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Captain Earth

Captain Earth

Alternative Titles

Japanese: キャプテン・アース

Information

Type: TV
Episodes: 25
Status: Currently Airing
Aired: Apr 6, 2014 to Sep 21, 2014
Genres: Action, Mecha, Sci-Fi
Duration: 24 min. per episode
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
L represents licensing company

Statistics

Score: 6.641 (scored by 7752 users)
Ranked: #43382
Popularity: #1015
Members: 27,517
Favorites: 41
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Synopsis

One night, right before summer vacation, Manatsu Daichi, a second-year in high school, sees a weird round rainbow floating in the sky above Tanegashima and ventures there alone. He has seen this rainbow before. With the memories of his father's mysterious death and an encounter of a strange boy and girl, Daiji arrives on the island while the alarm of a building labelled Earth Engine is going off. Someone asks him if he is a captain, just as robotic intruders from Uranus called Kill-T-Gang arrive. The battle around the shining stars is about to begin.

(Source: ANN)

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Adaptation: Captain Earth

Characters & Voice Actors

Arashi, Teppei
Arashi, Teppei
Main
Kamiya, Hiroshi
Japanese
Kamiya, Hiroshi
Manatsu, Daichi
Manatsu, Daichi
Main
Irino, Miyu
Japanese
Irino, Miyu
Mutou, Hana
Mutou, Hana
Main
Kayano, Ai
Japanese
Kayano, Ai
Yomatsuri, Akari
Yomatsuri, Akari
Main
Hidaka, Rina
Japanese
Hidaka, Rina

Staff

Igarashi, Takuya
Director
Wakabayashi, Kazuhiro
Sound Director
Kyogoku, Takahiko
Episode Director, Storyboard
Enokido, Yoji
Script, Series Composition



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Aug 31, 2014
100gates
Great animation and mech designs, lovely sound track, likable characters, and a plot that will put you to sleep. I normally don't judge incomplete shows but CE had 22 episodes to be interesting and I seriously doubt it's going to turn things around in 3 more.

Captain Earth is boring. It's boring in a way that makes giant robot battles with aliens who feed on human lust totally uninteresting. It dumps a truckload of exposition on you in the first few episodes and then never raises the stakes, like this:

Episode 1: aliens are attacking and will wipe out humanity if we don't stop them.
Episode 22: aliens read more
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Aug 3, 2014
mimiv
This will be my first review on MAL, and to be honest, I haven't bothered with MAL in ages, but the idiocy of this anime has riled me to post, and boy could I rip it a new one.

Where do I start. If you haven't watched the show, GREAT, DON'T. It's literally the biggest disappointment wrapped up in bows and sparkles. Why do I keep watching it? Honestly, I'm hoping a main character will die because that is the ONLY way to have made this entire ordeal a little more bearable.

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Recommendations

both series are made by the same studio, it has orchestra music and it has mecha/robot action, while star driver setting is mainly on school, captain earth setting is mainly on military base
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Although far more lighthearted, there are several echoes of Neon Genesis Evangelion throughout Captain Earth, this is probably a result of Yoji Enokido working on both series.

In terms of plot; both series are about an organization vowed to defend the Earth; NERV fights Angels and Globe fights the Klltgang. However, both of them have overseeing organizations pulling the strings; SEELE and Salty Dog respectively.

In terms of characters; The protagonists; Daichi, Akari, Teppei and Hana parallel Shinji, Asuka, Rei and Mari, respectively, they all share a house together under the guidance of Commander Nishikubo just as the protagonists of Neon Genesis Evangelion live with Misato.
Daichi is more competent than Shinji is. Daichi was "chosen" by the Livlaster gun to pilot the Earth Engine and Shinji is the only one that can Eva-01. However Daichi continues to fight by choice knowing he has this power, Shinji is forced to. Shinji is also directly influenced by his father whereas Daichi is surrounded by the story of how his father saved the world.
Akari fills the role of Asuka but their personalities are strikingly different. Akari is a highly intelligent hacker with an upbeat personality and magical girl motif with a parodic tragic past. Asuka, on the other hand, is the classic hotblooded and aggressive mecha pilot with a tragic past.
Teppei is essentially a male Rei clone, their personalities are very much a like and Teppei even shares a similar character design; red eyes and bluish hair. He also has prior connections to the antagonists and is subject to experimentation like Rei.

Opening Theme

#1: "Believers High (ビリーバーズ・ハイ)" by flumpool (eps 2-13)
#2: "TOKYO Dreamer" by NICO Touches the Walls (eps 14-)

Ending Theme

#1: "Believers High (ビリーバーズ・ハイ)" by flumpool (ep 1)
#2: "Amethyst (アメジスト)" by HANA star. Ai Kayano (eps 2-13)
#3: "The Glory Days" by Tia (eps 14-??)

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