The Nadesico is a space battleship designed by the Nergal corporation.

Martian Successor Nadesico is a Sci-Fi Comedy series originally produced in the mid 1990s. I was interested in checking it out, because the director, Tatsuo Sato, is the director of a Winter 2012 space-themed series, Bodacious Space Pirates (Mouretsu Pirates). The two shows are not a good comparison, however. Whereas B-Space Pirates is light in tone, it leans much heavier on being a Science Fiction story, whereas M-S Nadesico is very much a comedy. In fact, M-S Nadesico is largely a parody of (or meta-narrative about) 1980’s giant robot anime.

Despite the fact that MS Nadesico is intentionally very silly, I was impressed by many of the issues raised over the course of the series, and really am glad that I watched it.

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