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Megami Kouhosei

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Synonyms: Candidate for Goddess, Pilot Candidate
Japanese: 女神候補生


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
Studios: Xebec
Source: Manga
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 6.541 (scored by 7,826 users)
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Ranked: #52562
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Popularity: #2607
Members: 15,179
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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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"Aim for Zion, the Planet of Hope" by Tomoyuki Asakawa

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

More reviewsReviews

Aug 4, 2008
Jessa (All reviews)
I think Candidate for Goddess didn't get the recognition is deserved in the least bit. The 12 episodes were very enjoyable, but I feel like it got cut too short. And because it's quite short, this review will be as well!

Story has some similarities to Evangelion, but not to make it a direct copy or a rip. The characters were fun and enjoyable. The animation was well done-- clean and crisp. Character development could be a bit more, as there was so much room for potential growth.

Overall, Candidate for Goddess is enjoyable, light hearted, and fun. I highly recommend watching it if you can find read more
May 11, 2015
RoarkTenjouin (All reviews)
(Note that this review is based off of the TV show alone, and does not include the OVA)

Occasionally, whenever I watch a show, I'll wonder if the show has a function to serve aside from provide entertainment, and if so, what is that function (this isn't exclusive to anime - I've wondered this while watching shows like Numb3rs and Burn Notice)? Even if I'm watching an anime based off of a manga, I still will have this question every now and then. Pilot Candidate was a show that I found myself asking this question.

Story: 5/10
The story is somewhat standard for a mecha show read more
Sep 3, 2011
Universal_SheeP (All reviews)
I was uh what seven episodes in and I thought the show was fairly bad but watching the last five episodes....I felt ripped off. Normally I wouldn't mind but this went from being bad to just being terrible!

Pilot Candidate or Candidate for Goddess is the typical show about a young feisty protagonist who wants to fulfill -insert dream here-. Plus or what should be a plus is that we get mechs added into the shounen mix! With a cast with over ten members, and 12 episodes to tell a story how bad does Pilot Candidate fall?

Well I will describe what can be the pros read more
Jan 5, 2017
Sk8erPrince (All reviews)
Before I begin, I am just gonna say... AVOID THIS SHOW LIKE THE PLAGUE. That is all. I'm gonna rant how bad it is, if you'll excuse me.

Story: 0/10

Art: 7/10

Sound: 1/10

Character: 0/10

Enjoyment: 0/10

Overall: 0/10

This is one of the most appalling anime I've watched, next to Voices of a Distant Star and Orange Road. Even with industry elites like Michelle Ruff (Rukia), Joshua Seth (Tai) and Richard Cansino (Kenshin), whom played the roles of Kizuna, Zero and Azuma respectively, they still couldn't save the damn show. Not to mention that the directing was atrocious as well. Even the most acclaimed voice talent can't rescue a shipwreck read more


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