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Buddy Complex

Buddy Complex

Alternative Titles

Japanese: バディ・コンプレックス

Information

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

Statistics

Score: 7.371 (scored by 8554 users)
Ranked: #18162
Popularity: #1211
Members: 18,796
Favorites: 55
1 indicates a weighted score
2 based on the top anime page.

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Synopsis

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)

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Adaptation: Buddy Complex

Characters & Voice Actors

Jyunyou Weinberg, Dio
Jyunyou Weinberg, Dio
Main
Uchiyama, Kouki
Japanese
Uchiyama, Kouki
Watase, Aoba
Watase, Aoba
Main
Matsuoka, Yoshitsugu
Japanese
Matsuoka, Yoshitsugu
Yumihara, Hina
Yumihara, Hina
Main
Hayami, Saori
Japanese
Hayami, Saori
Conrad, Lee
Conrad, Lee
Supporting
Sugita, Tomokazu
Japanese
Sugita, Tomokazu

Staff

Tanabe, Yasuhiro
Director
ChouCho
Theme Song Performance
Karasawa, Miho
Theme Song Lyrics, Theme Song Performance
Yatate, Hajime
Original Creator



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Feb 18, 2014
notforge
Story:
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.

Art/Sound:
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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Apr 1, 2014
xia0baichi
"Connect with Dio"
"Acception"

You would think that this is just some other Gundam rip-off, but no. It's a new kind of mecha where they bring in time travel and buddy thing as how the title is.

Story: 9/10
Its simple, the guy in the past go to future then become some cool character then the story slowly unfold how it ended up in 1st episode. War between two nations/country... robot mecha fight around, yea. I like mecha.

Art: 8/10
The character are normal, but the art of Luxon and Bradyon is nice, and when both of them in coupling mode is so damn cool, like how the wings glow read more
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Recommendations

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.
If you liked Buddy Complex can't go wrong with an older mecha series. Sometimes older series lose interest of a younger fan base because of animation style and the time period of the writing. Still worth a watch.

Opening Theme

"UNISONIA" by TRUE

Ending Theme

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

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