Pilot Candidate

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Pilot Candidate

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Welcome to the Pilot Candidate guide at TV Tome. In the future, mankind has been left to a planet called Zion. They have been forced on to this planet by space creatures called "Victims." Terrorized by these Victims, Zion remains the only human inhabited planet left, thus mankind's last hope for survival. But with the alien invasion of Victims moving in, their only defense are the five "Goddesses" and their pilots. This brings in Zero: headstrong and short-tempered. Zero hopes to one day fulfill his dream of becoming a goddess pilot. "For those with wings, fly to your dreams" Alternative Titles: Candidate For Goddess Megami Kouhosei OP: "Aim for Zion, Planet of Hope" ED 1: "Chance" ED 2: "Kagayaki" Vocabulary: Atomic: Defects contained in every human body. Aqui Keameia: The orange Goddess piloted by Rioroute. Eeva Leena: The blue Goddess piloted by Gareas. Errn Laties: This is the white goddess piloted by Teela. GOA: Goddess Operator Academy. This is where candidates are taken and trained to become pilots. Goddess: For the few that become pilots, a Goddess is like a big (very big) robot. This is what's used when fighting the victims. Ingrid: Other name for Goddess. Luhma Klein: The Goddess piloted by Ernest. Pro-Ing: Mecha used by candidates during training. Tellia Kallisto: The red Goddess piloted by Yu. Zenoah: A person with no atomic defects. Note: Know something I don't? Submit it!moreless
Kenji Nojima

Kenji Nojima

Erts Virny Cocteau [JP]

Matthew Dunn

Matthew Dunn

Gareas Elidd (Garu)

Melora Harte

Melora Harte

Teela Zain Elmes

Wataru Takagi

Wataru Takagi

Gareas Elidd [JP]

Mami Koyama

Mami Koyama

Rill Croford

Michelle Ruff

Michelle Ruff

Kizna Towryk

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  • Pilot Candidate is the detailed account of life as a young person being trained for battle.

    8.3
    Pilot Candidate is a show that once you start watching, you simply must continue. I've watched the series ( a mere four discs long, very short for a television or anime series) probably four times. It only seems to get better and better. The characters are dimentional and real and I feel that I can truly relate to them. The plot line is intense and active, not one were you get bored. Did I mention the drawing style? Well, I think it is one of the best, it doesn't make the characters seem too unreal or fake. It almost stays true to real form, which is an accomplishment for an anime series. Over all, this show is too amazing to pass by.moreless
  • The best show in the world.

    9.4
    Pilot Candidate is the best and always will be the best show in the world. Its creative, (the characters, their outfits, the whole academy thing, the logo, the names, the plot) everything about it is awesome. It always is #1 with me. The characters are so cool, the personalities.

    When it was still being aired I used to stay up JUST to watch it. That was the ONLY reason that I was up. Sure I'd get in trouble but hey its a classic and its the best of its time! Its ahead of its time when it was shown and problably the best!moreless
  • An incredibly complex and disconnected anime, Pilot Candidate was probably just a little too hard for the average viewer to follow. This great series only lasted one season, leaving far too much potential wasted in cancellation.moreless

    8.9
    If you like your anime complex, cerebral, and epic-- Pilot Candidate might just be your calling. The series was littered with subtext--most viewers will have to watch the barely connected episodes multiple times to truly understand them.



    PC was a great series, that sadly never was able to fully blossom. The characters are deep, the mysteries are perplexing, and one can never be very sure where the creators were going with this.



    This is definitely not the standard giant robot anime from Japan. Several differences abound: classical music openings, CG graphic enemies mixed with 2D graphic protagonists, and the willingness to force viewers to draw their own conclusions about the end of certain plot-lines led to an innovative series that was if anything, different.



    I greatly enjoyed PC's brief run. It is hard to follow, but those who like deep, almost philosophical anime, will appreciate it. I would not recommend it to the beginning anime viewer--it's just a little too hard to follow, but it makes a great "intellectual" appeal for itself.



    Sadly, I feel its complexity led to its downfall. The episodes don't always feel like a plot-line is being well-formed, more like a jig-saw puzzle being put together when all one has ready are the separate corners. Viewers will need to give these a lot of "think-time" to appreciate them.moreless
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