Arei no Kagami: Way to the Virgin Space

Arei's Mirror ~ Way to the Virgin Space

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Alternative Titles

Japanese: アレイの鏡 ~ Way to the Virgin Space
English: Arei's Mirror ~ Way to the Virgin Space
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Type: Movie
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Mar 16, 1985
Producers: None found, add some
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: Toei Animation
Source: Unknown
Genres: ActionAction, AdventureAdventure, Sci-FiSci-Fi
Theme: SpaceSpace
Duration: 26 min.
Rating: G - All Ages


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Ranked: #119012
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Popularity: #11128
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The story follows Daichi Meguru and Mayu, a young boy and a pilot, as they flee their war torn planet and into space. Upon their ship a stowaway android named Zero joins their quest as they travel through Halley's Mirror.

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Characters & Voice Actors


Morishita, Kouzou
Shimonari, Satoko
Theme Song Performance
Matsumoto, Leiji
Original Creator
Komatsubara, Kazuo
Animation Director


Opening Theme

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"Aoi Mizuumi" by Satoko Shimonari

Ending Theme

"We Will Be One Someday" by Satoko Shimonari


Jan 23, 2016
Mixed Feelings
This sci-fi feature was screened at a science fair in 1985 Japan as a means to promote learning about space and the universe. Nowadays it’s little more than a 1980s space fantasy feature, but it still makes for an interesting watch.

Anybody who knows sci-fi anime writer Leiji Matsumoto and his works can recognize the hallmarks in this piece: an elegant long-haired lady, a young boy companion, a world torn apart by conflict, a journey through space, a cosmic phenomenon, and a prayer for peace. However, it’s done in an original and interesting manner and the story carries enough dramatic and philosophical weight to tie ...
Apr 18, 2013
The action takes place in the future. Two character named Maya and Meguro, travel in space. But suddenly they find on their ship a hostile robot-androyd who wants to capture this ship. After a while, they realize that they have nothing to share, and they have one common goal - they want to find the edge of the universe. And so our heroes fly to a distant planet Arey to find the trurh.

What immediately caught my eye it's the most stupid expressions on the faces of the protagonists. Perhaps the only exception is cute inhabitant of the planet Arey which instead face was imprinted ...
Dec 18, 2018
Nothing particularly interesting to see here - just another in the long line of story ideas that came from the mind of Leiji Matsumoto, and there is not anything in this little short that we haven't seen him do before.

You have the potato-headed naive boy (one of Matsumoto's stock characters), you have the gentle willowy tall female with long hair (the second Matsumoto stock character), plus add an android man to the mix. The three of them head off to the very edge of the universe to explore beyond, until they reach the gate and are basically told "Nope! ...

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