Ao no 6-gou

Blue Submarine No. 6

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Synonyms: Ao no 6-go, Ao no Rokugou, Ao no Rokugo
Japanese: 青の6号
English: Blue Submarine No. 6
German: Blue Submarine No.6
Spanish: Blue Submarine No. 6
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Type: OVA
Episodes: 4
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 25, 1998 to Mar 25, 2000
Producers: None found, add some
Studios: Gonzo
Source: Manga
Genres: ActionAction, AdventureAdventure, Award WinningAward Winning, Sci-FiSci-Fi
Themes: MechaMecha, MilitaryMilitary
Demographic: ShounenShounen
Duration: 32 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.001 (scored by 2308423,084 users)
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Ranked: #40982
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Popularity: #2807
Members: 56,057
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The once famous and well respected scientist Zorndyke has bred a new genre of living being, one that thrives on the oceans and lives to destroy humans. Zorndyke believes it is time that the humans were relieved of their rule of the earth. It is up to Blue Submarine No. 6 and the rest of the Blue fleet to put an end to Zorndyke's madness and creations.

(Source: ANN)


Ao no 6-gou won the Packaged Work Award at the 1999 Animation Kobe Awards.

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Characters & Voice Actors


Maseba, Yutaka
Maeda, Mahiro
Director, Storyboard, Mechanical Design, Key Animation


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Ending Theme

"Mina Soko ni Nemure (みなそこに眠れ)" by The Thrill ft. Yukarie


Sep 13, 2023
Blue Submarine No. 6 is one of the archetypal gems of the Toonami era. The atmosphere, sound design, and plot truly embody the essence of that time, heavy with a sense of discovery that only a limitless medium like anime can fully realize. Even beyond that association, this show stands on its own as something forlorn, complicated, and artful, while not losing any of the kinetic action which also defines a huge part of its identity. Beginning with the story, the viewer is met with a post-apocalyptic world, inundated by an ocean full of sentient hybrid monsters, the work of a mad scientist, which the ...
Apr 6, 2020
Mixed Feelings
You'll never convince me that the CG in this "looked good" at the time. It may have looked bleeding edge, and people may have liked that for technical reasons, but I can't believe they thought this looked particularly amazing. I feel similarly now that it's germane to say Blue Submarine No. 6's heavy blend of 2D and 3D was ahead of "its time." We're at a point now where sometimes and increasingly, the blend of 2D and 3D can look good—you could say some degree of it is even standard. But I don't think it actually makes a show look better, as in: if this ...
Mar 10, 2023

Post-apocalyptic world, animal-like mutants, a submarine out to save what’s left of humanity by an insane scientist, and some more typical elements, packed in only 2 hours. The main theme of the story is hardly original. The pace of the story is almost predictable. The conclusion is on the other hand promising but fails to wrap the story smoothly or even to make sense. You almost feel like the scriptwriters were not given enough time and ended the story in a rush, unfulfilling way. The scenario clearly needed more episodes and development in order to run smoothly and to make sense. As it is, ...

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