Ranked #4790

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
Premiered: Spring 2014
Broadcast: Unknown
Source: Original
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
L represents licensing company


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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 labeled 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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Wakabayashi, Kazuhiro
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Sound Director
Asai, Yoshiyuki
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Episode Director, Storyboard

More episodes Episodes(16/25)

# Episode Title Aired
1 Earthengine Open Fire
Earth Engine Hibuta wo Kiru (アースエンジン火蓋を切る)
Apr 6, 2014
2 It's called Livlaster
Juu no Na wa Livlaster (銃の名はライブラスター)
Apr 13, 2014
3 The Rainbow of Albion
Albion no Niji (アルビオンの虹)
Apr 20, 2014
4 Assault of the Planetary Gear
Yuusei Haguruma Souchi no Kyoushuu (遊星歯車装置の強襲)
Apr 27, 2014
5 Starry Sky's Picture Book
Hoshizora no Ehon (星空の絵本)
May 4, 2014

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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Sep 21, 2014

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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Sep 23, 2014
"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 20, 2014
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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Aug 10, 2015
So...like...what if Shinji actually, you know, got in the robot? Like, what if instead of Shinji being a horrible, insufferable misanthropist and his dad being a crazy megalomaniac that really can't get over his dead wife, Shinji was super-hype about saving Earth and his dad just wanted to watch everything burn? That's kind of what Captain Earth is.

Basically, everyone in this show is some kind of stereotypical Giant Robot archetype and their role in the story uncannily parallels the roles of Evangelion characters but reverses those characterizations. Don't believe me? Take a look at the main character: Daichi Manatsu. He's a stereotypical Japanese high school read more
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Anime: Star Driver: Kagayaki no Takuto
Produced by Studio Bones, Star Driver and Captain Earth are mecha series with style. But more than that, there are also mysterious origins relating to the world both series are part of. In essence, there are strange phenomenons involving the main protagonists as they deal with mysterious factions.

There is decent amount of action, drama, and focus on the conflict between various characters. If you're looking for a mecha show with similar style, these two titles should be under your radar. 
reportRecommended by Stark700
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: 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 Fortress_Maximus
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: Ginga Kikoutai Majestic Prince
Captain Earth and Majestic Prince have similar content in it's story and genre, like a Mecha action, and aliens invading a human planet. The antagonist are mostly an alien species that are invading a human planet with their reasons and the protagonist, mostly a group, or teamwork, will prevent them from conquering the planet. They clash between each other, and have a wide variety of weapon armaments that gives them the upper hand to defeat one another.  
reportRecommended by omega_d94
Anime: Aldnoah.Zero 2nd Season
Captain Earth and Aldnoah.Zero are similar in a way because they have a team fighting against people that live in space and also the plot and the character development are quite same too  
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