Futatsu no Spica


Twin Spica

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Alternative Titles

Japanese: ふたつのスピカ
English: Twin Spica
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Type: TV
Episodes: 20
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Nov 1, 2003 to Mar 27, 2004
Premiered: Fall 2003
Broadcast: Saturdays at 09:00 (JST)
Producers: NHK
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: Group TAC
Source: Manga
Genres: DramaDrama, Sci-FiSci-Fi, SupernaturalSupernatural
Theme: SchoolSchool
Duration: 25 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older

Statistics

Score: 7.511 (scored by 42104,210 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #20042
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #6157
Members: 11,055
Favorites: 70

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Episodes: /20

Synopsis

When Kamogawa Asumi was just a baby, her mother was grievously injured when a rocket crashed to the ground. Five years later, having been in a coma all the time, Asumi's mother finally dies, and the little girl struggles to come to terms with the death of a mother she barely remembers. In the midst of her turmoil, she meets "Lion-san," a strange figure wearing a lion mask and claiming to be a ghost. Lion-san helps Asumi to bury her mother's ashes, and finally, Asumi reaches her own decision: "When I grow up, I'm going to be a rocket pilot."

(Source: ANN)

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Staff

Mochizuki, Tomomi
Director, Episode Director, Script, Storyboard, Series Composition
Gouda, Hozumi
Sound Director
Oonuma, Shin
Episode Director
Yamamoto, Yuusuke
Episode Director, Storyboard


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"Venus Say" by Buzy
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Ending Theme

"Miagete Goran Yoru no Hoshi wo (見上げてごらん夜の星を)" by BEGIN




Reviews

Aug 13, 2021
Futatsu no Spica is great on being something. There are many intertwined connections between characters, extensive backstories and great character moments. But the biggest thing, that is missing, is the conclusion.

Futatsu no Spica covers the first 25 chapters of the manga in 20 episodes. This is roughly 28% of the material, and, thusly, leave many unanswered questions in the end. Not to mention that, especially in the later episodes, some key parts are changed to fit into the anime format. All these changes are mainly made because the anime finished when only 30 chapters were released.

But this wasn't the only issue. As being a drama ...
Sep 7, 2012
Twin Spica made for a solid watch thanks to its focus on Asumi and the various characters that are a part of her life in the girl's dream of wanting to be an astronaut. The anime appears to take place in the near-future considering Japan's astronautical advances have led it to just start appointing younger astronauts for the journey up in space. In this case, Asumi and a number of students her age have enrolled at a space school that recently started up where they are trained in understanding all that is needed to be known about living in space and dealing with differing situations ...
Jun 24, 2009
I loved this anime.

Story: The storyline is simple, sweet, and straight forward. You can not help getting caught up with it. I do wish they had of carried the story on longer, but the end they chose feels right. The bit in there about the clone I did not really understand its significance; but all and all very enjoyable.

Artwork: I actually really liked the art work for this one. The 'washed' out feel of the backgrounds lend to the slow pace of the story. There is not a lot ...

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