Martian Successor Nadesico (機動戦艦ナデシコ, Kidō Senkan Nadeshiko, lit. "Mobile Battleship Nadesico"), sometimes referred to as Nadesico (ナデシコ, Nadeshiko), is a science fiction comedy anime television series, and a later manga series created by Kia Asamiya. The manga, published in English by CPM Manga, is significantly different from the anime.
Akito Tenkawa doesn't want to fight. Despite being a childhood fan of the mecha anime Gekiganger 3, he'd rather cook than pilot a mecha. Fate intervenes when his home on Mars is destroyed, and he is mysteriously transported in an instant to the Earth. He has questions no one can fully answer, but follows a girl from a chance meeting in the hope of discovering what has happened to him. The girl, Yurika Misumaru, is captain of the private battleship Nadesico, and in order to follow her, he enlists as the ship's cook. Possessing the nanite implants that allow him to control mecha, he's a handy backup pilot for the tactical mecha of the Nadesico, the Aestivalises. He joins a crew bent on avenging Mars and composed of misfits, otaku, and ditzes, but who are in reality handpicked experts. They take their own private war back to Mars to face the harsh reality that life may not always be like a giant mecha series.