Kenran Butou Sai: The Mars Daybreak

Mars Daybreak

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Synonyms: Gorgeous Tango: The Mars Daybreak, Kenran Butoh Sai: The Mars Daybreak
Japanese: 絢爛舞踏祭ザ・マーズ・デイブレイク
English: Mars Daybreak
French: Mars Daybreak
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Type: TV
Episodes: 26
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 1, 2004 to Sep 23, 2004
Premiered: Spring 2004
Broadcast: Unknown
Producers: None found, add some
Studios: Bones
Source: Original
Genres: ActionAction, AdventureAdventure, ComedyComedy, RomanceRomance, Sci-FiSci-Fi
Themes: MechaMecha, MilitaryMilitary
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.141 (scored by 77967,796 users)
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Ranked: #34612
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Popularity: #4559
Members: 21,580
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Mars is now almost entirely covered in water. Humanity exists in large city-ships that float through the open seas. But life is hard for those who live on Mars—the economy is in bad shape, work is scarce, and food is expensive and highly prized. Gram and his friends try to do the best they can, but the work keeps drying up. Some have taken to a life of piracy to combat the corruption in the government; one such group is the pirates of the feared Ship of Aurora. And the Earth government, which rules Mars, has dispatched a new team of military pilots to combat them. In their specialized mecha called Round Bucklers, they must make the seas of Mars safe for humanity. Caught in the wrong place at the wrong time, Gram finds himself on the run with the most notorious pirates on Mars. But here's the thing—he's starting to like them!

(Source: Bandai Entertainment)


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Characters & Voice Actors


Minami, Masahiko
Mori, Kunihiro
Director, Episode Director, Storyboard
Tsuruoka, Youta
Sound Director
Kyouda, Tomoki
Episode Director, Storyboard


Opening Theme

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"Take Back" by G B Shelter

Ending Theme

"Aoi Tabibito (Blue Travelers)" by Takatsugu Tsumabuki


Aug 17, 2010
This manga is close to the same story as Outlaw Star.

The Story was a bit too playful for my taste. No real impending death is to be found here. Pretty much a love story of pirates. It does have an overall story line but it really doesn't go into depth at all.

The Characters were developed but could have been better. I feel this is because the lack of story. However, the main focus is on the Love Triangle that involves the 3 main characters, though it is explored pretty weakly and a bit confusing at times.

Overall it's a good anime if you want to ...
Jul 14, 2008
Mars Daybreak is a 26-episode series that aired between April 1st to September 23, 2004.

The genres include: Adventure, Action, Comedy, Drama, Romance.

Pretty interesting. Mars is covered by water, and the economy is really lousy. Gram tries his best to live a good life, but everything changes for him when he is accidentally brought onto the pirate ship "Aurora", and being a pirate on "Aurora" becomes his new profession. The story follows this merry group of pirates on their travels, as they reveal secrets that could change Mars forever, and a team sent from Earth to catch the pirates. It starts of very nice and entertaining, ...
Jun 20, 2023
Mixed Feelings
The Mars Daybreak is the picture of average. It has a beginning, middle, and end. There's really not much more to say about it. The protagonist is a Gary Stu, everyone else is a static stereotype, and only a couple characters demonstrate any growth, albeit along predictable trajectories. You might like a couple of the side characters (there are a ton of em so it would be rare that not one strikes a chord with you) but they all get so little time or effort in fleshing them out that there's nothing to any of them but a handful of traits. ...

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