Starship Operators

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


Score: 6.991 (scored by 52655,265 users)
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Ranked: #40172
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Popularity: #5065
Members: 15,366
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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)


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Characters & Voice Actors


Watanabe, Takashi
Director, Storyboard
Takashima, Daisuke
Episode Director


Opening Theme

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"radiance" by Mami Kawada

Ending Theme

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

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 ...
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 ...
Jan 28, 2021
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 ...

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It’s time to ditch the text file.
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