Kiddy Grade

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  • TV-PG
  • 2002
  • 1 Season
  • 6.9  (371)

Kiddy Grade is an anime series produced by GONZO and published by Bandai Visual that first aired in 2002. The series is set in a distant future where humanity has established several colonies throughout the galaxy. The Galactic Union, an organization formed by the colonies to regulate their relationship, maintains order through a special police force called the GOTT (Galactic Organization of Trade and Tariffs).

The series follows the adventures of two GOTT agents, Éclair and Lumière, as they complete various missions throughout the galaxy. Éclair is a powerful fighter with a no-nonsense attitude, while Lumière is a genius hacker with a playful demeanor. Together, they make a formidable team, each complementing the other's unique talents.

The show is known for its stunning visuals, which include intricate character designs and detailed backgrounds. The animation is fluid and consistently high-quality, even during action scenes. The series also boasts an impressive soundtrack, featuring a blend of orchestral and electronic music that enhances the show's already immersive atmosphere.

The overarching plot of Kiddy Grade revolves around the GOTT's investigation of a mysterious organization known as the Nouvlesse. The Nouvlesse are a group of immensely powerful individuals who hold great influence throughout the galaxy. The exact nature of their agenda is unknown, but their actions suggest that they are not working towards the greater good.

The series is broken up into two distinct parts, each with its own unique story arc. The first part, which consists of the first eight episodes, focuses on Éclair and Lumière's early adventures as GOTT agents. They investigate various crimes throughout the galaxy, including a plot by a rogue AI to destroy a planet and a plot by an underground organization to smuggle illegal weaponry.

The second part of the series, which spans the remaining 13 episodes, sees the plot take a much darker turn. Éclair and Lumière are assigned to investigate the Nouvlesse and uncover their true intentions. Along the way, they are forced to confront their own pasts and deal with the consequences of their actions.

The show's characters are one of its major strengths. Éclair and Lumière are well-developed protagonists, each with their own unique motivations and flaws. The supporting cast is equally colorful, with each character having their own distinct personality and backstory.

The show also features a significant amount of action, with multiple fight scenes in each episode. The fight scenes are well-animated and engaging, often featuring creative use of each character's abilities. However, the show does not rely solely on action to move the plot forward. The series also deals with complex themes such as identity, memory, and the consequences of one's actions.

Overall, Kiddy Grade is a well-made and engaging anime series with a compelling plot, well-developed characters, and beautiful animation. It is a must-watch for fans of science fiction and action-oriented anime.

Kiddy Grade is a series that is currently running and has 1 seasons (24 episodes). The series first aired on October 8, 2002.

