animated series Martian Successor Nadesico © Xebec
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Martian Successor Nadesico

The United Earth Forces have been at war with the Jovians, who appear to be a hostile alien race from Jupiter, for years. The Jovians have destroyed the Martian colony and military base and have all but wiped out Earth's space fleet. The future of Earth depends on the high-tech space battleship Nadesico, constructed by the independent arms manufacturer Nergal after the repeated failures of Earth's military. Commanded by an Admiral's daughter and crewed with a number of unorthodox civilians, the battleship defies both the Jovians and the United Earth Forces as it struggles to end the war and solve the mysteries behind the Martian colony's destruction.

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This is a hard one. It can be funny, boring, manic, meandering, simplistic, complex... think of a contradiction and it manages it. It took me months to start watching...
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Hmm...I have mixed feelings about this show. It's developed an enormous fanbase in the anime crowd, but I'm not sure it deserves its cult popularity. Still, I'll start with the...
Created by: Xebec
Language: English dub / Japanese
Country of Origin: Japan
[ Japanese ] Featuring the voices of:
Houko Kuwashima ... Yurika Misumaru
Yuji Ueda ... Akito Tenkawa
Kentarou Itou ... Jun Aoi
Naoko Takano ... Megumi Reinard
Omi Minami ... Ruri Hoshino
Maya Okamoto ... Minato Haruka
Chisa Yokoyama ... Ryoko Subaru
Shiho Kikuchi ... Hikaru Amano
Miki Nagasawa ... Izumi Maki
Tomokazu Seki ... Yamada Jiro / Gai Daigoji
[ English dub ] Featuring the voices of:
Jennifer Earhart ... Yurika Misumaru
Spike Spencer ... Akito Tenkawa
Mark Laskowski ... Jun Aoi
Jenny Strader ... Megumi Reinard
Kira Vincent-Davis ... Ruri Hoshino
Kelly Manison ... Minato Haruka
Tiffany Grant ... Ryoko Subaru
Cynthia Martinez ... Hikaru Amano
Tamara Lo ... Izumi Maki
Brett Weaver ... Yamada Jiro / Gai Daigoji
Directed by: Tatsuo Sato
Produced by: Toru Sato, Shinichi Ikeda and Kyoko Kobayashi
Executive Producers: John Ledford and Sharon Papa
Musical Score by: Takayuki Hattori
Theme Music by: Houko Kuwashima, Kiyoshi Yoshida, Toshiyuki Omori, Yuki Matsuura, Satomi Arimori and Yumi Matsuzawa
Writing Credits: Naruhisa Arakawa, Shou Aikawa and Takeshi Syudo

animated series Martian Successor Nadesico © XebecAfter its release, this series, also known as Nadesico, quickly became very popular in Japan, winning the Animage Grand Prix award in 1998. The series also references an original "meta-anime" called Gekiganger 3, of which a 30-minute OVA movie was compiled and released on DVD as an extra feature.

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