Pilot Candidate (TV)

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[ adapted from Candidate for Goddess (manga) ]

Related anime:
    Candidate for Goddess (OAV) (sequel)

Alternative title:
Candidate for Goddess 
Candidato para Deusa (Portuguese) 
El Candidato para la Diosa (Spanish) 
Megami Kouhosei (Japanese) 
女神候補生 (Japanese) 
Genres: action , science fiction 
Themes: mecha , military , real robot 
Objectionable content: Mild 
Plot Summary: In the future humankind has expanded and colonized other planets. Then an alien species, Victim, attacks the human colonies leaving only one planet, Zion. In an effort to stop Victim from destroying the last planet a training school, GOA, is set up to gather boys from the Zion colonies and train them to become pilots of the Ingrids AKA The Goddesses, five fighting robots that protect Zion. The boys must possess a rare blood type, EO , as well as a special ability, or EX. Zero (Candidate 88) has just arrived in GOA when he falls into the cockpit of the Ingrid Eeva-Leena. Since the synch between pilot and Ingrid are very sensitive everyone believes the Goddess will kill Zero in an attempt to synch. Just before Zero passes out he makes a full synch with the Goddess. Before he can find out more about the incident, his pilot training begins. 
User Ratings: 920 ratings have been given [details]
 Masterpiece: 21 votes (dub:10, sub:8, edit.dub:3)
 Excellent: 48 votes (sub:22, dub:20, edit.dub:2, raw:1, others:3
1 Spanish dubbed
1 German dubbed
1 Spanish subtitled
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 Very good: 84 votes (sub:42, dub:29, ?:3, raw:2, edit.dub:1, others:7
2 Spanish subtitled
2 Spanish dubbed
1 Portuguese subtitled
1 German dubbed
1 French subtitled
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 Good: 183 votes (dub:82, sub:82, edit.dub:8, ?:3, others:8
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1 German dubbed
1 Portuguese subtitled
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 Decent: 189 votes (sub:96, dub:68, edit.dub:8, ?:3, others:14
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3 German dubbed
3 Spanish subtitled
2 German subtitled
1 Portuguese subtitled
1 Polish subtitled
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 So-so: 110 votes (sub:49, dub:45, edit.dub:6, ?:2, others:8
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2 Portuguese dubbed
1 Spanish edited dub
1 Spanish dubbed
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 Not really good: 66 votes (dub:30, sub:25, edit.dub:5, ?:2, others:4
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 Weak: 104 votes (dub:51, sub:35, edit.dub:13, ?:1, raw:1, others:3
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1 Russian subtitled
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 Bad: 62 votes (dub:34, sub:18, edit.dub:6, ?:2, others:2
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1 Portuguese subtitled
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 Awful: 34 votes (dub:19, sub:9, raw:1, edit.dub:1, ?:1, others:3
2 German dubbed
1 Spanish edited dub
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 Worst ever: 19 votes (dub:12, sub:4, edit.dub:2, others:1
1 German dubbed
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Seen in part or in whole by 2487 users, rank: #400 (of 5920)
Median rating: Decent
Arithmetic mean: 5.449 (So-so+), std. dev.: 2.2945, rank: #5067 (of 5913)
Weighted mean: 5.362 (So-so+), rank: #5162 (of 5913) (seen all: 5.66 / seen some: 5.13 / won't finish: 3.28)
Bayesian estimate: 5.390 (So-so+), rank: #4287 (of 4462)
Running time: half hour per episode 
Number of episodes: 12 
Episode titles: We have 12
Vintage:
2000-01-10 to 2000-03-27 
2002-02-23 to 2002-05-11 (USA) 
2003-02-06 to 2005-07-30 (Latin America - Locomotion) 
2003-05-18 to 2003-08-10 (Germany - VIVA) 
Release dates: We have 4
Opening Theme:
"Aim for Zion, the Planet of Hope" by Tomoyuki Asakawa 
Ending Theme:
#1: "Chance" by Koizumi Kouhei (eps 1-11) 
#2: "Kagayaki" by Koizumi Kouhei (ep 12) 
Official website:
女神候補生 (Japanese) 
Links: We have 1
Review:
Pilot Candidate (Jan 1, 1970)
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DVD (Region 1)
    Pilot Candidate - The Academy (DVD) 2001-11-06
    Pilot Candidate - Training (DVD 2) 2002-01-08
    Pilot Candidate - Working Together (DVD 3) 2002-03-05
    Pilot Candidate - The Test (DVD 4) 2002-05-21 (from $34.99)
    Pilot Candidate - The Academy (DVD 1) 2001-11-06
    Pilot Candidate - Training (DVD 2) 2002-01-08
    Pilot Candidate - Working Together (DVD 3) 2002-03-05
    Pilot Candidate - The Test (DVD 4) 2002-05-07
    Pilot Candidate - Complete Collection (DVD 1-4) 2005-10-11

