Ranked #7085

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
Source: Unknown
Genres: Horror, Sci-Fi
Duration: 19 min.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)
L represents licensing company


Score: 2.451 (scored by 15,082 users)
Ranked: #70852
Popularity: #1600
Members: 21,399
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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.

(Source: AniDB, edited)


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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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Yesterday, 11:33 AM
Oh shit! Look, guys! Another Mars of Destruction review!

What's it gonna be this time, I wonder? Is it an honest 1? Is it a troll-infused, cancer giving 10!? Is it a hipster 6-8 rating!?

No, it's a ZERO. A huge-ass ZERO! (This fucking number ---> 0) It only looks like a one because MAL doesn't allow us to call anything worse than pathetic. Discriminate fucks. I want my rights!


==(Story 0/10)==
So, a bunch of Ancients invade planet earth and a squad of soldiers gotta go fast and kill these motherfuckers. You know, for a group of highly skilled weapon professionals (Or so read more
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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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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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Nov 17, 2015
Ok, this is bad. This is seriously bad. Bad to the point where the only good thing about it was some of the unintentional comedy moments. So, here we go, Mars of Destruction.

Story: So, there's aliens, I think, it's never really explained, and there's this hilariously ineffectual group of police whose job it is to stop them (I think they might have gotten one hit in the entire movie), and there's this guy who pilots a special suit that can stop them. Oh, and there's a truly Shyamalan worthy plot twist at the end that must be seen to be believed. Ok, I'm done read more
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