Martian Successor Nadesico (1996)
( Kidôsenkan Nadesico )

Japon, série animé TV, 26 épisodes de 22 mn
Réalisateur : Sato Tatsuo
Studio Xebec
Script : Naruhisa Arakawa , Shou Aikawa , Takeshi Syudo
Character Design: Keiji Gotoh
Musique : Takayuki Hattori

A la fin du XXIIième siècles, les terriens ont colonisé la Lune et Mars. Cependant, des vaisseaux aliens hostiles déciment la flotte spatiale chargée de défendre les colonies de Mars, qui sont rapidement envahies et anihilées. Une jeune pilote, Akito Tenkawa, vit cet épisode peu glorieux dans les abris sous terrains qui protègent la population civile d'Utopia. Les ennemis arrivent hélas à investir la place et tout le monde périt à l'exception d'Akito qui reprend mystérieusement conscience sur la Terre.

La situation devient critique : La Lune et Mars sont entièrement tombés dans le giron des extra-terrestres qui ont une technologie plus avancée que les terriens. Devant le danger, la puissante organisation NERGAL a mis au point un super vaisseau le Nadesico, dont une partie des élements provient d'une civilisation martienne disparue.
Un équipage spécial a été recruté pour le conduire, un équipage vraiment très spécial. Nous y trouvons une capitaine exubérante mais douée, Yurika Misumaru secondée par son ami Aoi Jun ainsi qu'une experte scientifique, Ruri Hoshino, véritable misantrophe ou encore Megumi Rainerd, officier de liason (mais également comédienne doubleuse!) et Minato Haruka qui n'est pas moins que l'ancienne assistante du président de la Terre Unifiée.

Dans cet équipage disparate, vient se greffer par hasard notre ami Akito. Il est traumatsé par son expérience martienne et s'est juré de ne plus piloter. Cependant, il est un ami d'enfance de Yurika et en la suivant il se retrouve au coeur du quartier général de la NERGAL. Engagé en tant que cuisinier, il doit utiliser ses talents de pilote dès le premier jour pour faciliter l'intervention du Nadesico contre les envahisseurs.

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Série de 26 episodes- il existe aussi un film "Nadesico :"Prince of Darkness" (1998)

Martian Successor Nadesico - The Complete Chronicles
The Earth, the Moon, and our Martian Colonies are under alien attack, and our space fleets are powerless to stop the invasion. Disgusted by the incompetence fo the Terran military, the independent arms manufacturer Nergal builds its own space battlecruiser and launches a new offensive in a desperate attempt to save the Earth. Unfortunately, due to a shortage of trained military personnel, the crew is a little unorthodox... with a reluctant cook as a pilot, a ditsy General's daughter in command, and the largest contingent of geeks, misfits, and anime fans ever sent into orbit, the poor Jovians won't stand a chance! There's love, war, and giant robots galore in the award winning anime master piece Martian Successor Nadeisco!

Martian Successor Nadesico - Vol. 1: Chronicle 1

The Jovian Invaders have destroyed our base on Mars, wiped out our space fleet and now, only one ship stands between Earth and Total Annihilation! Privately funded by the mysterious Nergal Corporation, the High Mobile Battleship Nadesico is the most formidable fighting vehicle ever conceived, but due to a shortage of trained soldiers, the crew is a little unorthodox. Against an assistant cook as a pilot, a General's daughter in command, and the largest contingent of geeks and misfits ever sent into orbit, the poor Jovians won't stand a chance! Get ready for the wildest space adventure ever in the amazing series that was voted the "Best Anime Show Of All Time" by Japanese animation fans, Martian Successor Nadesico!

Martian Successor Nadesico - Vol. 2: Mission To Mars

Tragic death and enemy ambushes are only the beginning of the Nadesico's troubles as the planet named for the god of war lives up to its namesake. Now the crew's only hope may be a dangerous plan to use the enemy's own technology to transport the Nadesico back to Earth! But will the Nadesico survive long enough to make the desperate journey? There's plenty of danger ahead in the second stunning collection of Martian Successor Nadesico on DVD!

Martian Successor Nadesico - Vol. 3: Danger Zones

As the crew of the most powerful ship in the fleet, the Nadesico team have to be ready to fight anywhere, anytime and at a moment's notice. Missions to rescue a missing VIP and recover a fallen Chulip are only warm-ups for a deadly battle against an army of tanks and a new weapon that can envelop the Earth in a miniature black hole! But the worst is yet to come, because the ship's main computer is starting to develop a mind of its own, and it's not quite sure which side of the battle it should be on! The action is non-stop and furious in the third spectacular collection of Martian Successor Nadesico on DVD!

Martian Successor Nadesico - Vol. 4: Paradigm Shifts

A new military initiative takes the Nadesico by surprise and Akito finds himself cut adrift, but Erina's secret plans for the young pilot are sabotaged when the Jovians stage a daring series of raids on the city. Megumi and Minato are taken hostage, the Gekiganger team takes over and the entire universe gets turned upside down and inside out as the shocking truth about Jovian's is finally unveiled in the fourth cataclysmic collection of Martian Successor Nadesico on DVD!

Martian Successor Nadesico - Vol. 5: Secrets & Lies

Expect the unexpected as the revelations about the Jovians threaten to destroy the Nadesico! First, the never-stable Admiral Munetake goes completely over the edge and attempts to take the ship with him; then Ruri is confronted by some surprises out of her past when the truth of her own childhood comes to light! Even more gets revealed as the lovely ladies of the ship strip down to their bikinis for a decidedly non-military beauty contest! Then fun and games turn deadly, however, when the Nadesico becomes the target of a new Jovian weapon and the entire pilot team starts seeing ghosts!

Martian Successor Nadesico - Vol. 6: Endgame

An alien visitor is the trigger that ignites the final phase of the war with the Jovians. As betrayals and deceptions threaten to destroy the last fragile chance for peace, the crew of Nadesico make a fateful decision: to end the fighting, no matter what the cost! That means a return to Mars, and to get there, the Nadesico will have to fight its way through both the Nergal and Jovian fleets! Int's the epic space battle to end all space battles in the spectacular climatic conclusion of Martian Successor Nadesico!

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