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Lost Universe


Alternative Titles

Japanese: ロスト・ユニバース

Information

Type: TV
Episodes: 26
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 3, 1998 to Sep 25, 1998
Premiered: Spring 1998
Broadcast: Unknown
Studios: None found, add some
Source: Light novel
Duration: 22 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older

Statistics

Score: 7.101 (scored by 4,084 users)
1 indicates a weighted score. Please note that 'Not yet aired' titles are excluded.
Ranked: #30222
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #3086
Members: 9,275
Favorites: 40
7.10
Ranked #3022Popularity #3086Members 9,275
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Episodes: /26

Synopsis

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!

(Source: RightStuf)

Background

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

Vorfeed, Canal
Vorfeed, Canal
Main
Hayashibara, Megumi
Japanese
Hayashibara, Megumi
Blueriver, Kane
Blueriver, Kane
Main
Hoshi, Soichiro
Japanese
Hoshi, Soichiro
Millie
Millie
Main
Ishimura, Tomoko
Japanese
Ishimura, Tomoko
Claymore, Rail
Claymore, Rail
Supporting
Midorikawa, Hikaru
Japanese
Midorikawa, Hikaru

Staff

Kobayashi, Noriko
Kobayashi, Noriko
Producer
Campbell, Charles
Campbell, Charles
Producer, Script
Watanabe, Takashi
Watanabe, Takashi
Director
Sokuza, Makoto
Sokuza, Makoto
Episode Director


Edit Opening Theme

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

Edit Ending Theme

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




More reviewsReviews

kawaiimisato
Jun 8, 2008
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
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DueTomorrow
Apr 14, 2010
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
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susonauta
Nov 21, 2007
A simple sf story about a young boy a young girl and a extremely cute computer.(one of my favorites characters ever)
Soon they will became friends and companions while defeat the enemy on board a spaceship, more less in a similar way, the plot is repetitive and predictable some times.

The anime tries to make the relationship between the characters deeper but it fails. In the end the interaction between the characters is childish.

The ships design isn't so bad but nothing special, scenery is really bad but since most of the time you won't notice the background it's OK, the bad dynamics of the vehicles read more
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camay1997
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 read more
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