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 72177,217 users)
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Ranked: #42572
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Popularity: #5171
Members: 17,879
Favorites: 59

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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

Apple Music
Amazon Music
Youtube Music
"Infinity (~infinity~∞)" by Megumi Hayashibara

Ending Theme

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

Episode Videos


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 ...
Jul 15, 2009
Mixed Feelings
Lost Universe is an OK anime. Only OK. It's tries to be funny but comes off more annoying that funny. There are times when it's actually funny but the overdose of sarcasm and cheesy tongue-in-cheek dialog mixed in with the [deliberately] bad acting makes it all seem like the writers and/or voice actors didn't take the show too seriously. Lost Universe is along the same lines as Outlaw Star and Cowboy Bebop [but nowhere near as cool or bad-ass!] It's about a small group of bounty hunters aka “trouble shooters” who fly around deep space doing odd jobs in order to get paid.

~ Art/Animation
Average 90s ...
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 ...

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