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Martian Successor Nadesico - The Motion Picture: Prince of Darkness (1998)

Tatsuo Sato  |  Unrated |  DVD
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)

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  • Directors: Tatsuo Sato
  • Format: Animated, Color, NTSC, Subtitled
  • Language: English, Japanese
  • Subtitles: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: Unrated
  • Studio: Section 23
  • DVD Release Date: January 6, 2009
  • Run Time: 90 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B001KXZG28
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #261,247 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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Three years have passed since the original Nadesico saga ended. Earth and the Jovians enjoy an uneasy peace. But a new threat looms that could endanger both civilizations, and so the old Nadesico crew reunite for one last adventure.

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5.0 out of 5 stars The true, if un-complete, ending of Nadesico January 13, 2009
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So sad... Not pathetic sad, but like crying your eyes out sad. Like OMG so sad!
Martian Successor Nadesico was a marvel in Japan and its humor and spoof was both unique and very tasteful (at least to me it was). The ending of Nadesico also was unique and tasteful, since it hinted of a sequel and "didn't". But this movie, sad as it is, ISN'T Nadesico!

Taking two years after the end, Ruri is the established hero and has matured greatly and has a new crew and seems dense as ever. Bosen jumping is still the "hot-button" in the universe, and while the war between the earth and the Jovians are over, everyone wants just a little more control than the other.

One thing that made me happy was the appearance of the movie. The characters are in spirits just the way they should be! However those who wish to try this movie, be warned, you will initially feel like you are missing something!!

Most wonder where are Akito and Yurika, and who wouldn't? Both of them were awesome leads offering humor and awe, rather cheesily. But alas Akito is not the same, as he is battle-hardened ruthless, less chatty, but still the same hero. Yurika, on the other hand, has screen time, but doesn't voice nearly as much as she did in the series... Most find that without this two characters, Nadesico is lost. I'm sure that is how everyone feels but the message is still the same as the series was, and that is: no matter how much people change, who they are can never be forgotton or let go by people who love and want them.

Honestly I HATED the beginning, but LOVED the ending!
SPOILERS: Everyone skip until you see when. Akito lost his senses of a cook in order to be strong enough to save Yurika, this made me almost cry because it proved how much he loved Yurika.
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5.0 out of 5 stars not a anime sequel but a manga sequel! November 9, 2012
I know alot of people hav critisized this movie saying it is much darker than the anime and has hardly any humor, well there is a reason for that..... The Prince of darkness finishes up the manga not the anime. The manga was a much darker and different expirence than the anime ad the movie continues that so give it a chance it really is good when you think about it.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Very good, but loses essence of the serie. December 11, 2010
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Is a good movie, a couple of jokes, good history and script, but loses essence of the series. Nadesico is genial because a lot of joke, fun and relaxation who's pass for the spectator, in same time his show a good history. The movie, however, is much dramatic and sad, definitely, this is not the face of Martian Successor Nadesico
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Almost afraid to ask...
From what I've seen, it seems to make about the same amount of sense to everyone. Which is to say, not a whole lot. This movie was intended to start off a second season of the show or a sequel or whatever, but the plug was pulled and they never actually made it. So the questions created in it... Read more
Jan 3, 2014 by Ultimagu |  See all 2 posts
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