Gargantia on the Verdurous Planet

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  • 3
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4.6
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  • Expected standard mecha, got something original
    This surprised me! Started off as standard mecha series but quickly turned everything on it's head with an original setting and for me, original story. The characters could have used more fleshing out but all in all they pulled me in to the story and it's beautifully drawn to boot.

    Very pleasantly surprised, a recommended watch!
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  • Excellent series with some thought provoking themes
    Amazing pacing, intriguing backstory which was explained adequately eventually (but could still be expanded upon for future seasons), clear and thought provoking themes, likable characters, and very well written scores. Not the same as Fate/Zero or the likes, but definitely a higher-up in the extremely solid series club.

    Recommended. tin-can/10.
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  • Great original story
    Excellent show. The story line is actually original, and I never could tell what was going to happen next. I really enjoyed this series, and highly recommend it to anyone who is a fan of the sci fi steampunk type animes. I was very disappointed when I realized I reached the end of the series.
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  • A superb anime, with great action, beautiful characters and a thoughtful theme!
    The very first episode takes you quickly into the main subjects, which is the conflict between humans and aliens, whose identity you will discover later. The main character, Ledo, is cold but he grows from a soldier to a well liked boy with emotions. The key to his change is Amy, a very beautiful girl, who charms you in every episode.

    Ledo's partner and backup is the fantastic Chamber, an A.I. ...
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  • Brilliant & Beautiful
    A beautifully animated, brilliant, true science-fiction story about what it means to be human - both for the individual and the species.

    The animation is achingly beautiful, yet never over powers the story. And that's the same with the characters. They are normal people who find themselves in an extraordinary situation.

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  • A good watch, in a "Knights of Sidonia" kind of way
    Really interesting take on the post-apocalyptic, mech vs. space parasite kind of anime. It had its fanservice-y moments, and the main chick is mostly useless (par for the course). However, the midseason reveal was definitely unexpected and last episode was great.

    If you've seen Knights of Sidonia, you will definitely notice the similarities between these two anime--from the space parasite to ...
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  • The mad feels on this show
    This show is so awesome. I binged on it and felt so sad when it ended. The beginning is sort of weird but it gets so good! One thing I really appreciate about this show is how relatable some of the circumstances are and how they apply literally or metaphorically to life and blah blah you get me XD Just watch it
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  • Absolutely Loved It!
    In my opinion, I feel like the negative reviews are far too harsh! I will admit the transition between the epic battle scene in episode one to the peaceful life the main character encounters on the Gargantia fleet was a bit of a shock at first, but I was not disappointed in the slightest. Yes, the action scenes are scarce, and we instead see a focus on the meaning of being human, but that's the ...
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  • 3 out of 3 people found this review helpful:
    It Stands Among the Best
    I officially can no longer place any faith in online classification and synopsis writing of anime. In particular, this one fell way outside of my usual genre interest. The synopsis, as usual, was poorly written and an immediate turn off. But, after watching a long string of good anime whose summaries had initially deterred me, I decided to watch this one based on the promising art work and good ...
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  • 1 out of 1 people found this review helpful:
    Pinion is a babe, 5 stars.
    Really nice mecha, I would say even those who aren't into the mecha genre could easily get into this. When Ledo lands on a strange planet, there's a lot of questions that challenge our society and its advancements: our loss of emotion, what it really means to be ourselves without losing our humanity and self discovery. By the end, it really made me want to go back and watch Evangelion again.
    If ...
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