Suisei no Gargantia

Gargantia on the Verdurous Planet

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Synonyms: Suisei no Galgantia
Japanese: 翠星のガルガンティア
English: Gargantia on the Verdurous Planet
German: Gargantia on the Verdurous Planet
Spanish: Gargantia on the Verdurous Planet (Suisei no Gargantia)
French: Gargantia on The Verdurous Planet
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Type: TV
Episodes: 13
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 7, 2013 to Jun 30, 2013
Premiered: Spring 2013
Broadcast: Sundays at 22:00 (JST)
Licensors: VIZ Media
Studios: Production I.G
Source: Original
Genres: ActionAction, AdventureAdventure, Sci-FiSci-Fi
Theme: MechaMecha
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.451 (scored by 175097175,097 users)
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Ranked: #19742
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Popularity: #692
Members: 335,398
Favorites: 1,281

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In the distant future, a majority of humans have left the Earth, and the Galactic Alliance of Humanity is founded to guide exploration and ensure the prosperity of mankind. However, a significant threat arises in the form of strange creatures called Hideauze, resulting in an interstellar war to prevent humanity's extinction. Armed with Chamber, an autonomous robot, 16-year-old lieutenant Ledo of the Galactic Alliance joins the battle against the monsters. In an unfortunate turn of events, Ledo loses control during the battle and is cast out to the far reaches of space, crash-landing on a waterlogged Earth.

On the blue planet, Gargantia—a large fleet of scavenger ships—comes across Chamber and retrieves it from the ocean, thinking they have salvaged something of value. Mistaking their actions for hostility, Ledo sneaks aboard and takes a young messenger girl named Amy hostage, only to realize that the residents of Gargantia are not as dangerous as he had believed. Faced with uncertainty, and unable to communicate with his comrades in space, Ledo attempts to get his bearings and acclimate to a new lifestyle. But his peaceful days are about to be short-lived, as there is more to this ocean-covered planet than meets the eye.

[Written by MAL Rewrite]


Suisei no Gargantia was nominated for the Seiun Award in April 2014.

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Sugita, Tomokazu


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Kanemoto, Hisako


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Asumi, Kana


Tokui, Sora


Konishi, Katsuyuki


Ono, Yuuki


Kayano, Ai


Tsunematsu, Ayumi



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"Kono Sekai wa Bokura wo Matteita (この世界は僕らを待っていた)" by Minori Chihara


Feb 5, 2024
I loved Ledo and Chamber, but all of the other characters were just lacking and left much to be desired. That's the only reason this gets a 9/10.

The story was very good and unique, I don't know what i was expecting going in, but it definitely wasn't what I got coming out.

I loved the artstyle, not sure if it suited or not but it was very pretty.

Many of the characters were lacking.

Ledo reacted to situations in a way that made sense for him, i hated that the other characters would get mad at him for reactions he had and actions he took when no one ...
Feb 6, 2021
Mixed Feelings
If it were possible to watch episodes 1-3ish, then episodes 9-finale, it would be a 7 or an 8. Some of Urobuchi's best work thematically. The problem is that he bailed out of the middle portions of the series, making it a real uneven mess that takes a turn away from the actual interesting part of the story to do some kinda vapid fanservicey stuff. Unfortunately you can't really skip over it because there needs to be character development to move the hero from the great opening to the great ending.

Still worth a watch, just barrel through the middle.
Oct 18, 2015
What is worse, a show that aims high and fail or a show that doesn’t and succeed. Personally, I think the latter is more acceptable. I feel this way since a show doesn’t aim high doesn’t give me false expectations. Shows that do aim high, but fail to deliver just leave me angry and frustrated, such in the case with Gargantia on the Verdurous Planet.

The first episode set up something that could've been genuinely interesting. It yet another fish of water story, this time it’s in the distant future with a mecha pilot from the Galactic Alliance named Ledo, gets stranded on a floating ...

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