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Mars of Destruction


Alternative Titles

English: Mars of Destruction
Synonyms: Hametsu no Mars
Japanese: 破滅のマルス

Information

Type: OVA
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jul 8, 2005
Producers: WAO World
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: Idea Factory
Source: Visual novel
Genres: Horror, Sci-Fi
Duration: 19 min.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)

Statistics

Score: 2.401 (scored by 17,518 users)
1 indicates a weighted score. Please note that 'Not yet aired' titles are excluded.
Ranked: #75592
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #1664
Members: 24,741
Favorites: 155
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Synopsis

Several months after a probe returning from Mars burns up during reentry, strange creatures dubbed "Ancients" begin to appear throughout Tokyo. Aggressive and dangerous, they cannot be killed with ordinary weapons. As scientists struggle to find the cause of their sudden appearance, the monsters wreak havoc across the world.

Humanity finds hope in the form of the MARS suit—a new weapon developed to take down these enemies. The suit, however, can only be worn by those with specific DNA. Enter Takeru Hinata, an ordinary teen with a troubled past and one of the few capable of piloting the only weapon against the Ancients. With the help of the AAST, a special police force established to defeat the dangerous creatures, the young man battles against demons both personal and global whilst trying to discover the true nature of Earth's new aggressors.

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Characters & Voice Actors

Hinata, Takeru
Hinata, Takeru
Main
Taiga, Nozomu
Japanese
Taiga, Nozomu
Girl from AAST
Girl from AAST
Supporting
 
The Scientist
The Scientist
Supporting
 
Nakahara, Tomoe
Nakahara, Tomoe
Supporting
Nakayama, Erina
Japanese
Nakayama, Erina

Staff

Satou, Yoshiteru
Satou, Yoshiteru
Director
van Beethoven, Ludwig
van Beethoven, Ludwig
Music
Chopin, Frédéric
Chopin, Frédéric
Music
Wagner, Richard
Wagner, Richard
Music


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Foggle
Dec 30, 2009
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!

Story: 10/10
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 read more
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zStorm_Dukez
Jan 21, 2009
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.

Story:
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 read more
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Blood_Diver_A
Jun 10, 2015
[Death of an Anime Viewer]

Ivan was your average, everyday, normal viewer, he had just finished his latest anime series, and was searching for a new one to watch. While, reading the reviews of several shows on MAL, he came across the infamous Mars of Destruction.

He had heard many horrible stories, regarding this particular animation. He read the reviews and noticed that many people called it "the worst anime ever.”

He thought to himself, “This can’t possibly be true. Even the worst anime has one redeeming feature. I have to see this for myself.”

He immediately typed in the words “Mars of Destruction” in Google and read more
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XHellScytheX
Nov 3, 2014
Today I had a sudden insparation to write a review on the unfathomably glorious and unparalleled masterpiece that is mars of destruction. Here is a breakdown of why mars of destruction is THE most epic anime ever created.

Plot
The story is one of the best I have ever seen. Martians invading the Earth for absolutely no properly explained reason? Wonderful. The main protagonist, Takeru, having to fight these creatures and endure the pain brought about by the mars suit which he wears? So dramatic. And the female characters are part of a well designed special alien fighting group called the AAST with Takeru, and they read more
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