Anime Review: “Gargantia: On The Verdurous Planet” Journey In Slow Waters

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Tags: Anime, Ishikawa Mariko, Production I.G., Suisei no Gargantia, Chamber (Suisei no Gargantia), Ledo (Suisei no Gargantia), Amy (Suisei no Gargantia)
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Story

Art by Hanaharu Naruko

A Futuristic war is being fought by excelled humans against an alien life form. A Fire soldier Ledo, is shot down and lands in an unknown planet. Only to be the past Earth he read about.

Background and Interesting Facts

  • Season 2 was announced. But then cancelled due to “unspecified” reasons. It was supposed to conclude the story of Leto.
  • Plans to conclude “Gargantia: On The Verdurous Planet” in novel format.

Anime Review

Art by  – Hanaharu Naruko

PROS

  • Concept and narrative is an extremely interesting one. Drawing me to actually watch a mecha. A Genre I’m usually not interested in. There is a turn towards the end of the show that is done well.
  • Likeable characters. They are made generic but written originally.
  • The show`s animation is solid. Never skipping off a beat.
  • Characters and setting for the whole community is great, I really like the ethics they set for the characters and the placement of the story.

CONS

  • The pacing is slow, they could have spent time pushing the story forward.
  • The war the main character is fighting isn`t a very unique one.
  • A Weak, generic and overpowered ending. That doesn’t make much sense. Also the story ends in a flash. (For Spoiler Reasons, I won’t list why I find it wrong.)

    Gargantia
    Art By – Hanaharu Naruko

7.3/10

Final Comments: A Show with a good cast and great narrative. That just moved to slowly and decided to end the story like anyone else would. I definitely would be there in the case another season is ever made. Hopefully problems can be fixed and I know they can.

Purchase Your Copy Of “Gargantia: On The Verdurous Planet” (Click Here)

Check Out The Trailer and The Hard Workers Who Produce This Project, Below.

Company Credits

Director

Art By – Akira Kasukabe
  • Director Murata Kazuya, holds work in (Full Metal Alchemist: Star Of Milos, Code Geass and Eureka Seven.)

Writers

  • Head Writer Gen Urobuchi (Psycho-Pass, Madoka Magica)
  • Norimitsu Kaiho For 3 Episodes (Gunslinger Stratos, Guilty Gear X2
  • Kazuya Murata for 13 episodes and directing (Gargantia: On The Verdurous Planet)
  • Daishirou Tanimura for 4 episodes. (Kuroku No Basket, and Shining Hearts)

Production Work + Companies

  • Animation work done by Production I.G (Psycho-Pass, Attack On Titan, C-Control)
  • There are 23 Producers. Taoru Deji for Chief Producer (Steins;Gate, Aldnoah.Zero, Psycho-Pass)
  • Production Committee: Bandai Visual Company, Bushiroad, Good Smile Company, Lantis, Nitroplus, Production I.G and Yomiuri Telecasting Corporation.
  • Distributors: CrunchyRoll For Internet Streaming Rights (World-Wide), and Viz Media for Homevideo (USA)
  • Cooperation from Bandai Channel, Bulblight, Dwango, Enterbrain, Kadokawa Shoten Publishing. CO, Lantis, and Studio Road
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