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Captain Earth

Captain Earth

Alternative Titles

English: Captain Earth
Japanese: キャプテン・アース


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


Score: 6.561 (scored by 12659 users)
Ranked: #46762
Popularity: #1059
Members: 35,168
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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.

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Igarashi, Takuya
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Wakabayashi, Kazuhiro
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Sound Director
Kyogoku, Takahiko
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Episode Director, Storyboard
Asai, Yoshiyuki
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Episode Director, Assistant Director

More episodes Episodes

Episodes  11 / 25
Aired  Apr 6, 2014 to Sep 21, 2014
Status  Finished Airing

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Sep 23, 2014 8:11 AM
"When I opened the door called Captain Earth, my ride on the hype train ended. It was an anime I could forget."

From Studio Bones and the same creative team that made Star Driver, comes a mecha anime that promises amazing action backed up by Shakespearean lore but instead, delivers a train wreck that is only worthy for the scrap yard.

The story starts off well enough, having a 17 year old high schooler named Daichi, through a set of extraordinary circumstances, coming to be the sole pilot of the Earth Engine, which was built to defend humanity from the invading Planetary Gears. However, it read more
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Sep 21, 2014 7:49 PM

You can have all the budget and production value that you want, but NOTHING makes up for incoherent and nonsensical story-telling. This well-understood fact has never been more evident in the anime industry then in this season's harrowing mecha series known as Captain Earth. Studio Bones sure as hell knows how to animate, but they are developing a reputation for writing convoluted and nonsensical plots that make no sense what so ever, and this anime is no exception. When 90% of your show consists of characters spewing exposition and you still fail to convey what the hell is going on, then your show read more
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Oct 16, 2014 12:01 AM
Okay. First of all, I had just finished Captain Earth a minute ago when I started writing this review. Plus to that, I pulled an all-nighter to finished 25 episodes in one go and I must say, I was about 33/67 satisfied. And well, I am going to give my best in order for this review to be spoiler-free.

The feeling of watching Captain Earth is like watching a show that at one scene will make your heart flutter and the next two scenes, will completely crush the enthusiasm.

It's quite fair to give a 6 for the story. Why? First of all, Captain Earth didn't promise read more
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Sep 20, 2014 12:21 PM
When you have an interesting setting and characters, great designs and good action, the obvious option would be using them to their fullest potential and crafting a great story involving these factors. But you could also do it like Studio Bones did with Captain Earth and do absolutely NOTHING with them. Seriously, I've rarely seen a series devolve from one with lots of potential into something that was a chore to watch episode by episode.

The story centers around Daichi Manatsu, a high school student who, through some coincidences and connections, ends up in a secret organization fighting extraterrestrial beings with mecha robots. Now, the whole read more
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Anime: Star Driver: Kagayaki no Takuto
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  
reportRecommended by j0x
Anime: Eureka Seven
The protagonist Daichi has a similar background to Renton as they both are young boys who are not satisfied with the current life they lead and want to pursue something they love and feel passionate about. Their fathers are both intertwined in a series of strange circumstances surrounding the causes of their deaths. They also both share a strange connection with a young girl who seems to have special abilities and shrouded with an air of mystery.  
reportRecommended by retii
Anime: Kakumeiki Valvrave
Both series feature a male high school student whom stumbles upon a mech, and with this newly discovered power, is expected to help save the world. With the help of an experienced mech-user, they conquer any task given to them, and eventually learn to pilot it for themselves, unlocking all their secrets along the way. In the mix, each series also has a romantic sub-plot and share a similar feel/ atmosphere.  
reportRecommended by MrRagekeepers
Anime: Neon Genesis Evangelion
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  read more 
reportRecommended by Primus2x
Anime: Sousei no Aquarion
Similarity :
+ Transformable mecha units
+ Mecha unit in both anime is not single unit but consists of 3 parts (Head-Body-Legs)
+ Main enemy is something like "alien"
+ MC fighting not alone but in teamwork

Different :
+ Aquarion is not controlled by one pilot but 3 pilots simultaneously connected there mind and body into a single coordination

NOTE : Both anime is really good for super sentai fans (power rangers in west) 
reportRecommended by Hidayat246
Anime: Juusou Kikou Dancougar Nova
- Mecha unit in both anime is not single unit but consists of several parts
- Although consisting of several parts, there are units that can fight individually (Earth Engine Ordinary & Nova Angel Humanoid Mode)
- The main character is composed of one group consisting from 4 members (Mid-Summer Knight & Team D)

IMO, If you like Super Sentai Series (Power Ranger in west) you will be like this
reportRecommended by Hidayat246

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 14-25)

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 14-24)
#4: "Yoake no Hitorigoto (夜明けのひとりごと)" by HANA star. Ai Kayano (ep 25)

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