Anime / Space Carrier Blue Noah

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Either a Spiritual Successor to or a ripoff of Space Battleship Yamato made by the same company, Uchū Kūbo Burū Noa is a 1979 anime series by Office Academy.

The year is 2052. A great truce among warring nations has been formed, and peace has finally descended on the world. In this time of prosperity and harmony, scientists from all over the globe have formed nine different firms of scientific investigation around the world. Peace is interrupted when the Death Force, aliens searching for a new home after leaving their decaying solar system, rain surveillance cameras hidden among a meteor shower onto Earth to check out how fitting it is for colonization. However, one of these scientists finds the camera and calls a meeting in Hawaii. The aliens attack, and the scientist gives his son, Shin, the key to the eponymous submarine. Collin gathers a small team of students and finds the crew of a detachable sub along with the space carrier, and it's up to them to fight the Death Force.

Shown briefly on American TV in 1985 as Thundersub, the show has faded into obscurity. It just never caught on as Star Blazers did.

Tropes related to the series:

  • Alas, Poor Villain : All the gothamites wanted was a planet to settle on. They invaded Earth only because they ran out of fuel and can go no further.
  • All-Encompassing Mantle: Zaitel wears one.
  • Bittersweet Ending
  • Blood Knight : Colonel Lupus
  • Brainwashed and Crazy: All of Zaitel's followers.
  • Brawn Hilda: Doctor Gonchev.
  • The Chick: Anna. Oddly enough there are other women on the ship, so she isn't The Smurfette.
  • Compilation Movie
  • Daddy Issues: Anna
  • Death from Above: Subverted in that the aliens make it appear to be this, but are actually monitoring the world.
  • Dirty Coward : Both Earth Governor Galt and Zaitel. Galt tried to run rather than accept responsibility for the loss of the gravity control centers, while Zaitel tries to run when his lies are found out by Hegler.
  • Drill Sargent Nasty : Grogan appears this way initially, but very quickly transitions into a Seargent Rock type. Oddly enough, he is an officer.
  • Ending Theme: The standard slower kind, this one oddly Caribbean-inspired.
  • General Ripper : Lupus, who refuses to believe that Thunder Sub has been sunk.
  • Get a hold of yourself woman : Colin has to slap Anna out of her Heroic B.S.O.D..
  • Heroic B.S.O.D. : Anna has a major one after finding Tara and Capilla seriously injured on their home island. She was the one who had guilt tripped The Captain into letting them leave the safety of Thunder Sub and settle there.
  • Hot Sub-on-Sub Action : For a show about a submarine, this happens only once.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: Captain Noah, and earlier Grogan. Domingo also pulls one off, and so does Chef.
  • Hot-Blooded Sideburns: Shin has them.
  • It Is All Upto You: Grogan hands over command of Tempest to Colin just before his sacrifice, ordering him to somehow get the ship out of danger and rendezvous with Thunder Sub. Also in the finale a dying Noah hands Thunder Sub over to Colin and implores him to somehow stop Terror Star from colliding with Earth.
  • Monumental Damage: Used in the first episode.
  • Number Two : Grogan at first, then Colin.
  • Off Model
  • Orphan's Plot Trinket: The key to the Thunder Sub.
  • Weapons and Countermeasures as the plot demands : Both Thunder Sub and Tempest seemed to unveil a fancy new gizmo every episode to save themselves from impending doom.
  • Reasonable Authority Figure : Captain Noah on the humans' side. Oddly enough, Admiral Zoegl and Hegler on the invaders' side count as well.
  • Repetitive Name: Shin is Collin Collins in the English dub.
  • Science Fiction
  • Shaggy Dog Story: A major one for the gothamites. They travelled the stars for thirty years, searching for a planet to settle on, because their home world had been swallowed up by a black hole. They run out of fuel and must invade Earth. Their forces are obliterated and are facing total defeat and extinction. And then The Dragon finds out that it was all pointless - everyone aside from military personnel had died in cryogenic stasis because Zaitel's spaceship had major design flaws. He tries to slingshot away, but only ends up plunging into the sun.
    • Grogan was having marriage problems and badly needed to take some leave to resolve them. However, the only way he could do that was if Noah cancelled his leave. Noah was using his leave to visit his seriously ill wife. Noah cancelled his leave and returned to work, as he thought his wife was on the road to recovery, allowing Grogan to fix his relationship. Unfortunately, Noah's wife dies while he is away, and Grogan's marriage breaks down anyway.
  • Slouch of Villainy: Zaitel
  • Space Is an Ocean
  • Terraform: The aliens will terraform Earth to suit their needs.
  • The Hero Dies: Captain Noah
  • Too Dumb to Live: Tara and Capilla decide to leave the safest possible place for a human to be, and go plant trees on an island. Did it ever occur to them that they couldn't in any manner protect themselves against a hyper advanced spacefaring race that has already wiped out 90 percent of the human population?
  • Through His Stomach: Collin finally convinces the crew to let Anna on by saying, "She's a good cook! She's willing to cook!"
  • Wave Motion Gun : The antiproton gun.

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