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Gargantia on the Verdurous Planet

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  • 5
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  • 3
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4.6
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  • Short and sweet, as good as it gets
    This is one of the best shows that I have ever seen. Gargantia is a masterfully written piece which reaches a coherent conclusion in a timely fashion. While this show focuses on plot and character development, I must warn you that the intro to the first episode sets an off tone precedent. While there are action sequences throughout this anime, none so much as reach the height of the introductory ...
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  • Really intriguing take on the typical Mecha anime!
    This isn't your typical mecha anime! There is a good mix of character development as well as action and the pacing of the story also feels well placed.
    However, it still had a few of the common mecha anime tropes, whether that is something that would bother you or not is up to you. But, all-in-all it was a really well rounded anime and I enjoyed it.
    Would recommend to anyone who likes mecha ...
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  • Absolutely Fantastic
    Despite initially enticed by the promise of a mech anime, I loved it even more because it was not your typical mecha anime. In this short series, you get to grow with Ensign Ledo, a soldier who fails to understand the world around him but continuously learns to accept and embrace this new way of life. It all culminates in an ending that leaves you satisfied and has its fair share of "WOW" moments.
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  • Nice deviation from typical mecha
    I had a lot of expectations for this series given that it was written by Gen Urobochi, the writer for Madoka and Psycho Pass. The tone of the series is a lot lighter than his previous works. The basic premise of the story involves Ledo, a soldier who knew nothing but fighting trying to adapt into an environment that is absent of the dangers he faced in space.
    The anime at first follows the ...
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  • Wow, great dialogue and show
    Simply a very beautiful show. Few episodes, great content (first few episodes may be slow), and dialogue between Ensign Ledo and his Mecha fighter is one of the best I've seen in any show. The show kind of reminded me of my childhood show Robotech, where everyone is stuck on a ship but they learn to live and enjoy life on it. All in all, great show, excellent animation and the coloring is bright ...
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  • Very Good Sci-Fi Anime
    This is a good anime in my opinion. It has a lot of moments were you never see a certain event taking place.

    Story: 9/10 I found this anime to be very Creative.
    Characters. 7/10 The characters are alright. There is no background story for many of them
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  • overall a great anime
    Character development as well as personal growth in the story was very well done, and I am not the least disappointed in that. The last few episodes of this anime sent me on an emotional roller coaster. I'm not quite sure how to feel about the ending but it's certainly perspective changing.
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  • I'm in LOVE with these characters....
    Seriously....these have got to be some of the best characters in any anime that's come out this year- and with such a perfect blending of genre's to boot. You want a little Gundam? You got it! Some Battlestar Galactica on the side? ON THE HOUSE!!! How about a dash of Black Lagoon? TAKE A WHOLE PLATE!!!
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  • Fantastic! Better than a lot of other anime!
    When this series started airing i thought that the cover picture looked interesting so i decided to give it a try. I watched a little of the first episode and turned away from it because it seemed too confusing(thought i had to read the Manga/Light novel first)
    recently i decided to give it a try again and powered through the first episode and toward the end, where he got to earth, is when i got ...
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  • Different take on Sci-Fi, Well Executed!
    First off, before I get into the pros and cons, let me say that this anime has one of the most interesting settings, and if you are NOT looking for something new and unique, you should not watch this! =]

    With that said, on to my actual review:

    The main character is a fighter for a Galactic Alliance for Humanity, and is trying to eliminate the enemy alien race, which they have been fighting ...
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