Ranked #7263

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: Idea Factory, Wao World
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: None found, add some
Source: Visual novel
Genres: Horror, Sci-Fi
Duration: 19 min.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)

Statistics

Score: 2.421 (scored by 15,855 users)
Ranked: #72632
Popularity: #1634
Members: 22,418
Favorites: 143
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Synopsis

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.

(Source: AniDB, edited)

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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, Tomomi
Nakahara, Tomomi
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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shegoblin - Aug 31, 2008
314 replies by rawrlsy »»
Jan 8, 11:02 PM
How the hell did they make this in 2005?
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Dec 21, 2015 5:26 PM

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