Gargantia on the Verdurous Planet

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4.6
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  • 84 out of 92 people found this review helpful:
    Not your average Mecha anime!
    When I first saw the preview image, I had an idea for the anime that was completely irrelevant.

    The story follows Ensign Ledo, who has been in the military forces for his entire life, fighting off various alien creatures of the universe. On one of the missions, through an unprecedented disaster, Ledo is left stranded on Earth with cultural and lingual differences between the people. He's ...
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  • 44 out of 52 people found this review helpful:
    The best frigging anime I've seen this season!
    This is one of the best anime coming out this season. To me, within the first episode it promised a great entertainment for the next few months. This may seem like a typical review from a shonen loving guy, but its actually from a very picky girl. The anime is very promising and it made me scream a massive 'WHAT!' when the episode ended. Not because of a shocker ending, but because it was over and ...
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  • 8 out of 8 people found this review helpful:
    Amazing first epiode
    Ok so to start this anime seems awesome. I like the whole premise of it and the animation and art are awesome. It has been a while since I have gotten excited over something and this definitely has promise.
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  • Fantastic setting/atmosphere
    Extend this series by a couple episodes; throw in some light heart-ed character development with romance during the linguistic barrier, add some extra lore to further develop the already superb setting, and you've got a well built story with a dramatic ending that the critics would love.

    With that said it was a very enjoyable ride in a truly immersive setting and is certainly worth a watch.
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  • Great potential, but bland characters and episode count held it back
    There were some interesting ideas in this series, but it failed to deliver overall. I would consider it above average, but not a classic.

    I enjoyed the early culture shock and language barrier stuff. They could’ve done way more with this. It may have been a better series if it had more episodes. The show does succeed in that I would like to see more of this world.

    The characters all felt ...
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  • Not what I excpected
    This was an amazing anime, it made me genuinely happy to watch, it's bright and warm, and with a story dark and compelling. Really not what I excpected it to be at all. Lots of action, comedy, character development, beautiful romance. Just a brilliant anime overall.
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  • Thrilling and Shocking, a Must Watch Anime
    Gargantia on the Verdurous Plant (Suisei no Gargantia) is a short anime with only 13 episodes. Despite the length, the anime packs in moderate character development and shocking plot twists.
    It is based on a futuristic, utopian, war-ridden space colony and an antiquated dystopian Earth civilization. The Earth civilization prospered from what was left behind when most of the humans evacuated the ...
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  • 0 out of 1 people found this review helpful:
    Original and engaging
    I found it difficult to not watch this entire series in one sitting, and I consider myself somewhat picky about anime.

    The bad:
    - The series prematurely ended with a 'mop up', but not the worst I've seen.
    - Character development is a bit lacking, but to be expected in a short series.
    - Some fan service, the girls are a bit too well-endowed and skimpily-clad.

    The good:
    - Very original ...
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  • Feels and all sorts of Gloriousness.
    Wow. I can't even begin to describe the overall emotional toll this anime has taken on me. It climbed through to the absolute tip-top of my favorite animes and I can't get enough. Has a tad bit of Steampunk elements which was a nice touch. You've seen the reviews. Watch it. Trust me. An absolute stranger.
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  • 0 out of 1 people found this review helpful:
    master uroboichi does it again
    An amazing and original story that suffers from pacing, simply put a 12 episode series does nto have the luxury of spending 4 of them on slice of life plot, specially when we are sitting on an atomic bob of PLOT UROBOICHI'S® thats enough to make it a 4 star series instead of a 6 star series because the animation, story, art, etc is just amazing.
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