Cartoon Network (ended 2003)
First Aired: August 4, 2003 Last Aired: September 16, 2003 Episodes: 26 colored episodes, 1 movie Age Rating: Mature (May contain sex, drugs, and extreme graphic violence) Genres: Adventure, Drama, Horror, Mecha, Romance, Science Fiction
Diagnosed with a rare terminal illness, Yuji Kaido was put into cold-sleep in the hope that someday a cure may be found. He receives a rude awakening when he is revived in the middle of a military operation to evacuate him out of the cold-sleep facility. The group is attacked by a giant bug-like creature which wrenches two members into a grotesque cocoon before it is killed by the powersuit escort. It seems like a nightmare, but it's very much a reality for Yuji. He discovers that his abductors are humans under their skull-like masks and that his powersuited rescuer is a young woman named Marlene Angel. Marlene explains that it is now the year 2031, meaning that Yuji was in cold-sleep for 22 years. In that time, a genetic experiment went awry and created giant bug-like creatures called Blue which have taken over the world. The soldiers' mission is to recover human genes from before the Blue cataclysm, namely genes from sleepers like Yuji, and transport them up to a space station called Second Earth, where the fortunate humans retreated. Things, of course, don't go smoothly as planned. The Blue spring a surprise attack on the orbital launch base before the humans are able to board the shuttle. Marlene and Yuji are able to escape with two team members, Robert and Joey, but the rest of the people at the base aren't as fortunate. The survivors start on a long trek to another orbital launch base, battling Blue almost every step of the way. Unsatisfied with being luggage, Yuji takes up training from the soldiers so that he's able to contribute to their fight for survival. Opening Song: "Tokihanate!" by Houko Kuwashima Ending Song: "Ai Ga Oshiete Kureta" by Houko Kuwashima
FAQ: Will Blue Gender ever air again? Possibly not. Does Blue Gender air on any other stations? No.
CHARACTERS Alicia Whistle: Height: 5'2" Weight: 116lbs Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown Age: 16 Alicia is a high school aged Sleeper who was awakened on Second Earth. She is an active member of the Sleeper Brigade, and becomes immediately determined to be Yuji's battle field partner and girlfriend. As energetic and happy as a varsity cheerleader at first, but later succumbs to the power of the B-Cells, under Tony's command. Amick Hendar: Height: 5'7" Weight: 124lbs Hair: Dark Purple Eyes: Brown Age: 30 Amick is the chief of the Education Station and is responsible for the "re-education" of Marlene on Second Earth. Her methods are tough, but necessary to make strong, heartless soldiers out of her students. She later stands up in opposition to the decision of Seno and attempt to escape the space station altogether. Dice Quaid: Height: 5'9" Weight: 175lbs Hair: Black Eyes: Brown Age: 30 Rugged, rough and war-headed, Dice has escaped the military and made a home for himself in a remote desert area. Dice catches Yuji and Marlene a hard time for her rigid, military ways. Yuji and Dice strike up a solid friendship and Dice explains how he still has some unfinished business with a tricky Blue. He later assists Marlene in finding Yugi and helps them make it to the Baikanour Space Base. Doug Vreiss: Height: 5'11" Weight: 175lbs Hair: Black Eyes: Brown Age: 35 Director Doug Vreiss is the head of the Military Station. He does not like get along well with Amick, as she tends to challenge his authority. Doug does not agree with the teachings of "the Ark" and dangerously approaches Seno with his sentiments. Doug also acts as a mediator in Council inquiries. Joey Heald: Height: 6'1" Weight: 170lbs Hair: Blue Eyes: Blue Age: 18 Joey and Yuji become close friends soon after Yuji awakens from Cryogenic Sleep. Kind and friend, Joey does not come across as the soldier he was trained to be. Joey eventually trains Yuji to be an arm pilot of a Grapple class Armored Shrike. Young and Optimistic, Joey manages to maintain a positive attitude despite his bleak surroundings. Keith Bean: Height: 5'10" Weight: 179lbs Hair: Black Eyes: Brown Age: 26 A fearless and efficient soldier, Keith is a valuable member of the Sleeper Recovery Team. He is a rowdy guy, whose reason for living is to kill Blue. Keith's skills are certain, but when pushed too far, there's no turning back. Marlene Angel: Height: 5'2" Weight: 117lbs Hair: Golden Blonde Eyes: Blue Age: 17 After being orphaned at the age of 10 when the Blue killed her parents, Marlene grew up training intensively and became an elite soldier. She is assigned to a Sleeper Recovery Team and is a top pilot of a sniper class Armored Shrike. Seeming heartless and cold, Marlene first views Yuji as nothing more than cargo. After awhile, Yuji begins to awaken feelings that have been dormant in her for many years. As Marlene's emotions begin to resurface, everything she believes begins to break down. Robert Bradley: Height: 5'10" Weight: 169lbs Hair: Yellow Eyes: Blue Age: 28 Robert is the commander of the Sleeper Recovery Team sent for Yuji Kaido. He is a capable leader and a man of few words; he focuses on the mission at hand. Robert is willing to make the ultimate sacrifice if it insures a successful mission. Seno Miyagi: Height: 6'0" Weight: 175lbs Hair: Black Eyes: Brown Age: 30 Seno is the Director of the Science Division of Second Earth. It is his insistence to the high council that Marlene "not be omitted" that permits Yuji and Marlene to remain together as partners on the battlefield. Though Seno discovers the link between the B-Cells and the sleepers and implements the experiment, he later learns that the High Council may be deceiving him and organizes "The Ark", an underground organization to stop the B-Cell experiments. Chief Councilman Victor: Height: 5'9" Weight: 170lbs Hair: Gray Eyes: Brown Age: 39 Victor is the very self-assured powerful head of the high council of Second Earth. He is a firm believer the Sleeper program and keeps the true Sleeper data to himself. He does not trust Seno and his friends and his methods. Yuji Kaido: Height: 6'2" Weight: 170lbs Hair: Burnt Orange Eyes: Brown Age: 17 (plus 22 years in cryogenic sleep) After being diagnosed with an incurable disease, Yuji Kaidou decides to be put in cryogenic sleep in hopes that an effective treatment will be developed soon. 2031, twenty two years later, Yuji wakes up to find the world overrun by a deadly new species known as "Blue". In 2009 Yuji worked in a worked in a gas station, rode his motorcycle and hung out with his friend Iakashi. But in 2031 everything Yuji knew has been destroyed by the Blue. He feels lost and alone in an unforgiving new world. For better or for worse, Yuji is guided by the only thing he can trust-his emtotions-as he attempts to gain control of his new life.
TYPES OF BLUE: Chopper Rocket Bug Tank Beetle Tank Beetle 2 Land Whale Maneater Maneater 2 Spring Worm Double Boat Clincher TYPES OF SHRIKES: Sniper A.S. Grapple Double Edge Remodeled Grapple Bullseye Remodeled Bullseye Heavy Duty A.S. Bandit Sniper Attackermoreless