Absolutely loved this anime, and as stupid as it sounds you’ll learn a lot of life lessons from it. The character design, landscapes and animation alike are all beautiful and smooth though some pre recorded lag. The story line was great too, just a little less than unique. However, very disappointing ending that could have come a few episodes before, though I am glad to have a little back story. All in all, a well thought out, gorgeous anime with amazing characters and just the right amount of jokes in my opinion. Episodes 1-13? Recommended!
I don’t know what I was thinking when I wrote that but I must have been annoyed at the ending because it’s a really good anime with a tonne of feels. Let’s begin!
In the far future, Mankind is forced to leave earth and forms the Galactic Alliance of Humankind. Children are trained from a young age to fight, with the alliance, against the Hideauze. Upon losing a critical battle, Ledo- the protagonist of the story, is basically whacked into a giant wormhole and whisked away. Upon waking, he finds that his AI-automated, humanoid-shaped battle suit (Chamber) has been in cryo-stasis for 6 months whilst helping Ledo recover from several broken bones. It turns out Chamber was found by a team of scavenger humans, upon further inspection they appear to be on a giant fleet of ships. Chamber scans the surrounding stars and planets and eventually finds that the ocean-covered planet is the birthplace of mankind. Earth. The plot is actually quite complex and the pair make a few good friends and help the whole fleet out too. It’s totally worth a try!
Aired: 7 April 2013 – June 30, 2013
Runtime: 24 mins approx. per episode
Length: 13 episodes
Age Rating: PG-13
BAD NEWS EVERYONE! A recent event held in honour of the franchise announced that season two had become difficult to manage and so season 2 of Suisei no Gargantia (Gargantia on the verdurous planet) has been cancelled ;-;