Japanese staff
Japanese cast
Director: Mitsuru Hongo 
Episode Director: Takeyuki Sadohara 
Music: Tomoyuki Asakawa 
Original Manga: Yukiru Sugisaki 
Character Design: Shinichi Yamaoka 
Art Director: Toshihisa Koyama 
Animation Director: Katsunobu Ito (eps 8, 12) 
3D Director: Tokumitsu Kifune 
Sound Director: Masafumi Mima 
2D Work: Tsukasa Kakisakai 
3D Developing Producer: Yuichiro Matsuka 
Animation Editing: Masaru Koseki 
Arrangement: Atsushi Onosawa 
Assistant recording Engineer: Yuji Tagami (Aoistudio) 
CGI Supervision: Shinji Takagi 
Color design:
Norioki Sakai 
Yuko Kanemaru 
Development Producer: Nobutoshi Terado 
Digital Photography: Natsuko Mori 
Editing: Makiko Asano 
Finish Check: Katsue Inoue 
Illustration Director: Masaki Hinata 
Key Animation:
Katsunobu Ito (ep 8) 
Keiji Gotoh (OP; ep 1) 
Megumi Kadonosono (OP; ED) 
Music Performance:
Hideyo Takakuwa (Flute) 
Junko Yamashiro (Bass Trombone) 
Otohiko Fujita (Horn) 
Tomoyuki Asakawa (Harp) 
Music producer:
Masao Fukuda 
Shiro Sasaki 
Photography Development Producer: Wataru Kurosawa 
Production Cooperation: Hidenobu Watanabe 
Production Development: Daichi Kato 
Production manager: Shunichi Yamamoto 
Screen Cont.: Hiroshi Hara 
Series Development: Akira Okeya 
Special Effects: Akitoshi Maeda 
Theme Song Lyrics: Kyoko Tomita 
Theme Song Performance: Kohei Koizumi (ED1, ED2) 
Video Editing: Kazunori Okada 
Visual Effects: Shigenobu Kaihou 
Yukimasa Obi as Zero Enna 

Hiroyuki Yoshino as Clay Cliff Fortran 
Miki Nagasawa as Kizna Towryk 
Susumu Chiba as Hiead Gner 

Akiko Kimura as Rome Lotte 
Akio Suyama as Yamagi Kushida 
Akira Ishida as
Aracd Narocke 
Yu Hikura 
Ayako Kawasumi as Kazuhi Hikura 
Chiaki Takahashi as Repairer A 
Chiemi Chiba as Saki Mimori 
Chiyako Shibahara as Kyoko Farley 
Kenji Nojima as Erts Virny Cocteau 
Kouichi Toochika as Rioroute Vilgyna 
Mami Koyama as Dr. Rill Croford 
Norio Wakamoto as Kuro Rivolde 
Rie Kugimiya as Ikhny Allecto 
Tomoe Hanba as Phil Phleira Deed 
Tsutomu Kashiwakura as Ernest Cuore 
Wataru Takagi as Gareas Elidd 
Yoshimichi Oumoto as Roose Sawamura 
Yumi Kakazu as
Leena Fujimura 
Yukine Simmons 
Yuri Amano as
Teela Zain Elmes 
Tukasa Kuscha 
Yuri Shiratori as
Lucas Micche 
Tune Youg 
Yuugu Chuun 
Yuu Urata as Candidate #3 
Japanese companies
3D Graphics: Production I.G 
Animation Production: Xebec 
Broadcaster: NHK 
Co-Production: Production I.G (ep 03) 
Music Production: Victor Entertainment 
English staff
English cast
ADR Director: Wiley Isa 
Executive producer: Trudy Nodohara 

A/E Director: Michael Sable 
Assistant ADR Director: Mike Sugano 
Coordination: Yasuko Kanamura 
DVD Menu Design:
Charles McCarter 
Victor De Anda 
Recording engineer: Joel Avila 
Jeremiah Freedman as Zero Enna 

Georgette Rose as Kizna Towryk 
Jim Taggert as Clay Cliff Fortran 
John Burnley as Hiead Gner 

