Captain Earth (Japanese: キャプテン・アース, Hepburn: Kyaputen Āsu) is a 25-episode Japanese anime television series produced by Bones. It is directed by Takuya Igarashi and written by Yōji Enokido. It aired in Japan from April 5 to September 20. 2014 on MBS. The series follows high-school student Daichi Manatsu who starts working for the Globe organization to pilot a giant robot called the Earth Engine Impacter to protect the Earth from the invading alien force known as the "Kill-T-Gang", that intends to drain all the life force of mankind to empower their immortal existences.