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Genres: adventure, comedy, science fiction
Themes: mecha, space, super robot
Objectionable content: Significant
Number of episodes: 13
Vintage: 2000-10-03 to 2000-12-19

Plot Summary: In a universe where men and women are mortal enemies, Hibiki is captured by a band of female pirates. The group find themselves stranded with a super ship they dub the Nirvana and set out for the female home planet. Along the way, they discover the existence of the “The Harvest” and the possible destruction of both men and women.

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Vandread: The Second Stage

Genres: adventure, comedy, drama, science fiction
Themes: mecha, space
Objectionable content: Significant
Number of episodes: 13
Vintage: 2001-10-05 to 2002-01-18

Plot Summary: After the events from the first stage, the female pirates and the men on board the “Nirvana” are heading towards Mejerr to tell them about “The Harvest”. But in the way, aside from the new and faster enemies, they find Misty, an earthian girl that will teach to the crew more about their origins, and will give Dita and Hibiki more than an headache.

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Vandread Integral (OAV) Vintage: 2001-12-21
Vandread Turbulence (OAV) Vintage: 2002-10-25

One of my all-time favorite series that no one should be without in their collection.

I caught this a few years ago while flipping through the channels. Unfortunately, when it played on WAM, it was extremely late at night, or early in the morning. But that’s what they make DVR’s for. It was different than a lot of the anime series I had at the time, and I really enjoyed it.

I grabbed a couple singles and the art box two years ago, but later I just bought the complete collection with the artbox for about $30 from Right Stuf. Thought it was a pretty good bargin.

Yeah, that full set of singles + artbox for $30 is a steal. I paid almost full MSRP for my set way back when, it almost makes me wish I would have waited this long to get it.

I just bought this from rightstuf the other day.

I’m planning on getting this too, probably early august after I’ve worked a little more…or until there are only a few copies left.

VanDread is at the top of my list of favorite animes right now, but that’s probably due to when I first saw it (2006). One of the few shows that made me both laugh and cry at times. Loved it.

Oddly enough, though, I originally picked it up at random without really knowing what kind of series it was going to be…

Dragoon and I have set up another viewing schedule following the KS viewing, to watch the whole series (8 DVDs) since we love it so much.

For those that want to participate:

Watch the DVDs according to the schedule, then come back here to the forum to post your thoughts, findings, and views on the series thus far.

Viewing Schedule:
Monday 12/21 - Vandread DVD 1 (episodes 1-4)
Tuesday 12/22 - Vandread DVD 2 (episodes 5-7)
Wednesday 12/23 - Vandread DVD 3 (episodes 8-10)

2 day break for Christmas
Thursday-Friday 24-25

Saturday 12/26 - Vandread DVD 4 (episodes 11-13)
Sunday 12/27 - Vandread: The Second Stage DVD 1 (episodes 1-4)
Monday 12/28 - Vandread: The Second Stage DVD 2 (episodes 5-7)
Tuesday 12/29 - Vandread: The Second Stage DVD 3 (episodes 8-10)
Wednesday 12/30 - Vandread: The Second Stage DVD 4 (episodes 11-13)

When Encore WAM used to show anime weekdays at 4 PM, I watched Vandread in reruns (both seasons) several times. It’s hilarious and charming with a great story.
I need to search this one up for my collection. :slight_smile:

Love this series and wish someone would bring over the Vandread Extra Stage novel that adds more to the series.

How I’d long for the day to see a 3rd season. Oh well.

OOOOOH finally a viewing I can join! kekekekekeke!

Pffffft. Zaku will flake out on us for the tenth time. :stuck_out_tongue: Zaku, watch MegaZone!

I personally like Vandread and yearn for a 3rd season as well. -_-

LOL I think this is the first showing I’ve committed to :stuck_out_tongue: The only other time I can think of was an Air Gear showing but I forgot to bring my DVDs to school with me.

Man, I love Vandread, and I do have the DVDs, hmm…

As for a third season, I would take an OVA of Extra Stage, that would earn Gonzo some money, and Funi could license it and we could then beg and plead weith them to bring back the old cast. I am getting way too ahead of myself.

Hi ho hi ho Gonzo is dead.

Vandread is one of those few good series from them. I have the DVD’s still so I’m game for a viewing party if I can find time.

Well, the viewing schedule is on the first page, it’ll be right after the KS viewing, after a 2 day break.

Speaking of which, where would be a good website to get it cheap cause im looking for the complete series and not individual releases.

The set below has both seasons.

Vandread Ultimate Collection Seasons 1-2 + OVAs DVD

Reminder for those that want to participate