Martian Successor Nadesico is a series that is firmly rooted in action and comedy.The series is always funny and the english dub of the script succeeds in adding more energy to the proceedings. Spike spencer is just superb as Akido Tenkawa, The fry-cook turned giant robot pilot.
The series is set in the year 2196AD, one year after the earth colony of mars was attacked the the Jovian Lizards a warlike race believed to be from beyond Jupiter. The Earths United Forces (UF) have been defeated at every turn and now earth is about to fall.In response to the UF's ineffectualness a civilian combany, Nergal Heavy Industries has built their own space battleship, the high mobile battleship Nadesico. This ship is the most powerful ever built. However its crew leaves a lot to be desired. On its bridge alone it has an Anime voice actress turned communications officer, a secetary turned pilot, a madcap novice captain and a cynical preteen computer genius as an operations officer. The rest of the crew are simmilar misfits.
The series begins with the nadesico lifting off and heading for Mars. The UF are not happy with this and decide to seise the ship but are driven off. The series is not without sadness however as someone dies, I won't say who.
Unlike most anime where the dubbing is sub-par ,Nadesicos english vocal cast are almost perfect for the role. I have watched the series in both Japanese and English and I prefer the English dub. The english cast are able to add a lot of energy to there portrayals which makes the series such a joy to watch, particulary during the first episode.
I would reccomend nadesico to any fan of action of comedy, fans of deep meaning look elsewhere.