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Shingu: Secret of the Stellar Wars

Shingu: Secret of the Stellar Wars

Alternative Titles

Synonyms: Gakuen Senki Muryou
Japanese: 学園戦記ムリョウ


Type: TV
Episodes: 26
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: May 8, 2001 to Dec 4, 2001
Duration: 25 min. per episode
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
L represents licensing company


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The world is about to be turned upside down for Hajime Murata. First, a strange alien ship appears over Tokyo, and then a mysterious new transfer student arrives at his school wearing an ancient school uniform. His name is Muryou, and with his arrival, everything begins to change. Students suddenly begin to display amazing psychic powers, a giant white guardian keeps appearing in the skies over the city to fight off gigantic alien creatures, and men with threatening weapons are haunting the shadows of the school grounds.

With all these strange events taking place around him, Hajime is determined to figure out the truth about a world he thought he already knew. This is his story: a tale of aliens and humans, starships and spies, and friends who are often more than they appear. Join Hajime as he uncovers the mystery of Shingu: Secret of the Stellar Wars!

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Episodes  0 / 26
Aired  May 8, 2001 to Dec 4, 2001
Status  Finished Airing
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Characters & Voice Actors

Moriguchi, Kyouchi
Moriguchi, Kyouchi
Sugita, Tomokazu
Sugita, Tomokazu
Moriyama, Nayuta
Moriyama, Nayuta
Park, Romi
Park, Romi
Murata, Hajime
Murata, Hajime
Nojima, Kenji
Nojima, Kenji
Subaru, Muryou
Subaru, Muryou
Miyazaki, Issei
Miyazaki, Issei


Satou, Tatsuo
Director, Script, Storyboard, Original Creator
Mima, Masafumi
Sound Director
Sokuza, Makoto
Episode Director
Tanaka, Hiroyuki
Episode Director, Storyboard, Assistant Director

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May 15, 2009
Shingu is one of those animes that comes along rarely that does what it intends to do and does it well. Shingu tells an interesting story and does it in a way that's enjoyable to watch, and somehow relaxing. Except for a few scenes Shingu doesn't resort to cheap tricks to suck the viewer in to the story nor does it try to play with the viewers emotions. It just tells a story, and not too bad a story at that.

Shingu has a wonderful old school feel to it, from the anthem solo at the opening to the wonderful jazz arrangement by Yuji Oono at read more
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Jan 30, 2010
Underrated and overlooked gem, it’s the type of sci-fi that’s relaxing to watch and anyone who likes slower paced sci-fi should consider giving it a shot.

Plot: 8
The plot can be a bit tricky to pin point, half the time it’s going all sci-fi on you with aliens and intergalactic police, the other half of the time it’s going slice of life with students on you. They’re both interesting parts that actually mingle pretty well with eachother. Upon going through this series a second time, it becomes more impressive that there really aren’t any wasted scenes either, they either go to plot or to characters. The read more
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Aug 2, 2009
An incredibly underrated series that was considered to be another copy of Evangelion. Shingu was actually origionally released to be 40+ episodes, but since the following seemed to be small the company that origionally released it cut it down to only 26 (which explains how the ending felt slightly rushed, but it still made me wanting more).

The story development had to be my favorite part about it, it was told by the veiwpoint of Hajime who befriends a new kid at school who's a little more than what he bargined for. At first I thought it was going to be the average superficial plot, read more
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Jun 1, 2012
This was quite the addicting little series considering it seemed geared for a younger audience. Shingu offers up a mix of slice-of-life comedy and sci-fi adventure focused on middle schooler Hajime and his encounters with a group of psychics that make up the student body of his school, as well as living in a town where its residents react with indifference towards alien ships that appear out of nowhere. While having its extraordinary elements, Shingu is surprisingly quite mundane in many instances as most of the town residents take these events as just a typical part of their everyday routine and focusing on the everyday read more
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Shingu is about an alien invasion in 2070 while Ano Natsu de Matteru is more about a alien secretly hiding her identity both shows contain a lot of plot twist between characters maybe more in shingu than Ano Natsu de Matteru however Shingu doesn't have much romance but it does have some.They all both contain narration from the lead male characters who are both nerdy though one has feelings for someone the other is more a romantic focus and is obvious to the feelings someone has for him.
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Both are kids anime, and are both some of the better of it's kind. Both are essentially mecha(though Shingu's "robot" is a rather light theme), but being good shows place characters and their hardships first.
The best thing that can be said about them is that, for being what they are, they're much more accessible. Which is a very good thing to me.
Also, both have "better than norm" art, and great soundtracks by two seasoned vets.

Gear Fighter is much more action oriented, while Shingu is more slice-of-life.
Gear Fighter is old-fashioned. Shingu is witty, more charming, and laidback. 
Both are s-f series with high school kids.
Shingu's plot regards aliens and how people react to them, on the other side Mouretsu Pirates is a bit more space opera themed.
Both had similar tempo and attention to details.
Great characters - both main and supporting ones. 
The style in each is a lot a like, and the characters in each are very similar.  
It has a lot o younger characters, funny moments that are un-related, yet sort of related to the main story, and some clueless characters.  
Both have powerful stories about the human power to survive, as well as to show how small they are to wield such power.
Inspiring and enjoyable, each are rather bold sci-fi made at times where such sci-fi was warmly welcomed.
Age rating aside, both are similar because of their ability to downplay the existence of humans... but also show how resilient they are too.

Shingu is a kids' show, has more episodes, and has a little more world development. It's intensity is also lower, but it's interest factor is not.

Gunbuster is both a pander, tribute, and an expansion to it's target audience.  read more 

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