Ranked #2714

Blue Gender

Alternative Titles

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


Type: TV
Episodes: 26
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 8, 1999 to Mar 31, 2000
Premiered: Fall 1999
Broadcast: Unknown
Source: Original
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: R+ - Mild Nudity
L represents licensing company


Score: 7.141 (scored by 15,443 users)
Ranked: #27142
Popularity: #1208
Members: 32,996
Favorites: 222
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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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Opening Theme

"Tokihanate!" by Houko Kuwashima

Ending Theme

"Ai Ga Oshiete Kureta" by Houko Kuwashima

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Nov 6, 2015
I found Blue Gender to be an incredible watch.

I know the show has more dislikes than likes.

However, the strengths of the show lies in its main characters and complex story writing and grim setting.


Yuji Kaido and Marlene Angel are the focus points of the story. Their development is present through the conflicts presented through the plots. I was really enjoying seeing the characters change into completely different people at the end. Their internal and external struggles were believable and relatable.


The story was well written in order to forge growth in the main characters. Also, the setting was well done, because of read more
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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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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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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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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. 
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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  read more 
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Both anime shows feature the last of the human race fighting against the monsters that have brought them to the brink of extinction. In Blue Gender, those monsters are the bug-like creatures known as the Blue and in attack on titan, you have the giant humanoid titans. In both shows, you get a plethora of emotional deaths and angst. 
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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 
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