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Vandread

Vandread

Alternative Titles

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

Information

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

Statistics

Score: 7.371 (scored by 26958 users)
Ranked: #19532
Popularity: #860
Members: 45,829
Favorites: 313
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Synopsis

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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Characters & Voice Actors

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

Staff

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

More episodes Episodes(0/13)

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Opening Theme

"Trust" by Salia

Ending Theme

"Himegoto" by SiLC



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jet2r0cks
Jul 21, 2007 10:51 PM
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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kawaiimisato
Jun 8, 2008 11:07 AM
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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ThatAnimeSnob
Apr 18, 2011 4:45 AM
ANIME MINOR JEWELS SERIES

This review covers both seasons.

Even a broken clock is right twice every day and even GONZO makes good anime once every dozen tries. An example of which is VanDread.

To be honest I was mostly fascinated with its premise rather than anything else. It was stupid and captivating at the same time, something that I rarely fall for. So it is a world where men and women live apart and are even hostile to each other. Reproduction happens artificially and practically everybody is homosexual. And then weird aliens attack and one ship from each side crash and combine with a mystical read more
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randomvoice
Apr 13, 2010 10:11 AM
Vandread is a poor excuse for an anime.

I think the least an anime series should do is have some reason for existing. Vandread doesn't. It doesn't try to be an intelligent sci-fi series; it doesn't try to be a heartwarming, iyashikei slice-of-life one; it's even too weak to be considered a harem romance anime. All you get with Vandread is episode after episode of pointlessness.

(And if you're wondering, I only watched it because it was being screened at an anime society. Oh, hours of my life that I'll never get back.)

Story [2/10]
The men-are-from-Mars-women-are-from-Venus premise, while cheesy, could have gone somewhere. In theory. In practice it read more
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Recommendations

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... 
reportRecommended by Crospi
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 
reportRecommended by Stark700
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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