Ranked #1932


Alternative Titles

Synonyms: Vandread Stage One, Vandread First Stage
Japanese: ヴァンドレッド


Type: TV
Episodes: 13
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 3, 2000 to Dec 19, 2000
Duration: 22 min. per episode
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
L represents licensing company


Score: 7.381 (scored by 26287 users)
Ranked: #19322
Popularity: #813
Members: 44,410
Favorites: 307
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Life sucks for Hibiki. Intergalactic society has broken into civil war between males and females; he's stuck on the assembly line for war mecha, relentlessly teased by his co-workers and unable to pursue his dreams of building his own mecha one day. He finally decides he's had enough though, and attempts to break in and steal a mech for his own purposes; this turns out to be a bad idea, thrusting him into the middle of a fever-pitch space battle that brings him face to face with the enemy and launches him into an adventure that will change his mundane life forever.

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Adaptation: Vandread, Vandread
Sequel: Vandread: The Second Stage
Summary: Vandread Taidouhen

Characters & Voice Actors

Elden, Jura Basil
Elden, Jura Basil
Asakawa, Yuu
Asakawa, Yuu
Gisborn, Meia
Gisborn, Meia
Orikasa, Fumiko
Orikasa, Fumiko
Liebely, Dita
Liebely, Dita
Kakazu, Yumi
Kakazu, Yumi
Tokai, Hibiki
Tokai, Hibiki
Yoshino, Hiroyuki
Yoshino, Hiroyuki


Mori, Takeshi
Tsuruoka, Yota
Sound Director
Yamamoto, Yuusuke
Episode Director
Tokairin, Shinichi
Episode Director, Storyboard

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Episodes  0 / 13
Aired  Oct 3, 2000 to Dec 19, 2000
Status  Finished Airing
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Jul 21, 2007
While there is a lot of ecchi embedded in the plot (usual panty flashes, touching, talking about reproductive organs) there is something to the story of Vandread. I like the idea of men and women not getting along together, then throughout the series they learn to work with each other and win their battles. There’s also the theme of making a difference to prove you’ve existed, which is Hibiki’s goal throughout the series.

Now that I mentioned battles, I’m really not good when it comes to mecha battles. Intergalactic wars tend to either confuse or bore me, but because of the CG I was a bit read more
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Jun 8, 2008
Vandread is an excellent space/sci fi/mech/comedy anime with a premise not found in any other show (that i am aware of anyway) and that is that men and women live on different planets and know nothing about eachother.

With that set in, the character interactions are amazing and comical. The show is more comical than serious, but it definitely has its moments of seriousness. The animation is done amazingly well with a mix of drawn anime and CGI space battles. Normally when the two mix it turns out pretty bad (Divergence Eve) but Gonzo managed to pull it off.

The story is read more
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Apr 5, 2008
A war between men and women!!! wooooo hooo BRING IT ON. Set in the future, the age long contest between men and women will be fought in space and in mechas. Enters the hero where he finds himself on a ship full of women after accidently becoming a prisoner of war and then guess what... WHAM enters the unknown aliens... now what?? Whats great about this anime is the funny incidents that occur between ppl who have no idea what to do with the opposite sex. Intriguing plot where we see how these bunch of wacks work together to fight though the tough times.The animation read more
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Apr 28, 2015
This a complete review of Vandread and Second Stage as i considerd tham as one . I will try not to spoil to much of the story but be warned some minor spoilers might be present.

Imagine A future where Humanity has spread out to the far reaches of the galaxy, settling on different planets for colonization after Earth has been rendered almost uninhabitable. Each planet forming it’s own type of society, Within this Society there are the 2 sister planets of Mejere and Taraak and both have been settled by humans except there is just one difference, One is only populated by man and the read more
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Short, loser-ish protagonist that grows into his role as a hero? Check. Emphasis on the importance of being a man and the virtues of such? Check. Combine to form awesome fighting mechs? Check. Fighting to save humanity from countless alien robots? Check. 
reportRecommended by Dorcas_Aurelia
Men and Women are separated initially. They fight in mechs that combine in an orgasmic way. In vandread the enemy is harvesting human beings for their body parts whereas in aquarion they're harvesting humans for their life energy. 
reportRecommended by AznPwnBot
Both are space related with a few romances here and there. Mechs are another similarity and there is a vast exploration of planets and locations out there. Difference is one is a series and the other is a H-series, 'Vandread' actually focus on romantic scenes more often than you think and battles second. 'Uchuu no Stellvia' is a hardcore action H-series that has a bit of everything from tentacles to animals. Fighting is not the main focal point here so anyone who wants to dream of hot ladies will not be disappointed in these two series. 
reportRecommended by ShanaFlame
space fight for the survival of the human kind... 
reportRecommended by Crospi
Mecha, girls, action, drama, and comedy, what else could you ask for more? Both of these series contain plenty of action and even fan-service. Both series also has romance that are explored in the story and there are emotional drama as episodes progresses. Great series for mecha fans. 
reportRecommended by Stark700
Mecha series filled with action, romance, and drama.

Both of these series involves the fusion of mecha machines into a stronger entity to fight against the enemy. The main character from being zero to hero.

Throughout the series, both main character learns more about themselves and their origin. Of course there is romance, drama, and among other things. 
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"Trust" by Salia

Ending Theme

"Himegoto" by SiLC

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