Martian Successor Nadesico (1996– )
"Kidô senkan Nadeshiko" (original title)

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Some unknown presence is attacking Earth with dangerous robots and the only thing that can save the day is the crew of the Nadesico: a powerful spaceship.

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 Akito Tenkawa (10 episodes, 1996-1997)
Mark Laskowski ...
 Juk Idi (10 episodes, 1996-1997)
Phil Ross ...
 Jin (10 episodes, 1996-1997)
John Swasey ...
 Seiya (10 episodes, 1996-1997)
Rob Mungle ...
 Goat Hory (10 episodes, 1996-1997)
Paul Sidello ...
 Prospector (10 episodes, 1996-1997)
Jay Hickman ...
 Chairman (10 episodes, 1996-1997)
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 Additional Voices (10 episodes, 1996-1997)
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 Additional Voices (10 episodes, 1996-1997)
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 Additional Voices (10 episodes, 1996-1997)
Greg Stanley ...
 Additional Voices (10 episodes, 1996-1997)
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 Eri / ... (10 episodes, 1996-1997)
Brett Weaver ...
 Gai (10 episodes, 1996-1997)
Yûji Ueda ...
 Tenkawa Akito (9 episodes, 1996)
Houko Kuwashima ...
 Misumaru Yurika (9 episodes, 1996)
Kentarô Itô ...
 Jun Aoi (9 episodes, 1996)
Naoko Takano ...
 Megumi Reynard (9 episodes, 1996)
Maya Okamoto ...
 Haruka Minato (9 episodes, 1996)
Omi Minami ...
 Hoshino Ruri (9 episodes, 1996)
Nobuo Tobita ...
 Seiya Uribatake (8 episodes, 1996)
Jûrôta Kosugi ...
 Holly Goto (4 episodes, 1996)
Nobuo Tanaka ...
 Fukube Jin / ... (3 episodes, 1996)
Kenichi Ono ...
 Prospector (3 episodes, 1996)
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The Earth is being attack by machines from Jupiter called Jovian Lizards, the Earth's last hope may be the Nadesico, a highly advanced spaceship created by a huge corporation. One of the crew-members, Atiko Tenkawa, a chef/pilot turns up to discover his childhood friend Yurika Misumara is the captain. Yurika has a crush on Akito, but other crew-members love him too, presenting Yurika with competition. Akito, however, isn't interested in any of the girls, due to the fact that he's busy cooking and trying to cope with a past trauma. Soon the crew discovers that the Lizards aren't what they appear and may have more enemies than they bargained for. Written by Kai-18

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[Repeated line]
Ruri Hoshino: Idiots. They're all idiots.
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Followed by Kidô senkan Nadeshiko: Prince of Darkness (1998) See more »

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Watashi Rashiku
(Being Myself)
Ending Theme (Episodes #1-25)
Performed by Houko Kuwashima
Music by Yuki Matsuura and Kiyoshi Yoshida
Lyrics by Yuki Matsuura
Arrangement by Yuki Matsuura and Kiyoshi Yoshida
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A superb parody of the mecha genre
27 December 2000 | by (Keene NH USA) – See all my reviews

MSN takes the usually ultra-serious mecha genre and makes fun of it in every way possible, with homages to "Macross/Robotech" "Mobile Suit Gundam" "Star Blazers/Yamato" "Neon Genesis Evangelion" and also old-school shows like "Mazinger Z/Tranzor Z" and "GoLion/Voltron". To any anime fan who's familiar with these works, Nadesico is a riot, although those who are not, or non-anime fans, might be slightly lost. However, the series has it's own interesting story to keep people interested, involving a war between Earth and mysterious space aliens who attack from Jupiter. The animation quality is variable, but it shouldn't harm your enjoyment of the show. The dub's pretty good too, although hardcore anime fans will be turned off by the use of overlays.


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