The BEST Episodes of Kiddy Grade
Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!
Last Updated: Feb 20, 2020
Network: Fuji TV
In the distant future, humans have rapidly spread across the galaxy, creating thousands of independent planetary states. However, as humans begin to dominate solar systems, the scale of the skirmishes between planets escalates. The Intergalactic Planetary Federation (IPF) was established to maintain peace and stability, to promote economic prosperity and to head off the threat of large-scale war. An era of peace prevails, but as each solar system begins to prosper, so do economic markets, which become the new battlegrounds. The IPF then establishes a new organization called the Galactic Organization of Trade and Tariffs (GOTT) to oversee fair trade among the aggressively competing planetary states. Enter our two heroines, GOTT receptionists Eclair and Lumiere - but you soon find out that receptionist is just their cover, because they`re really secret agents of Encounter of Shadow-work (ES), working on important economic dispute resolutions assigned by their boss Eclipse. Flying a hi-speed space cruiser, together with Donnershlag, their guardian robot, Éclair and Lumiere solve problems between planets and organizations. Although their exploits are always thrilling, traps lurk in unexpected places, waiting to ensnare the unwary. Our heroines have special abilities. Éclair is a beautiful battle titan and Lumiere has sophisticated computer-like information processing abilities. Working as secret agents of the Galactic Organization of Trade and Tariffs (GOTT), the two work to resolve disputes planets and organizations, sometimes brilliantly and other times disasterously. With international spy-like action and meticulously planned SF setups, this is a true SF action story! This is the first work by director Keiji Gotoh, the character designer for Nadesico the Mission and Gatekeepers.
#1 - Set/Free
Season 1 - Episode 11 - Aired Dec 17, 2002
Eclipse sends Éclair and Lumiere to help the Nobles quell a peasant revolt. At a demonstration, the Nobles kill some of the protestors! Outraged, Éclair and Lumiere defy their orders and attack the Noble's army. As a result, they're erased from the GOTT files and declared fugitives!
#2 - Annihilation/Zero
Season 1 - Episode 23 - Aired Mar 11, 2003
Alv traps Éclair and Lumière within the Reception System Chamber and reduces them to energy! Outside, all of the ES members, the entire GOTT army, and all the clones join forces to attack the Deucalion before it can destroy Earth. While Alv tries to gather more energy from the sun's rays, Éclair and Lumière re-form thanks to Lumière's true power: control over particles!
#3 - Take/Revenge
Season 1 - Episode 19 - Aired Feb 11, 2003
Turns out that Alv Dvergr used their powers to absorb Éclair and Lumière's powers and appearance. A long fight ensues and Eclipse, who's arrived with a newer model of Éclair's old ship, ends it by killing Alv and Dvergr! Though they weren't meant to live very long, the clones are given their own ships as a reward for helping during the fight.
#4 - Phantasm/Reborn
Season 1 - Episode 17 - Aired Jan 28, 2003
Éclair orders Sinistra and Dextera to train the newest ES members, who actually six teams of Éclair and Lumière clones! Later, Éclair holds a press conference where she declares that GOTT will now be a more powerful force. Two mysterious motorcycle riders crash the meeting and speak out against Éclair and GOTT before making their escape.
#5 - Twin/Star
Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired Nov 12, 2002
Éclair and ES members Sinistra and Dextera help fellow GOTT operative Mrs. Padushka uncover the suspects behind a recent string of airplane burglaries. An intense battle ensues in the belly of a plane, but the ES members as usual kick butt and take names.
#6 - Lost/Days
Season 1 - Episode 20 - Aired Feb 18, 2003
Lumière passes out since she was having problems adjusting to her new body, with all the information she's gathered over her lives. Her dreams are a series of flashbacks detailing all the different lives Éclair and Lumière had. When she wakes, she realizes that she's lost her ability to control machines!
#7 - Nouvlesse/Ark
Season 1 - Episode 21 - Aired Feb 25, 2003
Chevalier D'Autrich, head of GOTT and GU's Economic Department, is given the news of his dismissal from both organizations by Alv and Dvergr, who are now working for the Nobles! Upon learning this, Chevalier steals the Nobles' titanic spaceship Deucalion!
#8 - Demolition/Titan
Season 1 - Episode 22 - Aired Mar 4, 2003
Alv and Dvergr confront Chevalier on Deucalion, but he traps Alv inside the Reception System Chamber and turns her into pure energy! Éclair and Lumière arrive on the Deucalion to confront Chevalier, but their chit-chat is ended abruptly when Chevalier is shot and it's discovered that Alv has actually merged with the ship!
#9 - As Time Goes By
Season 1 - Episode 24 - Aired Mar 18, 2003
Though it looks like Alv might win, Dvergr reveals Alv's weakness: her left side is completely numb! Éclair offers all of her energy to Lumière, who then uses that power to destroy the left side of the Deucalion. With its main weapon destroyed, the remaining ships make short work of what's left. Dvergr joins her daughter as she dies, and Éclair looks on as Chevalier dies from his own wounds. In the end, Éclair and Lumière return to GOTT to continue the fight for galactic peace!
