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Megami Kouhosei


Alternative Titles

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

Information

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

Statistics

Score: 6.551 (scored by 7,703 users)
1 indicates a weighted score. Please note that 'Not yet aired' titles are excluded.
Ranked: #51052
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #2473
Members: 14,744
Favorites: 47
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Episodes: /12

Synopsis

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.

(Source: ANN)

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Characters & Voice Actors

Enna, Rei
Enna, Rei
Main
Obi, Yukimasa
Japanese
Obi, Yukimasa
Towryk, Kizna
Towryk, Kizna
Main
Nagasawa, Miki
Japanese
Nagasawa, Miki
Gner, Hiead
Gner, Hiead
Main
Chiba, Susumu
Japanese
Chiba, Susumu
Zain Elmes, Teela
Zain Elmes, Teela
Supporting
Amano, Yuri
Japanese
Amano, Yuri

Staff

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


Edit Opening Theme

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

Edit Ending Theme

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




More reviewsReviews

Jessa
Aug 4, 2008
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
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SoloButterfly
Jun 11, 2010
I had watched part of Pilot Candidate early in my discovery and immersion into being an anime fan and had fond memories of it, when a friend finally bought the whole series I eagerly borrowed it so I could get the full story. Unfortunately the full story is not what this show provides, and my memories were rosier than reality.

The show has some really nice art, though suffers some from the early CG and anime mixing where the CG is very obvious. Character designs are overall very attractive and in my opinion one of the highlights of the show. It's all down hill from read more
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RoarkTenjouin
May 11, 2015
(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
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Universal_SheeP
Sep 3, 2011
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
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