Rikujou Bouei-tai Mao-chan

Ground Defense Force! Mao-chan

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Japanese: 陸上防衛隊まおちゃん
English: Ground Defense Force! Mao-chan
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Type: TV
Episodes: 26
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jul 4, 2002 to Dec 26, 2002
Premiered: Summer 2002
Broadcast: Thursdays at 02:35 (JST)
Producers: None found, add some
Studios: Xebec
Source: Original
Genres: ComedyComedy, Sci-FiSci-Fi
Theme: MilitaryMilitary
Demographic: KidsKids
Duration: 12 min. per ep.
Rating: G - All Ages


Score: 6.751 (scored by 18231,823 users)
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Ranked: #60912
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Popularity: #7969
Members: 5,908
Favorites: 12

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Mao Onigawara is a happy 8-year-old grade-schooler and the granddaughter of Chief of Staff of Ground Defense Force. Equipped with her cloverleaf-shaped badge which enables her to transform (but gives her no special power whatsoever), Mao and her best friends (granddaughters of Chief of Staff of Air and Marine Defense Force, respectively) will defend Japan against the invasion from "cute aliens," who are way too cute to be dealt with by regular armed forces.

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Characters & Voice Actors


Moriyama, Atsushi
Iwasaki, Yoshiaki
Director, Episode Director, Storyboard
Kikuta, Hiromi
Sound Director
Hiroshima, Hideki
Episode Director


Opening Theme

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1: "ALL MY LOVE" by Yui Horie
2: "Brand new day" by Aice5 (2007 rebroadcast)

Ending Theme

1: "It's my style" by Yui Horie
2: "Eternity" by Aice5 (2007 rebroadcast)


Jun 3, 2014
Glad to see you again and let's focus on reviewing the series of Ground Defense Force Mao-chan for now!
I've bumped into this anime accidentally and, as convinced lolicon mahou shoujo fan, couldn't miss the opportunity to watch it. The first episode - well, just appreciate it yourself - seemed to be a gemstone of highest quality! That would be astonishing full-fledged trash magic girls anime as I thought. Clumsiness, stupidity, nonsense, moe and the nasty graphics - all of the things we starve to see were present, not to mention the overwhelmingly careless final of that very first episode that drowned me into laughter for ...
Jan 21, 2019
Rikujou Bouei-tai Mao-chan(Ground Defense Force Mao-chan in English) is a bit old anime back to in 2002, that is basically intended for kids. If you make a story of a war between military forces and aliens from another planets into an easy-going comedy at the maximum level, that will be Mao-chan.

The Story?
Japan has been invaded by cute aliens whose aims is still shrouded in mystery. It is immediately needed to stop their invading because they sometimes hurt people, though they look harmless. But their cute appearances which is rather like stuffed animals has made the situations difficult to deal with. If the government ...

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