Ranked #2014


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
Premiered: Fall 2000
Broadcast: Unknown
Source: Unknown
Duration: 22 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
L represents licensing company


Score: 7.361 (scored by 27,584 users)
Ranked: #20142
Popularity: #893
Members: 47,093
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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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Kakazu, Yumi
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Tokai, Hibiki
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Yoshino, Hiroyuki
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Orikasa, Fumiko
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Elden, Jura Basil
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Asakawa, Yuu
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Mori, Takeshi
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Tsuruoka, Yota
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Sound Director
Yamamoto, Yuusuke
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Episode Director
Tokairin, Shinichi
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Episode Director, Storyboard

More episodes Episodes(13/13)

Episode Title Aired
1 Boy Meets Girl
Boy Meets Girl (ボーイ・ミーツ・ガール)
Oct 3, 2000
2 And...I've Lost My Way
Soshite Boku wa Tohou ni Kureru (そして僕は途方にくれる)
Oct 10, 2000
3 This Is The Path I Choose To Live
Kore ga Watashi no Ikiru Michi (これが私の生きる道)
Oct 17, 2000
4 I Want To Know More About You
Motto Anata wo Shiritakute (もっとあなたを知りたくて)
Oct 24, 2000
5 Sweet Temptation
Amai Wana (甘いワナ)
Oct 31, 2000

Opening Theme

"Trust" by Salia

Ending Theme

"Himegoto" by SiLC

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Oct 25, 2015
Vandread is one of those shows that you really shouldn't like, but for some reason you keep coming back to it. The premise is absurd and the story itself is full of plot holes and rambles incoherently for most of the first season and the pacing is relatively uneven, but at the end of the day the reason why you enjoy it is because the majority of the cast are incredibly likable and interesting.

I would have to say that Vandread is mostly a simple boy meets girl story with a lot of window dressing on it and in that regard it does an efficient job read more
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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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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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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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Anime: Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann
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
Anime: Uchuu no Stellvia
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
Anime: Heroic Age
space fight for the survival of the human kind... 
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Anime: Aquarion Evol
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
Anime: Kurogane no Linebarrels
The usage of mecha and science fiction warfare is present in both series. Vandread and Kurogane no Linebarrels both plays the usage of these themes throughout episodes starring the main protagonist.

The main protagonist in both series are hotheaded but have a sense of justice and pride. They meet a strange girl and later forms a special bond with theme.

Both series' main protagonist attracts the attention of several female characters throughout the series.

Both series has a more complicated plot as the episodes progresses.

Both series has emotional moments that is mixed in with drama, comedy, and romance later on.  read more 
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Anime: Shinkon Gattai Godannar!!
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. 
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