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
Genres: AdventureAdventure, ComedyComedy, DramaDrama, Sci-FiSci-Fi
Theme: SpaceSpace
Duration: 22 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 6.991 (scored by 71947,194 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #42312
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #5133
Members: 17,810
Favorites: 57

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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".

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)

Episode Videos


Jul 27, 2016
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 ...
Oct 21, 2012
Mixed Feelings
For a spinoff based off Slayers, Lost Universe was a bit underwhelming for me. Lost Universe basically starts off being a comedy/ adventure series in its first half focused on the missions that Kain and Millie partake in as trouble consultants, a number of which being a bit on the bizarre side much like Slayers. Unfortunately, the comedy here felt a bit flat for me as it didn't really seem to be poking fun of anything other than the quirks of the characters (Millie's bragging of being the "best in the universe" and Kane's obsession with his cape) and the nutty situations they dealt with, ...
May 14, 2014
If you're expecting this series to be on par with The Slayers... it's not.

This anime is a revenge story with Kane Blueriver a swordsman who wishes to kill his enemies. However like The Slayers it tends to shift between serious & comical scenes, yet the comedy in Lost Universe was a personal flop to me. Most of this is due to the lack of likeable characters & the smaller roster compared to Slayers. In this series we only have 3 protagonists who aren't that interesting. Kane passes of as the would be son of Lina & Gourry but for the most has this running gag ...

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