Jessica Gee as
Alacudo Repair 
Calesu 
Dr. Lill Crawford 
Green Nurse 
Ikhny Allecto 
Instructor 
Kallisto Repairer 
Launch Control 
Phil Phleira 
Purple Nurse 
Quarval Voice 
Rome 
Saki Mitchall 
Wrecka Toesing 
Zero's Mother 
Matthew Dunn as Gareas Elidd 
Melora Harte as
Narrator 
Teela Zain Elmes 
Peter Toll as Roose Sawamura (Luz) 
Richard Hayworth as Azuma Hijikata 
English companies
DVD Production: Bandai Visual 
DVD Production Services:
Blink Digital, Santa Monica 
Stream DVD 
Licensed by: Bandai Entertainment 
Production Coorporation: Teleport USA, Inc. 
Recording Facility: Mix Magic Studios, Inc. 
Recording Studio: Teleport USA, Inc. 
Released by: Bandai Entertainment 
French staff
French companies
(none)
Distributor: Beez Entertainment 
French cast
(none)
Spanish cast
Spanish staff
Dubbing Director: Marcos Patiño 
Irwin Daayan as Zero Enna 

Eduardo Garza as Rioroute Vilgyna 
Enzo Fortuny as Clay cliff fortran 
Laura Ayala as Kizna Towryk 
Luis Daniel Ramirez as Heydo 

Andrea Cotto as Narración(from ep.2) 
Armando Coria as Maestro 
Benjamin Rivera as Art Willy Codward 
Circe Luna as Lina Fujimura 
Emmanuel Rivas as Yamagi Kushida 
Gaby Ugarte as Firfileida 
Humberto Solorzano as Narración(ep 1) 
Isabel Martiñon as
Madre de Zero 
Teela Zarn Elmes 
Ismael Castro as
Cocinero 
Dr. Grudivof 
Jose Gilberto Vilchis as Aurnesto Coure 
Leyla Rangel as Chica misteriosa 
Luis Daniel Ramirez as Russ Sawamura 
Marcos Patiño as Prfr. Azuma Hikata 
Maria Fernanda Morales as Ingrid Blanca 
Oscar Flores as
Galuizu 
Garlise Elido 
Paco Mauri as Líder de GOA 
Rossy Aguirre as Saki Mimori 
Spanish companies
Broadcaster:
Animax Latin America 
Locomotion (Latin America) 
German staff
German cast
Animation/DVD Layout: Holger Paetznick 
Authoring/Conception: Tobias Löffler 
Casting: Nina Marschke 
Conception/organization: Matthias Heer 
Coordination: Tobias Trummer 
Dialogue Direction/audio Technology: Sascha Kaufmann 
Editing: Christian Schmidt 
Management: Johannes Bauer 
Post Production: Johannes Luff 
Sound Editor/Cutter: Jusuf Ismaili 
Special Effects/Compositing: Gerhard Buchner 
Subtitling: Johann Heidinger 
Philipp Moog as Zero Enna 

Alexandra Mink as Teela Zain Elmes 
Anke Kortemeier as Leena Fujimura 
Dagmar Dempe as Erzählerin 
Dominik Auer as Clay Cliff Fortran 
Florian Bauer as Rioroute Vilgyna 
Johannes Raspe as Hiead Gner 
Jörg Stuttmann as Yamagi Kushida 
Manfred Trilling as Ernest Cuore 
Marc Stachel as Gareas Elidd 
Michelle Sterr as Roose Sawamura 
Shandra Schadt as Kizna Towryk 
Simone Brahmann as Dr. Rill Croford 
Tolilah Jolas as Erts Virny Cocteau 
Torsten Münchow as Azuma Hijikata 
German companies
Broadcaster:
Animax Germany (2007-06-05 to 2007-09-03) 
VIVA (2003-05-18 to 2003-08-10) 
Distributor:
ACOG 
OVA Films 
Dubbing: Circle of Arts 
DVD Authoring & Encoding: Aaron-Films 
Polish staff
Polish companies
(none)
Broadcaster: Hyper 
Polish cast
(none)
Portuguese cast
Portuguese staff
(none)
Rodrigo Andreatto as Zero Enna 

Priscila Concépcion as Kizna Towryk 
Thiago Longo as Hiead Gner 

Melissa Garcia as Saki Mimori 
Tânia Gaidarji as Leena 
Vagner Fagundes as Clay 
Vanessa Alves as Teela Zain Elmes 
Portuguese companies
Broadcaster:
Animax (Brasil) (dubbed version) 
Locomotion Brazil (1st broadcaster, subbed) 
Dubbing Studio: Álamo 
Chinese (Taiwan) staff
Chinese (Taiwan) companies
(none)
Chinese (Taiwan) cast
(none)
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