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Futatsu no Spica

Futatsu no Spica

Alternative Titles

English: Twin Spica
Japanese: ふたつのスピカ

Information

Type: TV
Episodes: 20
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Nov 1, 2003 to Mar 27, 2004
Producers: Group TAC
Duration: 25 min. per episode
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
L represents licensing company

Statistics

Score: 7.501 (scored by 2091 users)
Ranked: #15402
Popularity: #3070
Members: 4,858
Favorites: 39
1 indicates a weighted score
2 based on the top anime page.

Popular Tags

drama slice of life

Synopsis

When Kamogawa Asumi was just a baby, her mother was grievously injured when a rocket crashed to the ground. Five years later, having been in a coma all the time, Asumi's mother finally dies, and the little girl struggles to come to terms with the death of a mother she barely remembers. In the midst of her turmoil, she meets "Lion-san," a strange figure wearing a lion mask and claiming to be a ghost. Lion-san helps Asumi to bury her mother's ashes, and finally, Asumi reaches her own decision: "When I grow up, I'm going to be a rocket pilot."

(Source: ANN)

Related Anime

Adaptation: Futatsu no Spica

Characters & Voice Actors

Lion-san
Lion-san
Main
Koyasu, Takehito
Japanese
Koyasu, Takehito
Kim, Seung jun
Korean
Kim, Seung jun
...
Fuchuuya, Shinnosuke
Fuchuuya, Shinnosuke
Main
Toyonaga, Toshiyuki
Japanese
Toyonaga, Toshiyuki
Lucindo, Fábio
Brazilian
Lucindo, Fábio
...
Kamogawa, Asumi
Kamogawa, Asumi
Main
Yajima, Akiko
Japanese
Yajima, Akiko
Kwan, Andrea
English
Kwan, Andrea
...
Oumi, Kei
Oumi, Kei
Main
Ooura, Fuyuka
Japanese
Ooura, Fuyuka
Rivero, Yensi
Spanish
Rivero, Yensi
...

Staff

Mochizuki, Tomomi
Director, Episode Director, Script, Storyboard, Series Composition
Gouda, Hozumi
Sound Director
Yamamoto, Yuusuke
Episode Director, Storyboard
Oonuma, Shin
Episode Director



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Apr 19, 2008
Ranivus
Twin Spica is a pretty good anime for young viewers. I say that because there are alot of morals and good values taught in this show. If you don't mind most of that stuff im sure anyone would enjoy this show. The show evolves a young girl named Asumi Kamogawa whos dream is to become an astronaut. The story starts off as a very young Asumi and then progresses forward from there. Although Asumi is a very engeretic and smart little girl, theres more than enough tragic stories in this show to last a lifetime. Which is another point. Even though you will be convinced read more
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Apr 4, 2008
slpless
Twin Spica is about a group of friends that want to become astronauts. However, unlike Stelliva of the Universe, it is more of a slice of life anime and down to earth. For the most part Twin Spica is character driven focusing mainly on Asumi and later on Marika. What differentiates Asumi from other leads in other "HS space dramas" is that she is a very strong willed and determined character despite her diminutive stature. She has gone through a lot and yet has never whined or cried. We are later introduced to her friends when she goes to the read more
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Jun 24, 2009
ferren
I loved this anime.

Story: The storyline is simple, sweet, and straight forward. You can not help getting caught up with it. I do wish they had of carried the story on longer, but the end they chose feels right. The bit in there about the clone I did not really understand its significance; but all and all very enjoyable.

Artwork: I actually really liked the art work for this one. The 'washed' out feel of the backgrounds lend to the slow pace of the story. There is not a lot read more
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Sep 7, 2012
ggultra2764
Twin Spica made for a solid watch thanks to its focus on Asumi and the various characters that are a part of her life in the girl's dream of wanting to be an astronaut. The anime appears to take place in the near-future considering Japan's astronautical advances have led it to just start appointing younger astronauts for the journey up in space. In this case, Asumi and a number of students her age have enrolled at a space school that recently started up where they are trained in understanding all that is needed to be known about living in space and dealing with differing situations read more
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Recommendations

The most apparent similarity is their focus on astronomy. Sora no Manimani explores the beauty of the night sky, while Twin Spica delves into the lure of space and space travel. Beyond that though, there is a gentle dignity to both series -- in the day-to-day life, troubles and challenges, interpersonal relationships, and romance. Energy comes from small, spunky girls who do not allow challenges to get in the way of their love for astronomy. Quietly supporting them are male childhood friends -- with a touch of sweet, understated romance.
reportRecommended by Codex - Add to favorites
Both Planetes and Twin Spica deal with astronauts, although in Twin Spica's case, they are astronauts-in-training. Both are serious dramas involving the emotional growth of the main characters, but Planetes offers far more in the way of comic relief. Twin Spica, on the other hand, is a fairly intense emotional drama with little in the way of comic relief. Fans of the more serious moments of Planetes will probably find much to enjoy in the oftentimes sad tale of Twin Spica.
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Very similar themes: the main characters dreams in going to space and endures a lot of tests. They also experience a lot of problems while reaching their dreams.
Both main characters have an age progression in the series. Both of them don't have a mom.They are pursuing their dream even though they are poor.The father work so that he can get money for the main character.
Love a heart warming story? Love that warming family relationship? Or that cute considerate girl? Well this two share those and some more.

Sorry I can't provide more comments, but I'm a person of short words.
Aria being a very calm flowing anime, it reminds me of Futatsu no Spica being also a very calm atmospheric anime.

Opening Theme

"Venus Say" by Buzy

Ending Theme

"Miagete Goran Yoru no Hoshi wo (見上げてごらん夜の星を)" by BEGIN

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