Kidou Senkan Nadesico: The Prince of Darkness

Martian Successor Nadesico: The Prince of Darkness

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Synonyms: Nadesico Movie
Japanese: 機動戦艦ナデシコ The prince of darkness
English: Martian Successor Nadesico: The Prince of Darkness
French: Martian Successor Nadesico: The Prince of Darkness
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Type: Movie
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Aug 1, 1998
Studios: Xebec
Source: Original
Genres: ActionAction, Award WinningAward Winning, DramaDrama, Sci-FiSci-Fi
Themes: MechaMecha, PsychologicalPsychological, SpaceSpace
Duration: 1 hr. 19 min.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)


Score: 6.721 (scored by 87168,716 users)
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Ranked: #55532
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Popularity: #5261
Members: 16,965
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Two years have passed since the end of the "Martian Successor Nadesico." Akito and Yurika have disappeared. The Jovians and the Earthlings have joined forces and Ruri is now captain of Nadesico B. As the popularity of Boson Jumping grows, a vast transportation network has been developed. Dubbed the Hisago Plan, this network of Chulip portals holds the answers to the mysteries behind Bose particles and their power. If those secrets should fall into the wrong hands, it could mean big trouble. And big trouble there is. A Martian splinter group has launched an offensive, leaving the United Forces befuddled and desperate. So much so, in fact, that the former crew of the Nadesico is called back to active duty for a special unsanctioned mission-to save us all. Does this menagerie of misfits have what it takes? Who will win the race for the Boson technology? And what the heck happened to Akito and Yurika?


The series won the 1998 Animage's Anime Grand Prix Award. It also won the 1999 Seiun Award for Best Dramatic Presentation.

Characters & Voice Actors


Habara, Nobuyoshi
Assistant Producer
Takahashi, Tomoko
Assistant Producer
Satou, Tatsuo
Director, Script
Tanaka, Hideyuki
Sound Director


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Ending Theme

"Dearest" by Yumi Matsuzawa


May 7, 2011
Before I get to anything else, let me point out something: This movie isn't intended to be watched right after the anime with no information given. There was actually a video game made that takes place in between the television series and the movie where a lot of important things happen. You can watch the movie right after the anime and probably still understand it, but it might distract you from the story of the movie trying to figure out what happened. It's called Martian Successor Nadesico: The Blank of Three Years. I don't think it's necessary to actually play it (I haven't), but finding ...
Mar 2, 2015
Honestly this movie was pretty badly done could of been much better.Overall it was good but the story was too flat. It basically was revolution we found akito and back o the usual gimmicks.The art and everything was good for a 1990's anime.The characters well same off as the tv series nothing new.For the people who liked the tv series i recommend u watch the movie at your own risk it will leave u just like it left u at the end of the show clueless and wanting more
Oct 19, 2009
I recommend all Nadesico fans to NOT watch this movie.

"What were they thinking when they made this?" - That's the first thing that comes to mind when looking at Prince of Darkness. This isn't Nadesico, this isn't the GEKIGAN FLARE-yelling, hotblooded- yet lighthearted- and satiric view of the real robot genre that made Nadesico unique, interesting and a brilliant watch. No, this is a dark, murderous, hideous shadow of Nadesico. It's what you get if you lock Nadesico into a dark room for a couple years, continuously poke it with a cattle prod and feed it nothing but raw meat. It's just not the same. ...

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