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)
Greg Stanley ...
 Additional Voices (10 episodes, 1996-1997)
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 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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Ruri Hoshino: Mr. Jiro Yamada is ready.
Gai: Gai Daigoji! Jiro Yamada is the boring name my mother gave me, Gai Daigoji is the name of my soul!
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Watashi Rashiku
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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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Enjoy it for What it is!
13 December 1999 | by (Elkhart, In) – See all my reviews

The only thing that really compares to this show is the movie "Scream." Both incorporated the knowledge all fans of each genre (horror for 'Scream' and mecha for MSN) to make something original and funny.

"Funny" being the prime word here. This thing is a riot! The entire crew of the Nadesico is made up the the biggest bunch of weirdoes this side of Jupiter. You've got a super-perky, dim, but, for no apparent reason, capable captain, a pilot obsessed with a cheesy 70's mecha show, a engineer who joined up just to get away from his wife, another pilot who just want to be a cook and for the captain to not be in love with him, a genius little girl you thinks everyone around her is an idiot (she's right), a beancounter, a former secretary, and a voice actor. Think 'Hogan's Heroes' meets 'BattleStar Galatica.

While the show is great, the US version has some flaws. The subtitled version is hard to read. For some reason a light blue color is used at times that's almost impossible to see. The dubbed version has screens that have had the kanji glaringly replaced with English.

On the plus side the VA in both versions are all very good. You also get the song lyrics in English and phonetics. That's a rather nice bonus.

MSN is a great parody of the mecha genre and to a greater extent anime fandom as a whole. The story is funny, but with enough serious stuff to keep things from getting to silly.

Overall, this is a good series to invest your anime-buying money in.


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