Star Driver: Kagayaki no Takuto

Star Driver

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Alternative Titles

Synonyms: STAR DRIVER: Shining Takuto
Japanese: STAR DRIVER 輝きのタクト
English: Star Driver
Spanish: Star Driver
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Type: TV
Episodes: 25
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 3, 2010 to Apr 3, 2011
Premiered: Fall 2010
Broadcast: Sundays at 17:00 (JST)
Studios: Bones
Source: Original
Genres: ActionAction, RomanceRomance, Sci-FiSci-Fi
Themes: MechaMecha, SchoolSchool
Duration: 25 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.181 (scored by 4598845,988 users)
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Ranked: #33152
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Popularity: #1911
Members: 115,317
Favorites: 617

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Deep beneath the surface of Southern Cross Isle, a mysterious organization known as the Glittering Crux Brigade frequently gathers in their underground fortress. The group is particularly interested in "Cybodies," stone giants which can transform into massive fighting humanoids but only in a realm known as "Zero Time." By finding and shattering the seals of the island's four seal maidens, Glittering Crux hopes to break free of Zero Time and use the Cybodies anywhere they please.

One night, a young man named Takuto Tsunashi washes up on the island's shore and is rescued by Sugata Shindou and his fiancée Wako Agemaki, one of the island's seal maidens. After he awakens, Takuto quickly befriends the two and proceeds to enroll at the local academy, where many of his fellow students are secretly members of Glittering Crux. However, Takuto holds a secret: when in Zero Time, he can utilize a Cybody of his own—the Tauburn. In the forthcoming battle, Takuto and the Tauburn will be the key to preventing Glittering Crux from shattering Wako's seal and realizing its nefarious ambitions.

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There was an advance screening on September 16, 2010. The regular TV broadcast started on October 3, 2010.

Characters & Voice Actors


Oyabu, Yoshihiro
Igarashi, Takuya
Director, Episode Director, Storyboard


Opening Theme

Apple Music
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1: "Gravity Zero" by Aqua Timez (eps 1-13)
2: "SHINING☆STAR" by 9nine (eps 14-24)

Ending Theme

1: "Cross Over" by 9nine (eps 1-13)
2: "Pride" by SCANDAL (eps 14-25)

Episode Videos


Apr 22, 2024
Star Driver is a show about adolescence, and of course adolescents. They wander, get lost, make mistakes, try to find meaning in life, and try to do the right thing. Some of them fall in love, and others yearn to. There’s a pitiable few who get trapped there, and never learn to grow up. That’s Star Driver. There’s also a story, of course, and it does some cool things sometimes, but it’s not what’s ultimately important: the feelings, the friendships, and the adventures.

If you just let go and let Star Driver carry you, it’s an incredible ride. Its biggest strengths are that it looks fabulous ...
Aug 9, 2020
Mixed Feelings
4 things I'd like to point out that may let you decide to either watch this or not.

1. The plot was weird but kinda okay. And this is coming from someone who've watched dozens of anime and weirder shit that'll make you go deep into your religion just to wash your sins away.
2. The mechs were awesome, it gives a Gurren Lagann vibe. The mechs have weird body proportions and the MC gets a new power-up almost every episode.
3. This must be the weirdest love triangle in anime I've ever watch. Even I can't decide who to ship with the 3 main characters.
4. The villains ...
Feb 27, 2016
If you are looking for good action with plot , You will like this series. As for romance, This series is really unfair.

Story 5/10 : I would have given 10 if romance was satisfying but it's sooo unfair . Story starts with a girl saved our hero by giving CPR xD i won't spoil but story is really good , you will be surprised with character's connection.

Art and character 9/10 : Art is Great , I just have to say, Tauburn is the most pimping mecha in the history of ever. All the Cybodys have very vivid and special qualities, making them different ...

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