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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


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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)


Episodes  4
Aired  Feb 1, 2011 to Feb 1, 2011
Status  Finished Airing
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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
Tateno, Kanako
Tateno, Kanako
Fujita, Saki
Fujita, Saki
Makino, Yui
Makino, Yui


Saeki, Shouji
Iida, Satoki
Sound Director
Ohashi, Ayuru
Theme Song Performance
Makino, Yui
Theme Song Performance

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Feb 1, 2011
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
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 9, 2011
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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Feb 1, 2011
I happen to like magical girl Anime. They are fun to watch, though typically cliché. I thought that one that took up only four episodes would make for a quick delight, but I guess I should have checked the episode length on the myanimelist site. Seriously, this Anime should have been put together as just one episode, not four. That brings me to the first point to cover, the story.

Seriously, I felt like I was reading a bad fanfic that leaves a bad taste in my mouth simply because you have to wonder if the fanfic writer is being lazy, or they are too young read more
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If you liked the star gazing concept in Houkago no Pleiades, it is done much better in Starry Sky.
Both anime are about a dence pink pure hearted pink haired girl who gets mixed up in collecting mysterious gems or crystles to ' send a strange cute toy back to there home planet ) Although in Nanatsuiro Drops he is trying to turn back into a human .
"Stella Women's Academy, High School Division Class C³" / "Stella Jogakuin Koutou-ka C³-bu" and "Wish Upon the Pleiades" / "Houkago no Pleiades" are both slice-of-life series by Studio Gainax surrounding a group of young girls.

The protagonists of the two shows have in common of being the newcomer to the group.
"Cute High Earth Defense Club LOVE!" / "Binan Koukou Chikyuu Bouei-bu LOVE!" and "Wish Upon the Pleiades" / "Houkago no Pleiades" are shows involving a cute alien creature giving five humans special abilities in order to achieve something.

The two series are both centred around a slice-of-life setting with an antagonist that is very obviously a friend of the protagonist.
"Wish Upon the Pleiades" / "Houkago no Pleiades" and "Urawa no Usagi-chan" are original series of shorts surrounding a group of young girls and were both made with the intent of advertising for something.

In this case, "Wish Upon the Pleiades" / "Houkago no Pleiades" advertised for the Japanese car manufacturer Subaru whilst "Urawa no Usagi-chan" advertised for the location of Urawa City in Saitama, Japan.
They are both magical girl type animes, and they have the same voice actress voicing the main character.
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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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