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Seasons:
1
Release Date:
8 January 2002 (Japan) See more »
Tagline:
A second coming of panic!
Plot:
Sousuke Sagara, a member of a covert anti-terrorist private military organization known as Mithril, tasked with protecting Kaname Chidori, a spirited Japanese high school girl.
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"What is your major malfunction dirtbag?" is what was missing, and is possibly what Kaname might have been thinking about Sagara. See more (17 total) »

Cast

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Satsuki Yukino ... Kaname Chidori (24 episodes, 2002)
Tomokazu Seki ... Sousuke Sagara / ... (24 episodes, 2002)

Jason Douglas ... Additional Voices / ... (24 episodes, 2002)
Yukana Nogami ... Teletha 'Tessa' Testarossa / ... (21 episodes, 2002)
Akio Ôtsuka ... Lt. Cmdr. Andrey Kalinin / ... (20 episodes, 2002)
Shin'ichirô Miki ... Kurz Weber / ... (20 episodes, 2002)
Michiko Neya ... Melissa Mao / ... (19 episodes, 2002)
Masahiko Tanaka ... Gauron (15 episodes, 2002)
Tomomichi Nishimura ... Cmdr. Richard Mardukas (12 episodes, 2002)
Ikue Kimura ... Kyoko Tokiwa (12 episodes, 2002)
Mamiko Noto ... Shinji Kazama (11 episodes, 2002)
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Series Directed by
Kôichi Chigira (unknown episodes)
 
Series Writing credits
Shôji Gatô (24 episodes, 2002)

Series Produced by
John Ledford .... executive producer (unknown episodes)
Mark Williams .... executive producer (unknown episodes)
 
Series Original Music by
Toshihiko Sahashi (unknown episodes)
 
Series Art Department
Akihiko Nishiyama .... storyboard artist (1 episode, 2002)

Kôichi Chigira .... storyboard artist (unknown episodes)
 
Series Sound Department
Kyle Jones .... adr director (24 episodes, 2002)
Jacob A. Gragard .... adr recordist (8 episodes, 2002)
Cesar Inserny .... adr recordist / dialogue editor (4 episodes, 2002)
 
Series Animation Department
Itsuko Takeda .... animation director (1 episode, 2002)
Kôichi Usami .... animation director (1 episode, 2002)

Kanetake Ebikawa .... mechanical designer (unknown episodes)
Osamu Horiuchi .... animation director / character designer (unknown episodes)
Toshiaki Ihara .... mechanical designer (unknown episodes)
 
Series Other crew
Mark Clark Jr. .... production assistant (24 episodes, 2002)
Brady Hartel .... production assistant (24 episodes, 2002)

Kôichi Chigira .... story editor (unknown episodes)
Shôji Gatô .... story editor (unknown episodes)
Kôji Itô .... mechanical design director (unknown episodes)
Carole Pavlik .... production assistant (unknown episodes)
Fumihiko Shimo .... story editor (unknown episodes)
Masayuki Takano .... original mechanical designer (unknown episodes)
 

Production CompaniesDistributors
  • ADV Films (2003) (USA) (DVD)
  • AXN (2009) (Hungary) (TV) (re-release) (AXN Sci-Fi)

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Australia:M (DVD rating) | Canada:14A (Manitoba) (video rating) | Canada:G (Quebec) (VHS/DVD rating) | Canada:13+ (Quebec) (vol 1) | Germany:12 (DVD rating) | Germany:16 (volume 6, 7) | New Zealand:M | Singapore:NC-16 | South Korea:15 | UK:12 (some episodes) | UK:PG (some episodes) | USA:TV-14 | USA:TV-PG (re-rating)
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Quotes:
Sgt. Sagara Sousuke:There is not a problem.
Kaname Chidori:Shut up!
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8 out of 11 people found the following review useful.
"What is your major malfunction dirtbag?" is what was missing, and is possibly what Kaname might have been thinking about Sagara., 22 August 2005
Author: au_law2001 from Philippines

Wow, a very funny anime series that has a lot of stuff, action, comedy, romance, drama, a little psychological theme ala Evangelion, but not too much of it, but a bit similar, and the main character who acts a little bit like Heero of Gundam, except crazier! In this one, a secret military organization serving no certain country, with technology and military equipment that years advanced and is ahead of Japan, US and Russia, deals with dangerous situations and rescues people from terrorist attacks, now has to protect someone, a Japanese student who is said to be a "whispered" the ones who have knowledge about secret technology, and is said to be targeted by terrorists, so they send someone, a 16 year old of Japanese descent to be the one to protect her, the 16 year old, who is Japanese, was raised in Afghani deserts and was trained as a child soldier, has had a lot of training, from unarmed combat, to piloting the M9 mechs, but has one problem: he doesn't have a clue of how to live in a normal environment with people his own age. So this maybe a tough mission for him. Overall a very funny show and perhaps one the best new giant robot animes out there, cool characters and beautiful animation, and intense action, and great comedy, especially the school scenes with Sagara, who still doesn't know a thing about high school or Japan. Sad. The only problem is that some of the characters, especially the bad guy, had very little character development, that the origin and explanation of their background was too vague. But overall a decent show recommended to all otaku, even to those who non or open to this type of animation.

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