Starship Operators

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Alternative Titles

Japanese: スターシップ・オペレーターズ


Information

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
Source: Light novel
Genres: DramaDrama, Sci-FiSci-Fi
Themes: MilitaryMilitary, SpaceSpace
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older

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Score: 6.981 (scored by 46174,617 users)
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Ranked: #38692
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Popularity: #4648
Members: 14,117
Favorites: 33

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Synopsis

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)

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Characters & Voice Actors


Staff

Kawase, Kouhei
Producer
Watanabe, Takashi
Director, Storyboard
Takashima, Daisuke
Episode Director
Asami, Matsuo
Episode Director


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"radiance" by Mami Kawada
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Ending Theme

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



Nov 13, 2008
Skadi (All reviews)
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 read more
Jan 28, 2021
Haustlaufivindi (All reviews)
An example of how deceiving poster can be. What kind of admirer of the Golden Age of Science Fiction, especially Heinlein's juvenile science fiction novels, would suspect in an anime hiding behind a poster with kawaii girls a plot worthy of Robert himself? If you look at the poster you’d probably suspect that it’s another miserable harem in the space opera genre (which is certainly not) with swaying "oppai", lusciously slobbering pseudo-romance, giant humanoid mecha, extremely imbecile behavior and stupid motivation of characters, as well as close combat within line of sight (sic!) in outer space. However “Starship Operators” (I just wanted to write “Starship read more
Sep 30, 2014
KD7BWB (All reviews)
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 read more
Nov 29, 2008
origami (All reviews)
Short series. 13 episodes over 3 disks. I almost did not finish it because the premise was almost too unbelievable (yes, I like Anime's to have some sense of reality). Artwork was very good (Animation mixed in with CGI). The thing that kept me watching was how realistically the creators portrayed the world in which the show takes place. The physics of space, maneuvering, battles, all the way down to how a teardrop should behave in zero-G made this series very interesting. Yes, yes, there is an occasional space warp, but space battles are not fever-pitched like most SF shows. The ships actually take days read more

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