Vandread: The Second Stage

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Alternative Titles

Japanese: ヴァンドレッド the second stage
English: Vandread: The Second Stage
French: Vandread: The Second Stage 2eme saison
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Type: TV
Episodes: 13
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 5, 2001 to Jan 18, 2002
Premiered: Fall 2001
Broadcast: Unknown
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: 7.411 (scored by 3222232,222 users)
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Ranked: #24962
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Popularity: #2997
Members: 54,724
Favorites: 117

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Though Hibiki and crew defeated a super-huge battleship of the earth in the last of the first stage, they noticed five battleships further aiming at Mejeiru and Tarahk. And, crew of NIRVANA learnt Tarahk and Mejeiru which were their home had been faced to the crisis of Karitori (reaping). Travel to their home is speed up so that they may inform of the crisis. On the way, current information of the earth having been brought by girl Misty who had come to travel with them was worse than they can imagine. Hibiki and crew noticed a true fight was in the future. VANDREAD is finally changed into final system by the attack of the enemy who becomes violent more and more. Can they save their home? And, what happens to the relations between Hibiki and Dita?

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Characters & Voice Actors


Tanaka, Wataru
Mori, Takeshi
Director, Episode Director, Script, Storyboard, Planning
Tsuruoka, Youta
Sound Director
Katou, Toshiyuki
Episode Director, Storyboard


Opening Theme

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"Justice" by Aki Kudou

Ending Theme

1: "Yes Together" by Aki Kudou (eps 1-12)
2: "Trust" by Salia (eps 13)


Aug 16, 2007
It is impossible to enjoy the Vandread series without watching Vandread: The Second Stage. I believe that between the 2 series, the second one is superior.

Obviously, the second season is a continuation of the story that began in the first season. What I noticed about the second season is that all characters went through huge developments; if not, revelations. I don’t want to give out too many spoilers, but in the second season Hibiki is moving closer to his goal of proving his existence, his relationship with Dita is improving even more, and we learn more about characters such as Meia, Jura, Magno and B.C.

There ...
Dec 4, 2007
Highs: Smooth animation; stunning CGI
seamless plot continuation;
distinctive characters

Lows: Nothing too new; transition between comedy and
drama may lose some viewers; a not so spectacular ending

Review: As a direct sequel, Vandread: The Second Stage picks up exactly where the First Stage left off. Generally when dealing with a sequel we are left with an anime that tries too hard to better the original but in the end simply cannot compare. Thankfully, that is not the case as we have a powerful continuation that follows through with the strengths of its predecessor and takes it a step further to the next level.

Unlike other sequels, The Second ...
Jun 24, 2023
Mixed Feelings
I think the lack of delivery on a lot of what this series set up is probably its greatest disappointment, but it's hard to blame the second season alone for that. The action was a lot more bombastic and fun, the characters actually developed in some interesting directions (even if some of them remained largely frustrating), and while some of the plots evoked S1 more than S2, it felt like there was genuine progression and a through-line to this season that was lacking in the first. It's far from perfect, but it did more than I was expecting, so at least there's more to like ...

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