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Houkago no Pleiades (TV)


Alternative Titles

English: Wish Upon the Pleiades
Synonyms: Afterschool Pleiades, Hokago no Pleiades
Japanese: 放課後のプレアデス

Information

Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 9, 2015 to Jun 25, 2015
Premiered: Spring 2015
Broadcast: Thursdays at 02:44 (JST)
Licensors: Sentai Filmworks
Studios: Gainax
Source: Original
Genres: Magic, Space
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older

Statistics

Score: 6.791 (scored by 7,785 users)
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Ranked: #42992
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Popularity: #2291
Members: 23,362
Favorites: 84
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Synopsis

The sky is the limit in Houkago no Pleiades. With telescope in hand, Subaru is set to go to the observation room of her school in order to get a view of that night's meteor shower. What she least expects is that behind the observatory door was not the starry skies, but a lavish garden, complete with a resplendent fountain and a mysterious young boy with long red hair.

But the garden soon disappeared, as if Subaru was only imagining things. All that remains of that brilliant sight is an odd, bouncing blob creature that leads her to another magical door, occupied by other girls in magical witch-like costumes. Revelations start hitting Subaru one after the other: one of the girls in the room is her childhood friend Aoi, the little blob is actually an alien of a species called the Pleiadians trying to return home, and Subaru has been selected by him to become the newest member of their group!

Now Subaru's dreams of the stars have come true in the wildest way, as she and her friends attempt to gather pieces of the Pleiadian spacecraft engine to return the being to his home. But they're not the only ones after the engine parts, and they have no idea why!

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Characters & Voice Actors

Subaru
Main
Takamori, Natsumi
Japanese
Nanako
Main
Fujita, Saki
Japanese
Aoi
Main
Ohashi, Ayuru
Japanese
Hikaru
Main
Makino, Yui
Japanese
Itsuki
Main
Tateno, Kanako
Japanese
Minato
Supporting
Kuwashima, Houko
Japanese
Yuzuru
Supporting
Tanaka, Aimi
Japanese
Itsuki's Mother
Supporting
Uetake, Kana
Japanese
Itsuki's Father
Supporting
Kawashima, Tokuyoshi
Japanese
Nanako's Father
Supporting
Tsukui, Kyousei
Japanese

Staff

Saeki, Shouji
Director, Episode Director, Script, Storyboard
Iida, Satoki
Sound Director
Kimura, Haruka
Script
Makino, Yui
Theme Song Performance


Edit Opening Theme

"Stella-rium" by Kano (鹿乃) (eps 1-11)

Edit Ending Theme

"Koko kara, Kanata kara (ここから、かなたから)" by fragments (Natsumi Takamori, Ayuru Ohashi, Kanako Tateno, Yui Makino, Saki Fujita)




More reviewsReviews

Jun 28, 2015
McRib (All reviews)
Fuji Heavy Industries is a well known Japanese conglomerate company in which they produce everything from planes down to their most notable product, automobiles. Their Subaru brand has created quirky vehicles for more than 60 years and has seen record breaking success in the last decade. Thanks to catchy advertising that caters to former yuppies with growing families and a portfolio of safe and reliable vehicles such as the Forester, Outback, and Impreza they have broken internal sales records for more than half a decade. With such success, experiments are soon to follow. Houkago no Pleiades is the perfect example of this. It was a read more
Sep 6, 2015
BanjoTheBear (All reviews)
(This has been adapted from my blog/reddit thread. Spoilers ahead!)

As a kid in elementary school, I remember a special event that only happened about once a year. Our class would line up, head down the halls, and into the gymnasium where the “star globe” would be set up in all its glory. The star globe was a big, inflatable, silver dome that, once filled with air, could be crawled into (it was rather big). My fellow classmates and I, upon going inside, could see only darkness. That is, until the rotating fixture in the middle was turned on. Then, we were able to see, much read more
Jun 28, 2015
lawlmartz (All reviews)
"Physics don't apply to us when we're transformed!" -Hikaru

Preface:

Deep in the multiverse, a giant spaceship with stars flashes by, absorbing a black hole and growing to an unfathomably large size, larger than ten thousand galaxies are wide. Five figures shine brightly- as though they were a small constellation of pink, green, blue, purple, and yellow stars converging into a single point of light, and suddenly disappear. Beyond infinity, these five are searching for the last piece of potential- an abstract form of energy that allows for interworld, extragalactic, and interdimensional travel. A million, million worlds.

Nah, Gainax isn't making a sequel to Gurren Lagann, but read more
Jun 25, 2015
Ottermelon (All reviews)
*Some spoilers may follow*

I went into this show with unrealistically high expectations, since I based them completely off of the mysterious key visual and the fact that I have yet to watch another magical girl anime that is true to its genre. (Kill La Kill doesn't count.)

It was only natural that I was disappointed by the first episode... and the next one... and the one after that. From a mostly flat protagonist whose dialogue mostly consists of "Huh?" and repeating things that other characters have just said to characters who get a single episode of development which is subsequently ignored, the show was almost a read more

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