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Synonyms: Vandread Stage One, Vandread First Stage
Japanese: ヴァンドレッド
English: Vandread
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Type: TV
Episodes: 13
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 3, 2000 to Dec 19, 2000
Premiered: Fall 2000
Broadcast: Tuesdays at 18:30 (JST)
Producers: GDH, Dentsu, Media Factory
Studios: Gonzo
Source: Original
Genres: ActionAction, Sci-FiSci-Fi, EcchiEcchi
Themes: MechaMecha, SpaceSpace
Duration: 22 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.171 (scored by 4339343,393 users)
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Ranked: #33152
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Popularity: #2221
Members: 83,425
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In Vandread, men are from Mars and women are from Venus! Well, not quite. Technology has allowed mankind to colonize the entire Milky Way galaxy, and in one star system, the men and women live on two different planets, Taraak and Mejere. A bitter and very literal gender war rages, to the point where they don't even see each other as the sames species anymore!

Hibiki Tokai, a male third-class laborer from Taraak, ends up stuck on a battleship after a botched attempt at stealing a robot. When female pirates capture the Taraakian Vanguard, things don't look like they could get any worse for Hibiki. Unfortunately, they do; when the male crew of the Vanguard fire on their captured vessel out of desperation, they created a giant wormhole, which sucks the Vanguard and the Mejeran pirate's ships into itself! Now, stuck far away from their home planets, these men and women must learn to work together if they ever wish to make it back home.


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Mori, Takeshi
Tsuruoka, Youta
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Mizushima, Seiji
Episode Director, Storyboard
Yamamoto, Yuusuke
Episode Director


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"Trust" by Salia

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"Himegoto" by SiLC


Oct 22, 2020


So here's the basic backstory and plot.

Earth becomes unlivable and humans made ships to go out and colonize other planets. Along the way, humans settle on other worlds, yet they soon encounter an alien race that wants to harvest them. So the leaders of humanity made a deal with the aliens to allow themselves to be harvested in the future instead of the present. As minor pockets of humanity settle on other planets, the bulk of humanity settles on two planets.

Yet the real kicker is that humanity splits into two groups.

Jan 5, 2021
Mixed Feelings
tl;dr Was a very nostalgic series for me. Hoewever, now that I've taken the obligatory trip down memory lane, I kinda wish I hadn't. 5/10

Story - 5
Men and women fighting each other was a great concept when I was 8 - we all know the classic chant "BOYS WIN, GIRLS IN THE BIN!". However, 15 years later I sit here and think there's got to be more to do with this premise than what Vandread gave us. After this point was visited and abandoned for all intents and purposes, the real big bad of the show is fairly vague and 100% irredeemably evil. However, it ...
Jun 24, 2023
The series just doesn't know what it wants to be. It's all over the place in its efforts to build something resembling a cohesive story, trying its hand at multiple genres and doing none of them particularly well. The summary cut that is probably a better show just because it's more streamlined, particularly since I've heard that it evokes Gurren Lagann, and that's definitely in its favor. There are some elements of this that work, but it never gives them enough attention to make them more than side-notes, particularly the motives of the aliens who we have spent this whole season fighting. Just more faceless, ...

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