Ground Defense Force! Mao-chan

Ground Defense Force! Mao-chan (2002)

  • Genre: Animation, Comedy
  • Creator: Ken Akamatsu
  • First Air Date: 2002-07-03
  • Last Air Date: 2002-12-25
  • Total Seasons: 1
  • Total Episodes: 26
  • Status: Ended
  • Episode Runtime: 15 min.
  • Production Company: XEBEC
  • Networks: TV Tokyo
  • Director:


Ground Defense Force! Mao-chan, also known as Earth Defender! Mao-chan, is a 26-episode comedy anime, created by Ken Akamatsu, the author of Love Hina. It stars three eight-year-old girls, Mao, Misora and Sylvia, as they try to defend the earth against invading aliens. The world's defense has fallen to unlikely straits because the aliens are excessively cute, of which combat engagements are televised: if the forces battling the aliens were not cute themselves, the general public would revolt, as it would be seen as "bullying". Consequently, three military leaders chose their granddaughters to be the defenders, fittingly, becoming a team even cuter than the aliens. They each have a clover-shaped badge that enables them to transform. The series itself is rife with parodies and references, particularly to Akamatsu's earlier work Love Hina. The girls' commanding officer bears a resemblance to Naru Narusegawa from Love Hina.

  • Keywords: anime
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    Ground Defense Force! Mao-chan Seasons

    Season 1

    First Air Date: 2002-07-03
    26 Episodes

    Ground Defense Force! Mao-chan Episodes

    Title Air Date Duration
    Season 1Episode 1I'll Protect Japan by Myself!15 min
    Season 1Episode 2First Deployment of Mao-chan!15 min
    Season 1Episode 3The Air Defense Force, Misora-chan15 min
    Season 1Episode 4The Sky and Land are One15 min
    Season 1Episode 5Sea Defense Force Silvia15 min
    Season 1Episode 6Anyways, Let's Have a Meal15 min
    Season 1Episode 7I'll Eefend Even the Water Striders!15 min
    Season 1Episode 8Project "Defense Barrier"15 min
    Season 1Episode 9Formation, Total Defense Party15 min
    Season 1Episode 10Japan Collection Mission15 min
    Season 1Episode 11Put Everything Aside, It's a Field Day!15 min
    Season 1Episode 12Asleep or Awake, We Must Defend!15 min
    Season 1Episode 13My Mother Came!15 min
    Season 1Episode 14Defense Headquarters Crisis15 min
    Season 1Episode 15Kikuchimonji the III Enters!15 min
    Season 1Episode 16Mii-kun Ran Away15 min
    Season 1Episode 17An Actor's Road is Harsh...15 min
    Season 1Episode 18The Cheerful Snow Festival!15 min
    Season 1Episode 19Apples - Tangerines - Melons15 min
    Season 1Episode 20To the Hot Springs to Pass the Exams for Todai!15 min
    Season 1Episode 21American Defense Girl15 min
    Season 1Episode 22Let's Defend Happiness!15 min
    Season 1Episode 23I'm Sorry, Mii-kun15 min
    Season 1Episode 24The Woman of the Purple Lilies15 min
    Season 1Episode 25Protect the Memories15 min
    Season 1Episode 26Today I'll Defend Loosely as Usual!15 min
    • Akio Nojima

      as Rikushiro Onigawara (voice)
    • Yui Horie

      as Silvia Maruyama
    • Kiyonobu Suzuki

      as Sorajiro Tsukishima
    • Miki Nagasawa

      as Kagome Mishima
    • Kimiko Koyama

      as Mao Onigawara
    • Yūya Yoshikawa

      as Misora Tsukishima
    • Ai Iura

      as Chinami Noki
    • Takashi Taniguchi

      as Adalbert Von Marayuma
    • Machiko Toyoshima

      as Emi Uehara
    • Machiko Toyoshima

      as Shoko Akasaka
    • Chiaki Takahashi

      as Mio Nanba
    • Yukiko Mannaka

      as Yuriko Oozora
    • Machiko Toyoshima

      as Operator
    • Kanako Hattori

      as Class representative
    • Yuji Ueda

      as Keinosuke Urashima
    Sound Takayuki Hattori Music
    Directing Yoshiaki Iwasaki Director
    Writing Yousuke Kuroda Screenplay
    Writing Yousuke Kuroda Series Composition
    Art Chitose Asakura Art Direction
    Sound Hiromi Kikuta Sound Director