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  • Rating: TV-14
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9
  • Number of Episodes: 13

Story

When a giant robot suddenly attacks the city, a high-school student named Aoba is saved by a classmate who’s piloting her own mecha. After accepting an offer to join the alliance she's is a part of, Aoba is thrust into the middle of high-flying robot warfare in this new series from the studio that brought you Cowboy Bebop, Outlaw Star, and Escaflowne!

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  • Encounter
    Episode 1 - Encounter

    Aoba Watase is a normal first year high school student coming back to school after summer break when a mysterious robot comes after him. He has never seen it before, but its pilot seems to know him and wants him dead.

  • Nice Coupling
    Episode 2 - Nice Coupling

    One minute, Hina is disappearing, telling Aoba that Dio is waiting for him. In the next minute, Aoba finds himself in a strange cockpit alone, thrust into the middle of a furious firefight.

  • Meeting Again
    Episode 3 - Meeting Again

    As Aoba tries to come to grips with this new world that he's found himself in, the ship he is on comes under attack again. And during this engagement, he unexpectedly comes across someone he knows.

  • The Time for Resolve
    Episode 4 - The Time for Resolve

    Aoba faces the consequences of his rash actions during combat when he saw Hina. And later, the Cygnus lands at Narashino and Aoba gets a chance to explore his hometown to see what has become of it in the last 70 years.

  • Scars
    Episode 5 - Scars

    Aoba finds out more about Dio and his family. And later, Cygnus unexpectedly finds itself being mobilized against an invading Zogilian force.

  • The Other Coupler
    Episode 6 - The Other Coupler

    After being mobilized, the Cygnus and the Coupling Valiancers are no longer a secret. In order to defend their existence against outraged politicians, a film crew arrives to make a promotional video to rally popular support.

  • Buddy
    Episode 7 - Buddy

    As the Cygnus makes its way to the Hawaii Base, Zogilia's Protection Division catches up with them. And the three Coupler pilots must decide who will pair up with whom.

  • Stormy Night
    Episode 8 - Stormy Night

    Aoba finally gets some time to talk to Hina, but as they try to survive the night on the island they crash-landed on, he has a frustrating time trying to get through to her.

  • The Coupling System
    Episode 9 - The Coupling System

    Discouraged by his encounter with Hina, Aoba mopes around, but Dio finds his sniveling, defeatist attitude unacceptable, especially once they come under attack yet again.

  • Father and Child
    Episode 10 - Father and Child

    Aoba, Dio, and Mayuka get to go on shore leave in Hawaii. And in the meantime, the Zogilian contingent plan their next operation to get their hands on the Confederation's Coupling Valiancers.

  • The Truth
    Episode 11 - The Truth

    The Zogilians infiltrate the Hawaii Base. While the crew of the Cygnus work to thwart them, Hina's father reveals a startling truth to her.

  • The Bond Between Them
    Episode 12 - The Bond Between Them

    The crew of the Cygnus work through the fallout of losing the Luxon and the Bradyon, and of the flawed Coupling that Aoba and Dio conducted using the old Coupling Valiancers.

  • Acception
    Episode 13 - Acception

    With over half their fleet gone and up against enemy Coupling Valiancers, the Cygnus is tasked with taking down the Gorgon, Zogilia's weapon of mass destruction.

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ncoleman12345
ncoleman12345

01-07-2014

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"Excellent anime"

This is a wonderful anime. The camaraderie and loyalty shown in this show are things that we can all strive to emulate. The main characters stay true to who they are through the toughest trials and... more

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lashawn123
lashawn123

01-25-2014

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"One of the best anime i've seen in a long time"

Usually, i'm not a big fan of mecha anime, but this is a HUGE exception. The artwork is amazing, the story is amazing, and The voice acting is top-notch. Do not pass this one up. I guaranteed you won... more

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apple4jc

02-25-2014

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"Awesome Anime"

I like the way the charctors are done. The pilot who tried to kill Aoba is a mystery, I think it's Hina's blonde friend. Cant wait to find out if im right.

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Graybeard
Graybeard

04-02-2014

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"Can't wait for season 2"

A very good first season. I definitely recommend this show to new and old anime fans. From the first episode until the last, you will be glued to your monitor.

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abbyigu
abbyigu

04-09-2014

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"Amazing"

It was an amazing show can't wait for season 2. I noticed that it was made by the same people who made Gundam Seed and Gundam Seed Destiny. I found that their characters were very similar and the stor... more

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