Figure 17: Tsubasa & Hikaru

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Synonyms: Figure 17 - Tsubasa and Hikaru
Japanese: フィギュア17 つばさ&ヒカル


Type: TV
Episodes: 13
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: May 27, 2001 to May 26, 2002
Premiered: Spring 2001
Broadcast: Unknown
Licensors: Media Blasters
Studios: OLM
Source: Original
Genres: Sci-FiSci-Fi, Slice of LifeSlice of Life
Duration: 47 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


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Ranked: #26892
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Tsubasa Shiina is a 10-year-old girl who recently moved to Hokkaido to live with her father. In school, she is very quiet and unsociable with her classmates. Then one night, she witnesses a UFO crash in the forest near her home. She rushes to the scene and finds the pilot, codenamed "D.D.", in a barely stable condition. Also in the scene is a Maguar, a hideous alien that hatched aboard D.D.'s ship. As the Maguar is close to taking Tsubasa's life, an alien lifeform fuses with her body to form the Riberus battle armor Figure 17, which shortly destroys the alien threat. The life form takes the name Hikaru and turns into an identical twin of Tsubasa. As time passes, Tsubasa becomes more open to everyone around her, thanks to her new twin sister Hikaru. However, with Maguar eggs scattered all over Hokkaido, their ability to form Figure 17 is needed to eliminate all hatched Maguars until backup from D.D.'s home planet arrives on Earth.

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Characters & Voice Actors


Watanabe, Jun
Sound Director
Takahashi, Naohito
Episode Director, Storyboard, Chief Animation Director
Itou, Tatsufumi
Episode Director, Storyboard, Key Animation
Yano, Hiroyuki
Episode Director, Storyboard


Opening Theme


Ending Theme

"Fairy Dance" by THE ALFEE

Aug 13, 2007
Meloria (All reviews)

There are two aspects within the series. The first is where the characters fight off the Magyua threat one by one. Each fight is different from the last as we see the technology and weaponary being improved and new tatics thought up as each of the Magyua is different and stronger than the last in their own ways, which remains interesting throughout. The second is where Tsubasa struggles to become more self confident, especially during the fights with Magyua. There’s also the life of Tsubasa and Hikaru on the farm and during school as they both support each other and play with their friends during read more
Jan 14, 2009
KholdStare88 (All reviews)
What is Figure 17? That's exactly my question when I first heard about it. I asked everyone I knew, and found only one other person who knew about it. No one seems to know about this obscure yet I first found it while browsing through Saimoe 2002. The first thing that interested me about Figure 17 was how cute the characters in the show are. However, as I watch on, not expecting anything great, Figure 17 somehow evolved into one of my favorite anime of all time.

I see Figure 17 was having two separate stories. One part of Figure 17, read more
Sep 24, 2020
jankengun (All reviews)
Picture, if you will, the following. Amidst the pale beauty of a pure, untouched white landscape born out of prior frozen rains of winter stands a little girl glancing over a once precious tree now missing the vibrant colors of autumn leaves. As the girl's eyes follow the distorted upward line defining the structure of the wooden character, they finally stumble upon a magnificent, clean blue sky in which a majestic eagle reigns supreme. But that is not what the girl sees. It is death hovering above at its most devastating form, an unreachable point in space reminiscent of once delicious memories. After an extended read more
Nov 28, 2018
ktulu007 (All reviews)
Figure 17 is a thirteen episode anime from the early 2000s. OLM, the same studio behind Gunsmith Cats, Disgaea & Pokemon, was responsible for bringing it to life. It was written by Yonemura Shouji, who also worked on scripting episodes for both Doki Doki Precure & Hunter x Hunter. So, that's all a positive sign as far as I'm concerned. Let's get into it. 

Shiina Tsubasa is having a rough time. She's lost her mother and just moved to a new area for her father's work. To top it all of, she's very shy and doesn't make friends easily. At least the place she moves has a read more

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