Possibly the best anime of 2013, Suisei no Gargantia is perfect, from the themes, to the characters and the animation. It’s one of those short and very well made anime exploring themes like the “meaning of life” and the “struggle of understanding each other”.
Story : After a long ice age the earth is now fully covered with water. No land, no mountain… only boats. Our protagonist arrive to earth after falling into a black hole and will quickly realize that he cannot go back to where he came from. The story takes us around the main group of boat Gargantia and difficulty of Ledo (main character) to understand them.
Characters: The main character comes from space, where everything need to be efficient. He will have a really hard time seeing mundane human living happily without worrying about the constant treat of an enemy. His ideal will be challenge on multiple occasion and will eventually break him apart. The other main character is his personal mecha called Chamber. He will prove himself to be incredibly advance, with technology giving him pretty much God power. His artificial intelligence is also very advance, it made me think of the AI in Ghost in the Shell. Chamber has reach individuality and will disagree with other advance robots, arguing with them and ultimately make an ultimate decision for himself. The other characters of the show are very much good people, they care for their sick and love each other. They will try to expand their humanity on this new visitor from space.
Animation : The animation is really great, the consent seascape gave a great opportunity to the animator to really make beautiful backgrounds. The show was really fluid and the battle scenes were really well produce.
This Anime is very much worth watching…