Ranked #6973

Mars of Destruction

Alternative Titles

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


Type: OVA
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jul 8, 2005
Producers: Idea Factory, Wao World
Genres: Horror, Sci-Fi
Duration: 19 min.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)
L represents licensing company


Score: 2.461 (scored by 14,634 users)
Ranked: #69732
Popularity: #1573
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In 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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Characters & Voice Actors

Hinata, Takeru
Hinata, Takeru
Taiga, Nozomu
Taiga, Nozomu
Girl from AAST
Girl from AAST
The Scientist
The Scientist
Nakahara, Tomomi
Nakahara, Tomomi
Nakayama, Erina
Nakayama, Erina


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

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Dec 30, 2009 11:40 PM
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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Jan 21, 2009 8:09 PM
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 read more
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Jan 27, 2009 4:19 PM
This anime is...not very good. In fact...it's sculpted out of shit. The only reason somebody could ever watch this show is because it is the most lowest rated peice of trash on MAL. Heck, that was actually the reason I watched it.

Story: Well, I've seen powerpoint presentations that had more plot than this anime. Even a video of someone playing tetris may very well have more plot. Unfortunately for this anime, its "plot" was the best thing about it.

Art: Seems as though the developers took every single opportunity they had to NOT move the characters...not move anything in fact. The beginning credits seem good as read more
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Nov 3, 2014 2:15 PM
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 read more
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I kept on thinking about Neon Genesis Evangelion while I was watching MoD - mainly because I kept on wanting to stop watching MoD and watch Evangelion instead.

MoD does attempt to be dark and edgy like NGE, and the main characters of both series are both forced to pilot a weapon (a battle suit in the case of MoD, and an EVA in the case of NGE) by their father (who is portrayed in a...negative light - in NGE, Gendo abandoned Shinji as a child; in MoD, Takeru's father is supposedly sexually abusive). Also, both series have the main protagonist battle aliens.  read more 
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