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Anime Profile: Martian Successor Nadesico

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Martian Successor Nadesico Kidou Senkan Nadesico(機動戦艦ナデシコ)("Mobile Battleship Nadesico") Martian Successor Nadesico
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  Mobile Battleship Nadesico
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Martian Successor Nadesico: The Prince of Darkness(movie)  
26 TV episodes, 1 movie 26 TV episodes, 1 movie
2000 Oct. 1, 1996–March 24, 1997
A.D. Vision Studio Xebec
  Kia Asamiya
  Tatsuo Sato
Action, Comedy, Mecha Action, Comedy, Mecha
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Last I checked, this anime was available on DVD at Amazon, and on VHS at Amazon.

Anime Characters: Martian Successor Nadesico

English Name
Japanese Name
English Name
Japanese Name
Ai Ai Ryoko Subaru Ryoko Subaru
Akito Tenkawa Akito Tenkawa Seiya Uribatake Seiya Uribatake
Erina Kinjo Won Erina Kinjo Won Yurika Misumaru Yurika Misumaru
Gai Daikouji Gai Daikouji Akara Akara
Hikaru Amano Hikaru Amano Eri Eri
Inez Fressange Inez Fressange Haruki Haruki
Izumi Maki Izumi Maki Holly Gooto Holly Gooto
Jun Aoi Jun Aoi Jin Fukube Jin Fukube
Megumi Raynard Megumi Reinard Motoichirou Motoichirou
Minato Haruka Minato Haruka Rirical Rirical
Ms. Howmei Ms. Howmei The Vector Bros. The Vector Bros.
Nagare Akatsuki Nagare Akatsuki Yukina Shiratori Yukina Shiratori
Ruri Hoshino Ruri Hoshino    

Anime Description: Martian Successor Nadesico

In the year 2195, invaders from Jupiter attack terran colonies on Mars. Equipped with advanced technology, they're tearing the local forces to pieces. So Nergal Heavy Industries gathers the greatest minds on Earth to put together an answer: a ship combining all the best technologies available to fight back the Jovian threat. The result is the High Mobile Battleship Nadesico...and it's now under the control of perhaps the wackiest crew imaginable!

Come aboard the Nadesico...where the captain is a fresh-out-of-college admiral's daughter, the top mech pilot is the ship's assistant cook, the rest of the crew is just plain strange...and everyone is just crazy about old giant robot anime! Martian Successor Nadesico is romantic action comedy in space with more than a few twists.

Anime Description: Martian Successor Nadesico

Martian Successor Nadesico started out as a comic book created by Kia Asamiya and ended up being transferred to anime in 1996. The series main character is Akito Tenkawa who was the sole survivor of the attack on Mars by the Jovian Lizards from Jupiter in the year 2195 that became known as the "First Battle of Mars". (that is until later in the series he gets reunited with a little girl named Ai who was talking with him on Mars and was presumed dead with the other habitants).

A year later, Akito is a fry cook trying to forget about the incident. However, the Jovian Lizards return and Akito's fear of them causes him to get fired at the restaurant he was working in. While job hunting, he gets re-united with 20 year-old Yurika Misumaru who was Akito's former neighbor on Mars, and lover who dedicated her life to making his life a living hell. When he follows her to Nergal Heavy Industries, Akito learns that Yurika is the captain of the High Mobile Battleship Nadesico that will embark on a journey to defeat the Jovian Lizards. Soon he becomes not only a fry cook on the Nadesico, but an Aestivalis robot pilot. And so the Nadesico, run by a selected group of civilians, heads to Mars and beyond.

After its 26 episode TV run ended in 1997, a movie was released in 1998 that followed the characters three years after the TV setting. Anime fans who love babes will be pleased to know that Nadesico has a gallery full of babes. Taking mecha shows to a new level, Nadesico is the wildest space adventure that was considered the "Best Anime Show Of All Time".

Audio Files: Martian Successor Nadesico

  • You Get to Burning - opening theme for "Martian Successor Nadesico", performed by Yumi Matsuzawa

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