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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 88,757 users)
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Ranked: #11142
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Popularity: #259
Members: 156,140
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Synopsis

In the distant future, a majority of humans have left the Earth, and the Galactic Alliance of Humanity is founded to guide exploration and ensure the prosperity of mankind. However, a significant threat arises in the form of strange creatures called Hideauze, resulting in an interstellar war to prevent humanity's extinction. Armed with Chamber, an autonomous robot, 16-year-old lieutenant Ledo of the Galactic Alliance joins the battle against the monsters. In an unfortunate turn of events, Ledo loses control during the battle and is cast out to the far reaches of space, crash-landing on a waterlogged Earth.

On the blue planet, Gargantia—a large fleet of scavenger ships—comes across Chamber and retrieves it from the ocean, thinking they have salvaged something of value. Mistaking their actions for hostility, Ledo sneaks aboard and takes a young messenger girl named Amy hostage, only to realize that the residents of Gargantia are not as dangerous as he had believed. Faced with uncertainty, and unable to communicate with his comrades in space, Ledo attempts to get his bearings and acclimate to a new lifestyle. But his peaceful days are about to be short-lived, as there is more to this ocean-covered planet than meets the eye.

[Written by MAL Rewrite]

Background

Suisei no Gargantia was nominated for the Seiun Award in April 2014. The series had a preview screening of episodes 1 and 2 on February 9, 2013, with the regular TV airing starting on April 7.

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Characters & Voice Actors

Ledo
Ledo
Main
Ishikawa, Kaito
Japanese
Ishikawa, Kaito
Chamber
Chamber
Main
Sugita, Tomokazu
Japanese
Sugita, Tomokazu
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


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



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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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