Kenran Butou Sai: The Mars Daybreak

Mars Daybreak

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Alternative Titles

English: Mars Daybreak
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


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: AdventureAdventure, ComedyComedy, MechaMecha, MilitaryMilitary, RomanceRomance, Sci-FiSci-Fi, ShounenShounen
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.171 (scored by 68746,874 users)
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Ranked: #29592
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Popularity: #3938
Members: 19,362
Favorites: 33

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


Opening Theme

"Take Back" by G B Shelter

Ending Theme

"Aoi Tabibito (Blue Travelers)" by Takatsugu Tsumabuki

Nov 12, 2007
Huntsman (All reviews)
Mars of the future has become a flooded, ice-covered planet where humanity lives in drifting city-ships. The economy has turned bad since the end of an off-world war reduced demand for water, the planet's main export, making work hard to get for Gram and his friends, and governmental corruption only worsens the situation. The environment makes a perfect setting for pirates using futuristic submarines, who regularly raid the city-ships for supplies. The most renowned and feared of the pirate vessels is the Ship of Aurora, which makes a habit of reselling its booty cheap so that it can be redistributed to less fortunate folk. Such read more
Jul 14, 2008
Purjoloek (All reviews)
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, read more
May 22, 2013
ggultra2764 (All reviews)
This is about as cookie cutter as you can get. Mars Daybreak features our carefree and free-spirited male lead Gram finding his own mecha that gets attracted to him for whatever reason and he tags along with the pirate crew aboard the Ship of Aurora in the hunt for ancient treasure on the planet of Mars. Basically, the series mixes around adventure and comedy in its focus on Gram and the Ship of Aurora crew as they usually run into combat situations against rival pirate Kubernes and Earth Forces, as well as having episodes focused around a different member of the crew. It's a decent read more
Aug 17, 2010
Tobuay (All reviews)
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 read more

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