#10 - Trial/Child
Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired Nov 19, 2002
Viola and Cesario help Éclair and Lumière transport a young boy named Timothy to claim his inheritance: the exclusive ownership of a huge corporation! The Nobles aren't happy about this, but the four ES members help Timothy prove himself worthy of the Noble title.
#11 - Forbidden/Instrument
Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired Nov 26, 2002
Éclair and Lumière join forces with siblings Tweedledee and Tweedledum to uncover a smuggling ring that deals in planet-destroying missiles! When discovered, the smugglers activate one of the explosives in an attempt to destroy the evidence. It takes the full force of the ES team (plus Alv and Dvergr) to bring down these king missiles!
#12 - Frozen/Life
Season 1 - Episode 12 - Aired Dec 24, 2002
Cornered on a planet by the majority of GOTT's army, Éclair and Lumière are inflicted with a virus that causes painful swelling and immobilizes them! Though Armbrust betrayed their location to GOTT, he gives them the vaccine and orders the army to let them escape.
#13 - Mirage/Snare
Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired Dec 3, 2002
Éclair and Lumière are sent to investigate some mysterious disappearances on the planet Dardanos. They discover that the government has been secretly brainwashing people, and have killed the authorities who discovered the truth! Éclair destroys the transmitters, but they have a negative effect on her mind.
#14 - Rebirth/Slave
Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired Dec 10, 2002
Éclair confronts her mental dark side, which taunts her with the knowledge that she will always be a killer! Later, she and Lumière rescue A-ou and Un-ou, two ES members; Éclair pulls off a dangerous maneuver, and ends up in the hospital for her troubles.
#15 - Conflict/Destiny
Season 1 - Episode 13 - Aired Dec 31, 2002
With Éclair and Lumière on the run, Eclipse sends A-ou and Un-ou out to kill them! The battle between the two takes place in space and on land, ending when both Lumière and Un-ou badly wounded. Since they failed to kill the girls, A-ou and Un-ou have become fugitives as well.
#16 - Unmasked/Face
Season 1 - Episode 18 - Aired Feb 4, 2003
Éclair orders all available GOTT forces to kill the two riders. During the pursuit, two of the clones disobey her orders. When Éclair tries to kill the clones, the masked riders save them and reveal themselves as the real Éclair and Lumière in new bodies.
#17 - Steel/Heart
Season 1 - Episode 14 - Aired Jan 7, 2003
Tweedledee and Tweedledum reluctantly infect Éclair and Lumière's ship and mecha with the assassin program Hashish. They are now programmed to kill the two, but when the girls immobilize them, they self-destruct! The final line is drawn, and Éclair and Lumière decide to attack GOTT's headquarters.
#18 - Break/Down
Season 1 - Episode 15 - Aired Jan 14, 2003
The entire force of the ES team is ent against Éclair and Lumière as they blow up the GOTT headquarters bit by bit. As if destroying the building wasn't enough, they also assassinate Eclipse!
#19 - Look/Back
Season 1 - Episode 16 - Aired Jan 21, 2003
A flashback details what Éclair was like when she first woke up i her most recent body, devoid of the memories from her past. In the present, Armbrust briefs his supervisor on the events leading up to the destruction of the GOTT building. They order him to keep an eye on Éclair now that she's assumed the role of vice-commander of GOTT.
#20 - Tight/Bind
Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Oct 15, 2002
Éclair and Lumière join with ES members Alv and Dvergr to recover a stolen gravity control unit that could revolutionize the already-destructive Gravity Bomb. Unbeknownst to them, Armbrust stole the gravity unit in an attempt to capture a notorius arms dealer, who is then brought down by all four ES members!
#21 - Prisoner/Escort
Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Oct 22, 2002
Éclair and Lumière are ordered to escort a couple of perps to prison. Their leader, Drake, is under the protection of a powerful organization, but betrayal is in the air when his rescue squad doubles as his executioner. Éclair saves Drake and punishes those who tried to kill him.
#22 - High/Speed
Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Oct 29, 2002
Éclair heads out on a solo mission to track down Foxy, who's been implanted with illegal strength enhancements. Foxy turns out to be good, and the two women combine their powers to take down the cyborgs who try and thwart Éclair's rescue attempt!
#23 - Day/Off
Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired Nov 5, 2002
When Éclair is caught in the middle of a gang war, she's recruited by one of the gangs to stop a child smuggling ring operated by the other. After rescuing Lumière from smugglers, the two ES members bring both gangs down.
#24 - Depth/Space
Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Oct 8, 2002
ES members Éclair and Lumière are assigned by their commander, Eclipse, to escort Galatic Union (GU) Inspecter Armbrust to planet Medeia so that peaceful negotiations can begin between Medeia and planet Faunus. Faunus's corrupt space army stands in their way, and Éclair and Lumière must all their fire power to defeat them!