Ranked #1907
Buddy Complex

Buddy Complex

Alternative Titles

Japanese: バディ・コンプレックス


Type: TV
Episodes: 13
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jan 6, 2014 to Mar 31, 2014
Genres: Action, Mecha, Sci-Fi
Duration: 24 min. per episode
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
L represents licensing company


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Ranked: #19072
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On the first day back after summer break, high-school student Aoba is attacked by a giant robot that appears out of the sky. As he's pursued through the city, his classmate Hina appears in a robot of her own. She rescues him, and tells him cryptically that "Dio is waiting for you", before she disappears. This begins Aoba's new life as the pilot of the Free Treaty Alliance against the Great Zogiria Republic.

(Source: ANN)

Related Anime

Adaptation: Buddy Complex
Sequel: Buddy Complex: Kanketsu-hen - Ano Sora ni Kaeru Mirai de

Characters & Voice Actors

Watase, Aoba
Watase, Aoba
Matsuoka, Yoshitsugu
Matsuoka, Yoshitsugu
Weinberg Junyou, Dio
Weinberg Junyou, Dio
Uchiyama, Kouki
Uchiyama, Kouki
Yumihara, Hina
Yumihara, Hina
Hayami, Saori
Hayami, Saori
Conrad, Lee
Conrad, Lee
Sugita, Tomokazu
Sugita, Tomokazu


Tanabe, Yasuhiro
Karasawa, Miho
Theme Song Performance, Theme Song Lyrics
Theme Song Performance
Kodama, Saori
Theme Song Lyrics

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Feb 18, 2014
Buddy Complex is a new mecha anime from Sunrise that does not push any boundaries, unlike Valvrave. However, the execution is very well done and keeps me entertained every week. The battles display differing tactics after failed attempts rather than having the same few machines doing the same few moves against each other, which happens in quite a few of Sunrise's previous mecha series. It is a delight to see how our main characters get out of the various difficult situations they are forced into.

Coming from Sunrise, it is not much of a surprise that the art and sound are well done. The background music read more
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Oct 20, 2014
This is my first Review of an anime since signing up with this site. I have used it for a long time, but never actually used it to keep track of what I had watched until recently.

Buddy Complex turned out to be a fantastically enjoyable experience for me. It actually surprised me at how much i ended up enjoying it.

Story - 8
I found the story to be rather interesting. Sure, the premise has been done before, but buddy Complex handled it well. I never felt like i was being forced to accept the storytellers point of view at any time. It was written in read more
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Our main characters from both series were living a normal life until a fateful encounter changes their lives forever. Haruto Tokishima must pilot a mecha called Valvrave to save his friends. Aoba Watase must pilot a mecha to save a distant future. Both characters will meet their polar opposite counterparts—L-Elf from Valvrave and Dio from Buddy Complex. I will even add that Saki and Hina are very similar yet different. Both series share the same company (Sunrise) and character design. They even share the same personality to some extent. If you miss Valvrave and need another series to fill the void, I recommend Buddy Complex.
Ledo from Gargantia and Aoba from Buddy Complex are sent to another time/universe. Not knowing what will happen to them, they must adapt to their surroundings and find allies to help them get back home. Solve this world's situation and uncover secrets hidden within them. This secret will change them forever. Ledo has been trained for military combat while Aoba has none of that yet. They must live a life they are not used too or else suffer the consequences of their actions.

Opening Theme


Ending Theme

"Ano Sora ni Kaeru Mirai de (あの空に還る未来で)" by ChouCho

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