Gargantia on the Verdurous Planet: The Complete Series Review

Gargantia on the Verdurous Planet: The Complete Series Studio: Production I.G Publisher: Viz Media Format: DVD (Reviewed), Blu-ray Release Date: October 7, 2014 Price: $44.82 – Available Here Overview There are many big names in Japan’s anime industry, but few writers are known for having a style that is so easily recognizable as Gen Urobuchi. Nicknamed “Urobutcher” due to his tendency for w...

Hanabee Announces Gargantia, Fate/kaleid and more at SMASH!

Australian anime distributor Hanabee has announced five new releases during the SMASH! 2014 convention earlier today. Gargantia on the Verdurous Planet, RWBY Volume 2, Hatorimonogatari, Red Vs. Blue Season 12 and Fate/kaleid Liner Prisma Illya Season 1 will all be released on DVD and Blu-ray later this year. Hanabee has provided some detailed release info for each title: Gargantia on the Verdurous...

Buddy Complex Artists Perform Suisei no Gargantia Sequels OP and ED

Female vocalists ChouChou and True will be performing the OP and ED for the Suisei no Gargantia sequel OVAs, the news was recently confirmed on the official website of the anime which will be premiering the first episode in September this year. Both vocalist provided the opening and ending tracks for the anime Buddy Complex which aired at the beginning of the year; True will be performing the open...

Gargantia on the Verdurous Planet available on Neon Alley

You may remember that last year Viz Media had acquired the license for Suisei no Gargantia and although they haven’t announced a release date yet for the series, they have done something to make the anime easier for fans to find. Today the company has placed all thirteen episodes of Gargantia on the Verdurous Planet on Neon Alley in their subtitled form. This means that the episodes can be v...

Second Season of Suisei no Gargantia Given the Green Light

It has barely been a season since its conclusion, but fans of Suisei no Gargantia were clearly begging for more because it has already been greenlit for a second season! The news comes a day after a “big announcement” was teased on the series’ official website. This announcement, as well as the recent greenlighting of  their brilliant dystopian thriller, Psycho-Pass come as an at...

Suisei no Gargantia licensed by Viz Media

During their Neon Alley panel at Anime Expo yesterday, Viz Media announced that they have acquired the license to release Suisei no Gargantia, also known as Gargantia on the Verdurous Planet, in North America with an English dub sometime in 2014. With this license the company also plans on streaming all past episodes of Suisei no Gargantia on its website, including the ownership of the yet to be m...

Gargantia Spin-Off Manga Announced starring Bellows

Good news for fans of the anime series Gargantia as it appears the series will receive a spin-off manga not unlike the spin-off manga which was just announced for Valvrave the Liberator, another mecha series airing this season. The Gargantia spin-off manga will follow the popular character Bellows. She soon became a fan favourite for her no nonsense attitude, love for salvaging and for being well ...

Pixiv Hosts Gargantia Character Design Contest

Currently airing anime series Gargantia on the Verdurous Planet has a character design competition courtesy of Japanese art website pixiv. Artists who think they have what it takes can submit their design of a crew member on the Gargantia ship who will make an appearance on the show’s last episode. The art entries will be judged by the anime’s director Kazuya Murata and the studio Prod...

Suisei no Gargantia – A Cosmic Triumph Brought Down to Earth

The spectacle of the first two episodes of Gen Urobuchi’s take on the sci-fi mecha genre stayed with me for days. The opening half of the first episode throws the viewer right in the middle of a Gunbuster-esque space opera. Bio-organisms surviving the vacuum of space and infesting a hive, a “hot Jupiter” planet against the backdrop of an angry sun. A galactic society with establi...

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