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Kidou Senkan Nadesico: The Prince of Darkness

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English: Martian Successor Nadesico: The Prince of Darkness
Synonyms: Nadesico Movie
Japanese: 機動戦艦ナデシコ The prince of darkness


Type: Movie
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Aug 1, 1998
Studios: Xebec
Source: Original
Duration: 1 hr. 19 min.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)


Score: 6.841 (scored by 6,495 users)
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Ranked: #43592
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Popularity: #3841
Members: 12,013
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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.

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Characters & Voice Actors


Habara, Nobuyoshi
Assistant Producer
Satou, Tatsuo
Director, Script
Tanaka, Hideyuki
Sound Director
Oomori, Toshiyuki
Theme Song Arrangement, Theme Song Composition

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"Dearest" by Yumi Matsuzawa

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Oct 19, 2009
slax (All reviews)
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. read more
Feb 23, 2008
TemplarXIII (All reviews)
I was quite suprised to see no reviews of the movie, at least I thought the series was sufficiently popular to reel in an audience for the movie. Oh well, regardless, I really enjoyed the movie.

STORY: The movie primarly focuses on ruri hoshino, the current captain of the mobile battle ship Nadesico B. Yurika and Akito mysteriously disappear, and she and her crew investigate the new conflicts that arise during the earth's and jovian's unstable peace after the TV series. Officialy ruri is sixteen in the movie, so the movie takes place about 3-4 years after the series. The plot wasn't really read more
Jun 10, 2009
lishuss (All reviews)
One bit of advice when watching this movie: Don't Blink.

Seriously, the plot turns on you like a bad crowd at Yannifest and if you don't pay absolute attention to it it passes you by, causing you to scratch your head and ask 'wtf'. It did have its good parts but they were sparse at best. They spent way too long trying to convey what everyone was doing post-series but then decided to just flat-out stop at a certain point and try to get the plot up and running... to no avail.

the final battle follows closely with what the plot was doing and you read more
May 7, 2011
sporkaganza (All reviews)
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 read more


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