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Pilot Candidate, Vol. 1: The Academy
Pilot Candidate Vol 1 The Academy
Actors: Yukimasa Obi, Hiroyuki Yoshino, Susumu Chiba, Ohmoto Yoshimichi, Miki Nagasawa
Director: Mitsuru Hongo
Genres: Action & Adventure, Drama, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Anime & Manga, Animation
UR     2004     1hr 15min

Originally entitled Candidate for Goddess (Megami Kouhosei), Pilot Candidate is set in A.D. 4084. The human race has somehow destroyed all but one habitable planet, Zion, which they must defend against the monstrous aliens...  more »


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Actors: Yukimasa Obi, Hiroyuki Yoshino, Susumu Chiba, Ohmoto Yoshimichi, Miki Nagasawa
Director: Mitsuru Hongo
Creator: Sugisaki Yukiru
Genres: Action & Adventure, Drama, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Anime & Manga, Animation
Sub-Genres: Action & Adventure, Drama, Animation, Anime & Manga, Animation
Studio: Bandai
Format: DVD - Color - Animated
DVD Release Date: 04/13/2004
Release Year: 2004
Run Time: 1hr 15min
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 0
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Languages: English

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Movie Reviews

WE WANT THE REST!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Jason twain | 10/12/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Some one needs to make a web site that will raise money for this show because it totally rocks. It is a must have animation!!! The only bad thing is taht it isn't finished, but thats i'm typing this. I want someone to make a site that rasies money for this show. I think i can speak for every one when i say we would like to see the rest of the series.

When i first saw this i thought it was the best animation ever i still do.I'm not 18 so i can't make a web site that will raise money for this show. If any of you have seen farscape you will know what I'm talking about.Farscape was taken off the air but since everybody liked it they raised money for ot to be put back on the air. Well this is nearly the same. We just want the animation to be finished.

Now who's with me, who wants to see the rest of this animation?If you do then act now and make a web site to raise money.

Oh and if you don't make the site be sure to stop by one and give a little money to our cause.PLZ I'M BEGGING YOU HELP US!!!!!!"
Watched it years ago on TV and still can't forget it.
Jason twain | 03/21/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I'm buying all four DVDs because I saw the series on Cartoon Network and simply cannot forget about it. Those who say there is no character development are quite obviously blind, because the entire series is about Zero's CHARACTER DEVELOPMENT. You say it isn't about the action, so what is it about? Well, it's about the life of the characters and how at a young age they are thrown into a war against an enemy they can barely defeat! The music is excellent, and anyone who says otherwise just doesn't like orchestrated music. This is an anime fans dream soundtrack. The art is amazing, it's quite hard to find an anime with characters that look this good. I'm shocked and surprised at some people's insulting reviews about the series..but trust me: This DVD set is sooo worth it. Even if it does end suddenly, it's just great. I think it ended due to low budgets..but I'm not sure. We can only hope they will schedule more episodes in the future."
This anime is great!!! I wish everyone would love it!!!!!
Stephen Lerch | 08/03/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)

"In the future, mankind lost 4 planets due to a terrible mistake. They reteated to space and built colonies,huge domes with glass protecting it. There is only one planet left, Zion. The alien form known as VICTIM is out to destoy it. So.....Mankind built huge mechas called Ingrids or Goddesses. The candidates must first train to become one of the 5 Goddess pilots. They go to the Goddess Opperating Accademy or GOA. And when they become pilots they go to GIS. And.....
To be a candidate you have to have the abiltity of EX. Having a reaction to such a power turns your hair teal. It may be telepathy or the power to move fast without being seen. OK.....The story follows 5 candidates. The main character is Zero Enna. He is a hyper boy and can't stop talking about his dream to pilot the White Ingrid that saved him when he was younger. He has a rival named Hiead and friends Yamagi, Roose, Clay, and another senior named Erts whose brother is a pilot.
Zero and his classmates train and live on GOA. And the story also go into the lives of the pilots. Now...I love the anime and I'm getting the DVDs. It came on Adult Swim on Cartoon Network but was cancelled for some strange reason.
Get it because it's in space and space is COOL!!!!"
Oy, I wish I had bought something else..
noah oskow | Plymouth, MN United States | 12/19/2003
(2 out of 5 stars)

"Yeah, I'm one of those people who isn't a big fan of Pilot Canidate. I bought it on a whim with Gundam Wing vl1 (which is a bit better then this) after reading a generaly positive review and suddenly comming into some money. Oy, do I wish I had bought something else. To some it up, this anime is just...corny. Corny characters (though I like their sensei), corny dialoge, (so far) corny plot....and most of all, corny music. Possibly the most annoying music I've ever heard in an anime. But on the plus side, the Mechas look cool (though they would have been even cooler if they were cell shaded instead of outright CG), and the show can be somewhat enjoyable at times. Unfortunetly, this is the type of show I will never finish unless i force myself to buy the rest just to see if it gets better, and more so to just have it finished. Anyway, this might just not be my type of show and for you it could be perfect, so i do reccomend checking it out, though I'd strongly advise not buying it till you've seen some of it beforehand. I don't want you to make the mistake I did."