Martian Successor Nadesico Characters

Martian Successor Nadesico is a franchise comprised of 1 movie, 1 anime series, 1 manga series
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Akito Tenkawa

The main protagonist of Martian Successor Nadesico. Born on Mars and orphaned after his parents died in an apparent military coup, Akito's dream to become a cook but somehow become an Aestevalis pilot for the Nadesico (which is in the commander of childhood friend/"lover" - Yurika Misumaru).

Erina Kinjo Won

Joins Nadesico along with Nagare Akatsuki. Her official post is co-helmswoman, but in truth that's not who she is.

Gai Daigoji

Born Jiro Yamada, Gai is Aestevalis pilot for Nadesico and a raid Gekiganger fanboy. He lasted for three episodes as he was shot and killed by Sadaake Munetake.

Gen-Ichiro Tsukuomi

Tsukumo Shiratori's best friend and comrade in battle and off the field, however later jealousy forms within him for abandoning their Gekigangar 3 ideal of woman hood Mrs Nanako; Tsukumo still leaves despite Gen-Ichiro's protests.

Goat Hoary

A serious man of few words, Goat seems to be the crew's guardian. He also has a relationship with Minato Haruka for a time. He is very big and very strong, capable of carrying Megumi and Ruri, one on each arm, and is a skilled marksman.

Hari Makibi

Hari is a bridge officer aboard the Nadesico-B, he is a genetically engineered genius with abilities similar to Ruri's; but unlike her, he's very emotional. He is jealous of her relationship to the first Nadesico crew.

Hikaru Amano

Hikaru is an Aestivalis pilot (along with Ryoko and Izumi) and rabid Gekigangar III fangirl. During Martian Successor Nadesico - The Prince of Darkness, she becomes an actual manga artist of her own version of Gekiganger III, but is overstressed due to her profession.


Head Chef of Nadesico

Inez Fressange

Itsuki Kazama

Itsuki came on as a replacement pilot when Akito left the ship with Megumi during the Christmas return of the Nadesico to Earth. She is known as a great team player and an excellent pilot, but was killed in her first battle with the team

Izumi Maki

Izumi is an Aestivalis pilot from the L2 colony (along with Ryoko and Hiruka). She's quiet and reserved, though an incurable punster, cracking up at her own jokes.

Jun Aoi

The first officer of the Nadesico, Jun has no small infatuation for Yurika, leaving a position in the Earth's military to join her crew and "look out for her". Yukina considers him her "best friend", though the rest of the crew realize his feelings.

Kouichiro Misumaru

Yurika Misumaru's father

Lapis Lazuli

Lapis is a young girl who is another product of Nergal's labs, crated with hopes of re-creating the success of Ruri Hoshino and is part of the One-Man, One-Ship Project. She's one of the many victims of the Martian Successors and was later rescued during a rescue operation conducted by Nergal and becomes partnered with Akito.

Megumi Reinard

Megumi Reinard is a former voice actress who did work for anime and animated commercials, and was recruited by Nergal to be the communications officer aboard the Nadesico. She fell in love with Akito Tenkawa when their were aboard Nadesico, but she eventually broke-up with him.

Minato Haruka

Minato was once the secretary for a large company's president, but switched careers as the Nadesico's crewmain helmswoman.She has a mixed-up relationship with Goat Hoary, but later develops feelings a Jovian named Tsukomo Shirotori.

Nagare Akatsuki

The chairman of Nergal Heavy Industries, a skilled Aestivalis pilot, and a complex character between hero and villain.


Mr. Prospector's real name is never revealed, but he seems to not only be some sort of Nergal accountant, but the recruitment officer for the Nadesico. He is most known for agonizing over the loss of expensive equipment.

Ruri Hoshino

The Nadesico's Chief Science Officer and Only Level-Headed Member Aboard

Ryoko Subaru

Ryoko is an Aestivalis pilot from the L2 space colony (along with Hiruka and Izumi), and she is the most fiery and combative. Over time, she began to accept her feelings for Akito, but for the most part refrained from public displays of affection.

Saburota Takasugi

Saburota was once an officer in the Jovian Federation, Saburota is now a First Lieutenant in the UESF, and serves as Ruri's Tactical Officer. He has dyed his hair blond.

Sadaake Munetake

Admiral who was also on board Nadesico. However he has caused more trouble than being helpful.

Seiya Uribatake

Chief mechanic within Nadesico.

Tsukumo Shiratori

Tsukumo is a commander of the Superior Jovian Male Forces and a mecha pilot. He is similar in appearance and personality to Gai Daigoji, and ultimately dies in the same way.

Yukina Shiratori

Yukina is Tsukumo's younger sister, and later a friend/adopted "daughter" of Minato.

Yurika Misumaru

Yurika is the beautiful but ditzy captain of the Nadesico and childhood friend of Akito Tenkawa.

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