Lost Universe

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Alternative Titles

Japanese: ロスト・ユニバース


Type: TV
Episodes: 26
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 3, 1998 to Sep 25, 1998
Premiered: Spring 1998
Broadcast: Fridays at 18:30 (JST)
Producers: SoftX, Studio Tulip
Studios: E&G Films
Source: Light novel
Genres: AdventureAdventure, ComedyComedy, DramaDrama, Sci-FiSci-Fi
Theme: SpaceSpace
Demographic: ShounenShounen
Duration: 22 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.021 (scored by 57395,739 users)
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Ranked: #37512
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Popularity: #4574
Members: 15,088
Favorites: 44

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Millie Nocturne has one great goal in life: to be the best in the universe - at absolutely everything! But when she tries her hand at being the "best detective," she ends up an unwilling partner with two people who will change her life forever: Kane Blueriver, the psi-blade-wielding master of the starship Swordbreaker, and Canal, the smart-mouthed holographic image of the ship's computer.

Join this unlikely trio on their adventures as they hurtle through space facing off against intergalactic crime lords, rogue starships, and hijackers dressed as chickens... and that's just the tip of the asteroid!

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The TV broadcast version of Lost Universe Episode 4, "Yashigani Hofuru" is notorious for its atrocious animation, later leading to bad animation being nicknamed "yashigani".

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Characters & Voice Actors


Kobayashi, Noriko
Campbell, Charles
Producer, Script
Watanabe, Takashi
Tsuchiya, Hiroyuki
Episode Director


Opening Theme

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"Infinity (~infinity~∞)" by Megumi Hayashibara

Ending Theme

1: "Extrication" by Megumi Hayashibara (eps 1-25)
2: "Eternity" by Tezuka Osamu (instrumental)

Jun 8, 2008
kawaiimisato (All reviews)
Meet the reincarnations of Lina Inverse (if you dont know who that is, you are behind the times) and some of the crew from the good old days of slayers.

Lost universe is not related to slayers, that is, except for name similarities and personality parallels.

This show is a comical space adventure revolving around three characters who are mercenaries more or less. In the show they are called Contractors i believe, they go around taking jobs so they can feed themselves.

There isn't really a plot in the beginning but as you get into more, secrets are revealed and plot comes out. dont expect a read more
Apr 14, 2010
DueTomorrow (All reviews)
I picked this up after seeing the original Japanese intro several years ago and gave this a shot. Like most people, I saw this after seeing Slayers, Next, and Try.

This actually does take place in a similar (if not the same) universe as Slayers, with most of the voice cast also being the same. Not surprisingly, a lot of the humor style was the same but there was a lot more emphasis on an underlying story which is emphasized more later. It reminded me a bit of a Slayers Next style where bits and pieces are planted here and there while hijicks read more
Jul 27, 2016
camay1997 (All reviews)
It's hard to believe this series is nearly twenty years old. The CGI looks on par with anime from the decade that followed it. Now before I start heaping praise upon this series I will point out my bias here. I'm pretty much a sucker for anything with space battles or sword fights, and this series has both. Looking back, this series helped create my bitterness about anime cliches. Because this series has none of them. It's not set in high school nor does it star high schoolers. It doesn't center on unrequited love. Not once did I call for Bright Noah. None of the read more
Nov 27, 2011
Metazoxan (All reviews)
Space the final frontier. The space genera is about as vast as space itself and no matter how many series you see you can always find a new one that you can find fun.

Now to talk about lost universe. First I'd like to say that if you are familiar with the slayers series then you should watch this. But if you didn't enjoy slayers you should still give it a shot.

STORY: The story for this series is rather good. Our main characters are involved in a battle that will decide the fate of the universe but the audience doesn't know it until close to the read more


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