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Star Driver: Kagayaki no Takuto

Star Driver: Kagayaki no Takuto

Alternative Titles

Japanese: STAR DRIVER 輝きのタクト


Type: TV
Episodes: 25
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 3, 2010 to Apr 3, 2011
Genres: Action, Mecha, Shounen
Duration: 25 min. per episode
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
L represents licensing company


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Popularity: #529
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To the south of Japan, there lies a lush green island called Southern Cross Isle. One night, a boy by the name of Takuto Tsunashi washes up on the shore of the island. Having swum from the mainland alone and without any possessions, he enrolls in the senior high level in the school on the island - Southern Cross High School.

With his bright and positive personality, he starts to mix with various students in the school and builds relationships with many of them, including Wako Agemaki and Sugata Shindou. But this school hides a deep secret. There are sleeping giants hidden under the ground called "Cybodies".

There are about 20 of these giants, and they are just some of the various secrets kept by everyone on the island: The secret movements of the mysterious organization known as Glittering Crux. The songs of the shrine maidens. And even Takuto himself will soon come to embrace a great secret...

This island in the southern territories surrounded by the blue sea and the blue skies is the stage where the "Eulogy of Youth" filled with love, dreams and friendships, will begin.

Related Anime

Adaptation: Star Driver
Alternative version: Star Driver the Movie

Characters & Voice Actors

Agemaki, Wako
Agemaki, Wako
Hayami, Saori
Hayami, Saori
Shindou, Sugata
Shindou, Sugata
Fukuyama, Jun
Fukuyama, Jun
Tsunashi, Takuto
Tsunashi, Takuto
Miyano, Mamoru
Miyano, Mamoru
Orikasa, Fumiko
Orikasa, Fumiko


Igarashi, Takuya
Director, Episode Director, Storyboard
Nagasaki, Kenji
Episode Director
Watanabe, Shinichiro
Episode Director
Enokido, Yoji
Script, Series Composition

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Apr 4, 2011
Star Driver has been one hell of a polarizing anime since day 1. Some people were initially on board because it looked like a throw-back to old school mecha. Some watched it because it looked like a full on parody of 90's anime with the ridiculous nature of the show combined with the over-the-top style. And even more watched it because it was penned by the same guy who did the composition for Revolutionary Girl Utena, Yoji Enokido. Yet when the credits rolled at the end of episode 25, it was obvious to me and to anyone who stuck with the show that Star Driver read more
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Apr 4, 2011
Adaptations are becoming a bit of a thorny issue in anime these days, which is a bit odd considering how many are produced every year. The constant conversion of stories from other media is a pretty lucrative business as there's already an established market for the end product and its merchandise, regardless of how good the show actually is. Like anything in life though, there's a price to pay, and there are increasing concerns about the impact adaptations are having on original works. The resulting negative effect on script and screen writers is beginning to be felt throughout the industry as studios everywhere are finding read more
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Star Driver is obviously very influenced by TTGL when it comes to the mech battles. the over the top animation style is the same, the beautiful universe background during the fights comes from the final battle from TTGL as well. There are many other similarities throughtout the show.
Star Driver and Code Geass are most memorable to me as series that seamlessly blend school life with rather convoluted conspiracy plots involving plenty of mecha action. The main characters are faced with an incredible burden and eventually, have to save the entire world in their respective ways. That's where the similarities end, however. Both protagonists have very different personalities, and the setting from which their stories take place is very different, with very different motivations. Star Driver remains mostly formulaic with every episode having more or less the same structure, whereas Code Geass builds upon itself in the form of missions that can span several episodes. One can see clear character developments in Code Geass, which is somewhat lacking in Star Driver.

Still, as far as shows that feature robots go within a high school setting, I recommend both.

Opening Theme

#1: "Gravity Zero" by Aqua Timez (eps 1-13)
#2: "SHINING☆STAR" by 9nine (eps 14-24)

Ending Theme

#1: "Cross Over" by 9nine (eps 1-13)
#2: "Pride" by SCANDAL (eps 14-25)

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