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Oban Star-Racers


Alternative Titles

Synonyms: Oban Star Racers
Japanese: オーバン・スターレーサーズ

Information

Type: TV
Episodes: 26
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 12, 2006 to Dec 6, 2006
Premiered: Spring 2006
Broadcast: Unknown
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: Hal Film Maker
Source: Original
Duration: 25 min. per ep.
Rating: PG - Children

Statistics

Score: 7.511 (scored by 14,447 users)
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Ranked: #15532
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Popularity: #1924
Members: 26,495
Favorites: 315
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Episodes: /26
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Synopsis

Eva's birthday has just passed, and she hasn't heard from her father. Despising the Boarding School she attends, she escapes using her Rocket Bike that she just completed. Taking on the alias "Molly," Eva sneaks with the Earth team to Alwas for the Great Race because the winner of the race gets any one wish granted. Little does the Earth Team know what danger awaits them...

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Characters & Voice Actors

Spirit
Supporting
Sul
Supporting
Fujiwara, Keiji
Japanese
O
Supporting
Ondai
Supporting
Watanabe, Hideo
Japanese
Satis
Supporting
Hirose, Masashi
Japanese

Staff

Romain, Thomas
Co-Director
Yeatman-Eiffel, Savin
Producer, Director, Creator
Sayama, Kiyoko
Episode Director, Storyboard
Osedo, Satoshi
Episode Director


Edit Opening Theme

"A Chance to Shine" by AKINO (International broadcast)
"Never Say Never" by After Midnight Project (U.S. broadcast)

Edit Ending Theme

"Waratteta" by Sukoshi




More reviewsReviews

Dec 5, 2007
EmeraldWolfChild (All reviews)
(Gulp...My first review! Here I go!)

Story: At first I was reluctant to see what the show was about, seeing as the story was actually made in France, but then all that changed when I accidentally turned on the TV to catch the beginning of the first episode. The story is marvelous, full of everything a young girl could experience at that age. The constant secrets, conflicts, hinted love interests keep you on the edge of your seat. Not to mention the refreshing new concept of what the future could hold. What's more, the original languages it was made in were English and French so you read more
May 13, 2009
bokenhiebing (All reviews)
I am going to be honest and say when I started to watch this show the idea of earth being saved by winning a race seemed kind of lame and I was only watching it for the futuristic alien racing action. I figured the show would have some cool races, a bad guy to focus my hatred at, and O look the earth hasn't been destroyed at the end. However I found my self pleasantly surprised to find a solid story and a great lead character.

I have already stated that I wasn't going into the show expecting much from the story; soon after getting read more
Oct 23, 2009
Nyron (All reviews)
Oban is a criminally underrated and unknown series, which is sad since it's basically what you'd get if Miyazaki was French.

The show was about eight years in the making before it was finally put into production(which means it was well underway before Star Wars episode 1), and was created through the tireless efforts of four French artists. So it should strike a cord with all you indie artists with great aspirations out there, and the two dirt-cheap DVDs come with a great "making of" featurette.

But yeah, this series is amazing. The characters have depth and originality, the animation and CGI are seamless and amazing read more
Dec 26, 2014
Ventelus (All reviews)
Story: The story was absolutely grand. Devoid of plot holes and captivating, the story is a wonderful mix between drama and racing. Of course, it does start out slow, taking about 6 episodes to get interesting and another 4 or 5 to become as captivating as it did, but once you get interested, there'll be no putting it down. The story is great, it deserves itself a 9, just shy of a ten due to the starting slowness.

Art: The Style is definitely unique. Oban uses a mix between 2D and 3D visuals and while it works wonderfully, the 2D animation is where it seems read more

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