Ranked #2987
Rocket Girls

Rocket Girls

Alternative Titles

Japanese: ロケットガール


Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Feb 22, 2007 to May 18, 2007
Duration: 23 min. per episode
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
L represents licensing company


Score: 7.071 (scored by 1537 users)
Ranked: #29872
Popularity: #3365
Members: 3,847
Favorites: 6
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A high school girl Morita Yukari visits Axia of the Solomon Islands in order to look for her father who became lost during his honeymoon trip. There, she meets a man named Nasuda of Solomon Space Agency, and she is hired to work part-time. That job is an astronaut. She is chosen as one of the crews of the first Japanese manned spaceship only because she is little and light. Where is her future going to?

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Adaptation: Rocket Girls

Characters & Voice Actors

Nabatame, Hitomi
Nabatame, Hitomi
Miura, Akane
Miura, Akane
Hasegawa, Shizuka
Hasegawa, Shizuka
Morita, Yukari
Morita, Yukari
Sendai, Eri
Sendai, Eri
Asahikawa, Satsuki
Asahikawa, Satsuki
Yanagisawa, Mayumi
Yanagisawa, Mayumi


Aoyama, Hiroshi
Tsuruoka, Yota
Sound Director
Nakase, Rika
Script, Series Composition
Theme Song Performance, Theme Song Lyrics

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Jul 28, 2007
What were your first thoughts when you heard about the title name? Well, my first thought was "this is lame title for a series, so I'm guessing its gonna be a pretty lame series." Well... I can tell you, I was wrong, really wrong and I don't regret being wrong because it's one of the best random title's I've ever picked up.

The story focuses on the adventures of 3 main characters, Yukari Morita, Matsuri and Akane Miura who comes in later in the series. Although, their dreams of becoming astronauts wasn't intentional, it just sort of happen when Yukari wanted to find some answers read more
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Jan 6, 2009
Add two points to the score if you're a girl between 10 and 13. The first half of this is series is pretty enjoyable; after episode five I'd have given it at least a 8. The story is far fetched but the characters are fun and the writing is crisp but after that the story goes from far fetched to ridiculous to absurd. Major characters vanish from sight, others are introduced but add nothing and the lead character turns into just another plucky girl adventurer. It's rare to see a series self destruct as quickly as this. Rocket Girls is to science fiction as Scooby read more
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Aug 31, 2014
Rocket Girls is an exciting departure from the sci-fi depictions of space which many other series tend to favor.

The plot of Rocket Girls is fairly straight-forward. The Solomon Space Agency finds itself incapable of building a rocket which can transport an adult male into space. What they can build is a smaller tried-and-tested rocket which can get a high school girl into space. After some convincing, our main protagonist Morita Yukari joins the SSA as the first high schooler to become an astronaut.

The series examines some of the foundational principles of space flight in a very entertaining manner. For instance, Morita becomes rather concerned when read more
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Art style is *very* Similar to Stratos 4 as is the technical detail. The story is pretty straightforward, but you feel for the main character as she realizes what she wants to do with her life. A big recommendation here!
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Realistic, 20th century style space flight, in a comedy presentation.
Both are slice of life, both are about space travel.

There are some fundamental differences between the two series, naturally, since Planetes is geared rather towards the seinen/josei public, while Rocket Girls rather aims at shounen, but both feature women as important, irreplaceable members of space development.

The degree of realism in Planetes is a bit higher than that in Rocket Girls, but this does not diminish the fun of watching either of the series, in my opinion.

That said, both have also very good animation
Haruhi Suzumiya and Yukita Morita are extremely alike. You'll like both shows just based on their personalities.

Opening Theme


Ending Theme

#1: "Ashite Iki no Bus ni Notte (明日行きのバスに乗って)" by misae (eps 1-11)
#2: "Waratte! (笑って!)" by ICHIKO (ep 12)

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