Trivia / Kiddy Grade

  • The series was originally conceived of as a three-episode OVA.
  • All There in the Manual: Many of the events referenced in flashbacks are only fully explained in the supplementary materials—not to mention the name of one of the supporting cast.
  • Anime First: although it was preceded by the two volume "Pre-story" novel, Kiddy Grade Pr.
  • No Export for You: While the anime has been released multiple times on DVD in English, the manga, novels, audio CDs, movies and Blu-rays remain resolutely Japanese-only.
  • Playing Against Type: Alv, one of the villains, is voiced by Kikuko Inoue in Japanese and by Laura Bailey in English, both of whom tend to play more traditional heroine roles.
  • Retroactive Recognition: Yes, folks. This is one of Aya Hirano's earlier works before she exploded in popularity thanks to Haruhi Suzumiya and Lucky Star
    • Averted with Ryoko Nagata (Eclair), since she never managed to get any sort of popularity in anime voice acting, as she normally does voice acting for foreign dubs (she voiced Sharpay Evans and Candace) and videogames (she voiced Lailar).
  • Universe Bible: There is a wealth of background material only touched on in the show that is reproduced in the books that came with the limited edition release in Japan, including a detailed timeline from the near future up to the mid 25th century where the series is set.
  • In Classical Mythology, Deucalion survived the flood brought about by the Greek gods and became the progenitor of the human race along with his wife Pyrrha.