Star Ocean EX

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Japanese: スターオーシャンEX
English: Star Ocean EX
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Type: TV
Episodes: 26
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 3, 2001 to Sep 25, 2001
Premiered: Spring 2001
Broadcast: Tuesdays at 18:30 (JST)
Producers: TV Tokyo, Dentsu
Studios: Studio Deen
Source: Game
Genres: AdventureAdventure, FantasyFantasy, Sci-FiSci-Fi
Demographic: ShounenShounen
Duration: 22 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 6.591 (scored by 59905,990 users)
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Ranked: #61572
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Popularity: #5659
Members: 13,169
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Claude C. Kenni, a crewmember on the spaceship Calnus and son of the commander of the ship, is transported to Expel, a backwards planet with swords and magic. He teams up with Rena Lanford, who thinks he is the legendary Warrior of Light, and other characters to investigate the Sorcery Globe, a meteorite that has been causing problems all over the world.

(Source: ANN)


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Characters & Voice Actors


Yoshida, Shunji
Watanabe, Hiroshi
Director, Episode Director, Storyboard
Kikuta, Hiromi
Sound Director
Kamitsubo, Ryouki
Episode Director


Opening Theme

Apple Music
Amazon Music
Youtube Music
"To the light" by Amika Hattan

Ending Theme

"Hearts" by Saori Nishihata


May 18, 2020
As a big fan of JRPGs, Star Ocean: the Second Story (PS1) was one of my personal favorites back in my younger days, and still remains, as of today, a game I very much like. So, when I found out, in 2005 or 2006, that an anime adaptation had been made, I was excited to watch it. So, yeah, here's a confession: my judgment will probably be biased by sheer nostalgia, as I feel towards those characters, this world and this story, an affection that probably goes deeper than it should – if I were to watch it for the first time today.

Still, I ...
Sep 8, 2010
Mixed Feelings
Star Ocean EX will likely make a lot of Star Ocean fans mad. And since fans of the games (especially The Second Story, specifically) will probably be the main audience, choices made by the creators of the anime will drastically reduce the enjoyment of this series.

What exactly are these choices? First of all, the anime follows only the story of Claude, rather than Rena. Though most people do choose to play Claude's scenario in the game itself, people who preferred Rena's perspective are alienated - besides, changing the media from video game to anime could have allowed them to show BOTH aspects of the story, ...
Feb 4, 2012
This is an example of how an adaption could go very wrong. If you are a fan of the game, there is no reason to watch the anime. especially if you are a fan of Rena
The anime follows the game story faithfully and throughfully, without skipping any part of the story. as result by the time this anime ended the story hasn't finished yet. Unfortunately there is no second season leaving viewers disgruntled and upset.

The background is plain and empty. What happened to rena? in the ...

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