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Houkago no Pleiades

Houkago no Pleiades

Alternative Titles

English: Wish Upon the Pleiades
Synonyms: Afterschool Pleiades, Hokago no Pleiades
Japanese: 放課後のプレアデス


Type: ONA
Episodes: 4
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Feb 1, 2011
Producers: Gainax
Genres: Magic
Duration: 6 min. per episode
Rating: G - All Ages
L represents licensing company


Score: 6.211 (scored by 6565 users)
Ranked: #62052
Popularity: #2124
Members: 11,800
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Subaru is a young girl who discovers that her best friend Aoi is part of magical group trying to gather engine fragments so that a little being from Pleiades can return to his home. Subaru considers joining them as she was chosen by the Pleiadian, president of this afterschool club.

A collaboration between Gainax and the car maker Subaru.

(Source: ANN)


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Related Anime

Other: Houkago no Pleiades: Manner Movie
Alternative version: Houkago no Pleiades (TV)

Characters & Voice Actors

Takamori, Natsumi
Takamori, Natsumi
Ohashi, Ayuru
Ohashi, Ayuru
Fujita, Saki
Fujita, Saki
Makino, Yui
Makino, Yui


Saeki, Shouji
Saeki, Shouji
Iida, Satoki
Iida, Satoki
Sound Director
Fujita, Saki
Fujita, Saki
Theme Song Performance
Tateno, Kanako
Tateno, Kanako
Theme Song Performance

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Episodes  0 / 4
Aired  Feb 1, 2011 to Feb 1, 2011
Status  Finished Airing
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Feb 1, 2011 7:07 AM
This review is being written under the assumption that there are only going to be these 4 episodes as it concluded pretty well.

Afterschool Pleiades is a very simple mahou shoujo. There's no metaphors for today's society, blatant fanservice, over the top humor, nor any overlying themes. It just has magical girls and the power of friendship. For whatever length it had, Afterschool Pleiades didn't try to be anything more than your basic mahou shoujo.

Story 6/10.
The story is simple mahou shoujo stuff. A girl one day unexpectedly receives magical powers and uses them to collect fragments of a magical device. In this case, remembering the Subaru read more
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May 15, 2013 8:59 PM
Nice little 4 episodes,

7/10 Story is pretty simple, gather Engine Fragments in order to get the Pleiade (a little alien) back into outer space, there is also a "bad" guy trying to collect them.
9/10 Art is pretty good being that is being made by Gainax,
9/10 Sound of music was very nice, also good voice actors
8/10 Characters are pretty unique in their own way,
8/10 Very enjoyable for just 4 six minute episodes.

cannot wait for the movie this July

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Feb 1, 2011 8:49 AM
I have never seen a Gainax production that I didn't like... There is a first time for everything.

The characters and plot are shallow, generic, and uninteresting. The pacing is absolutely horrid. The art style is decent, until your retinas are bombarded with bright pink mahou shoujo nonsense, which makes you wish you were never born. I personally wanted to gouge out my eyeballs with a screwdriver.

Besides for the usage of the Pleiades's constellation as seen on Subaru's logo, this show has absolutely nothing to do with Subaru or cars at all. The closest you will get is the horribly out of place engine sounds which read more
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Feb 9, 2011 6:19 AM
Lets break this odd team up down:

The Story:A very standard story that offers nothing interesting, which is sad, I've seen shows with less time than this offer a unique story.It's a basic collect the maguffins plot that were dropped in to near the end. Never really established what they do asides from being a source of power for both sides That being said it's not horrible just poor . I'll get to characters farther down.

Art:This is where the show shines, the art is very nice looking and the character design is nice if again stranded .Though as a minor nitpick the girls themselves read more
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"Houkago no Pleiades (放課後のプレアデス) " by Natsumi Takamori, Ayuru Oohashi, Kanako Tateno, Yui Makino, Saki Fujita

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