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Martian Successor Nadesico: :  -- 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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 (Series Cast Summary - 24 of 75)

Spike Spencer ... 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)

Jason Douglas ... Additional Voices (10 episodes, 1996-1997)

John Gremillion ... Additional Voices (10 episodes, 1996-1997)

Andy McAvin ... Additional Voices (10 episodes, 1996-1997)
Greg Stanley ... Additional Voices (10 episodes, 1996-1997)

Lew Temple ... Additional Voices (10 episodes, 1996-1997)

Junie Hoang ... 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)

Series Directed by
Tatsuo Satô (26 episodes, 1996-1997)
Naoyoshi Kusaka (7 episodes, 1996-1997)
Nobuyoshi Habara (4 episodes, 1996-1997)
Yoshihiro Oda (3 episodes, 1996-1997)
Takahiko Hoshiai (2 episodes, 1996-1997)
Hiroaki Sakurai (2 episodes, 1997)
Series Writing credits
Shô Aikawa (26 episodes, 1996-1997)
Michitaka Kikuchi (26 episodes, 1996-1997)
Naruhisa Arakawa (4 episodes, 1996-1997)
Hiroyuki Kawasaki (3 episodes, 1996-1997)
Tatsuo Satô (2 episodes, 1996-1997)
Satoru Akahori (1 episode, 1996)
Nobuyoshi Habara (1 episode, 1996)
Takeshi Shudo (1 episode, 1996)
Mitsuyasu Sakai (1 episode, 1997)

Series Produced by
Shin'ichi Ikeda .... producer: Yomiko (26 episodes, 1996-1997)
Noriko Kobayashi .... producer: TV Tokyo (26 episodes, 1996-1997)
Toru Sato .... producer: Xebec (26 episodes, 1996-1997)
Yukinao Shimoji .... planning producer: Xebec (26 episodes, 1996-1997)
Minoru Ôno .... planning producer: Yomiko (26 episodes, 1996-1997)

John Ledford .... executive producer (unknown episodes)
Mark Williams .... executive producer (unknown episodes)
Series Original Music by
Takayuki Hattori (26 episodes, 1996-1997)
Series Cinematography by
Hiroaki Matsuzawa (26 episodes, 1996-1997)
Yukio Sugiyama (26 episodes, 1996-1997)
Series Film Editing by
David Grundy (unknown episodes)
Series Art Direction by
Toshihisa Koyama (26 episodes, 1996-1997)
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Hiroaki Sakurai .... assistant episode director (14 episodes, 1996-1997)
Series Art Department
Tatsuo Satô .... storyboard artist (7 episodes, 1996-1997)
Naoyoshi Kusaka .... storyboard artist (4 episodes, 1996-1997)
Tadashi Shida .... storyboard artist (4 episodes, 1996-1997)
Itsurô Kawasaki .... storyboard artist (2 episodes, 1996)
Kiyotaka Ohata .... storyboard artist (2 episodes, 1996)
Hiroaki Sakurai .... storyboard artist (2 episodes, 1997)
Series Sound Department
Hideyuki Tanaka .... sound director: Audio Tanaka (26 episodes, 1996-1997)
Series Animation Department
Mika Akitaka .... main mechanical designer (26 episodes, 1996-1997)
Keiji Gotoh .... character designer / animation director / ... (26 episodes, 1996-1997)
Nobuyoshi Habara .... character designer: Gekiganger IIII / animation director / ... (26 episodes, 1996-1997)
Michitaka Kikuchi .... original character designer: Studio Tron (26 episodes, 1996-1997)
Yasuhiro Moriki .... mechanical designer (26 episodes, 1996-1997)
Rei Nakahara .... mechanical designer (26 episodes, 1996-1997)
Takumi Sakura .... mechanical designer: Kikaku Design Kôbô Sensen (26 episodes, 1996-1997)
Takeshi Takakura .... mechanical designer: Kikaku Design Kôbô Sensen (26 episodes, 1996-1997)
Meiju Maeda .... mechanical animation director / animation director / ... (6 episodes, 1996-1997)
Shin'ichi Yamaoka .... character animation director / animation director / ... (6 episodes, 1996-1997)
Natsuki Egami .... animation director (5 episodes, 1996-1997)
Tarô Ikegami .... animation director / mechanical animation director (5 episodes, 1996-1997)
Ken'ichi Hamazaki .... animation director (4 episodes, 1996-1997)

Yoshinori Kanada .... animator (unknown episodes)
Series Other crew
Shô Aikawa .... base planning (26 episodes, 1996-1997)
Toshimichi Ohtsuki .... base planning (26 episodes, 1996-1997)
Mitsuyasu Sakai .... science consultant (26 episodes, 1996-1997)
Tatsuo Satô .... base planning (26 episodes, 1996-1997)
Hiroshi Yamaguchi .... base planning (26 episodes, 1996-1997)

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Kidô senkan Nadeshiko" - Japan (original title)
"Mobile Battleship Nadesico" - USA
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Ruri Hoshino:Idiots. They're all idiots.
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2 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
Enjoy it for What it is!, 13 December 1999
Author: Skyrcket ( from Elkhart, In

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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