Houkago no Pleiades (TV)
Wish Upon the Pleiades
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Alternative Titles

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


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: MagicMagic, SpaceSpace
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 6.731 (scored by 96399,639 users)
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Ranked: #46922
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Popularity: #2798
Members: 29,687
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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

Takamori, Natsumi
Fujita, Saki
Ohashi, Ayuru
Makino, Yui
Tateno, Kanako
Kuwashima, Houko
Subaru's Father
Katou, Masayuki
Subaru's Mother
Satou, Rina
Horie, Yui
Fujita, Saki


Saeki, Shouji
Director, Episode Director, Script, Storyboard
Iida, Satoki
Sound Director
Kimura, Haruka
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)

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BanjoTheBear (All reviews)
(This has been adapted from my blog/reddit thread. Spoilers ahead!)

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*Some spoilers may follow*

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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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