English: Mars of Destruction
Synonyms: Hametsu no Mars
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jul 8, 2005
19 min. per episode
R - 17+ (violence & profanity)
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Score: 2.631 (scored by 7720 users)
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SynopsisIn 2010 a manned probe sent from the Earth to investigate Mars explodes in the Earth atmosphere and fragments which contain a DNA sample of what is thought to be a trace to possible Mars inhabitants falls on Japan.
That causes mutations all over Japan. People who are infected by the "virus" are called the Iseki-jin (relic persons). The AAST is founded, obtaining the cooperation of structure Doctor Hiroshi Hyuga they develop a suit, "Mars", as a trump card against the Iseki-jin.
The carrier of the suit obtains super powers, but only a few people, who are DNA compatible with the suit, are able to wear it. Tairu, the son of the doctor, was the first person able to wear it.
While the fragment which fell on Earth is being transported to a laboratory in the USA to be analyzed the transport gets attacked by the Iseki-jin and now Tairu has to fight and defend it for a final solution in this incident.
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This is by far the anime medium's magnum opus. Mars of Destruction is the best animated movie I've seen in years, if not ever. In terms of science-fiction related media, this blows other greats such as Heinlein's works, Battlestar Galactica, and Neon Genesis Evangelion out of the water. Truly an experience I will never forget, and oh, what an experience it was!
This film is highly philosophical. I actually felt regret when the Big Bad Ancient Guy told Random Armored Cop Dude that the humans were the true invaders of Earth. This plot twist was stunning and, on the whole, thought-provoking. It was like something written by Kafka.
This movie is so amazing that it actually makes DEEN's animation look like Madhouse by comparison. It gave me more appreciation for other anime titles! I love you, Mars Of Destruction!!!
The voice acting is absolutely perfect. When the characters yell each other's names repeatedly you will FEEL the emotion. The OST recorded by Beethoven himself is also marvelous. He did an excellent job, as always.
The characters are all equally well-done, from Green Hair Girl to Blue Hair Girl; it's so easy to tell them apart! I especially enjoyed the doctor's dialogue, as I would not have known that the girl whose head exploded was dead without his helpful reminder that "she won't make it."
This picture is absolutely riveting on every level! I could watch it over and over and never get bored!
Run, don't walk, to your nearest YouTube to catch this masterpiece as soon as possible! You won't regret it! read more
After watching this, I just felt that I simply HAVE to write a review for this masterpiece. Why is this a masterpiece, you ask? Simple, because it's the only Sci-fi/Horror anime which ever made me laugh so hard.
The story... Wait, what was the story again? Apart from whatever that was said in the synopsis, there is pratically no storyline at all, it's just about a bunch of girls working for the police fighting off the 'Ancients' alongside a guy who was forced to wear a suit developed by his father to fight the 'Ancients', and how much killings they saw on the way while delivering the bits from the wrecked Mars exploration ship to America, and how they eventually found out that Martians were Earthlings and Earthlings were Martians.
The art is simply amazing. It's old for a 2005 anime, and the animation is just so stiff. I think even 1980s anime/OVAs like Gunbuster and Mobile Suit Gundam has better art and animation than this. The only saving grace is how bloody the massacres were.
The voice acting was horrible. The only thing I found nice to hear were the moanings of dying people, and the growling of the 'Ancients'. And as for the music, I could've sworn I heard a few classical pieces in the background.
It would be difficult to identify the characters if not for them having different genders and looks, for there is no distinct characteristics for the different character. The only distinctive traits the characters ever have are their looks and their voices. They might as well make every single character look and sound the same, since it would save them the trouble from having to think of how each and every character would have to look and sound.
This is where this OVA shines. The enjoyment factor. As I've said before, never has any sci-fi/horror series made me laugh as hard as this did. I laughed when the ship at the beginning blew up, I laughed when the girls were so stupid that they stood still and didn't run as the 'Ancients' charged up and fired their beam at them, I laughed when one of the girls got her head blown off, I laughed when the policeman was torn apart, I laughed when the main dude in the suit didn't know how to use his other free hand to attack the main 'Ancient' when his sword arm was stopped, and then later broken and dislocated by the 'Ancient', I laughed when the professor in the US said that the DNA found on Mars belonged to Homo Sapiens, I laughed when the 'Ancient' began to speak, I laughed when he said that Earthlings were Martians, and Martians were Earthlings. I was laughing throughout the entire show.
So overall, all I have to say is, if you've got about 20 minutes of your life you would like to waste away, please, PLEASE, do catch Mars of Destruction. :D read more
The two worst anime ever created, directed by the Ed Wood of anime. Both of them are absolutely hilarious to watch and will have you burst out laughing from scene to scene. This is the pinnacle of "so bad it's good".
Two anime from Idea Factory. I don't know about the quality of their video games but the anime's they make are pretty bad.
The story, the animation, the development it's quite similar.
Although there is not much to tell, but for me Mars is way better then Tenkuu!
Well, "If you liked..." is not the right term for this.
Anyway, Same studio, Same Length.
Both have a stupid Plot Twist as a final.
And most important, if you're a fanatic of bad animes, those two are probably the worst ones, so you cannot miss one. Mars is way more bad though, don't expect the same level on Skelter+Heaven.
Both are the worst OVAs on MAL. They both have a useless character that makes you laugh even harder. They have boring stories that will make you say, "What the heck is this?" Also, both are from the same creators, Idea Factory.
The similarities are endless between these two!
-They're the two worst animes ever.
-They both come from Idea Factory.
-Both have somewhat of a sci-fi genre.
Two of the worst OVAs out there. The only reason to watch either is just to laugh at how bad they are. Both are made by the same company, Idea Factory, and lower budgets than middle school film projects. Neither is even the length of a normal anime episode, and they have plots that attempt to be very psychological but fail incredibly. Stereotypical, pointless characters and bad animation with mediocre soundtracks (MoD's isn't even new it's just common classical music).
Both try way too hard to be similar to Neon Genesis Evangelion. Both failed and have now become two of the lowest rated shows on MAL.
Similar themes. Classical music used during fight sequences. A dad forcing his troubled son to wear a suit that he created in order to fight off an alien race.
Both involve a son forced into using an unstable state of the art weapon created by their father to fight creatures.... however, Neon Genesis does this far far better. If you actually like Mars of Destruction, you'll love NGE.
Both have a nonsensical ending, the same main character and the same plot.
The symbolisms... the allusions... the allegories... Both are crafted so delicately and are layered with countless dimensions of context. They both have the same plot, protagonist and thought provoking ending. The only difference is that Mars of Destruction does all this a trillion times better and in a much more concise and coherent fashion.
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