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Kidou Senkan Nadesico


Alternative Titles

English: Martian Successor Nadesico
Japanese: 機動戦艦ナデシコ

Information

Type: TV
Episodes: 26
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 1, 1996 to Mar 25, 1997
Premiered: Fall 1996
Broadcast: Unknown
Studios: Xebec
Source: Original
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older

Statistics

Score: 7.601 (scored by 11,825 users)
1 indicates a weighted score. Please note that 'Not yet aired' titles are excluded.
Ranked: #12852
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #1711
Members: 27,915
Favorites: 315
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Episodes: /26

Synopsis

Akito doesn't want to fight. Despite a childhood spent on the anime Gekiganger 3, a Mecha show, he'd rather cook than pilot a Mecha. Fate intervenes when his home on Mars is destroyed, and he is transported instantly to the Earth, mysteriously. He has questions no one can answer fully, but follows a girl from a chance meeting in hopes to discover any. The girl, Yurika, is captain of the private battleship Nadesico, and in order to follow her, he enlists as their cook. Possessing the nanite implants that allow to control mechas, he's a handy backup pilot for the mechas of the Nadesico. He joins a crew bent on avenging Mars that seems to be composed of only misfits, otakus, and ditzes; however, in reality, they are handpicked experts. They take their own private war back to Mars to face the harsh reality that life may not always be like a Giant Mecha series.

(Source: ANN)

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Characters & Voice Actors

Tenkawa, Akito
Tenkawa, Akito
Main
Ueda, Yuji
Japanese
Ueda, Yuji
Misumaru, Yurika
Misumaru, Yurika
Main
Kuwashima, Houko
Japanese
Kuwashima, Houko
Hoshino, Ruri
Hoshino, Ruri
Supporting
Minami, Omi
Japanese
Minami, Omi
Daigoji, Gai
Daigoji, Gai
Supporting
Seki, Tomokazu
Japanese
Seki, Tomokazu

Staff

Greenfield, Matt
Greenfield, Matt
Producer, ADR Director
Satou, Tatsuo
Satou, Tatsuo
Director, Storyboard, Planning
Tanaka, Hideyuki
Tanaka, Hideyuki
Sound Director
Ohata, Kiyotaka
Ohata, Kiyotaka
Episode Director, Storyboard


Edit Opening Theme

"You Get to Burning" by Yumi Matsuzawa

Edit Ending Theme

#1: "Watashi Rashiku (私らしく)" by Houko Kawashima (eps 1-25)
#2: "Itsuka... Shinjite (いつか…信じて)" by Kasumi Matsumura (ep 26)




More reviewsReviews

Beatnik
Jun 13, 2009
This show works on so many levels it can whizz right past viewers heads because of its frenetic pace and glorious slapstick behaviour, but make no mistake there was plenty of thought put into the script of this 90's classic.

Nadesico is a love letter to the space/mecha genre, both laughing at it and along with it with the same level of panache as Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann.

It parodies the genre with clichés, and honours it by keeping to them itself. For example, Nadesico lampoons over the top sacrifices via its in-show 70’s/80's inspired mecha anime ‘Gekigangar 3’ then does the same thing itself anyway, read more
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MaidenVarius
Apr 27, 2010
While there are mounds and mounds of great anime, there is also most certainly mounds and mounds of bad anime. In fact, the number in the "bad" category surely surpasses the amount in the "good" category. It's clear what my stand is on this anime by just looking at the rating which I have given it. However, the tough part is knocking the feelings when viewing this anime into a simple coherent review. Bear with me, as this is my very first review....ever.

STORY - I guess I will start with the story, the fantastic story. The story is mostly a parody of more modern read more
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Quan_
Aug 11, 2015
[Adapted From Original Blog Post]

There were times as I watched Martian Successor Nadesico when I honestly began to wonder if I was having some elaborate prank pulled on me. The space opera genre has always been somewhat of a trophy for the anime medium, no other medium seems to do it justice; I mean Starblazers, come on! A classic in every way. But here was this obscure anime from 1996 practically yelling at me during its first dozen episodes: "why the hell do you like anime? If all of this stuff: grandiose spaceships, a crew of highly trained teenagers that are respective prodigies in their read more
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L-sama
May 10, 2008
I consider myself relatively new to the mecha anime genre, with my main exposure to it being in the form of Evangelion, Gundam, and a little bit of Macross. So when I heard about Nadesico and its parodies, I figured that it wouldn’t hurt to give it a go. To be honest, I don’t think I’ve laughed more throughout any other series.

Whether you’re a seasoned veteran or new to mecha anime, Nadesico doesn’t fail in its quest to poke fun at its ancestry and let you know about it. It’s rather fun to watch the show and point out the parody moments in each episode. read more
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