The Candidate for Goddess
The Candidate for Goddess (2000) is a science fiction anime series set in the distant future and based on the manga series by Yukiru Sagisaki. The series is 12 episodes long, plus a single OVA which was released after the completion of the series.
In the year 4088, mankind is forced to live in space colonies due to the destruction of four planetary systems except for on uninhabitable planet called Zion. However, Zion is constantly being invaded by alien lifeforms and must be protected by human piloted machines called Goddesses. The series takes place in the Goddess Operation Academy where a class of young men with special powers are trained to control the Goddesses.
The series was licensed by Bandai Entertainment and an English dub was produced with the new name of Pilot Candidate in 2002. Although the series was broadcast on Adult Swim, the fledgling Cartoon Network adult animation block, it was originally meant to be broadcast on Toonami. Because Toonami is meant for a younger audience and is broadcast earlier in the day, it was edited heavily to appeal to adolescents. These edits remained intact when it moved blocks and likely contributed to the lack of interest in the series. The OVA episode was never broadcast in the United States.
|Japanese Voices||English Voices||Character||Duration|
|Yukimasa Obi||Jeremiah Freedman||Zero Enna||1|
|Miki Nagasawa||Georgette Rose||Kizna Towryk||1|
|Hiroyuki Yoshino||Jim Taggert||Clay Cliff Fortran||1|
|Susumu Chiba||John Burnley||Hiead Gner||1|
|Season One||January 11, 2000||March 27, 2000||12|
|Special Curriculum: Friends||2002|
- At a Glance: Additional information about the series
- Characters: A listing of recurring characters from the series
|Complete Collection||October 11, 2005||4||
|The Academy||November 6, 2001||1||
|Training||January 8, 2002||1||
|Working Together||March 5, 2002||1||
|The Test||May 7, 2002||1||