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Blue Gender

Blue Gender

Alternative Titles

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: 7.141 (scored by 12371 users)
Ranked: #25672
Popularity: #1003
Members: 24,292
Favorites: 171
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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 Second Earth. Yuji is taken back to Second Earth, where he learns that he and the other sleepers will be instrumental in defeating the Blue. And his relationship with one member of the recovery squad only serves to complicate things.

(Source: ANN)

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
...
Frost, Tony
Frost, Tony
Supporting
Jewell, Jerry
English
Jewell, Jerry
Sato, Yuki
Japanese
Sato, Yuki

Staff

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



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Yesterday, 3:27 AM
HATUL
Note: I have a soft spot for this series. It's one of my gateway anime and one of the first ones I've watched outside of television. I do like it, but I'll try to be as unbiased as I possibly can.

This is a spoiler free review.

*Story*

The story is basically a survival-monster-apocalypse kinda story with giant bug like aliens called "Blue". It centers around Yuji, a guy who is cryogenically frozen for 20 years and eventually wakes up in a living nightmare.

The story itself does have a rather large scale of both a space colony and the entirety earth. It is quite intriguing and they read more
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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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Recommendations

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 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.

Opening Theme

"Tokihanate!" by Houko Kuwashima

Ending Theme

"Ai Ga Oshiete Kureta" by Houko Kuwashima

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