Megami Kouhosei

Candidate for Goddesses

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Synonyms: Pilot Candidate
Japanese: 女神候補生
English: Candidate for Goddesses
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Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jan 20, 2000 to Mar 27, 2000
Premiered: Winter 2000
Broadcast: Mondays at 18:00 (JST)
Producers: Bandai Visual, ING
Studios: Xebec
Source: Manga
Genres: ActionAction, Sci-FiSci-Fi
Themes: MechaMecha, MilitaryMilitary, SpaceSpace
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 6.341 (scored by 1049710,497 users)
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Ranked: #75252
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Popularity: #4512
Members: 22,177
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In the future humankind has expanded and colonized other planets. Then an alien species, Victim, attacks the human colonies leaving only one planet, Zion. In an effort to stop Victim from destroying the last planet a training school, GOA, is set up to gather boys from the Zion colonies and train them to become pilots of the Ingrids AKA The Goddesses, five fighting robots that protect Zion. The boys must possess a rare blood type, EO, as well as a special ability, or EX. Zero (Candidate 88) has just arrived in GOA when he falls into the cockpit of the Ingrid Eeva-Leena. Since the synch between pilot and Ingrid are very sensitive everyone believes the Goddess will kill Zero in an attempt to synch. Just before Zero passes out he makes a full synch with the Goddess. Before he can find out more about the incident, his pilot training begins.

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Characters & Voice Actors


Hongou, Mitsuru
Director, Episode Director, Storyboard
Mima, Masafumi
Sound Director
Takadera, Takeshi
Sound Director
Kimura, Shinichirou
Episode Director, Storyboard


Opening Theme

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"Aim for Zion, the Planet of Hope" by Tomoyuki Asakawa

Ending Theme

1: "Chance" by Koizumi Kouhei (eps 1-11)
2: "Kagayaki" by Koizumi Kouhei (eps 12)


Sep 6, 2016
Maybe its the Nostalgia talking or maybe Im just stupid. But Candidate for Goddess is one of those series that I have always seemed to just enjoy.
Overtime I finish watching it I always find myself hoping to find more. Are some of the characters boring, uninteresting, or a waste? Sure. But I think that is less to do with the actual story than it is the pacing of this story. I mean I believe that this world is too big for a 12 episode series. Heck, even when I went to the manga for a conclusion I didn't get one!
I genuinely want to ...
Jul 17, 2011
Mixed Feelings
Candidate for Goddess can be more aptly described as being one big, juicy bait.

It presents potential viewers with its premiere episode ‘00’, bountiful amounts of eye-candy, a seemingly interesting plot filled with mystery and lots of space battles to satisfy even the most hard-core action fans. However, what this anime doesn’t want you to know is one dark, little secret: There is no ending. It piles on with every episode more drama, more symbolism, more of everything and just when you expect something epic to happen, you’re just left with thin air. I won’t say I didn’t fall in its trap; it’d be as big ...
Jul 2, 2022
I'm in the saga of seeing a Mecha anime of each year starting in 1975, even without following the order, I just choose a random year and see.
Megami Kouhosei was the second of this saga, and was the first bad Mecha of the saga. The first one I completed from this saga was Densetsu Kyojin Ideon, which is the best Mecha anime I've seen so far.

Megami Kouhosei is a strange case in that it's bad, but I don't hate it.
This anime is extremely slow, and things happen not only slowly, but erratically as well.
It's poorly written, doesn't know where it wants to go and the ...

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