Can Ci Pin: Fangzhu Xingkong

The Defective

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Japanese: 残次品·放逐星空
English: The Defective
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Type: ONA
Episodes: 16
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jul 30, 2021 to Nov 5, 2021
Producers: bilibili
Licensors: Funimation
Studios: None found, add some
Source: Novel
Genres: ActionAction, Sci-FiSci-Fi
Duration: 19 min. per ep.
Rating: None


Score: 6.901 (scored by 591591 users)
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Ranked: #43512
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Popularity: #9573
Members: 2,213
Favorites: 25

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Year 270 of the Nova Calendar, General Lin of the Star Alliance is framed and banished to the edge of space. Five years later upon the invasion of interstellar pirates, Lin has to start the interstellar adventure and expose the mastermind behind the conspiracy with his "defectives."

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Adaptation of priest's novel by the same title.

Characters & Voice Actors

Jingshu, Lin






Jingshu, Huang



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Opening Theme

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"Xiang Yong Gezi Bu Wanzheng (Embracing the incomplete; 相拥各自不完整)" by Angela Chang (張韶涵)

Ending Theme

"Xingkong Qiongding (Under the Stars; 星空穹顶)" by Elvis Wang (王晰)

Nov 30, 2021
ST63LTH (All reviews)
The Defective follows General Lin, Lu father and Lu son, the headmaster of a school of 4 underprivileged kids as well as General Lin's AI assistant. After getting swept up in the affairs of General Lin and losing their home planets, the team embark on a journey to learn of the connections to who colluded in the betrayal of General Lin as well as try to survive with large factions chasing them down. During their journey, the team make many discoveries as well as meet with powerful enemies and their large arsenal of Eden-grade weaponry.

Story: 4/10 (spoilers)
Many parts of the donghua were hard to read more
Jan 24, 2022
twistluv (All reviews)
After watching the first time, i got interested enough to read the novel too. The anime is great as it is fast pace and the visuals and fighting scenes are awesome. The novels fills out a lot of interesting details that are not captured in the anime, with a lot of plots and politics involves it is therefore quite slow pace for the novel. but this is a deeply thought out story that puts a lot of effort in character and relationship growth. the relationship between the 2 main lead is really touching and sweet ... really wish i can see in the anime, but read more
Jan 21, 2022
banichan (All reviews)
Since the only other review is relatively critical, I thought I would offer my perspective, which was decidedly more positive.

Story - this is based on a novel by Priest, who is always good for an interesting storyline. I personally had no issues following along, although I did watch in Chinese, and the subtitles are mediocre which may lead to confusion. Note that the original source was written as novel, not a manga, so I would caution against assuming each season will be a true "arc" the way a lot of Japanese anime shows are. Personally I loved the world-building and the exciting sci-fi read more

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Poll: Can Ci Pin: Fangzhu Xingkong Episode 16 Discussion
ManyLovelythings - Nov 4, 2021
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Apr 22, 4:24 PM
How was the donghua?
ManyLovelythings - Nov 5, 2021
3 replies by CG »»
Nov 13, 2021 4:28 AM