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Blue Gender

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
Duration: 23 min. per episode
Rating: R+ - Mild Nudity
L represents licensing company

Statistics

Score: 7.151 (scored by 14014 users)
Ranked: #26772
Popularity: #1117
Members: 28,717
Favorites: 191
1 indicates a weighted score
2 based on the top anime page.

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Popular Tags

action drama mecha sci-fi

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 have taken over the planet, and a few select 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)

Related Anime

Adaptation: Blue Gender
Alternative version: Blue Gender: The Warrior

Characters & Voice Actors

Angel, Marlene
Angel, Marlene
Main
Kuwashima, Houko
Japanese
Kuwashima, Houko
Bailey, Laura
English
Bailey, Laura
...
Kaido, Yuji
Kaido, Yuji
Main
Nojima, Kenji
Japanese
Nojima, Kenji
Vale, Eric
English
Vale, Eric
...
Elena
Elena
Supporting
Nishimura, Chinami
Japanese
Nishimura, Chinami
Buckley, Kasey
English
Buckley, Kasey
...
Bean, Keith
Bean, Keith
Supporting
Sabat, Christopher
English
Sabat, Christopher
Matsumoto, Dai
Japanese
Matsumoto, Dai

Staff

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



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Dec 28, 2007
Blackened-Sun
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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May 3, 2008
Criton101
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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Dec 11, 2007
BlackMagic
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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Oct 8, 2009
Aeolun
I don't know what to make of this series.

I honestly really liked the first part. The series begins with the main character Yuji waking up into a post apocalyptic world after being retrieved by a recovery squad. They try to get to a spaceship, while facing some difficulties along the way, and finally make their way to Second Earth. That part of the series was utterly satisfying. It had a relatively diverse cast, some good action and the episodes always contained something new and interesting.

After the characters get to second earth though, the show slows down a bit. There is a lot of political intrigue, read more
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Recommendations

Both shows revolve around mecha fighting bug like monsters that are invading earth. Muv-Luv focuses less on the bug killing and more on the politics and relationships behind the mecha that nations make to protect themselves from the bugs. Blue Gender is pretty much all bug killing goer with some romance tossed in. Both are worth watching if your into mecha battles and alien invasions.
Plot wise (esp sci-fi elements), these two shows are somewhat similar: both shows start with main character wakes up in a vastly different and dangerous environment than the place they used to live. Through the course, they gradually adapts to it and learns the skills to live. Later, some organizations revealed that both main characters have the special ability that they need for mankind to survive the future. In the end, those shady organizations got out of control and destroyed by their own creation, the main characters end up living in the planet they adapt to. Also both shows mainly have two parts, either a different focus in Blue Gender or a time skip in Jyu-Oh-Sei, where the two parts are quite different from the previous part.
Blue Gender is geared towards male viewer with strong mecha and military element, while Jyu-Oh-Sei is more towards female viewer with some dramas and more appealing character design. Both shows also touch upon the subject of birth and life.
Both animes begin with a human from the past that has been put into a cryogenic capsule and awakens into a distant post-apocalyptic future.Both main characters have a destiny to help the present world.Origin is more about the conflict between an failed experiment that made the nature go out of control and technology,whereas in Blue Gender the conflict is not internal,but external,the humans fighting against aliens.
Girl with no emotions pilots a Mecha-type machine, either way the girls meet the boy, and emotions appear. Also major character development in both boy and girl.
Both have huge insects and plenty of action
Blue Gender and Chrome Shelled Regios are set in an apocalyptic event in which the planet has been dominated and the humans are set as food. Also the main characters in both anime refuse to fight in the beginning but later find a resolve to fight for what they believe is worth protecting.

Only difference is that Blue Gender has Mechs and tends to be more serious
While Chrome Shelled Regios uses Kei enhanced weapons and has some light comedy to balance out the seriousness but both are still amazingly awesome shows

Opening Theme

"Tokihanate!" by Houko Kuwashima

Ending Theme

"Ai Ga Oshiete Kureta" by Houko Kuwashima

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