anything more aggravating? They ignore obvious powerups right in front of their face, they never know what attack to use at what time, and they have absolutely no idea where they are going. As much as you desperately would like to take the reigns or at least guide them in the right direction, you simply can’t. This process is universally frustrating and cringe-worthy because you know that if this person were only playing correctly, you would be able read more
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Stark700
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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Similarities:
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- 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

Differences:
- 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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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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Anime: Sidonia no Kishi
Two anime that take place in the future, they are protecting the place were they live after the solar sistem was destroyed. In both anime the enemy is an alien race with huge tentacles.
The animation is different, while in Gargantia we can use the word cute for the animation in Sidonia we can say it's simple.
Also the Sidonia is more serious and should be guidance for the the rest of seinen category, while Gargantia is also there but has more the happy happy moments in it. 
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