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: 2.541 (scored by 11744 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. Takeru, 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 Takeru 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
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.
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 all have their very own unique skill that they never use because they are always seen with the same exact gun. Now the best part is the climatic battle scene against the alien leader. Just seeing Takeru's arm being broken after 5 seconds of fighting was so painful to watch. The girls valiantly tried to stop the alien, but they just couldn't handle his special abillity "death grip", which is him basically grabbing the girls' necks and choking them without doing ANYTHING else. I shouted for joy when, after having a 3 minute conversation with a green haired girl while his other compainions were getting choked to death by the alien, Takeru used some random untested weapon that was randomly given to him by the random green haired girl to blow a hole through the alien who SAW Takeru about to shoot him but didn't move at all. At the very end, the plot takes a psychological turn when it is discovered that the Martians are the earthlings and the earthlings are the martians. ;o; Shocking, I know. Its just so amazing how fantastic the plot is of the 20 minute show.
My eyes frickin MELTED from the animation of this show. You may not believe it, but the female characters, who had the same exact faces, outfits, and figure, actually had different colored hair, which all had their own unique design. The alien leader looked different from the other aliens, which I believe helps emphisize his superior character. The fight scenes, oh my God the fight scenes were EPIC! Especially the one between Takeru and the alien leader, it was such a powerful battle, and it brought forth numerous emotions, especially when they stood staring at each other while doing absolutely nothing for five minutes. The art in this show is just gorgeous.
This show had no opening or ending theme, but that's okay! The insert songs were more than enough for my ears to listen to. My personal favorite was when, during the climatic battle between our heroic protagonist and his dastardly foe, a piece written by Beethoven plays in the background. Thats right, this show has the budget to insert one of Beethoven's classical arrangements into the anime. It just so amazing.
Mars of Destruction has some of the most interesting and dynamic characters that I've even seen. They even go as far as to name each and every one of the four female leads. The backstory of the protagonist Takeru was one of the most emotional moments of anything ever created. It was gut wrenching when his dad forced him to wear the mars suit. Oh, the feels! I also find it necessary to point out my personal favorite character, known only as the girl from AAST. In the very first battle, she valiantly stood firm against the alien aggressors, and never moved from her position. My jaw dropped in shock as an alien shot a beam of light or something from his mouth and it blew off the head of the AAST girl. I cried when, in the hospital, the doctors deduced that she was dead after thoroughly analyzing her headless body. I sincerely hoped that she would survive, but alas, it was not meant to be. She died a true hero.
If you don't find this show entertaining, then I don't know what else could possibly satisfy you. Everything about this show screams perfection, from the fantastic plot right down to the music by Beethoven. My eyes were glued to the screen for the entirety of the 20 minutes in which this show ran, and it was possibly the greatest 20 minutes of my life. Thank you Idea Factory for providing the world with this exceptional anime.
Ok, now to be absolutely serious, mars of destruction is terrible. There is relatively nothing good about it except how hilariously bad it is. Since its only 20 minutes, I would suggest watching it just to laugh at its deplorability. 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 they make are pretty bad. The story, animation, and development are quite similar. Although there is not much to tell, for me, Mars is way better then Tenkuu!
Well, "If you liked..." is not the right term for this. Anyway, these two anime have the same studio and length. Both also have a stupid plot twist as a finale. Most important, if you're a fan of bad anime, these two are probably the worst ones, so you cannot miss either. Mars is way worst though, so don't expect the same level for 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 anime ever. They both come from Idea Factory and 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.
Both of these two are perfectly horrible. I want to give some credits to the producer "Idea Factory" for making such masterpieces. I'm totally touched by their effort that I can't stop crying.
If you want to be entertained, watch both of them without any hesitation. Fun is guaranteed.
Both are porrly made OVA about saving earth from aliens. Both made by the same studio and both have one of the lowest score on MAL.
Both of these are absolutely terrible. If you consider yourself a masochist, try and sit through these two sorry excuses for anime back to back.
Both are one of the worst things ever created and they are laughably bad. Both have horrible art because their movements are horrible and both have pratically no story. They do stuff but in neither of these they have a reason to do what they're doing. But both of these anime are enjoyable because they're so bad so take your seat and enjoy.
They have the following in common:
- Both are OVAs of the same length (both in terms of time per episode, and number of episodes)
- Both are about saving the Earth from aliens (and both obviously steal a lot of their content from Evangelion)
- Both are from the same studio, Idea Factory (and both are directed by Yoshiteru Satou)
- Both have extremely confusing plots
- Both are very bad - although Skelter + Heaven is better (although not by much)
- Both have animation that is, at best, sub-par, and at worse, horrible
Both are insanely terrible "thriller" shows, in a way that it may be watched as comedy and provide much entertainment while watching with friends, only Pupa is more brutal. Be careful and watch with caution :)
Both are short and violent anime from the 21st century and have a very small soundtrack. They are also both in MAL's bottom 100.
Both, with intricate aesthetics and unexpected cruelty, spaning through exploding heads and gruesome teddy bears, rise profound ontological questions about human nature.
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