Ranked #2766

Blue Gender

Alternative Titles

English: Blue Gender
Japanese: ブルージェンダー

Information

Type: TV
Episodes: 26
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 8, 1999 to Mar 31, 2000
Premiered: Fall 1999
Broadcast: Unknown
Producers: Youmex, Toshiba EMI
Studios: AIC
Source: Original
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: R+ - Mild Nudity

Statistics

Score: 7.141 (scored by 15,921 users)
Ranked: #27662
Popularity: #1231
Members: 34,422
Favorites: 241
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Synopsis

Yuji Kaido was diagnosed with a serious disease and cryogenically frozen. He wakes up more than 20 years later—and Earth is nothing like what he remembers. A race of alien bugs called the Blue has taken over the planet, and a few selected humans have retreated to the space station called Second Earth. Yuji is met by a group of humans from Second Earth that is trying to save him. Yuji and this group must survive the Blue-infested Earth and fight their way back to Second Earth. Things are not as simple as they seem, as the Blue are both powerful and mysterious, attacking only humans.

(Source: ANN, edited)

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Characters & Voice Actors

Angel, Marlene
Angel, Marlene
Main
Kuwashima, Houko
Japanese
Kuwashima, Houko
Kaido, Yuji
Kaido, Yuji
Main
Nojima, Kenji
Japanese
Nojima, Kenji
Quaid, Dice
Quaid, Dice
Supporting
Ginga, Banjou
Japanese
Ginga, Banjou
Frost, Tony
Frost, Tony
Supporting
Sato, Yuki
Japanese
Sato, Yuki

Staff

Ohata, Koichi
Ohata, Koichi
Producer
Watson, Barry
Watson, Barry
Producer
Hasegawa, Yasuo
Hasegawa, Yasuo
Producer
Abe, Masashi
Abe, Masashi
Director

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Opening Theme

"Tokihanate!" by Houko Kuwashima

Ending Theme

"Ai Ga Oshiete Kureta" by Houko Kuwashima



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Blackened-Sun
Dec 28, 2007
Blue Gender is one of those series that a lot of people overlook or brush off for some reason. Many assume that it's just a depthless ripoff of Starship Troopers. However, in the process they're missing out on a substantially underrated and mature series that deserves more recognition.

Story: The initial idea, I must admit, isn't very original. Giant bugs VS. human beings has been done many times over, but this isn't the entire focus of Blue Gender. A variety of locations, plotlines and situations are introduced, the vast majority of them well developed. A wide range of issues related to maturation, bonding, dealing with read more
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Kiel-kun
Aug 16, 2015
Anime Review No.10
Blue Gender is an anime not very well known by many because of its dark and mature content which most anime fans stay’s away and especially because the anime is an old 90’s anime. Blue Gender is closely related to the popular western title “Starship Troopers” which I gladly enjoy during my childhood but Blue Gender is different because unlike the western title which is set in an interstellar and out of this world action battle “Blue Gender” took in a pass apocalyptic event where the earth human population is in near extinction by the menacing gigantic insects called “Blues”. The remaining humans read more
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Criton101
May 3, 2008
Bluge Gender is an anime that few people know about, or just over look due to the stroy about alien bugs taking over the earth and one man that is able to save it. It's a stroy thats been told before, but Blue Gender dose a much better job of doing so, with it chracters, and over all stroy line. It's these two major things that set it apart from the rest.

STORY- A man awakens 12-years after being put in a state of suspended animation to find that the earth has been over run by giant bugs know only as the Blue. He is resuced read more
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BlackMagic
Dec 11, 2007
I've gotta admit that I'm surprised by the amount of enjoyment I had watching this series. Maybe it's because I didn't expect much heading into it, but like I said...very enjoyable.

For any of you who have seen the movie Starship Troopers, there are quite a few similar elements in Blue Gender. Despite our staggering intelligence and development, mankind is getting owned by some huge bug-like monsters. The difference here is that the bugs have already taken over Earth, forcing a small proportion of our population to flee to an orbiting space station. However, all hope is not lost since mankind is initiating an operation to read more
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