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Rocket Girls


Alternative Titles

Japanese: ロケットガール

Information

Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Feb 22, 2007 to May 18, 2007
Premiered: Winter 2007
Broadcast: Fridays at 00:00 (JST)
Producers: Happinet Pictures
Studios: Mook DLE
Source: Light novel
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older

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Score: 6.971 (scored by 2,059 users)
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Ranked: #37492
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Popularity: #4846
Members: 5,927
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Synopsis

When Yukari Morita decided to look for her missing father who disappeared in the South Seas, she had no idea how far her journey would take her. Just traveling to the Solomon Islands is a long way for a high school girl to go on her own, but then Yukari runs into an astronaut from the Solomon Space Association, which has been trying to build a rocket powerful enough launch a man into space.

Upon meeting the petite Yukari, however, SSA director Nasuda realizes that she's small enough to go up in a less powerful rocket the SSA has already built! So he offers her a deal: if Yukari agrees to become their astronaut, the SSA will help find her missing father! Will Yukari have the right stuff to blast off in the wildest space quest ever?

(Source: Sentai Filmworks)

Background

Rocket Girls adapts the first two volumes of Housuke Nojiri's light novels of the same name with some differences between the animation and the original work. The series was produced in cooperation with the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency. It first aired on Thursdays on the WOWOW satellite network before moving to a new timeslot on Fridays.

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Characters & Voice Actors


Staff

Aoyama, Hiroshi
Director
Tsuruoka, Youta
Sound Director
Sogo, Masashi
Script
Nakase, Rika
Script, Series Composition


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"RISE" by ICHIKO (eps 2-12)

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#1: "Ashita Iki no Bus ni Notte (明日行きのバスに乗って)" by misae (eps 1-11)
#2: "Waratte! (笑って!)" by ICHIKO (ep 12)




More reviewsReviews

Jul 28, 2007
MrGaz (All reviews)
What were your first thoughts when you heard about the title name? Well, my first thought was "this is lame title for a series, so I\'m guessing its gonna be a pretty lame series." Well... I can tell you, I was wrong, really wrong and I don\'t regret being wrong because it\'s one of the best random title\'s I\'ve ever picked up.

The story focuses on the adventures of 3 main characters, Yukari Morita, Matsuri and Akane Miura who comes in later in the series. Although, their dreams of becoming astronauts wasn\'t intentional, it just sort of happen when Yukari wanted to find some answers read more
Jan 6, 2009
chinaboat (All reviews)
Add two points to the score if you're a girl between 10 and 13. The first half of this is series is pretty enjoyable; after episode five I'd have given it at least a 8. The story is far fetched but the characters are fun and the writing is crisp but after that the story goes from far fetched to ridiculous to absurd. Major characters vanish from sight, others are introduced but add nothing and the lead character turns into just another plucky girl adventurer. It's rare to see a series self destruct as quickly as this. Rocket Girls is to science fiction as Scooby read more
Aug 31, 2014
KentaTC (All reviews)
Rocket Girls is an exciting departure from the sci-fi depictions of space which many other series tend to favor.


Story:
The plot of Rocket Girls is fairly straight-forward. The Solomon Space Agency finds itself incapable of building a rocket which can transport an adult male into space. What they can build is a smaller tried-and-tested rocket which can get a high school girl into space. After some convincing, our main protagonist Morita Yukari joins the SSA as the first high schooler to become an astronaut.

The series examines some of the foundational principles of space flight in a very entertaining manner. For instance, Morita becomes rather concerned when read more
Sep 9, 2015
_Arcadius_ (All reviews)
Rocket Girls

I've tried writing a review for this at least 4 times now and I just can't gather my words to make sense. I picked up Rocket Girls expecting a cute slice of life about cuties who do things with rockets..... What I ended up watching was an amazing and incredible anime about becoming astronauts.

Rocket Girls takes place on Solomon Island where we have three girls, Yukari, Matsuri and Akane as our mega cute astronauts. At first, the story seems to be very slice of life, but within the first 10 minutes, there is clearly something more at work here. Yukari is trying read more

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