Gunparade March: Arata Naru Kougunka

Gunparade March: A New Song for the March

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Alternative Titles

Japanese: ガンパレード・マーチ -新たなる行軍歌-
English: Gunparade March: A New Song for the March
Spanish: Gunparade March
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Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Feb 6, 2003 to Apr 24, 2003
Premiered: Winter 2003
Broadcast: Unknown
Producers: Rondo Robe, d-rights
Studios: J.C.Staff
Source: Game
Genres: ActionAction, DramaDrama, RomanceRomance, Sci-FiSci-Fi
Themes: MechaMecha, MilitaryMilitary
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 6.731 (scored by 62256,225 users)
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Ranked: #56472
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Popularity: #5186
Members: 16,864
Favorites: 26


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Episodes: /12


It began in 1945, at the end of the Pacific War. Alien invaders filled the earth's Skies, and mankind was forced to confront an unprecedented threat. For the first time in human history, people of all cultures came together under one banner.

This war has now been raging for over fifty years. Countless lives have been lost, and the Japanese military is now forced to rely on young people such as Atsushi Hayami and his high school class, also known as Unit 5121. This new generation fearlessly struggles on with the aid of the HWT humanoid combat machines and the devastating PBE bomb.

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Characters & Voice Actors


Takayama, Fumihiko
Producer, Series Composition, Screenplay
Sakurabi, Katsushi
Mima, Masafumi
Sound Director
Yamamoto, Hideyo


Opening Theme

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"Shinjitsu no Tobira (Door of Truth)" by Yoko Ishida (eps 2-12)

Ending Theme

"Yami o Koete" by Masumi Harada


Nov 8, 2007
Gunparade March is a unique anime.

The story based of the manga by the same name is great. Gunaparde takes place in a alternate future when after the end of WWII in 1945 a alien race appears on the earth and begins to kill of humans. Fast forward 54 years to 1999 humans are still fighting. The story takes place in Japan one of the last remaining strongholds on the planet. The story focuses on the 5121st Platoon who are made up mainly of young teenagers who were drafted.

The characters were great adding life and emotion to the anime. I personally ...
Jul 15, 2008
Mixed Feelings
Story: 6 (Great action horrible drama)
Art: 7 (Most of the money went into the mech battles)
Sound: 4 (without the mecha, this would have been a zero)
Character: 3 (Never seen such a large group i could care less)
Enjoyment: 5 (it was both fun and agonizing at the same time)
Overall: 25/50 = 5.0 (watch this as one of your last resorts)

Don't be fooled by the cool mecha action you get from episode one. Thats just there to draw you in to the story. As you keep watching, you will come to realize it's all a ploy. A ploy to lure you into a romantic comedy ...
Aug 4, 2019
Story 3/10

The thing that I hate most about this anime is the way it changes tone so spontaneously. For example, the characters may be rehearsing for a play one second, but a siren goes off and a voice says "Unit 5121 prepare for battle" then we see the characters getting in their giant robot suits to fight the aliens. What if an anime like Toradora did this? It's like the anime goes from being this slice of life anime to an action scifi anime at a moments notice.

However, what makes it worse is that it fails at both being a slice of life anime ...

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