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Seasons
As Time Goes By
24. As Time Goes By
March 18, 2003
The ES Members converge on the Deucalion in a desperate effort to stop Alv from fulfilling her twisted desire. Against overwhelming odds, Eclair and Lumiere must lead the charge in this final battle - not only for Earth, but for the entire galaxy!
Annihilation/Zero
23. Annihilation/Zero
March 11, 2003
Alv has taken control of the Deucalion, and with its virtually unlimited power at her disposal, she sets her sights on revenge. Eclair and Lumiere must now find a way to prevent her from committing the ultimate crime against humanity - the destruction of Earth itself!
Demolition/Titan
22. Demolition/Titan
March 4, 2003
G.O.T.T. Secretary Chevalier d'Autriche has stolen the Atlas-class intergalactic spaceship Deucalion, and with it he now holds the entire planet Aineias on the brink of destruction. Eclair must confront yet another haunting image from her past, as she learns the shocking truth behind d'Autriche's motives...
Nouvlesse/Ark
21. Nouvlesse/Ark
February 25, 2003
With the Atlas Project less than a day from its long-awaited completion, the galaxy joins together in celebration of the historic occasion. But beneath this festive surface lurks a dark conspiracy - one that Eclair and Lumiere will soon discover reaches to the very top of the G.O.T.T...
Lost/Days
20. Lost/Days
February 18, 2003
Eclipse reveals what really happened during the invasion of GOTT Headquarters. Eclair and Lumiere do their best to adjust to their new bodies, but Lumiere is not coping as well. Eclair is forced into a drastic decision?one that could take away Lumiere's powers for good!
Take/Revenge
19. Take/Revenge
February 11, 2003
The true identities of the masked strangers are revealed at last to be Lumiere and Eclair! But if they are the real Lumiere and Eclair, who is masquerading as Director Eclair? The clones also receive an unpleasant surprise as they must deal with the fact that their life spans are terribly short.
Unmasked/Face
18. Unmasked/Face
February 4, 2003
Director Eclair sends her vigilante force after the two masked strangers. She must strike while the iron is hot in order to subdue the interlopers and maintain her rule. But the two masked strangers have an incredible surprise in store for Eclair.
Phantasm/Reborn
17. Phantasm/Reborn
January 28, 2003
Now fully commissioned as Proxy Director of the GOTT, Eclair begins to make sweeping, and shocking, policy changes. Not the least of which is a new army of Eclair and Lumiere clones! But as Eclair tightens her grip on the GOTT, one of the clones begins to doubt her mission.
Look/Back
16. Look/Back
January 21, 2003
Upon awakening from an odd slumber, Eclair finds the kind Lumiere tending to her immediate needs, which are great. With Eclipse dead, Eclair finds herself the new Director of the ES Force. What exactly happened? And who are the new ES Force members?
Break/Down
15. Break/Down
January 14, 2003
Coming as no surprise to Eclipse, Eclair and Lumiere stage a direct assault on GOTT Headquarters. But Eclipse has all available ES Force members stationed throughout the facility with one overriding order?destroy Eclair and Lumiere at any cost.
Steel/Heart
14. Steel/Heart
January 7, 2003
Eclair and Lumiere, on the run, hide on a remote, teraforming planet. Tweedledee has been ordered to plant an assassin program on La Muse and Donnerschlag. Will Eclair and Lumiere survive their attack or be forced to destroy their closest friends?
Conflict/Destiny
13. Conflict/Destiny
December 31, 2002
Eclair and Lumiere seek refuge among the ruins of a war-ravaged space colony, hoping to evade capture. But more ES Members have been dispatched on a mission to eliminate them ? and they cannot hide from the eyes and ears of Uh-Oh and A-Oh!
Frozen/Life
12. Frozen/Life
December 24, 2002
Eclair and Lumiere are dismissed from G.O.T.T.'s ES Force. Branded as fugitives, the powerful duo are being hunted down by their own agency. The two seek refuge on an obscure colony only to find that Section Thirteen, an elite Purging Unit, has already arrived. Who tipped them off? And why are Eclair and Lumiere so terrified of the D-Command?
Set/Free
11. Set/Free
December 17, 2002
When a worker revolt on Planet Aure brings the economy to a standstill, G.O.T.T. ES Members Eclair and Lumiere are called upon to put things back in order. But Aure is privately owned by the galaxy's ruling class, the Nouvlesse. And when Eclair sees how they treat their laborers, she begins to question whose side she's on.
Rebirth/Slave
10. Rebirth/Slave
December 10, 2002
After the events on Dardanos, Eclair's suppressed memories of her past continue to invade her waking mind. At long last, she is forced to confront the dark truth of who she really is ? and what she discovers could send her over the edge.
Mirage/Snare
9. Mirage/Snare
December 3, 2002
On the Planet Dardanos, a number of prominent businessmen have recently vanished without a trace. Eclair and Lumiere are sent to investigate. But with each new twist and turn in the case, they begin to realize that something sinister lurks beneath the seemingly peaceful surface of this quiet farming planet ? a plot which could threaten the freedom of the entire galaxy.
Forbidden/Instrument
8. Forbidden/Instrument
November 26, 2002
Geo sort technology. It can be used for building as well as destroying planets. The planet Atoth is rich in a valuable quantum material used for E-3 Power systems. Someone has used Geo sort bomb to annihilate the planet and its people to gain control of the quantum material. Eclair and Lumiere's mission is to find out whom. Unfortunately all signs point to an inside job.
Trial/Child
7. Trial/Child
November 19, 2002
Young Timothy Constance is named as the heir to the Rosenfelt Financial Group, a consortium that controls the galaxy's financial capital. Eclair, Lumiere, and Armblast escort Timothy to his father's homeworld for his coronation, but there are those among the Noble classes who will go to deadly lengths to keep the reins of power out of Timothy's hands?
Twin/Star
6. Twin/Star
November 12, 2002
A string of robberies are taking place on shuttlecrafts in a spaceport. Eclair and Ms. Padushka are unwittingly assigned to be decoys in a sting operation to catch the criminals. When they discover that the orbital police are responsible, Eclair and Ms. Padushka have to fight for their lives.
Day/Off
5. Day/Off
November 5, 2002
Eclair and Lumiere finally get a much-deserved day off. But their leisure plans are torn asunder when they run afoul of a plot to control the minds of the children of Aineias' ruling elite. Caught between rival underground gangs and their trigger-happy cyborgs, our favorite G.O.T.T. agents must race to save the children before it's too late?
High/Speed
4. High/Speed
October 29, 2002
When a high-speed reactor--capable of turning an ordinary person into a super-human--is stolen, Eclair goes undercover to get it back. But the G.O.T.T. aren't the only ones trying to find the reactor, and retrieving it turns into a deadly game.
Prisoner/Escort
3. Prisoner/Escort
October 22, 2002
Eclair and Lumiere travel deep into the Frontier to apprehend the notorious Drake Han. Their prisoner secure, they must now escort him safely back to the Central Galactic Judiciary Office for trial. But as they are about to discover ? in the Frontier, the only thing more dangerous than capturing a criminal is trying to bring him home!
Tight/Bind
2. Tight/Bind
October 15, 2002
When a shipment of the gravity control material Hi-G mysteriously disappears, it's up to Eclair and Lumiere to recover it. But to do that, they'll have to team up with their most hated rivals ? ES Members Alv and Dverger. Danger lurks around every turn, as the investigation leads the girls into the middle of a power struggle between the notorious criminal organizations MAX and Shopper!
Depth/Space
1. Depth/Space
October 8, 2002
G.O.T.T. ES Members Eclair and Lumiere draw an important assignment. They must escort G.U. Auditor Armblast and the important cargo he carries to Planet Medeia. If they succeed, war will be prevented, and a new peace treaty will be negotiated between the planets Medeia and Faunus. But before they can reach their destination, they must first get past the corrupt Faunusian military and Admiral Van of the 8th Space Fleet, who will stop at nothing to see them fail!
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Where to Watch Kiddy Grade
Kiddy Grade is available for streaming on the Bandai website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Kiddy Grade on demand at Amazon Prime, Amazon, Apple TV and Crunchyroll.
  • Premiere Date
    October 8, 2002
  • IMDB Rating
    6.9  (371)