Starship Operators

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Alternative Titles

Japanese: スターシップ・オペレーターズ


Type: TV
Episodes: 13
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jan 5, 2005 to Mar 30, 2005
Premiered: Winter 2005
Broadcast: Wednesdays at 18:00 (JST)
Studios: J.C.Staff
Genres: DramaDrama, Sci-FiSci-Fi
Themes: MilitaryMilitary, SpaceSpace
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 6.941 (scored by 58335,833 users)
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Ranked: #44522
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Popularity: #5284
Members: 16,466
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For the 73rd class of cadets of the Defense University of the small planet Kibi, a shakedown cruise on the fleet's new starship "Amaterasu" is a fitting lead-up to graduation. As they are returning to their home planet, however, they are shocked to hear news of a declaration of war by the aggressive Kingdom against Kibi. When their planetary government surrenders without a struggle, the cadets decide to launch their own war, aboard the "Amaterasu". To gain funding, they make a deal with a galactic news network - and find themselves the "stars" of their own "reality show". Unfortunately, this is the kind of reality show that can get you killed...

(Source: ANN)

Characters & Voice Actors


Beniya, Yoshikazu
Watanabe, Takashi
Director, Storyboard


Opening Theme

Apple Music
Amazon Music
Youtube Music
"radiance" by Mami Kawada

Ending Theme

"Chi ni Kaeru ~on the Earth~" by KOTOKO


Sep 30, 2014
Okay Lion Tamers! We try to review "Starship Operators".

Starship Operators, was created in 2005. And while there has been better productions, in terms of production values (especially things made in 2005); this one stands out for a number of reasons.

1). Story
For those of us that like a good story, with a great plot, and an excellent sense of the politics connected with it; Starship Operators is very difficult to beat.

The plot, while not new, is not the same as common. It involves a ships' crew that refuses to surrender when their country (in this case a planet) is conquered. They proceed to prove themselves in ...
Nov 13, 2008
Mixed Feelings
I must admit that I started this show because one of my favorite singers performed in it (Mami Kawada). Though I do enjoy the science fiction genre so Starship Operators seemed to be a perfect match. So let’s get on with the review!

The story is mixed for me. This is a serious story that for the most part is pretty good. It does a good job of giving you an overview of the universe in which the plot takes place in and moves along pretty steadily. The story revolves around a group of cadets for the military of Kibi on their ...
Jun 21, 2024
I’m sure there are interesting and well-done strategy-focused and/or politics-focused SF series out there. This is not one of them. The soundtrack is pretty good. That’s… that’s about it. The art quality is cheap looks-nice-at-first-glance-and-only-first-glance. And then there are the boob and miniskirt uniforms, the few characters with rather ridiculous anime hair, and the lack of movement or expression outside of really bad mouth animations on most characters that make this look like a bunch of screencaps with moving lips. There’s some cute guys in it and at least one sweet romance? If you want to watch a really low-quality version of a strategy space ...

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