Uchuu no Stellvia


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Synonyms: Stellvia of the Universe
Japanese: 宇宙のステルヴィア
English: Stellvia
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Type: TV
Episodes: 26
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 3, 2003 to Sep 25, 2003
Premiered: Spring 2003
Broadcast: Thursdays at 01:00 (JST)
Studios: Xebec
Source: Original
Genres: ActionAction, RomanceRomance, Sci-FiSci-Fi
Themes: MechaMecha, SpaceSpace
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.371 (scored by 95229,522 users)
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Ranked: #22142
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Popularity: #4210
Members: 24,128
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In the year 2167, a wave of radiation released by the supernova of the nearby star Hydrus Beta caused cataclysmic damage on Earth, leaving millions dead. Now, it is the year 2356. United to rebuild Earth, humanity prepares for the supernova's second wave of destruction.

In order to protect the planet from future harm, massive space colonies called "Foundations" have been built throughout the Solar System. Acting as centers for both knowledge and exploration, it is at one of these Foundations—the Stellvia—that Shima Katase applies to be a preparatory student against her mother's wishes, aspiring to see space directly with her own eyes.

At the Stellvia, Katase trains to become a pilot and hopes to be selected for the "Great Mission" to shield Earth from the second wave. While she struggles with both her pilot classes and her tumultuous social life, she slowly grows into someone who might just be able to protect humanity.

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Uchuu no Stellvia was released on DVD by Geneon Entertainment in eight volumes from September 21, 2004 to December 13, 2005. Following the closing of Geneon Entertainment in 2007, Discotek Media announced they had licensed the anime in 2018, re-releasing Uchuu no Stellvia on Blu-ray on September 25, 2018.

Two video games based on and named after the series were released. The first was published by Bandai Namco Entertainment on January 22, 2004 for the PlayStation 2. The second was released by King Records on April 23, 2004 for the Game Boy Advance.

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Characters & Voice Actors


Yamanaka, Takahiro
Assistant Producer
Noto, Takashi
Assistant Producer


Opening Theme

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"Asu e no brilliant road (明日へのbrilliant road)" by angela

Ending Theme

1: "Kirei na Yozora (綺麗な夜空)" by angela (eps 1-10,12,14,19)
2: "The end of the world" by angela (eps 11,13,15-18,20-25)
3: "Dear my best friend" by angela (eps 26)

Apr 22, 2007
After reading the synopsis for Stellvia of the Universe (Uchuu no Stellvia in Japanese) I immediately had to find and watch it. I love storylines about mankind being brought to near extinction by something that could realistically happen, which in the case of Stellvia is a gamma ray burst from a nearby star going supernova. Surprisingly however, the plot premise was the last thing that drew me into Stellvia while I watched it. At first glance Stellvia doesn't look anything like the post apocalyptic anime it advertises itself as, in fact the Earth and the people on it all look pretty damn good considering 99% ...
May 25, 2011
I LOVED this anime. It had a very unique storyline that kept me interested until the end. There was very few fillers, and the characters are realistic (being that they don't have out of proportion body parts, random personalities).

It has romance, action, unexpected twists, I think it is definitely worth watching but the first episode explains everything so it might be a little boring for some people.

And for those who love space, pretty images of the universe, you'll get a huge dose of it :)
Mar 14, 2008
Length: 26 episodes
Original Airdates: 4/03 - 9/03
Demographic: Seinen
Genres: Adventure, Drama, Mecha, Romance, Sci-Fi, Post-Apocalyptic

Plot Synopsis
The year is 2356 A.D. - 189 years after a distant supernova caused a global catastrophe that wiped out 99% of the world population. To keep track on all space activities, mankind has built colossal space stations called "foundations" all over the Solar System. After passing the Space Academy entrance exams, Shima Katase embarks to the Earth-based foundation Stellvia to fulfill her dream of seeing the galaxy and to prevent another interstellar catastrophe from destroying Earth.

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So when I saw the first few episodes of Stellvia, I was thinking... "This is ...

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