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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: Sundays at 22:00 (JST)
Licensors: Viz Media
Studios: Production I.G
Source: Original
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older

Statistics

Score: 7.661 (scored by 86,135 users)
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Ranked: #11162
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Popularity: #249
Members: 151,150
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Episodes: /13

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)

Background

Suisei no Gargantia had a preview screening of episodes 1 & 2 on February 9, 2013. Regular TV airing started on April 7.

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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

Edit Opening Theme

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

Edit Ending Theme

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



More reviewsReviews

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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