Ranked #1474

Futatsu no Spica

Alternative Titles

English: Twin Spica
Japanese: ふたつのスピカ


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


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Ranked: #14742
Popularity: #3272
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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)


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Characters & Voice Actors

Koyasu, Takehito
Koyasu, Takehito
Kamogawa, Asumi
Kamogawa, Asumi
Yajima, Akiko
Yajima, Akiko
Suzuki, Shuu
Suzuki, Shuu
Kaida, Yuki
Kaida, Yuki
Ukita, Marika
Ukita, Marika
Kimura, Akiko
Kimura, Akiko


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

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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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Apr 19, 2008
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
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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Sep 7, 2012
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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Jun 24, 2009
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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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. 
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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. 
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Sorry I can't provide more comments, but I'm a person of short words. 
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