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Vandread stars a young male protagonist named Hibiko, who is a laborer of the third class. He is forced on a bet to capture the high-tech robot called Vanguard. Later on, Hibiki finds himself caught in a crossfire with female pirates, causing the crew of his ship to evacuate, all except for Hibiki, who is forced to stay onboard and kept as a prisoner.

In this universe, both men and women see each other as a different species altogether. Hibiki meets a woman named Dita, who is the female protangonist of the series. She finds him a bit odd and gives him the nickname, "Mr. Alien". The two other men who were also captured with Hibiki are Bart, who is a navigator, and Duelo, who is is professionally trainted doctor and engineer, leaving Hibiki with the role of the technician and mecha fighter in the crew.

During their midadventures, they encounter many obstacles such as fighting with robotic machines, and other various creatures. The crew later encounters an enemy that has some unique alien data. After they run some tests on the alien's blood, they come to the conclusion that these creatures are out to capture humans so they can harvest their body parts for their own uses. They not only have this issue to worry about, but they later uncover some more information about these harvesters which reveals that the humans from Earth have been overrun by robots who plan to not only colonize Earth, but other planets as well.

Hibiki later discovers that his grandparents had founded Mejere and Taraak and led the original colonists. They refused to give up on any of the future maturally born children to the Harvester, so they chose to sacrifice themselves for them, which created a mixed breed of humans and substitutes.

This team isn't only looking to defeat the enemy, but they plan to warn as many people as they can about the upcoming invasion they may soon face.

Vandread is a series that is currently running and has 2 seasons (29 episodes). The series first aired on December 21, 2001.

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Encore Action
2 Seasons, 29 Episodes
December 21, 2001
Anime, Science Fiction
Cast: Michiko Neya, Hideki Tasaka, Yu Asakawa, Tomokazu Seki, Megumi Toyoguchi
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Vandread Full Episode Guide

  • As the final battle against the Harvest draws to a close, males and females alike look forward to an era of peaceful coexistence between the genders.

  • With the Nirvana back on course, two very different cultures struggle in their attempt to unite against a common enemy.

  • After narrowly surviving their voyage through the minefield, the crew of the Nirvana is captured by enemy fleets and the male members subjected to brainwashing.

  • The crew of the Nirvana is elated to arrive at their home solar system, but there is still an obstacle to be overcome: a minefield which threatens to destroy them all.

  • During a battle in a dense asteroid field, Hibiki is separated from his comrades and discovered by mysterious space dwellers.

  • Hibiki and the crew plan a surprise birthday party for Meia, but the birthday girl ends up launching herself into space during an enemy attack.

  • The crew uses cameras to monitor the developing love triangle between Misty, Dita, and Hibiki. Meanwhile, a water leak wreaks havoc in the men's quarters.

  • The crew mourns the loss of a comrade, and Hibiki leads a final, desperate attack on the mother ship.

  • Jura is seriously injured when a new breed of enemy attacks the Nirvana, and tempers flare in the aftermath of battle.

  • In need of supplies, the Nirvana docks at a remote outpost overrun by Harvester refugees. When their advanced weaponry proves useless, the crew must rely on hand to hand combat - or antiques!

  • Bart's overpowering attachment to a terminally ill girl on a contaminated planet leads to the activation of one of the Nirvana's most devastating weapons.

  • An attempt to decode the message carried by Misty causes the outbreak of a computer virus which disables the Nirvana. Later, a new life force is welcomed to the ship.

  • Hibiki is tormented by a recurring nightmare involving a mysterious red light and the horrific destruction of the Nirvana. Could this dream become reality?

  • Life aboard the Nirvana couldn't get any wilder as love triangles blossom, and men and women unite against a deadly common enemy. Get an eyeful with this OVA recap of Season Two that includes mind-boggling bonus footage!

  • As the women struggle against the Harvest juggernaut, Hibiki escapes confinement. With the Nirvana's resources seriously depleted, Hibiki comes up with a risky plan to end the battle.

  • Hibiki and Rabat return to the Nirvana and are quickly incarcerated. The women, vowing to never again depend on men, stand alone against the Harvest.

  • The female pirates are deciding the fate of Hibiki and two other captive men when a mysterious enemy unleashes a sneak attack. They'll have to find a way to work together if they are to survive.

  • Christmas comes to the Nirvana, but the men don't understand the holiday. The guys grow more confused when they find an old video of a man and woman celebrating the day together - and living together!

  • Hibiki and Jura crash on the surface of a water-covered planet. When the others arrive to investigate, they must deal with a strange religious cult.

  • The crew investigates a deserted space colony and stumbles across Rabat. Hibiki and the gang don't trust him - and when he boards the Nirvana, their fears prove valid.

  • Hibiki has no idea how to handle women, and his behavior is causing Dita great pain. As he seeks advice from Gascogne, Dita begins to see that her feelings for Hibiki are unlike anything she's ever known.

  • Meia sustains serious injuries in battle. As her friends attempt to save her life, her mind drifts to scenes from her difficult past. Meanwhile, it's up to Hibiki to lead the team to safety.

  • Aboard the re-christened Nirvana, Hibiki's growing more and more annoyed with Dita. Later, a team of Vanguards is dispatched to the surface of a barren planet, where the enemy's intentions are revealed.

  • Hibiki's earning a reputation as a worthy warrior, but his inability to work well with others is causing problems. He's reassigned to the supply depot, where Gascogne gives him a lesson in the art of teamwork.

  • The assault has ended, but the new crew of the damaged battleship isn't out of danger yet. Some of the women are missing, and swarming asteroids threaten to demolish the vessel - and safety is far, far away.

  • The female pirates are deciding the fate of Hibiki and two other captive men when a mysterious enemy unleashes a sneak attack. They'll have to find a way to work together if they are to survive.

  • Hibiki secretly enters a new battleship to steal a Vanguard, but his plan falls apart when the vessel launches with him aboard. Things get even more complicated when a band of female pirates attacks!

  • Lowly mechanic, Hibiki, stows away on an intergalactic combat vehicle in search of adventure, but he quickly finds himself surrounded by sexy space pirates! Feast your eyes on this OVA recap of Season One! Includes Never before seen footage!

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