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 7703 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
This is a review compiled by the many members of the VIA (Value In Anime) Graveyard Division. All members who have worked on this review are mentioned at the bottom. In addition, this review will also contain a “Value in the Anime” section detailing life lessons and values that make this anime worth watching.
Mars of Destruction is an anime often said to be the worst anime ever made, an opinion backed up by it's abysmally low score. Despite its many flaws, however, there are still reasons to take the time to watch it.
Story: This is one of the best parts of Mars of Destruction, though that isn’t saying much. The story was inconsistent as it mixed a number of different anime and clichés into it's easy-to-watch 19 minutes, detracting from the over all plot while the climax, though interesting, was unfulfilled due to it's brevity and awkward delivery. The story had potential, enough that it may have been a semi-popular series had it been of proper length, but that's about it. Potential is only potential if it remains untapped. It was a short, poorly flowing anime rife with inconsistency.
Art: The animation was very bad with the fight scenes being particularly unimpressive. The enemies did not instill any fear or wonder and the entire thing was very choppy while the backgrounds, aesthetically adequate, were nothing special. The character designs weren’t bland, but they were uninspired and the anime looked like it was made many years before it actually was; it was haphazardly designed. It was so poor that a member mistook the anime for something else entirely, becoming confused.
Sound: Mars of Destruction featured many artists, including Beethoven, Satie, and Chopin. While we all agreed that we liked compositions, it did not fit well with the style or theme of the anime. As far as we could tell, there was no OST to speak of. The voice acting was also very bad with the voices of the antagonists being especially poor while the "moaning" of the characters, though "interesting", didn't translate to good acting. Unequivocally, it was a mess.
Characters: We did not find ourselves attached to any characters, although we admit this was in part to the time limit the anime had. There was a single character that had some semblance of character development, and even then it was somewhat typical. None of us could remember any of the characters names. For some reason there were a lot of female characters, skewing the gender ratio--perhaps in the hope that it would draw in more viewers.
Enjoyment: We were split on enjoyment. Some of us liked the anime and enjoyed it thoroughly while some of us were forcing ourselves to finish it. The climax of the story is definitely memorable, if nothing else. If you like gore, it definitely scratches that itch. Don’t try to watch more than once to try and solve the most glaring plot hole as one of our members did, there is no solution! It is perhaps the most noticeable flaw in this anime, which sets a precedent of poor quality for the rest of the show.
Values in the Anime: There is value in this anime that makes it worth watching--certain life lessons that we can all take to heart.
Peace Above All Else: The two opposing forces in this anime fought for various reasons that are never fully explained. We all agreed however, that this fight could have been avoided. There is one line where a character asks the enemy, “You can talk?” A peaceful resolution might have been found through talking. Things are not always what they seem. Consider everyone before a fight starts, or you will regret it later.
Throughout the anime, we have the badass squad of super-soldiers fighting against the evil aliens. We immediately have the idea that this badass squad is made up of the great heroes fighting against the terrible, ugly invaders. Violence is glorified, and those who fight on your side are always the good guys. The enemy is always the bad guys. Violence is a often avoidable and should always be the last resort.
Anime and contemporary reality: To think that "we" are all martians who invaded earth million years ago means only one thing. "We" destroyed Mars and now Earth is on the verge of dying. This anime in its erroneous way was trying to expose a truth about our current world. If we don't take care of Earth, then we will yet again have to consider looking for another planet.
Love Earth, love nature.
Stand up for Yourself: Do not fight because the law dictates so or because you're simply told to, but follow your personal beliefs while being aware of what lives are being risked over. Stand up for yourself even though the result is clear, and don't accept your ‘planned fate.’
Overall: 3/10 (Not an Average)
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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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