Buddy Complex

Buddy Complex

  • 2014
  • 1 Season
  • 7.2  (110)

Buddy Complex is a 2014 anime that chronicles the partnership between two giant robot pilots, Aoba and Dio, after the former is taken into a wormhole that transports him into the year 2088 by another pilot named Hina. While it starts out in present day Japan, Buddy complex takes place in the future when two groups known as the Free Pact Alliance and the Zogilia republic are at war with each other at a Global scale. The show takes on stronger science fiction elements than most animes by introducing the protagonists to coupling, where the two pilots Aoba and Dio merge their thoughts together despite piloting separate robots in order to acquire each others' skills in combat. The unique drama of Buddy Complex relies on why Aoba is able to perform the coupling well with Dio despite having no prior knowledge of him or any robot training to begin with. It also reveals who Hina really is and why she sent Aoba to the future in an unexpected twist of fate between her and the Zogilia republic.

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Seasons
Into the Skies of Tomorrow - Second Half
15. Into the Skies of Tomorrow - Second Half
September 30, 2014
Bizon attempts to exact his revenge, seventy years in the making. And Hina and Aoba finally find out where she's from and why they seem to share a special bond.
Into the Skies of Tomorrow - First Half
14. Into the Skies of Tomorrow - First Half
September 29, 2014
Hina comes aboard the Cygnus with Aoba and Dio, and she must decide where her allegiances lie. Meanwhile, her former comrades return home to Zogilia to find a shocking turn of events.
Acception
13. Acception
March 31, 2014
With over half their fleet gone and up against enemy Coupling Valiancers, the Cygnus is tasked with taking down the Gorgon, Zogilia's weapon of mass destruction.
The Bond Between Them
12. The Bond Between Them
March 24, 2014
The crew of the Cygnus work through the fallout of losing the Luxon and the Bradyon, and of the flawed Coupling that Aoba and Dio conducted using the old Coupling Valiancers.
The Truth
11. The Truth
March 17, 2014
The Zogilians infiltrate the Hawaii Base. While the crew of the Cygnus work to thwart them, Hina's father reveals a startling truth to her.
Father and Child
10. Father and Child
March 10, 2014
Aoba, Dio, and Mayuka get to go on shore leave in Hawaii. And in the meantime, the Zogilian contingent plan their next operation to get their hands on the Confederation's Coupling Valiancers.
The Coupling System
9. The Coupling System
March 3, 2014
Discouraged by his encounter with Hina, Aoba mopes around, but Dio finds his sniveling, defeatist attitude unacceptable, especially once they come under attack yet again.
Stormy Night
8. Stormy Night
February 24, 2014
Aoba finally gets some time to talk to Hina, but as they try to survive the night on the island they crash-landed on, he has a frustrating time trying to get through to her.
Buddy
7. Buddy
February 17, 2014
As the Cygnus makes its way to the Hawaii Base, Zogilia's Protection Division catches up with them. And the three Coupler pilots must decide who will pair up with whom.
The Other Coupler
6. The Other Coupler
February 10, 2014
After being mobilized, the Cygnus and the Coupling Valiancers are no longer a secret. In order to defend their existence against outraged politicians, a film crew arrives to make a promotional video to rally popular support.
Scars
5. Scars
February 3, 2014
Aoba finds out more about Dio and his family. And later, Cygnus unexpectedly finds itself being mobilized against an invading Zogilian force.
The Time for Resolve
4. The Time for Resolve
January 27, 2014
Aoba faces the consequences of his rash actions during combat when he saw Hina. And later, the Cygnus lands at Narashino and Aoba gets a chance to explore his hometown to see what has become of it in the last 70 years.
Meeting Again
3. Meeting Again
January 20, 2014
As Aoba tries to come to grips with this new world that he's found himself in, the ship he is on comes under attack again. And during this engagement, he unexpectedly comes across someone he knows.
Nice Coupling
2. Nice Coupling
January 13, 2014
One minute, Hina is disappearing, telling Aoba that Dio is waiting for him. In the next minute, Aoba finds himself in a strange cockpit alone, thrust into the middle of a furious firefight.
Encounter
1. Encounter
January 6, 2014
Aoba Watase is just your average first year high school student who is coming back to school after summer break when a mysterious robot comes after him. He has never seen it before, but its pilot seems to be familiar with him and want him dead.
Description

Buddy Complex is a 2014 anime that chronicles the partnership between two giant robot pilots, Aoba and Dio, after the former is taken into a wormhole that transports him into the year 2088 by another pilot named Hina. While it starts out in present day Japan, Buddy complex takes place in the future when two groups known as the Free Pact Alliance and the Zogilia republic are at war with each other at a Global scale.

The show takes on stronger science fiction elements than most animes by introducing the protagonists to coupling, where the two pilots Aoba and Dio merge their thoughts together despite piloting separate robots in order to acquire each others' skills in combat.

The unique drama of Buddy Complex relies on why Aoba is able to perform the coupling well with Dio despite having no prior knowledge of him or any robot training to begin with. It also reveals who Hina really is and why she sent Aoba to the future in an unexpected twist of fate between her and the Zogilia republic.Buddy Complex is a series that is currently running and has 1 seasons (15 episodes). The series first aired on January 6, 2014.

Buddy Complex is available for streaming on the Tokyo MX website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Buddy Complex on demand at Hulu, Google Play, Apple TV, Crunchyroll and Tubi TV.

  • Premiere Date
    January 6, 2014
  • IMDB Rating
    7.2  (110)