Ranked #4411

Star Ocean EX

Alternative Titles

English: Star Ocean EX
Japanese: スターオーシャンEX


Type: TV
Episodes: 26
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 3, 2001 to Sep 25, 2001
Premiered: Spring 2001
Broadcast: Unknown
Producers: None found, add some
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: Studio Deen
Source: Game
Duration: 22 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


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Ranked: #44112
Popularity: #2778
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Claude C. Kenni, a crewmember on the spaceship Calnus and son of the commander of the ship, is transported to Expel, a backwards planet with swords and magic. He teams up with Rena Lanford, who thinks he is the legendary Warrior of Light, and other characters to investigate the Sorcery Globe, a meteorite that has been causing problems all over the world.

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Characters & Voice Actors

Anchors, Ashton
Anchors, Ashton
Seki, Tomokazu
Seki, Tomokazu
Lanford, Rena
Lanford, Rena
Iizuka, Mayumi
Iizuka, Mayumi
C. Kenni, Crawd
C. Kenni, Crawd
Yuuki, Hiro
Yuuki, Hiro
Jules, Celine
Jules, Celine
Kingetsu, Mami
Kingetsu, Mami


Yoshida, Shunji
Yoshida, Shunji
Watanabe, Hiroshi
Watanabe, Hiroshi
Director, Storyboard
Kikuta, Hiromi
Kikuta, Hiromi
Sound Director
Kamitsubo, Ryouki
Kamitsubo, Ryouki
Episode Director

More episodes Episodes(0/26)

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Opening Theme

"To the light" by Amika Hattan

Ending Theme

"Hearts" by Saori Nishihata

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Mar 15, 2007
The story of Star Ocean EX is completely based on the first disc of the PSX game, Star Ocean: The Second Story.
In the game, you can pick to play from either the point of view of Rena, or Claude. The anime chooses to follow Claude.

Claude C. Kenni is a young ensign on a mission with his father. When they arrive on a strange planet, Claude decides to prove his worth, and inspect a mysterious object on his own, against his fathers protests. When Claude comes into contact with this object, he is transported to the underdeveloped planet, Expel, where he mets Rena Lanford. Rena believes read more
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Nov 29, 2009
Star Ocean is an adventure-comedy anime suitable for children. It's based off of a video game [which I've never seen or played since I'm not a gamer]. The maturity level is a little greater than Pokemon...not by much, though I must say I still liked it and I think older people would like this show as well. So long as you don't compare it to the video game or expect it to be this wonderfully sophisticated piece of work.

~ Art
The art is kinda amateurish looking though it's not totally bad. Use of lines, shape and proportion are all OK, however the actual shading is pretty read more
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Apr 2, 2008
For me Star Ocean EX was a big letdown. I expected it to at least be on par with the game that it's based on but it just didn't work for me.

First, let's talk about its story. Originally I would have given Star Ocean EX a 10 since I expected it to be like its game counterpart. I ended giving it a six because some episodes had so many gaps inbetween them, I just got confused. The series also ended halfway through the plotline and it also had the most horrible ending I have ever seen.

Wait I almost forgot. The story WAS continued through read more
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Jul 16, 2012
I was really surprised when I had started watching this, I had assumed it would be a big letdown but when It started I actually liked it. The only downfall was towards the end. The show started moving in a different direction away from the plotline of the game and ended at a climax that made you wanna rip your hair out (but hey that's Japan for you).

I first played the game for the PSP before watching it so I expected it to follow that plot line pretty close, and it did for about half of the series. I think the reason they did change read more
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