Star Ocean EX
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English: Star Ocean EX
Japanese: スターオーシャンEX


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, ShounenShounen
Duration: 22 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 6.621 (scored by 49984,998 users)
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Ranked: #51912
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Popularity: #4418
Members: 11,076
Favorites: 31
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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.

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Characters & Voice Actors


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

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"To the light" by Amika Hattan

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"Hearts" by Saori Nishihata

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Mar 15, 2007
cutepiku (All reviews)
The story of Star Ocean EX is completely based on the first disc of the PSX game, Star Ocean: The Second Story.
In the game, you can pick to play from either the point of view of Rena, or Claude. The anime chooses to follow Claude.

Claude C. Kenni is a young ensign on a mission with his father. When they arrive on a strange planet, Claude decides to prove his worth, and inspect a mysterious object on his own, against his fathers protests. When Claude comes into contact with this object, he is transported to the underdeveloped planet, Expel, where he mets Rena Lanford. Rena believes read more
Nov 29, 2009
Bishounen_Hunter (All reviews)
Star Ocean is an adventure-comedy anime suitable for children. It's based off of a video game [which I've never seen or played since I'm not a gamer]. The maturity level is a little greater than Pokemon...not by much, though I must say I still liked it and I think older people would like this show as well. So long as you don't compare it to the video game or expect it to be this wonderfully sophisticated piece of work.

~ Art
The art is kinda amateurish looking though it's not totally bad. Use of lines, shape and proportion are all OK, however the actual shading is pretty read more
Apr 2, 2008
blackdash (All reviews)
For me Star Ocean EX was a big letdown. I expected it to at least be on par with the game that it's based on but it just didn't work for me.

First, let's talk about its story. Originally I would have given Star Ocean EX a 10 since I expected it to be like its game counterpart. I ended giving it a six because some episodes had so many gaps inbetween them, I just got confused. The series also ended halfway through the plotline and it also had the most horrible ending I have ever seen.

Wait I almost forgot. The story WAS continued through read more
May 18, 2020
Migaru (All reviews)
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 read more

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