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Anime / Andromeda Stories

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Andromeda Stories is a sci-fi themed anime which first aired in 1982.

This show provides examples of:

  • Cyborg: The Elder and Il while both seeming human at first, turn out to be cybernetic in nature.
  • Panspermia: as Earth is seeded with life when the twins Jimsa and Affle crash land and perish after escaping the destruction of their homeworld, located in the Andromeda galaxy.
  • Transhuman Treachery: Lilia the queen and mother of the twins embraces and joins the machines in a state of bliss, initially urging the twins to join her before finally wishing them luck on their journey to the stars and expressing no fear at her coming demise.
  • Utopia Justifies the Means: The initial antagonists, the machines, want to bootstrap humanity into a paradise of eternal bliss and happiness, while destroying all those who oppose them. It is later revealed that the Elder can also be considered a villain as he wants nothing but the destruction of all machines, even those which are beneficial to humanity, to bring in an era of human only rule.